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[UPDATE] Live Chat with Gearbox Dev and Creator of Anthony Saves the World

| 18 Feb 2011 19:15

Mikey Neumann, the man behind Borderlands and Anthony Saves the World, will be on hand to answer your questions live.

Mikey Neumann and Anthony Burch play two gamers who have to save the effin' world in the action-packed web series Anthony Saves the World. The pilot episode shows Mikey fighting off an assailant with combat prowess and action hero quips, all while being pissed off that he had to sacrifice his 7 victory points in a game of Settlers of Catan. The not-quite-science-fiction series is the brain child of Neumann, the Creative Director of Gearbox Studios, and Burch, half the team of Hey Ash, Watchya Playing, and it melds comedy, action, gamer culture and time-bending paradoxes.

Next week, The Escapist will be thrusting Mikey in front of a camera. His mission: answer your questions, perform stupid tricks and (perhaps) spills the beans about what it's like being so awesome. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd at 1pm EST (that's 6pm UK time or 10am Pacific for those of who are time zone challenged). You'll be able to send in questions for Mikey via IRC or over Twitter, and he'll answer them Live on camera.

So start formulating the perfect question for Mikey - I know I've already got several percolating. What exactly will Anthony do to save the world? When will Borderlands 2 come out? How did you pose as his roommate for two and a half years? What was so damn important about those 7 victory points?

Tune in next Wednesday at 1pm to find out the answer to these questions and, knowing the internet, many, many more! Watch The Escapist Twitter feed and The Anthony Saves the World Twitter feeds for more details.

UPDATE: Gearbox called. Mikey is not allowed to talk about any games he may or may not currently be working on that may or may not be Borderlands 2. In fact, we never mentioned that. Forget you read it. (Or they may kill us.)

UPDATE 2: Watch the trailer!

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