Michael John Mamaril was a huge Borderlands
fan, until he died of cancer last month at the age of 22. His friend Carlo, also a Borderlands
fan, asked Gearbox Software to have the game's snarky robot, Claptrap, eulogize Mamaril. Gearbox did, and it has also promised to include Mamaril as an NPC in Borderlands 2
. You can hear the heartfelt eulogy from Claptrap and Gearbox on Soundcloud
Gearbox has established itself as a pivotal figure in the Borderlands
community, outside of simply creating the game. In April, Gearbox had Claptrap help a man propose to his girlfriend
, and now we've seen the deeper side of its indulgence. Cheers, Gearbox, Carlo and, most of all, Michael John Mamaril.