Borderlands 3 Has Rapper Ice-T In It As A Hyper-Intelligent Teddy Bear - Prima Games

Borderlands 3 Has Rapper Ice-T In It As A Hyper-Intelligent Teddy Bear

by Liana Ruppert

When you think of the rapper Ice-T, you don’t think of a teddy bear but that’s exactly what he is in Borderlands 3. We got our hands on Borderlands 3 earlier this year during a press event and now there was a second round of gaming goodness. The latest revelation? An AI in the form of Ice-T and it’s about as perfect as you’d expect. 

Our friends over at PCGamer recorded their encounter with the rapper-turned-teddy bear by the name of Balex. For those interested (why wouldn’t you be?), Balex is a ship navigation AI that was removed from his craft and shoved into a teddy bear by a combat AI. He’s a trusty companion to Vault Hunters while helping them navigate the Family Jewel ship while in search of a vault key fragment. 

We were at the gameplay reveal event earlier this year and had an absolute blast with our hands-on time with the game. You can read all about what we thought right here, with a small blurb below: 

“Despite a few technical difficulties and Cyclone nightmare, Borderlands 3 was everything I wanted to be. Though the Calypso Twins, the game’s main villain, might not be to everyone’s taste due to their off-brand streamer personalities, the overall experience felt incredibly familiar while offering up a new experience at the same time.”

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!