We've already told you all about the great reactions Homeworld Remastered Collection received at PAX South, but now it's time that you see it for yourself!

Check out four screenshots of the gorgeous remastered visuals in all their glory:

In addition to those screenshots, during our full Homeworld panel in the Gearbox Community Theatre at PAX South in San Antonio, we also showed off the first-ever gameplay of the Homeworld Remastered Collection in motion.

Below, check out 37 minutes of gameplay straight from PAX:

Homeworld Remastered Collection is available for pre-order on Steam (currently 15% off for pre-orders!) and will launch on February 25, 2015.

If you want to find out more about Homeworld or any of the rest of the things we discussed at PAX South over the weekend, be sure to catch up with our recap, and look for much more on Homeworld leading up to launch!

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Gearbox @ PAX South: A Recap!

01.28.15 - Andrew Goldfarb

We had an incredible weekend at the first ever PAX South meeting fans, giving away tons of prizes, and announcing some pretty cool stuff! In case you missed any of the news out of our nine (!) panels or want to see some of the action that took place in the Gearbox Community Fun Zone, here are some of the highlights from the action-packed event.

 

Homeworld

Homeworld Remastered Collection has a release date: February 25, 2015! Pre-orders are available now on Steam, and if you pre-order you’ll get 15% off! We also held a dedicated Homeworld panel and showed off the first ever gameplay footage, which you can check out above.

 

Borderlands

We announced some great stuff for Borderlands, including the next add-on content for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – the Lady Hammerlock Pack! Aurelia the Baroness is now available for players who already own the Season Pass, or for $9.99 separately. She’ll also be included with the purchase of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection when it launches on March 24th! We also teased the next add-on content for The Pre-Sequel, which may or may not be a campaign add-on set in Claptrap’s mind…

You can watch the full Borderlands behind-the-scenes panel above!

 

We also revealed some exciting news: we are ready to start the next big Borderlands game, but we need help from game industry badasses. Gearbox is hiring, and we want you to join us to help shape the next Borderlands as well as Battleborn and all of the fantastic projects we have cooking.

 

Battleborn

The Battleborn team sat down for a Fireside Chat and detailed the character concept and design process, the story of Battleborn, why we’re focusing on characters, and much, much more. This is the deepest dive we’ve taken yet into exactly what Battleborn is (and will be), so check out the full panel above!

 

Inside Gearbox Software

Click here to watch on Twitch!

Just like at every PAX, we also held a Main Theatre panel describing all of the cool stuff going on at Gearbox right now – including the fact that Scooter, played by Gearbox’s own Mikey Neumann, will appear in Tales from the Borderlands! Check out the panel above to see the first footage of Scooter, the first screenshots from Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2, plus the debut trailers for Homeworld Remastered Collection and the Lady Hammerlock Pack! On top of that, check out Randy’s best PAX magic trick yet. Seriously, you won’t know what hit you.

 

Thank you again to all of you for an incredible PAX South. We love our fans, and seeing such supportive, incredible people in person reminds us why we fight.

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Gearbox is hiring! We are looking to expand in the near future as we prepare to take on multiple projects, including Battleborn and a new Borderlands game!

If you’re an industy badass, we want you in our ranks, and we currently have a ton of open positions in nearly every discipline of game development, plus various roles outside of development.

Even if you can’t find the specific role you’re looking for, use this link to let us know what you’d like to do, and we’ll keep your resume on file! In addition, if you need to contact us confidentially, you can reach out to our CEO Randy Pitchford directly:

Are you a developer in the industry, want to work on next Borderlands, but need confidentiality? e-mail me: heyrandy@gearboxsoftware.com

— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) January 26, 2015

There are a lot of exciting things happening at Gearbox, and it couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the studio. Here’s Randy explaining what our next steps are:

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The first previews of Homeworld Remastered Collection have arrived! See what some of your favorite outlets had to say:

 

 

 

 

We’ve also gotten a great response from folks on Twitter, the Gearbox Software forums, and Reddit!

 

Just saw Homeworld Remastered. Wasn't prepared for how nostalgic and happy it made me

— Adam Sessler (@AdamSessler) January 25, 2015

 

Just saw Homeworld Remastered. BRB, buying new gaming PC.

— Eric Neustadter (e) (@thevowel) January 23, 2015

 

HOMEWORLD REMASTERED IS TOTALLY FREAKING AMAZING YOU GUYS http://t.co/RNIgzYPmx7

— Alexa Ray Corriea (@AlexaRayC) January 25, 2015

 

 

 

We're glad so many people like what they've seen so far! Look out for much more leading up to the launch on February 25th, and be sure to pre-order if you haven't already

 

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Lady Hammerlock Pack Available Today!

01.27.15 - Andrew Goldfarb

The Lady Hammerlock Pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel -- which allows you to play as the sister of everyone's favorite researcher, Sir Hammerlock -- is available starting today on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Steam!

Lady Aurelia is the heir of the Hammerlock family fortune, but when she's not riding her hoverbike through the endless hallways of her orbital turbomansion, she's out hunting the latest and greatest game in the galaxy.

If you’ve already picked up the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, the Lady Hammerlock Pack is included, but for players that haven’t, the pack will also be sold on its own for $9.99. The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass is available for $29.99 and grants access to all four add-on content packs – a $39.96 value! – as they become available on Xbox Live, PSN, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. While each add-on content pack will be available for sale individually, the Season Pass offers all four packs for just about the price of three! The Season Pass also includes the previously-released Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack, which makes Borderlands 2’s maniacal antagonist playable for the first time (or at least someone who looks an awful lot like him), as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught, which raises the level cap to 60 while offering a new challenge arena with new enemies, new weapons, new class mods, and new customization options.

Like all Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass add-on content, the Lady Hammerlock Pack will also be included along with the purchase of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 24, 2015 in North America and March 27, 2015 internationally.

Today also marks the release of a new title update, which brings bug fixes and more. You can check out patch notes for that update right here

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The next major update for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming very soon. This update will add support for the release of the third downloadable add-on pack, the Lady Hammerlock Pack, and several bug fixes. You'll receive the update on January 27 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam. As we announced over the weekend, January 27 will also bring the release of the Lady Hammerlock Pack on Xbox 360, Steam, and PlayStation 3 in North America.

For PlayStation 3 players outside of North America, the add-on pack will be available on January 28 as soon as the PlayStation Store updates in your territory. Xbox 360 users will also be prompted to download a new Compatability Pack in the coming days.

Full patch notes detailing what you can expect in the update will be posted here when available (look for the entry dated January 27):

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Amid its large-scale presence at the PAX South gaming convention in San Antonio, independent developer Gearbox Software offered a glimpse of Homeworld Remastered Collection, the long-awaited, ultra high-definition remastering of the acclaimed strategy series. The Texas-based developer also announced that the game will be released for PC on February 25, 2015 (yes, just a month away) with pre-orders open now on Steam for $34.99 -- currently just $29.74 with a 15% pre-order discount.

Homeworld Remastered Collection updates and introduces the landmark space strategy games to modern audiences. The collection includes Homeworld and Homeworld 2, painstakingly remastered by Gearbox in cooperation with key members of the original development team and members of the series’ passionate fan community. As a free bonus, this collection also includes the original versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 with compatibility updates, preserving the purest form of the original releases. Anyone who purchases Homeworld Remastered Collection will also receive free access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta when the collection releases on February 25, 2015.

The Homeworld series has a long legacy and is regarded by many as one of the best strategy series of all time. Following its release in 1999 by publisher Sierra and developer Relic Entertainment, Homeworld received several Game of the Year awards and redefined the RTS genre. Its sequel, Homeworld 2, launched in 2003, and was similarly praised by critics for its innovative controls and changes to multiplayer. Brian Martel, Gearbox Software's Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative franchise and personally spearheaded Gearbox Software’s acquisition of Homeworld from THQ in 2013.

The first-ever gameplay footage – shown this weekend to a packed room at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio and available here on YouTube – highlights the extensive effort that has gone into updating the games for modern audiences. Homeworld Remastered Collection refreshes these tremendous games with new, high-resolution textures and models, the latest graphics-rendering technology, as well as a fully remastered score and new voice recordings from the original cast.

Gamers who purchase Homeworld Remastered Collection will also receive access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta, which kicks off alongside Homeworld Remastered Collection on February 25, 2015. Competitive multiplayer modes for Homeworld and Homeworld 2 have been joined to offer players access to races, maps and game modes from both games in one integrated multiplayer experience. This beta combines code from over 15 years ago with newly-written changes, and will be shaped by fan feedback as development progresses.

“Homeworld is among the greatest strategy games in history, and we’re very proud of the work our team has put into bringing this exceptional series to modern PCs,” said Brian Martel, Chief Creative Officer at Gearbox Software. “We received a lot of great feedback from the passionate Homeworld fan community, and we hope to deliver a game they – and new fans from around the world – can get lost in for countless hours to come.”

In addition to re-releasing Homeworld and Homeworld 2 in both Classic and Remastered form, Gearbox Software has paired with Blackbird Interactive – a studio founded by Homeworld veterans Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz – to create an all-new entry in the Homeworld series for PC. Titled “Homeworld Shipbreakers,“ the upcoming strategy game takes place before the events of the first Homeworld and serves as a prequel to the series. More information on Shipbreakers will be announced as development progresses.

"It is a very special and rare thing to see a project so close to your heart not only get re-released, but remastered with such loving care and attention,” said Rob Cunningham, who co-founded Relic Entertainment and served as the original art director of Homeworld . He later co-founded Blackbird Interactive, which is developing Homeworld Shipbreakers. “That fact alone is a wonderful privilege for me, but it is beyond rare to be working on an all-new entry as well! I have been sucked into a bubbling time-vortex hot tub of Homeworld – and I love it."

For more information, visit www.homeworldremastered.com, follow Gearbox Software at gearboxsoftware.com and @GearboxSoftware on Twitter, and find Homeworld on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homeworldgame and on Twitter at @HomeworldGame.

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Ever wondered if your favorite researcher, Sir Hammerlock, had a sibling? Well, he does, and she’s the older sister that every little brother is terrified of. Lady Aurelia the Baroness is the newest playable character coming to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as a downloadable add-on. Starting on January 27, 2015 (January 28 in Europe and Asia), you’ll be able to pick up the Lady Hammerlock Pack on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Steam

Aurelia is the heir of the Hammerlock family fortune, but when she's not riding her hoverbike through the endless hallways of her orbital turbomansion, she's out hunting the latest and greatest game in the galaxy. If these expeditions should put her in conflict with her younger brother Alistair – aka Sir Hammerlock – all the better. The only thing more fun than shooting a rare animal Alistair intended to study is the look of abject horror and surprise on his face once Aurelia wears its carcass like a jaunty scarf.

Normally, Lady Hammerlock would never be seen within a light year of Pandora, but she's grown bored as her turbomansion grows cold, while her lust for violence grows hot. She's headed to Elpis with nothing more than an expensive gun, an experimental Cryo diadem, and a powerful belief that shooting angry things in the face is a good deal of fun.

Like every playable character in Borderlands, Aurelia has an action skill and three different skill trees. Her action skill is Cold As Ice, which lets her throw out a Frost Diadem Shard that seeks out enemies and attaches to them, dealing constant damage. If that target dies, the shard will move onto a new enemy, and so on.

Her three skills trees are Huntress, Cold Money, and Contractual Aristocracy. Her Huntress skill tree focuses on sniping, including a skill that offers a massive critical hit bonus for each consecutive hit she lands without missing. Her other skill tree, Cold Money, focuses on ice damage and includes a skill that can add Cryo damage to any gun. Her third skill tree is Contractual Aristocracy, which allows her to turn a co-op teammate into a servant, earning her bonuses for their kills in addition to her own. We’ll have much more info on just how badass Aurelia is in the weeks ahead, so keep an eye out for a deep dive on her skills.

If you’ve already picked up the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, the Lady Hammerlock Pack is included, but for players that haven’t, the pack will also be sold on its own for $9.99. The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass is available for $29.99 and grants access to all four add-on content packs – a $39.96 value! – as they become available on Xbox Live, PSN, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. While each add-on content pack will be available for sale individually, the Season Pass offers all four packs for just about the price of three! The Season Pass also includes the previously-released Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack, which makes Borderlands 2’s maniacal antagonist playable for the first time (or at least someone who looks an awful lot like him), as well as the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack: The Holodome Onslaught, which raises the level cap to 60 while offering a new challenge arena with new enemies, new weapons, new class mods, and new customization options.

Since Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launched on October 14th 2014, the teams at Gearbox and 2K Australia have continued to work hard on supporting the game with post-launch content, with more to come. The fourth and final add-on pack in the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass will set players off on a brand new campaign set inside the mind of Claptrap. It may be one of the weirdest things in the Borderlands universe to date, so stay tuned for updates as development progresses!

Like all Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass add-on content, the Lady Hammerlock Pack will also be included along with the purchase of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, which will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 24, 2015 in North America and March 27, 2015 internationally.

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You won't want to miss the Inside Gearbox Software panel this Sunday at 10:30 AM CT in Main Theatre at PAX South or live on Twitch.

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Full Schedule of Gearbox at PAX South!

01.21.15 - Andrew Goldfarb

It's almost time for PAX South! We previously posted our panel schedule, but now we're excited to share everything we'll be doing at the show!

In addition to our Gearbox Theatre (room 217CD), we'll have a Gearbox Community Fun Zone (room 217AB) with activities, autograph signings, and a whole bunch of fun opportunities to win prizes! Check out the full rundown below (panels are in blue!):

Friday, January 23

  • [10:00 AM] Show floor opens
  • [10:00 AM – 6:00 PM] Tabletop with Devs (Community Fun Zone)
  • [10:15 AM – 11:00 AM] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel “Let’s Play” (Community Fun Zone)
  • [11:30 AM – 12:30 PM] Breaking into the Industry Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [1:00 PM – 1:30 PM] Breaking into the Industry post-panel hangout (Community Fun Zone)
  • [1:30 PM – 2:15 PM] Live Art Presentation (Community Fun Zone)
  • [3:00 PM – 4:00 PM] Question & Answer Time Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [4:00 PM – 5:30 PM] Autograph Session (Community Fun Zone)
  • [4:00 PM – 6:30 PM] Tales from the Borderlands Live Playthrough (Community Fun Zone)
  • [6:00 PM] Show floor closes

Saturday, January 24

  • [10:00 AM] Show floor opens
  • [10:00 AM – 6:00 PM] Tabletop with Devs (Community Fun Zone)
  • [10:30 AM – 12:00PM] Live Art/Anim/FX Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [12:15 PM – 1:00 PM] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel “Let’s Play” (Community Fun Zone)
  • [1:00 PM – 2:00PM] Partnering with Gearbox Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [2:15 PM – 3:00 PM] Live Art presentation (Community Fun Zone)
  • [2:30 PM – 4:00 PM] Autograph Session (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [3:00 PM – 3:45 PM] Pictionary with Devs Competition (Community Fun Zone)
  • [4:00 PM – 6:00 PM] Iron Cosplay Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [4:00 PM – 6:30 PM] Tales from the Borderlands Live Playthrough (Community Fun Zone)
  • [6:00 PM] Show floor closes

Sunday, January 25 -- Updated 1/24

  • [10:00 AM] Show floor opens
  • [10:00 AM – 6:00 PM] Tabletop with Devs (Community Fun Zone)
  • [10:30 AM – 11:30 AM] Inside Gearbox Software Panel (Main Theatre)
  • [10:30 AM – 11:15 AM] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel "Let's Play" (Community Fun Zone)
  • [11:45 AM – 1:15 PM] Autograph Session (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [12:00 PM – 12:45 PM] Pictionary with Devs Competition (Community Fun Zone)
  • [1:30 PM – 2:30 PM] Battleborn Fireside Chat Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [2:30 PM – 3:00 PM] Gearbox Spelling Bee (Community Fun Zone)
  • [3:15 PM – 4:15 PM] Homeworld Behind-the-Scenes Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [4:00 PM – 4:45 PM] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel "Let's Play" (Community Fun Zone)
  • [5:00 PM – 6:00 PM] Borderlands Behind-the-Scenes Panel (Gearbox Theatre)
  • [6:00 PM] Show ends

For descriptions of each panel, check right here!

If you can't make it to the show, be sure to watch our Main Theatre panel live on Twitch on Sunday, and check back here early next week for a full recap of the show and all of the exciting announcements!

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