Today was the 2015 Gearbox Software Bake-Off! As the saying goes, many will enter, few will win. Those brave enough to enter the arena and walk away victorious will be adored by many and bestowed with rare treasures like a Spider-Man cookie jar.
Presenting your 2015 Gearbox Software Bake-Off Champions:
- Studio's Choice -- Kevin D. -- Bananas with Bananas
- Best Miscellaneous Dessert -- Tiffany H. -- Loot Fruit
- Best Cookies -- Kyle B. -- Salt & Pepper with Jam Cookies
- Best Cake -- Ryan S. -- Lemon Cupcakes
And we leave you with the (not so) bloody aftermath:
New Vaygr ship models from Homeworld Remastered Collection have recently been added for viewing on Sketchfab!
If it seems like the loot gods have smiled upon you recently, Vault Hunter, it's because they have! Well, sort of. The team has been doing some thinkering with legendary drop rates recently, and will continue to do so through May 13!
Over the next few weeks (based on the schedule below) we'll be testing out a different percentage increase to the drop rate of legendaries across the board in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita (BL2 Only), Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
We can't say exactly how much the drop rate has increased week to week, but can assure you that the adjustments will never sink below the default rate!
Adjustments will be made through hot fixes that will be set live on Thursdays on the following schedule:
Week One: April 9 through April 15
- Weel Two: April 16 through April 22 -- LIVE NOW
- Week Three: April 23 through April 29
- Week Four: April 30 through May 6
- Week Five: May 7 through May 13
We're looking for your feedback each week, so please share thoughts and experience with us through the weekly surveys below. These surveys will be open on Monday through Wednesday each week.
Week One Survey Closed
- Week Two Survey Open April 20 - April 22
- Week Three Survey Open April 27 - April 29
- Week Four Survey Open May 4 - May 6
- Week Five Survey Open May 11 - May 13
We're on the lookout for the ultimate Borderlands fan! Enter Handsome Jack's Loot Contest by making a video that shows us just how psycho you are for Borderlands! One lucky winner will walk away with one-of-a-kind golden Borderlands furniture set and custom Claptrap mini-fridge!
Make sure you follow these three easy steps when making your submission:
1) Create a video on why you deserve Jack’s Loot. Make sure to identify your Twitter handle. (90 seconds maximum)
2) Upload the video to YouTube, Vine, or Instagram
3) Post the link to the video on your Twitter account with #JackLoot and #Contest
Click here for official contest rules. Entries can be made through 5/4/2015 at 10AM PST. Judging panel will judge based on creativity and enthusiasm for the Borderlands franchise. Contest is U.S. only.
Today, Ubisoft and Gearbox Software announced that Homeworld Remastered Collection for Windows PC will be available for sale as a boxed retail version on May 7, 2015 across EMEA territories. This new edition will bring the refreshed immersive experience to the fans of the series.
With the guidance of the original creators and the support of a passionate fan community, Ubisoft and Gearbox Software deliver one of the most iconic real-time strategy games to modern players while preserving the spirit of the beloved 1999 and 2003 originals.
Previously only available via digital distribution, the retail collection includes Homeworld and Homeworld 2, painstakingly remastered by Gearbox Software with high-res textures and models, new graphical effects, 4K resolution support and more in cooperation with key members of the original development team.
As a free bonus, Homeworld Remastered 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.
The retail version of Homeworld Remastered Collection also includes additional bonus items, including digital versions of the Homeworld Remastered Soundtrack and Homeworld 2 Remastered Soundtrack plus a digital art book.
For more information, please visit http://www.homeworldremastered.com/.
Our friends over at Telltale Games put together an awesome set of Tales from the Borderlands cosplay reference guides! We can't wait to more see Fionas, Rhyses (Rhysii?), Vaughns and Sashas joining the Borderlands cosplay family! As always, we love seeing your work, so tweet us your complete or in-progress shots at @GearboxSoftware.
There's never a shortage of Borderlands community art, and we're super excited to see characters Tales from the Borderlands making their way into the mix! Check out this week's art round-up that includes "Enhance!" by AnArtistCalledRed (pictured above) and more after the jump.
Community items for Homeworld Remastered Collection are now available on Steam!
This includes badges, trading cards, profile backgrounds and emoticons! You'll be able to earn up to six badges including a foil badge, up to seven trading cards, up to six profile backgrounds, and up to six emoticons!
If you want to know more about how these items work, find out more information on Steam's Community Site.
The Art of Homeworld showcases the beauty of Homeworld Remastered Collection with elaborate drawings of ships, level concepts, and scenes from the animatics and is now available through Amazon.com! Click the link below to purchase the The Art of Homeworld on Amazon:
Note that these art books will also be coming to Amazon Canada, United Kingdom, and Japan soon! Keep an eye on the Homeworld Twitter and Homeworld Facebook accounts for updated information as it becomes available.
Homeworld has long had a reputation among real-time strategy enthusiasts as one of the most challenging, immersive, and epic games of its genre. Now at last the stunning development art that made the game an influential piece of sci-fi design history is available for the world to see. The Art of Homeworld is curated by original creators Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz, and contains many drawings which have been scanned for the first time from the artists' personal archives. Also included are stories and information about the game gathered from exclusive interviews with Rob and Aaron. The Art of Homeworld is a worthy addition to the collection of any fan of the game or of sci-fi art in general.
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