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Gearbox Software’s Mission: To Entertain the World.

We are an award-winning, independent developer of interactive entertainment based near Dallas, Texas. Founded in February 1999 by game industry veterans and led to this day by its founding developers, Gearbox Software has distinguished itself as one of the most respected and recognized independent video game makers in the world.

The diverse and passionate members of the Gearbox Software team share a common identity – we feel we were made to set our time and talent towards bringing joy, fun and happiness to our customers through our craft.

Since its inception and our first release, Half-Life: Opposing Force, the talented developers at Gearbox Software have had the pleasure of creating video games for some of the most exciting and revered brands on the planet. The Gearbox Software team has also created original, owned and managed brands including the award winning, best-selling Brothers in Arms series and the record-setting, genre breaking Borderlands franchise. In addition, Gearbox Software has acquired other major video game properties including the Duke Nukem and Homeworld brands. With all of its owned franchises, the people of Gearbox Software enjoy driving and managing a deep portfolio of licensed and internally produced ancillary products including video games, comic books, action figures, apparel, art prints, fictional novels, non-fiction reference books, and linear media content for film and television.

Ultimately, Gearbox Software is a family of talented, inventive and passionate individuals who want to collaborate with smart, committed, capable people with a quality of character that seek to inspire and be inspired – that care about creativity, happiness and the desire to make wonderful, engaging and exciting things that our customers feel is very valuable so that we may learn the lessons of experience together and share together in the rewards from a job well done.

History

1999 Gearbox Software Formed, Half-Life: Opposing Force Released
2000 Half-Life: Counter-Strike Released
2001 Half-Life: Blue Shift and Half-Life PS2 Released
2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PC and James Bond 007: NightFire Released
2003 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Halo: PC Released
2005 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood Released
2008 Samba de Amigo and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Released
2009 Gearbox Celebrates 10th Anniversary
2009 Borderlands Released
2010 Gearbox Acquires Duke Nukem Brand
2011 Borderlands sells over 5 million copies
2011 Duke Nukem Forever Released
2011 Held the first Gearbox Community Day in Dallas, TX
2011 Borderlands 2 Announced
2012 Second Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2012 Borderlands 2 Released
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Released
2013 Third Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2014 Borderlands 2 sells more than 8.5 million copies, becoming the highest-selling game in 2K history
2014 Gearbox Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced
2014 Battleborn Announced

History

1999 Gearbox Software Formed, Half-Life: Opposing Force Released
2000 Half-Life: Counter-Strike Released
2001 Half-Life: Blue Shift and Half-Life PS2 Released
2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PC and James Bond 007: NightFire Released
2003 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Halo: PC Released
2005 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood Released
2008 Samba de Amigo and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Released
2009 Gearbox Celebrates 10th Anniversary
2009 Borderlands Released
2010 Gearbox Acquires Duke Nukem Brand
2011 Borderlands sells over 5 million copies
2011 Duke Nukem Forever Released
2011 Held the first Gearbox Community Day in Dallas, TX
2011 Borderlands 2 Announced
2012 Second Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2012 Borderlands 2 Released
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Released
2013 Third Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2014 Borderlands 2 sells more than 8.5 million copies, becoming the highest-selling game in 2K history
2014 Gearbox Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced
2014 Battleborn Announced

The Studio

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Talent

The family at Gearbox is a passionate group always pushing each other forward to greater things. An open culture of communication across all areas of expertise helps the team get better every day at trying to make some of the best entertainment in the world.

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Press Releases

2K, Gearbox Software Announce Next-Gen IP, Battleborn™

New hero-shooter experience from the creators of the best-selling Borderlands franchise brings industry-leading co-operative and competitive play to next-gen consoles and PCJoin the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Battleborn

NEW YORK, Jul 08, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 2K and Gearbox Software – the creators of the award-winning and best-selling Borderlands franchise – today announced Battleborn™, an all-new full-featured triple-A hero-shooter experience for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC is in development. The first details and full reveal of Battleborn can be read now exclusively in Game Informer magazine’s August issue cover story.

Battleborn is developed by the teams behind the critically acclaimed hybrid role-playing-shooter Borderlands 2, and is an ambitious fusion of genres. The game combines highly-stylized visuals and frenetic first-person shooting, with Gearbox’s industry-leading co-operative combat, and an expansive collection of diverse heroes. Battleborn is set in the distant future of an imaginative science-fantasy universe where players experience both a narrative-driven co-operative campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer matches.

“If Borderlands 2 is a shooter-looter, Battleborn is a hero-shooter,” said Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. “As a genre-fused, hobby-grade, co-operative and competitive FPS exploding with eye-popping style and an imaginative universe, Battleborn is the most ambitious video game that Gearbox has ever created.”

“Battleborn represents the combined might of the development and publishing teams behind the success of Borderlands 2, which to date has sold-in more than 9-million units worldwide and has become 2K’s highest-selling game of all time,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The size, scope, and ambition of Battleborn are unlike any other title in 2K’s history, and the result is a defining next-gen co-operative experience.”

To learn more about Battleborn, read the latest issue of Game Informer magazine or visit www.gameinformer.com/battleborn throughout the month of July for an exclusive look at the game. A teaser trailer for the game can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3pgQc17JB0.

Battleborn is available for pre-order and will release during Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s fiscal year 2016 ending March 31, 2016, for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system and PC. For a list of retailers that are taking pre-orders, please visit www.battleborn.com . Battleborn is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on Battleborn, follow us on Twitter , become a fan on Facebook , subscribe on YouTube , and visit www.battleborn.com .

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com .

About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, 2K Marin, 2K Czech, 2K Australia, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™ and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. /quotes/zigman/62747/delayed/quotes/nls/ttwo TTWO +0.58% . For more information, please visit www.2K.com .

*According to 2008 - 2014 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through May 2014.

About Gearbox Software

Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for award winning, best-selling video games developed for all major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and headquartered near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the critically acclaimed, award winning Brothers in Arms franchise and the record-breaking, genre-setting Borderlands franchise. In addition to having developed video games in some of the world's greatest video game brands, including Half-Life and Halo, Gearbox Software has also acquired and produced content for powerful, landmark intellectual property including Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox Software’s success has been supported through many key and mutually beneficial business relationships with the world's greatest video game platform and publishing partners including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve/Steam, Apple and Take-Two/2K.

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The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws and may be identified by words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "will," or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for the Company's future business and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may vary materially from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of risks and uncertainties including: our dependence on key management and product development personnel, our dependence on our Grand Theft Auto products and our ability to develop other hit titles for current and next-generation platforms, the timely release and significant market acceptance of our games, the ability to maintain acceptable pricing levels on our games, our ability to raise capital if needed and risks associated with international operations. Other important factors and information are contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, in the section entitled "Risk Factors," and the Company's other periodic filings with the SEC, which can be accessed at www.take2games.com . All forward-looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and apply only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Press headlines

2K, Gearbox Software Announce Next-Gen IP, Battleborn™

2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™

Borderlands® 2 Game of the Year Edition Now Available

Mayhem Awaits In Borderlands® 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt

New Borderlands® 2 Downloadable Content Now Available

2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands® 2 Game of the Year Edition

2K Announces New Mayhem for Borderlands® 2

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Now Available

Borderlands® 2 Psycho Pack Now Available

2K and Gearbox Celebrate Smashing Success of Borderlands® 2 by Increasing Level Cap

Borderlands® 2: Add-On Content Pack Now Available in Stores

Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt Now Available for Borderlands® 2

Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Now Available for Borderlands® 2

Get Tons of New Loot and ‘Pirate Booty’ with First Add-On Content Campaign for Borderlands® 2 - Now Available Worldwide

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands® 2 Now Available in North America

SEGA and Fox Consumer Products Announce Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Pre-Order Details and Collector’s Edition

SEGA and Fox Consumer Products to Launch Aliens: Colonial Marines Globally on February 12, 2013

Borderlands(TM) 2 Kicks Off New Era of Shoot and Loot on September 18, 2012

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands™ 2 in Development

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce the Wait is Over - Duke Nukem Forever® is Now Available

Duke Nukem Forever® Set to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum During The Gadget Show Live 2011

Duke Never Comes Early - 2K Games Announces Shortest Delay in the History of Duke Nukem Forever®

Duke Nukem Forever® Set to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum Starting May 3, 2011

Borderlands™ Game of the Year Edition Detonates at Retail Stores Across North America

Duke Nukem Franchise Transferred to Gearbox Software

Hail to the King! 2K Games Announces Duke Nukem Forever® - Seriously - Flying Pigs Spotted Heading Towards Penny Arcade Expo

Borderlands™ Add-on Pack - Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution - Invites Fans Back to Pandora to Battle Claptrap Ninja Assassin

2K Games Doubles Your Pleasure with Borderlands™ Double Game Add-On Pack Available Now

2K Games Continues the Carnage with The Secret Armory of General Knoxx - the Biggest Downloadable Add-on for Borderlands™

2K Games Announces Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, a Villainous Downloadable Addition to Borderlands™, Available Now

2K Games Announces The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, the First Downloadable Expansion for Borderlands™, Available Now

Gearbox Software declares Borderlands the fastest-selling original property video game launch of 2009, and pledges "more to come"

2K Games and Gearbox Software Turn the Conventional First-Person Shooter Genre Upside Down with the Release of Borderlands™

Sega Officially Confirms Downloadable Content for Samba de Amigo

Dynamite Entertainment to Produce Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Comic Series

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Announced

SEGA Gets Shakin' With Samba De Amigo

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Halo PC Goes Gold

Halo for Windows Trial Version Available Now

Half-Life: Opposing Force

Half-Life: Blue Shift

Half-Life: PS2

Double Fusion, Gearbox Partner For In-Game Ads

Gearbox Software licenses Unreal Engine 3

Gearbox Software Announces New COGS Initiative

2K Games to Publish Gearbox's Borderlands

James Bond 007: Nightfire

Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 Goes Gold

Ubisoft and Gearbox Announce Brothers in Arms

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