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As we prepare for the release of Battleborn on February 9, 2016, the teams at Gearbox Software and 2K will be testing various aspects of the game and online infrastructure in an ever-expanding series of closed technical tests.

If you're interested in helping out with the testing, click here to sign up!

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PAX Prime 2015 Recap

09.01.15 - Jeff Skal

We had an awesome time showing off Battleborn and hanging out with the community at PAX Prime! Thanks to everyone who came to check out what we've been working on or even just to say hello! For those of you unable to make it out to Seattle, follow the jump for a recap of what all went down last weekend.

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Yesterday was the Inside Gearbox Software panel at PAX Prime 2015! If you missed it, watch the panel on demand for the latest updates on Battleborn, Borderlands, and Homeworld -- along with a little bit of magic and a few surprises, too!

During the panel, we also announced Battleborn's upcoming Closed Technical Test phase. If you're interested in helping out with the testing, you can sign up here.

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Lionsgate Partners With Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gearbox Software and Producers Avi and Ari Arad on Film Adaptation of Blockbuster Video Game Borderlands®
Santa Monica, CA, and New York, NY, August 28, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with the publisher and creators of Borderlands®, and renowned producers Avi and Ari Arad to adapt Gearbox Software’s critically-acclaimed blockbuster video game Borderlands into a tent-pole feature film, the parties announced today.  Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game created and developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
The award-winning Borderlands franchise has been lauded by critics and over the years has built a passionate global fan base, shipping more than 26 million copies around the world since its launch in 2009, including 8 million copies shipped during Take Two’s fiscal year 2015 alone. Set in the frontier of a sci-fi universe, Borderlands is best known for Gearbox’s blending of irreverent humor and characters, with a unique comic-book art style, and co-operative four-player genre-bending, loot-grabbing gameplay. It’s a franchise that in the last six years has ushered in a new and popular category of first-person shooters.
The Borderlands film creative team will be led by producers Avi and Ari Arad, who are responsible for some of the most successful motion picture and television franchises in history, including Iron ManSpider ManThe Amazing Spider ManX-MenGhost Rider and Blade.
“We believe that we’ve brought together the right partners, the ideal creative team and the perfect property to launch a new motion picture tent-pole for a global audience,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “Part of our strategy in entering the game space under Peter Levin has been to source new brands with built-in audiences that will translate into great films and television shows.  The Borderlands games don’t pull any punches, and we’ll make the movie with the same in-your-face attitude that has made the series a blockbuster mega-franchise.”
“Our Borderlands franchise continues to grow in popularity, and we’ve assembled a team with the strengths needed to introduce this amazing cross-platform property to a whole new global audience,” said Take-Two Interactive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Strauss Zelnick. “Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace with an incredible portfolio of brands; our partners at Gearbox have pioneered and cultivated an iconic property; and Avi and Ari Arad are two of the most successful producers of action franchises. This alliance is ideally positioned to create a bold, provocative, no-holds-barred motion picture phenomenon that will delight Borderlands’ current legions of fans and captivate moviegoers around the world.”
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Jon Feltheimer, Michael Burns, Rob, Patrick and the amazing team at Lionsgate and join forces with Take-Two and Gearbox on this incredible property,” said Avi and Ari Arad. “Borderlands has a unique story-driven narrative energy and rich multidimensional characters that position it to become a singular motion picture event.”
“Creating, developing and continuing to build the Borderlands franchise at Gearbox Software has been an incredible ride where the most powerful fuel to our engine has been the astonishing outpouring of love and devotion from the fans,” said Randy Pitchford, President and Co-Founder of Gearbox Software. “It is the passion of the fans driving the growing success of Borderlands that brought what I believe to be the best team of film producers, marketing and distribution experts in the world together to deliver the exciting story and unique characters of Borderlands to the big screen.”
The deal was orchestrated by a Lionsgate team led by President of Interactive Ventures & Games Peter Levin, Summit Entertainment President of Production Geoff Shaevitz and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President of Business & Legal Affairs Patricia Laucella.
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Gearbox Community Roundup - 8/26/2015

08.26.15 - Gearbox Staff

In this week's Community Roundup, we take a look at three new Gearbox Community Badasses and check out a beautiful piece of custom stained glass.

Community Badasses: Gogo Incognito, Mitsu Reiji, and EatThePath

Gearbox Community Badass is a new feature on our forums in which we recognize members of the community for the cool things they're doing. Anyone is eligible to be a Community Badass and over the past few weeks, and we've highlighted that by showcasing quite a diverse group of characters! Click the links to check out our features on Gogo Incognito (Cosplayer), Mitsu Reiji (Streamer), and EatThePath (Homeworld modder). If you'd like to nominate someone to be a Gearbox Community Badass, just contact Joe (JoeKGBX) on the forums!

Homeworld Stained Glass

One of the great things about the Gearbox community is all of the cool fan art art we get to see. Every piece is exciting and special in its own way, but every now and then, a piece pops up that is not only beautiful, but also functional! Reddit user StonedogTBSV recently shared a photo of a phenomenal Homeworld-themed stained glass that he created.

Stonedog a.k.a. Kenny Falconer told us that while he's new to the art of staining glass, he's a very experienced Homeworld player:

"I have only been making stained glass for a few months. I've always been an artist, and this was something I'd always wanted to get in to, but was a little daunted by the prospect." He added, "I have been playing Homeworld since 1999. I combined the two because the art design of the Homeworld series has been something I keep coming back to in my head. Even now, a good 15 or 16 years after I saw the first ships or artwork, I am still struck by how awesome they look. Nobody has ever managed to match it."

 

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It’s that time of the year again -- the heat is starting to break, the leaves are thinking about what color they’d like to turn this fall, and a bunch of Gearboxers are heading to Seattle to hang with the community at PAX Prime!

We’ve got a lot in store for you this year with our partners at 2K and Telltale Games, including playable Battleborn game stations, a “Cospital” cosplay repair station, a Tales from the Borderlands Crowd Play event, and of course, the surprise-laden Inside Gearbox Software panel. You can find the full schedule below:

Inside Gearbox Software Panel – 4:00 PM – Friday, August 28 – Main Theatre

This is your opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Gearbox Software and get the latest news and updates from the makers of Borderlands, Battleborn, Homeworld Remastered Collection, and more!  We will have never-before-seen reveals, exclusives, and surprises, so don’t miss out! Note: these panels typically fill up, so arrive early! 

This year’s panel will be hosted by two incredibly funny gentlemen of the Chainsawsuit: The Podcast, Kris Straub and Gearbox’s own Mikey Neumann!

We also think we can do something super rad if enough Battleborn cosplayers show up to the panel!

If you can’t make it live, have no fear! The Inside Gearbox Software panel will be broadcasted live on the Official Gearbox Software Twitch channel.

Gearbox Autograph Sessions – 5:30-7:30 PM – Friday, August 28 – Queue Room

Gather your posters, game boxes, cosplay props (or whatever else you’d like to get signed) and join us in the Queue Room immediately following the Inside Gearbox Software Panel for an autograph session with the Gearbox team!

Tales from the Borderlands Crowd Play – 8:30 PM – Saturday, August 29 – Wyvern Theatre

Join Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series devs and cast for a special "Crowd Play" event on Saturday, August 29th at 8:30pm, where we'll be playing Episode 4: 'Escape Plan Bravo' LIVE on a theater-style setup fit for Handsome Jack himself.

We'll need all 500 audience members to help us steer the decisions in this penultimate episode of the season, so come equipped with your shouty voice and ready to participate in an evening that should be loads of fun (and probably just a little bit ridiculous). Cosplay is welcomed, and fair warning: there will be giveaways!

Playable Battleborn Stations – Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31- Booth #1214

Come by the 2K Booth (#1214) to go hands-on with a story mode mission from our upcoming team-based shooter, Battleborn! Choose one of ten of the announced Battleborn heroes and fight through the frozen hellscape of Bliss with four friends.

While you’re there, don’t forget to take your photo with our larger-than-life Battleborn statue!

The Cospital – Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31 – Outside Main Hall

We’re setting up a triage station built to handle almost any cosplay emergency! Whether you need a changing room, want to mend some stitching, or just an extra line of hot glue, stop by and take advantage of our complimentary cosplay supply closet right outside of the main show floor.

We’ll also be holding various cosplay tutorials, contests, giveaways and more at the Cospital throughout the weekend, so come by frequently to see what’s going on. All are welcome!

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Tales from the Borderlands Ep. 4 Trailer

08.17.15 - Gearbox Staff

The fourth episode of Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series arrives this week -- check out the trailer here!

The episode will be available Tuesday, August 18th on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It will also be available on Wednesday, August 19th on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360, and on Thursday, August 20th for compatible iOS and Android-based devices via in-app purchase.

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World Cosplay Summit

08.14.15 - Gearbox Staff

Congratulations to Gearbox's own Sarah Rosa and Ashley Rochelle -- after winning the nomination to represent the United States of America at the World Cosplay Summit in Japan, they placed 3rd. Check out their winning performance here!

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Homeworld RC Update Rolling Out

08.13.15 - Gearbox Staff

A new update for Homeworld Remastered Collection should begin rolling out on Steam the afternoon of August 13, featuring improvements to chat, mod support, and miscellaneous bug fixes.

Details on this update can be found at the link below:

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'Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series' Episode 4 - 'ESCAPE PLAN BRAVO', arrives for download beginning next week!

  • Tues, August 18th - PC/Mac, PlayStation 4 & 3
  • Wed, August 19th - Xbox One & 360
  • Thurs, August 20th - iOS via the App Store, Android via Google Play & the Amazon.com Appstore
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Battleborn, a new first-person shooter for every kind of badass will be available on February 9, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 


 
Command 25 unique heroes and save the universe from the brink of extinction! Fight alone or alongside friends, play story missions or mow down foes in competitive multiplayer matches.  

Four new badasses enter the fray in this trailer: Ambra, Reyna, Mellka, and Benedict.

Rendain and his evil army must not be allowed to destroy the last star. Do you and your friends have what it takes to save it?
 
Follow the official Battleborn Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for the latest news, updates, and content! 

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We're thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Aspyr to bring Homeworld Remastered Collection to Mac! Right now, the game is available to purchase directly through the Mac App Store, with a Steam version of the port coming down the road.

Have questions about the new release? Check out the Homeworld Remastered Collection Mac FAQ

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Battleborn is Coming to Gamescom!

08.04.15 - Jeff Skal

Battleborn descends on Gamescom this week and thousands of gamers in Cologne, Germany will be able to get their hands on the all-new hero-shooter! If you're attending, be sure to swing by Hall 6, booth #B10/11 and play the game!

We've also got some big reveals planned for the show -- in the form of four new badass heroes!

Keep an eye on the official Battleborn website and Facebook and Twitter pages for more info on these new badasses this week! Or, if you can't wait, Tweet at @Battleborn with #Peacekeepers, #Eldrid, #Jennerit, or #Rogue and tell us which character you're most interested in, and we might just reveal some details early!

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Gearbox Community Roundup - 7/31/15

07.31.15 - Gearbox Staff

In this week's Community Roundup, we highlight some recent Community Badasses, scream "HEYO!", use math to solve puzzles, and take a look at some unique genderbend cosplays! Dive on in after the jump.

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Gearbox's VP of Marketing, Steve Gibson, sat down for a Battleborn gameplay session with IGN's James Duggan and dove into Battleborn's leveling and progression system, characters and roles, gear, and more! Catch up with all of the videos below:

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Gearbox Community Roundup - 7/20/15

07.23.15 - Gearbox Staff

Last week was an exciting week for the Gearbox Community -- we had killer cosplays, cute pets, and of course, there was this little event in San Diego called Comic-Con. Dive in after the jump!

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Homeworld Remastered Collection is being featured this week in Steam's Midweek Madness Sale! Save 50% on Homeworld Remastered Collection on Steam now through Friday, July 24!

The latest free update to Homeworld Remastered Collection added a ton of new features, including the long-lost Raider Retreat Mission, global multiplayer chat lobbies, and more!

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GhostRobo Plays Battleborn

07.17.15 - Jeff Skal

GhostRobo spent a ton of time playing Battleborn at E3 2015 and San Diego Comic-Con 2015! See what he had to say about his time with the game and check out some Thorn gameplay in this new video below.

Unlease your inner Chaos Witch with this Orendi gameplay video from Ghostrobo:

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Battleborn at SDCC 2015

07.11.15 - Jeff Skal

We've brought Battleborn to San Diego Comic-Con 2015! Head over to Petco Park between 11 AM and 5 PM this weekend to take advantage of Nerdist's Conival, a free event (no badge needed) that's open to the public during SDCC!

Once you're here, you can go hands-on with Battleborn for the first time ever, play a round of Battleborn Laser Tag, win free stuff, and much more! 

Follow Battleborn on Facebook and Twitter for more behind-the-scenes photos from Comic-Con and to keep up with the latest news and info! Battleborn is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this winter.

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Win a Trip to Play Battleborn at PAX!

07.10.15 - Chris Faylor

The creators of Borderlands want to welcome you to the end of everything.

Imagine 25 insanely unique heroes defending the last star in the universe against a mysterious enemy. Fighting together – or alone – in story missions and a variety of competitive multiplayer modes, you’re going to have your hands full when Battleborn ships this Winter on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

If you want to learn more about our upcoming first-person shooter, head to Battleborn.com.

For chance to score a FREE TRIP to PAX Prime to play Battleborn, click here!

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