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A Gearbox Halloween

10.31.11 - Chris Faylor

Every year Gearbox hosts a Halloween costume contest and pumpkin carving contest inside the studio, and every year the results get more and more impressive...

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Halloween Masks

10.27.11 - Chris Faylor

Introducing printable masks for some of your favorite Gearbox Software characters. Now you can be ready for the impending Halloween holiday at a moment’s notice; all you need is a printer and some scissors, and bam, instant costume!

Just click on the thumbnail image above to download the high-quality .PDF of your desired mask. For the best print quality, make sure you’ve got “Page Scaling” set to “None” when printing.

Once you’re done, let us know how it goes! Tweet your photos of the masks in action to @GearboxSoftware and @2KGames, or if you'd rather use Facebook, tag them with the official pages for Gearbox Software, Borderlands or Duke Nukem Forever.

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Halloween Sale

10.27.11 - Chris Faylor

Borderlands and all DLCs are 75% off on Steam through November 1st!

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Coming Soon

10.27.11 - Chris Faylor

Coming soon to the Gearbox Shop, the Dr. Ned's Zombie Island screenprint poster

Pre-orders open here Friday, October 28 at 2pm Central. Only 250 will be available!

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LEGO Robolution

10.26.11 - Chris Faylor

These fan-made LEGO Claptraps by Jerac are pretty incredible. Viva la Robolution!

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Game with Dev on Xbox 360

10.24.11 - Chris Faylor
 
In the past few weeks, the Duke Nukem Forever team has faced off against the community in multiplayer matches on Steam and PlayStation 3. Now it's time for Xbox 360 players to get in on the action during this week's Game with Dev event.

This Friday, October 28, we'll be playing on Xbox Live from 5 - 7 PM Central as DNFDev1, DNFDev2, DNFDev3, DNFDev4, DNFDev5, DNFDev6, DNFDev7 and Elizabeth2K to celebrate the release of the new maps and modes in the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack.

Feel free to shoot us a friend request and join us for a game or two, and if you've got any questions for the team, don't forget the headset!

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Community Dukematch Night - PS3

10.19.11 - Chris Faylor
 
Last week, the Duke Nukem Forever team faced off against the community in a series of gib-tacular multiplayer battles on Steam. This week, we’re bringing the fight to PlayStation 3.

This Friday, October 21, we'll be playing on PlayStation 3 from 5 - 7 PM Central as DNFDev1, DNFDev2, DNFDev3, DNFDev4 and DNFDev5 to celebrate the release of the new maps and modes in the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack.

Feel free to shoot us a friend request and join us for a game or two, and if you've got any questions for the team, don't forget the headset!

Stay tuned Xbox 360 players, we’re coming for you next and will have more details on that soon.

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Borderlands Hoodie Poll

10.18.11 - Chris Faylor

We want to hear from you. Which Borderlands hoodie should we make for the Gearbox Shop?

Let us know on Facebook!

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'Box Shots: Our Lobby

10.17.11 - Chris Faylor

Ever wonder what the inside of our office looks like?

Here's a panoramic peek of our main lobby!

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Aliens Infestation Developer Diary #5

10.13.11 - Chris Faylor

For the conclusion of our detailed looks behind-the-scenes of Aliens Infestation (which, by the way, is in stores now) WayForward director Adam Tierney takes things to their natural conclusion by explaining the game's unconventional approach to death.

Make sure to head on over to the SEGA Blog to catch the other half!

What if you could bring your favorite Marine back? In the game, anytime the player is killed by a human soldier, a synthetic, or a robot, they're dead as dust. No bringing them back. But when a Marine is 'killed' by any species of xenomorph, the player is presented with a unique situation. First, they'll assume control of another soldier, as usual. Shortly after gameplay resumes, they'll be contacted by their commanding officer (Steele), informing them that he's just picked up a beacon from the presumably-dead soldier. What? You mean they're alive?? That beacon is added to the player's map, and is always in a xeno hive, making it challenging to locate (as those exist only in the air ducts outside the mapped area). At that point, the player must make a choice: do they try to rescue their now-captured squad mate? Or do they press on, and leave them to die? ...READ MORE
Missed an entry? Links to the previous developer diaries can be found below!
 
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Community Dukematch Night - Steam

10.12.11 - Chris Faylor
 
Want to face off against the Duke Nukem Forever team? We'll soon be taking on all comers to celebrate the release of the new maps and modes in the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack.

This Friday, October 14, we'll be playing on Steam from 5 - 7 PM Central as DNFDev1, DNFDev2, DNFDev3, DNFDev4, DNFDev5, DNFDev6, DNFDev7, DNFDev8 and DNFDev9. Feel free to shoot us a friend request and join us for a game or two, and if you've got any questions for the team, don't forget the headset!

We'll also be hopping on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the coming weeks, so make sure to keep an eye on Gearboxity for more details on those upcoming playdates.

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Ready Player One

10.12.11 - Chris Faylor

Several of us at Gearbox have been smitten with Ready Player One since the game-centric novel hit shelves back in August, so when we found out that author Ernest Cline was in town, we invited him to stop by the studio. Lucky for us, he brought his DeLorean!

If you haven't had a chance to check out Ready Player One and its sci-fi homage to the culture and video games of the 1980s, you can sample the first few pages over at Amazon.com

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Duke 50% Off on Steam

10.11.11 - Chris Faylor

To celebrate the release of the Hail to the Icons Parody Pack and its four new multiplayer maps, Duke Nukem Forever is 50% off on Steam!

Act fast, because this offer ends Thursday, October 13 at 4PM Pacific!

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Aliens: Infestation Launch and Reviews

10.11.11 - Chris Faylor

Aliens: Infestation for Nintendo DS is now available North America and Europe -- you can check out the launch trailer above -- and the great reviews keep pouring in!

Here's some of the latest, if you've already perused the last batch:

  • 1UP - A-
    "Infestation is a game that any fan of Metroid, Aliens, or classic action games in general should grab. It's a wonderful verse in the DS's swan song. I have no hesitation in recommending it. "

  • Impulse Gamer - 8.3
    "One of the coolest looking movie games on the DS."

  • Nintendo Life - 8/10
    "The tension, mood and feel of this game is spot on."

  • Joystiq - 4/5
    "Infestation is a deliciously tense experience, an accurate Aliens representation and a genuinely unique Metroidvania, exactly as it is."
While you're reading up on Aliens: Infestation, be sure to check out the developer diaries from the team at WayForward. Links to each entry are below, with more to come!
 
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Duke 'Hail to the Icons' DLC Released

10.11.11 - Chris Faylor

The first add-on pack for Duke Nukem Forever has arrived! The Hail to the Icons Parody Pack brings four new multiplayer maps, each with a new map-specific weapon, along with three new multiplayer modes...


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Aliens Infestation Developer Diary #4

10.06.11 - Chris Faylor

Our detailed looks behind-the-scenes of Aliens Infestation continue below as WayForward director Adam Tierney discusses the weapons, gadgets and mobility of the Colonial Marines:

The most iconic piece of technology in the game is the Motion Tracker. In fact, my bringing it up in this article probably has you hearing those unforgettable blip and bing SFX in your head. The Motion Tracker is a perfect example of how not everything from the source material can be recreated exactly, and still function ideally. In the game, players download maps of each area they're exploring, and slowly fill these maps in room-by-room. Upon finding the Motion Tracker, the player can (optionally) use the device to inform them of any movement in the immediate vicinity...READ MORE
Missed an entry? You can find the previous posts below, with more to come!
 
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Duke in Choplifter HD

10.06.11 - Chris Faylor

Duke Nukem makes a special appearance in the upcoming Choplifter HD.

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Duke DLC and Updates

10.05.11 - Chris Faylor

The Hail to the Icons Parody Pack and its four new multiplayer maps for Duke Nukem Forever will be available beginning Tuesday, October 11! Read on for more details...

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Aliens: Infestation Reviews

10.03.11 - Chris Faylor

The reviews for Aliens: Infestation are pouring in! The game's out now in Europe, but stay frosty North America - it's coming your way on October 11.

Here's a glimpse of what the critics are saying:

  • Official Nintendo Magazine - 82%
    "A lengthy game that takes the controls of Contra, combines them with the non-linear map exploration of the Metroid and Castlevania games, and chucks Hollywood's most terrifying movie monsters into the mix."

  • CVG / NGamer - 8.0
    "Like a chestburster, Infestation arrives out of nowhere to great surprise. Unlike a chestburster, its dinky alien thrills are very much welcomed."

  • Eurogamer - 8/10
    "There's a demonstrable love for the lore...All this is brought to life with some splendid sprite work; it's the kind of game we kid ourselves all 16-bit games used to look like"

  • TheGamersHub - 4/5
    "This title is a must for any Alien fan."

We'll be giving away some Aliens: Infestation swag on our Twitter and Facebook across the next few days (rules here) so be sure to hit those up! Also, keep an eye here on Gearboxity for more developer diaries from the WayForward team...

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