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BL2 Pre-Orders

11.28.11 - Chris Faylor

 

If you haven't pre-ordered Borderlands 2 yet, Amazon.com is offering a $10 credit with a pre-order of Borderlands 2 for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3!

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Steam Autumn Sale

11.23.11 - Chris Faylor

The Steam Autumn Sale has begun, offering savings on Borderlands, Duke Nukem Forever and other Gearbox games through November 27!

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Lilith Casting Call

11.22.11 - Chris Faylor

Do you want to be in a video game? We're looking for someone to play the real-life version of Lilith in Borderlands 2!

If you are a female with the ability to clearly emote and communicate through facial expressions, this may be the perfect role for you!

Interested? Submit your online application at casting.gearboxsoftware.com before December 3 or attend the open casting call that will be held in Dallas on December 7 from 10AM to 4PM at:

Janimation
4000 East Side Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226

For additional details, please visit: casting.gearboxsoftware.com.

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Gearbox Shop Sale

11.22.11 - Chris Faylor

Want some Borderlands and Duke Nukem merchandise for the holidays?

Get 15% off your Gearbox Shop purchase when you spend $50 and use the JIVETURKEY2 coupon code through November 29!

shop.gearboxsoftware.com

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Borderlands: The Fallen Released

11.22.11 - Chris Faylor
The first novel set in the Borderlands universe, Borderlands: The Fallen, is now available from Amazon.com and other retailers! You can take a peek at the action in this nearly forty-page .PDF excerpt that weighs in at 1MB.
 

Borderlands: The Fallen Excerpt (1MB .PDF)


From the back of the book...

WHAT KIND OF MAN MAKES A LIVING IN HELL?

His name’s Roland. Soldier class, a former mercenary, he’s on a full-time mission to scrape a living out of the most dangerous planet in the galaxy.

Is he qualified? He’s well armed, he’s ruthless, and he’s tougher than skag hide. And, oh yeah—he’s strapped with some of the most exotic weaponry this side of the Vault, not to mention possessing fists like chunks of steel.

Zac Finn and his wife and young son had better get on the right side of Roland, because a stopover in orbit has turned into a nightmarish fall to the unforgiving landscape of the Borderlands. Zac hopes to find a strange new alien treasure in the Borderlands to turn his down-spiraling life around. But his wife, Marla, and his son, Cal, just want to survive, and reunite, because catastrophe has left them separated by hundreds of klicks. Their chances aren’t good . . . and Roland is all that stands between them and the planet’s kill-crazed Psychos and murderous bandits—not to mention the grotesque primals, giant wyrm squids, insane tunnel rats, voracious skags, brutal bruisers, and ruthless mercs. . . .

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Randy's Favorite PS3 Games

11.18.11 - Chris Faylor
The PlayStation 3 turned five this week, and to celebrate, the PlayStation.Blog asked developers from around the industry, including our very own Randy Pitchford, to list their three favorite PlayStation 3 games...

 Randy Pitchford

  President and CEO, Gearbox Software
  @duvalmagic

  Current project: Aliens: Colonial Marines, Borderlands 2
 
 
  • Valkyria Chronicles - UNCHARTED and LittleBigPlanet are going to get plenty of play, so I want to call out great games that haven’t gotten as much love as they deserve. Valkyria Chronicles is one of those games: great art direction and appealing characters wrapped around an awesome turn-based tactical RPG! Such a rarely represented genre is so beautifully realized. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a turn-based tactical game owes it to themselves to check this game out.
  • Demon’s Souls - Difficulty aside, these guys really did a great job in bringing some new experiences to the world. I hope their successor game Dark Souls gets even more traction and recognition because there are some good ideas in the “souls” games that we all can learn from. I think it’s important for gamers and game makers to spend time with this game and understand why it’s so rare and special.
  • Resistance 3 - I’m a big fan of anything Insomniac, but Resistance 3 motivated me to get the PlayStation Move set up with the sharp shooter controller, and it’s a great way to play this great game. It’s always difficult to be able to rationalize custom development effort for sub-sets of customers on a platform, but the experience I had with Resistance 3 and the sharp shooter makes me want to see something special done with that interface in our games.
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50% Off Sale on Xbox Live

11.15.11 - Chris Faylor

All of the downloadable content for Borderlands is half-off on Xbox Live until November 22, along with some avatar items inspired by Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever!

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Borderlands Book Sample and Giveaway

11.14.11 - Chris Faylor
The first novel set in the Borderlands universe, Borderlands: The Fallen, is almost here!

While the book itself doesn't hit stores until November 22, you can get an early glimpse at the action in this nearly forty-page .PDF excerpt that weighs in at 1MB.

Borderlands: The Fallen Excerpt (1MB .PDF)

We've also got some advance copies to give away, so hit up our Facebook, Twitter and the Gearbox Software Forums before November 17 for your chance at a free copy! (Rules here.)

 

From the back of the book...

WHAT KIND OF MAN MAKES A LIVING IN HELL?

His name’s Roland. Soldier class, a former mercenary, he’s on a full-time mission to scrape a living out of the most dangerous planet in the galaxy.

Is he qualified? He’s well armed, he’s ruthless, and he’s tougher than skag hide. And, oh yeah—he’s strapped with some of the most exotic weaponry this side of the Vault, not to mention possessing fists like chunks of steel.

Zac Finn and his wife and young son had better get on the right side of Roland, because a stopover in orbit has turned into a nightmarish fall to the unforgiving landscape of the Borderlands. Zac hopes to find a strange new alien treasure in the Borderlands to turn his down-spiraling life around. But his wife, Marla, and his son, Cal, just want to survive, and reunite, because catastrophe has left them separated by hundreds of klicks. Their chances aren’t good . . . and Roland is all that stands between them and the planet’s kill-crazed Psychos and murderous bandits—not to mention the grotesque primals, giant wyrm squids, insane tunnel rats, voracious skags, brutal bruisers, and ruthless mercs. . . .

 

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Gearbox Chili Cook-Off 2011

11.09.11 - Chris Faylor

Now an annual tradition, the Gearbox Chili Cook-Off is a perfect match for the shorter days and colder temperatures that November brings. This year's entries were judged on a variety of factors, including taste, aroma, texture, spice, creativity and yes, even presentation... 

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Borderlands 2 Interview

11.07.11 - Chris Faylor

Gearbox's own Anthony Burch and Scott Kester talk about the making of Borderlands 2 in a new interview over at Gamasutra:

The physical size is larger than the last game. The one thing that we're really trying to do, though, that we're priding ourselves on, is that there's so much more diversity inside of that, and there's so much more life. When you're talking about enemies, you're talking about guns, environments.
 
I feel like we've created more art already for this game than we did for the entirety of the last game, at this point in development. We've got a monumental amount of new stuff in the game, and that is really impressive to me. And we're really trying. ...READ MORE

 

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New Borderlands Hoodie

11.04.11 - Chris Faylor

After coming out at the top of our recent poll, orders for the Crimson Lance Hoodie are now open in the Gearbox Shop!

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Check Up

11.02.11 - Chris Faylor

Have you seen the latest Aliens: Colonial Marines screenshots? They're all up on Facebook!

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