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10.31.12 - Chris Faylor
Happy Halloween from the Gearbox Software crew!
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Halloween SHiFT Codes for Borderlands 2

10.30.12 - Chris Faylor

Keep an eye on the Gearbox Software Twitter and Borderlands Facebook on October 31, 2012 for SHiFT codes that unlock special spooky character customization skins in Borderlands 2 like the one above!

We'll start rolling out the codes around 10AM CT (What time is that for you?) with more to come throughout the day.

Each code will be active until Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 11:55PM CT (What time is that for you?)

To learn more about SHiFT codes and how to redeem them, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com

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Important Notice for Xbox 360 Players

10.26.12 - Chris Faylor

Recently a few users have begun violating the Xbox Live Code of Conduct by using an external application to maliciously disrupt the experience and sabotage characters of legitimate Borderlands 2 players on Xbox 360. Fortunately it’s easy to avoid this scenario.

After extensive internal testing, an update to prevent this disruption has been submitted to Microsoft and will be released as soon as possible. Until then, concerned Xbox 360 players of Borderlands 2 should consider playing online with trusted individuals in non-public sessions. This does not affect players on PC or PlayStation 3.

We also advise that before ceasing play, users always select "Save and Quit" from within the pause menu while their character is alive. If after the death of their character players find themselves at the main menu of Borderlands 2 instead of respawning in-game, be sure to immediately select "Continue" to resume playing as that character.

We ask that players report any suspicious behavior in Borderlands 2 to spotted@gearboxsoftware.com and provide as much details and documentation of their disrupted experience as possible to assist us in our investigation.

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Borderlands 2 Golden Keys Incoming

10.25.12 - Chris Faylor

This weekend, we'll be handing out SHiFT codes that can be redeemed for a Golden Key in Borderlands 2 on the Borderlands Facebook and Gearbox Software Twitter!

We'll be posting five sets of codes across 24 hours, specifically:

Friday, October 26 - 6PM CT (What time is that for me?)
Friday, October 26 - 11PM CT (What time is that for me?)
Saturday, October 27 - 5AM CT (What time is that for me?)
Saturday, October 27 - 11AM CT (What time is that for me?)
Saturday, October 27 - 3PM CT (What time is that for me?)

Each code will be active for three hours from its initial posting and will be usable once per account.

To learn more about SHiFT codes, Golden Keys and how to redeem them, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com

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Borderlands 2 Halloween Masks

10.24.12 - Chris Faylor

 

With these printable Borderlands 2 masks, you can be ready for any costume-related gathering 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, 2K Games and Borderlands.

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Talking Aliens with Lance Henriksen

10.24.12 - Chris Faylor
 

The crew at G4TV talks to Aliens and Alien 3 actor Lance Henriksen about his role in Aliens: Colonial Marines!

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Borderlands Legends Coming to iOS

10.23.12 - Chris Faylor

We're excited to announce Borderlands Legends, an all-new action packed Borderlands experience designed specifically for mobile devices that's coming to iOS on October 31, 2012 at $4.99 on iPhone and $6.99 on iPad.

Like the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2, Borderlands Legends blends two popular genres, action RPG and strategy, to create addictive, isometric gameplay that lets players level up their characters – Brick, Mordecai, Lilith and Roland – while fending off relentless waves of Skags, Bandits, Psychos and Badasses with thousands of guns.

“Behind the big guns of Brick, Lilith, Mordecai, and Roland, fans of the franchise will be treated to a fresh take on the series' signature shoot-and-loot formula,” said Entertainment Weekly in a first look at Borderlands Legends.

The Borderlands universe is no longer just a console experience. With intuitive, touch-based commands and slick UI, Borderlands Legends combines the inventory and skill tree management that gamers already love about the franchise with a layer of strategy that is popular on mobile devices.

For more information about Borderlands Legends, including the world’s first look at the game, head over to Entertainment Weekly: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/10/23/borderlands-legends/

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The first campaign add-on for Borderlands 2, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, is rolling today on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!

Featuring new characters, locations, enemies, weapons and more, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is the first of the four add-on campaigns announced for Borderlands 2 and is available for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points by itself or as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass which bundles all four campaign add-ons for $29.99 / 2400 Microsoft Points.

Want to know more? Check out the trailer as well as the Kotaku review:

Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty feels like a continuation of that legacy that Gearbox has built for themselves. When you pop in a Borderlands game, you expect to have dialogue with quirky characters and to exchange your reliable elemental weapons for a shiny new purple one. And that's exactly what you get with this new add-on. The first DLC is well worth your time ...READ MORE

 

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Aliens: Colonial Marines NYCC Previews

10.15.12 - Chris Faylor

We recently showed some new sections and areas of Aliens: Colonial Marines to the press!

Here's a look at what they had to say...

  • EGMNOW - "I’m still on an endorphin high from the time I spend playing Team Deathmatch in Colonial Marines."

  • Polygon - "The team promised players would be revisiting locations from the Aliens films ... Everything is covered in an eerie blue-green wash, the sky is jammed with angry gray clouds, and the scream of wind and rolling thunder is deafened. Rain spatters across everything, lightning splits the sky, smoke rising from glowing iridescent pits. In the sky above hang two crescent moons."

  • PS Nation - "From what we saw of the single player campaign, Gearbox really knows what they’re doing and they’re going to great lengths to ensure accuracy when it comes to environments and the events of the films the preceded the game."
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Meet Gaige the Mechromancer

10.15.12 - Chris Faylor

Meet Gaige the Mechromancer, the fifth playable character class for Borderlands 2, in this introductory video from Pandora's resident hunter, scholar and gentleman Sir Hammerlock.

The Mechromancer is now available as downloadable content for Borderlands 2 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as a free download for members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club. For those who are not members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, the Mechromancer is available as premium downloadable content for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points.

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Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty

10.11.12 - Chris Faylor


Today we're revealing the first campaign add-on for Borderlands 2, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty!

Available for download on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 beginning next Tuesday, October 16, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is the first of the four add-on campaigns announced for Borderlands 2 and will be available for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points by itself or as part of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass which bundles all four campaign add-ons for $29.99 / 2400 Microsoft Points.

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Gearbox at New York Comic-Con

10.11.12 - Chris Faylor

 

We're off to New York Comic-Con -- be sure to stop by the Aliens: Colonial Marines panel on Saturday, October 13!

Designing the Video Game Sequel to James Cameron's ALIENS - Aliens: Colonial Marines and the Challenges of Scale and Canon

Date: Saturday, October 13 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 1A07

Description:
27 years later, James Cameron’s highly successful sci-fi/horror spectacle ALIENS is getting a canonical sequel – in the form of a video game. Developer Gearbox Software will share insights into the exciting journey that developing Aliens: Colonial Marines has been - from diving deep into the ALIENS canon to updating the legacy and the challenges of telling a new story in a beloved franchise.

In addition, Aliens: Colonial Marine composer Kevin Riepl and Borderlands 2 composers Cris Velasco and Sascha Dikiciyan will be appearing on the Maestros of Horror & Sci-Fi Music panel on Friday.

Maestros of Horror & Sci-Fi Music

Date: Friday, October 12 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Location: 1A07

Description:
Award-winning Composers JASON GRAVES (Dead Space Series, Prey 2, Resistance: Burning Skies); KEVIN RIEPL (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gears of War, Resistance: Burning Skies); SAM HULICK (Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect); SASCHA DIKICIYAN (Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 3, Space Marine, TRON: Evolution); TOM SALTA (Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary); CRIS VELASCO (Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 3, Space Marine, Clive Barker’s Jericho) and Grammy® award-winning Artist/Producer NILE RODGERS, Founder of Sumthing Else Music Works–the premier label for video game soundtracks–will discuss composing music for the horror and sci-fi genres and the artform of scoring video games.

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Mechromancer Available Early

10.10.12 - Chris Faylor

Surprise! Gaige the Mechromancer, the new downloadable character class for Borderlands 2, will be available earlier than expected ...starting this very moment!

Adding a fifth playable character to Borderlands 2, the Mechromancer is now available on Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 in North America with a European PlayStation 3 release expected shortly.

The Mechromancer is a free download for members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club. For those who are not members of the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club, the Mechromancer is available as premium downloadable content for $9.99 / 800 Microsoft Points.

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Community Day 2012 Recap

10.02.12 - Chris Faylor

We had an awesome time celebrating the launch of Borderlands 2 and upcoming release of Aliens: Colonial Marines with our fans at this year's Community Day -- check out the pictures on our Facebook and stay tuned for more!

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