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01.31.13 - Chris Faylor

With DICE 2013 coming up and Borderlands 2 up for five awards (including Game of the Year, Outstanding Art Direction, and Outstanding Character Performance for Tiny Tina) the Machinima crew stopped by our office for a quick tour!

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Eager to hop online and kick ass in Aliens: Colonial Marines multiplayer when it launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC come February 12? Make sure to watch this new trailer and learn more about multiplayer tactics beforehand!

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Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes (1/29)

01.29.13 - Chris Faylor

Today we're rolling out a series of hot fixes for Borderlands 2 on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3!

Borderlands 2 Hot Fixes
January 29, 2013
  • Adjusted Mechromancer’s Sweetheart class mod to correctly increase team health.
  • Assassin’s “Slayer of Terramorphous” class mod no longer includes Gunzerker skill bonus.
  • Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage : Critical hits against Midgets now register properly.
  • Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage : Rat Thief enemies are no longer allowed in Pete’s Bar due to patron concerns regarding excessive theft.
  • Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage : Torgue vending machines can now stock up to level 50 legendary weapons.

A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Borderlands 2 is connected to the internet. In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates. Hot fixes are not permanent -- they are temporarily stored in memory during the game session and lost upon exiting Borderlands 2.

To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Borderlands 2 boots up. A hot fix differs from an update in that an update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once.

For the latest on hot fixes and updates to Borderlands 2, keep an eye on the respective Knowledge Base article for your platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer

01.24.13 - Chris Faylor

Get ready to kick ass with the latest trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines -- the canonical video game sequel to Aliens and Alien 3, arriving February 12, 2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!

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Head back to Pandora to deck your characters out with awesome new looks -- 2K and Gearbox Software are thrilled to announce that new heads and skins are coming for all of the playable characters in Borderlands 2 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!

A total of 15 new customizations sets will be available beginning today*, spanning three themes: Domination, Madness, and Supremacy. Each set includes a head and skin for one particular character class, with each set priced individually at 80 Microsoft Points / USD $0.99 / GBP £0.75 / EUR 0,99 €.

Check out the sinister “Madness” themed sets for each character ...READ MORE

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Gearbox Shop: New Tees and Restocks

01.18.13 - Chris Faylor

New Borderlands 2 tees are now available for pre-order in the Gearbox Shop along with restocks of many that were sold out!

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Gone Gold!

01.16.13 - Chris Faylor

Exciting news -- Aliens: Colonial Marines has gone gold on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360!

When we first announced the release date for Aliens: Colonial Marines back in May 2012, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford noted that the development had progressed to the point where we could see the end and be very confident in both our vision for the game as well as our launch date.

Today, we’re proud to announce that we hit every one of those targets, with the game's gold status indicating that all parties have examined the release candidate and signed off on the code as final and suitable for manufacturing, after which the game will be shipped to retail and propped to digital networks in time for launch on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 come February 12, 2013!

Now's the time to make sure you've got your pre-order locked in as participating retailers are offering in-game bonus content -- check with your local retailers and visit this page for more details.

Stay frosty, the next chapter in the Aliens story is almost here. Will you be able to fight the fear?

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With just under a month left until the launch of Aliens: Colonial Marines on February 12, the system requirements for the PC version have now been finalized and can be found below:

Minimum:
    OS: Operating System: Windows XP SP3
    Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core Processor
    Memory: 2GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista)
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8500/ATI Radeon HD 2600 (256 minimum)
    DirectX®: 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 20GB free hard disk space
    Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Other Requirements: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)

Recommended:
    OS: Operating System: Windows XP SP3/Vista/Windows 7
    Processor: : 2.3 GHz Intel Quad Core Processor
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX560/ATI Radeon HD 5850 (512 minimum)
    DirectX®: 9.0c
    Hard Drive: 20GB free hard disk space
    Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Other Requirements: Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9, Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, Visual C++ Redistributable 2008, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and AMD CPU Drivers (XP Only/AMD Only)

In related news, Aliens: Colonial Marines PC is now available for pre-order via Steam!

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The third campaign add-on for Borderlands 2, Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, is now rolling out!

What starts off as a relaxing hunting expedition with Sir Hammerlock soon takes a sinister turn as our Vault Hunters stumble across a new villain intent on restoring the legacy of Handsome Jack. Irresistible new loot, memorable new quests, a variety of challenging and exotic new enemies, a new vehicle and more await players as they fight their way through the never-before-seen lands of Aegrus to give this evil-doer the old one-two!

Available today on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation 3's PlayStation Store and PC via Steam, Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt is included with the Borderlands 2 Season Pass and will also be available a la carte for 800 Microsoft Points / $9.99. The Borderlands 2 Season Pass is still available for 2400 Microsoft Points / $29.99 -- a great offer that includes access to the first three add-content campaigns along with the upcoming fourth.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines TV Commercial

01.15.13 - Chris Faylor

Check out the TV commercial for Aliens: Colonial Marines before the spot hits US airwaves!

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Borderlands 2 Gear Up Event

01.11.13 - Chris Faylor

Gear up for Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt -- the third campaign add-on for Borderlands 2, arriving January 15 -- with special in-game events each day leading up to (and now, through) its release!

The final day of festivities is upon us, as Pandora grows more dangerous (but also more rewarding) for those adventuring online with two or more players in True Vault Hunter Mode* -- should the varkids infesting Tundra Express, Caustic Caverns or Natural Selection Annex survive long enough to enter the pod state multiple times, they stand a far greater chance of morphing into the fearsome Vermivorous the Invincible. However, those that emerge victorious in their struggles against Vermivorous the Invincible also face greater rewards as the legendary Norfleet weapon is far more likely to appear upon his defeat.

This chance to easily hunt one of Pandora's most elusive beasts has now been extended until 10:55AM CST / 4:55PM GMT on Thursday, January 17 (What time is that for me?) -- be sure to make use of the extra time!

*Unlocked after completing the story of Borderlands 2.

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Take a glimpse into the Alien Hive, a dark, imposing place of fear you won't soon forget.

Bring your friends and enter the hive in Aliens: Colonial Marines on February 12, 2013!

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Awards and Celebrations

01.09.13 - Chris Faylor

Borderlands 2 received a lot of awards in 2012: Game of the Year from X-Play, IGN People's Choice Award for Best Overall Game, Most Played New Game from Raptr, Best Cooperative Multiplayer from Game Informer, Best Shooter and Character of the Year (Claptrap) from Spike, Amazon.com Editor's Pick -- the list goes on and on, with other awards coming in from US Military Gamers, PlayStation Blog, Wired, Yahoo, Complex, Mature Gaming, Rev3Games, The Speaky's (Kotaku Community Awards), All That's Epic and the community-voted G4TV Videogame Deathmatch just to name a few.

Thing is, none of this would be possible without awesome and passionate fans like you supporting us every step of the way. So while we're celebrating here, we want to give you a reason to celebrate as well -- below are some very special SHiFT codes for Borderlands 2 that'll give you five Golden Keys!

PC / Mac Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code: K3K33-3W9JT-6XJJT-TB3JB-HWZZF
Xbox 360 Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code: WBWJ3-JHKSK-ZHXT6-CRTJT-BW59W
PlayStation 3 Borderlands 2 SHiFT Code: WBK3B-FKWCT-KWKWB-SJWTB-XCZK3

To redeem these codes, select Extras then SHiFT Code at the Borderlands 2 Main Menu. For help and assistance with SHiFT, visit support.gearboxsoftware.com

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Story Trailer

01.07.13 - Chris Faylor

Ready to experience what happens next?

Aliens: Colonial Marines, the canonical video game sequel to Aliens and Alien 3, arrives February 12!

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