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We are happy to announce the winning t-shirt designs for the WeLoveFine Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Design Contest!

Back in January, we launched a design contest in conjunction with WeLoveFine to celebrate the announcement of the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Artists were encouraged to create designs based on their favorite characters and elements of Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It was a big success with almost 200 designs submitted to the contest! 

The winning artist, Timothy Lim, is being awarded with a trip to Gearbox and some awesome swag for his winning design, “Deathtrap Arigato.”

Tim’s design, along with the other six winners, are all available for purchase now at WeLoveFine.com. Check out their art along with all of the other amazing designs submitted by the awesome community!

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The Game of the Year Editions of Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are both 75% off right now on Greenman Gaming! Snag your copies now before the sale ends tomorrow!

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Ever since the GameSpy multiplayer services that powered Borderlands 1 were interrupted, we've been working to restore multiplayer functionality to Borderlands 1 on PlayStation 3. Now, we're happy to announce that multiplayer will be restored to Borderlands 1 on PS3 today in both North America and Europe (and Japan is coming soon!).

Upon launching Borderlands 1 on PS3, you'll be prompted to download an update that enables the new matchmaking system. This update also contains a few other changes:

  • Within Borderlands multiplayer, you can sort your friends list in a few different ways:
    • Who is playing Borderlands
    • Who is online
    • Alphabetical order
  • The “And They’ll Tell Two Friends” Trophy will now grant correctly
  • Improvements to voice chat

Note that if your save was previously stored in the cloud instead of on your PlayStation 3 hard drive, some settings such as screen brightness, Y-Axis invert, etc. may need to be reset.

If you have any trouble, visit http://support.gearbox.com

Thanks to everyone for your patience as we worked to find a solution, and special thanks to the folks at 22nd Century Toys for helping to make this happen!

In case you missed it, this update follows an earlier update that restored multiplayer for Borderlands 1 on PC.

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Sit back, put on your headphones, and take an emotional journey through "Future Reflections," an audio and visual Borderlands experience by forum member Klopotinsha.

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Last month, we posted an open survey to find out the community's favorite Borderlands characters. The surveys have been tallied, and the results are in! Your top three Borderlands characters (in no particular order) are...

Did your favorite character make the list? Share your thoughts over on the Official Gearbox Forums!

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Borderlands Character Survey

12.19.14 - Jeff Skal

There's no lack of vivid characters in the Borderlands games, from an annoying (but sometimes lovable) robot to a megalomaniac corporate CEO. Whether it's a deluxe character statue, a cosplay reference guide, or a limited-edition art print, we're always looking to find new ways to bring our characters to life outside of their games.

That's where you come in! Now that we've launched Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it's time to find out the community's new favorite characters. Let us know who you think we should focus our future efforts on in this Borderlands Character Survey!

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The Vault Hunters meet up with Nine Toes in the third installment of Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone, which hits stores and e-readers tomorrow! Get prepared with this preview from Comicosity.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is now available to pre-purchase on Steam, among other digital retailers! Those who already own Borderlands or Borderlands 2 will also receive a 10% discount by pre-purchasing on Steam before August 25.

But wait, there's more! All pre-ordered copies of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel come with action packed bonus content, the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit!

Now is also a great opportunity to recruit new Vault Hunters to your cause, as Borderlands 2 is FREE TO PLAY (!!) on Steam now through 1PM PST on Sunday, August 24. And if all that wasn't enough, Borderlands titles and add-ons, including Borderlands 2 Game of the Year, are now up to 75% off on Steam as part of the 2K Publisher Weekend.

TL;DR: There's a lot of really awesome Borderlands stuff going down on Steam now through August 25.

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Issue one of the new Borderlands comic series, The Fall of Fyrestone, can be found on the shelves of your local comic book store today! For tech savvy fans, the series will also be available via beautiful e-reader magic on Amazon.

The Fall of Fyrestone is written by Gearbox's own Mikey Neumann and follows what happens to Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick after they step off of Marcus' bus in Borderlands. Check out the preview on Comicoisty

Want more? Be sure to check out these other awesome comics inspired by Gearbox Software titles, Borderlands: Origins and Brothers in Arms.

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Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone

05.08.14 - Jeff Skal

Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #1 hits shops on July 16! Subscribers will receive this exclusive variant cover for issue #1 from Ghostbuster's artist Dan Schoening! To subscribe, take this pre-order form to your local retailer.

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Borderlands and Minecraft Meet Again!

07.26.13 - Chris Faylor

More Borderlands skins are coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition as part of Skin Pack 5 with Roland, Axton, Handsome Jack, Maya and Salvador joining Skin Pack 4's Mordecai, Lilith, Brick and Claptrap!

Skin Pack 5 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition arrives Wednesday, July 31 at 160 Microsoft Points -- keep an eye on PlayXBLA.com for the latest there!

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Inside the Box: Papercraft

07.21.13 - Jeff Broome

Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

Hi! I’m Jeff Broome. I’ve been a programmer here at Gearbox for 11 years. On our forum, I’m known as “botman”, and I’m here to tell you about a hobby of mine that makes use of the assets from some of the games that Gearbox has released. My hobby is making papercraft models from game assets. When I was a boy, my older brother and I loved to build models. We built model cars, model planes, and even model rockets which we would launch into the air from a field near our house. I’ve always loved working with computers and I’ve always loved working with my hands building things, so making papercraft models gives me a way to do both.

Papercraft models are created by printing out designs on sheets of paper, cutting them out, folding the pieces and gluing them together. It’s an inexpensive way to create your own models. There are some very simple and easy to assemble papercraft models for a novice builder and there are some that are much more intricate and time consuming for the more advanced builder. It doesn’t take a lot of skill or tools to get started and you can build something to keep forever that you can be proud of. When you become more familiar with the tools used to create papercraft models you can create your own designs. The only limit is your imagination and the time it takes to build the model. READ MORE...

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Jakobs Claptrap Figure

03.19.13 - Chris Faylor

Check out this limited edition Jakobs Claptrap figure, now available for pre-order in the Gearbox Store!

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Borderlands and Minecraft

03.04.13 - Chris Faylor

Check it out -- Mordecai, Lilith, Brick and Claptrap are venturing from Borderlands to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition as part of Skin Pack 4! Want more details? Keep an eye on PlayXBLA.com

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Borderlands 2 Sale on Steam

11.23.12 - Chris Faylor

Haven't picked up Borderlands 2 yet? Need an extra copy or two to gift for the holidays? It's 25% off on Steam until November 27th!

Still looking for more? The original Borderlands is 50% off!

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New Borderlands Merch and Holiday Sale

11.21.12 - Chris Faylor

 

New Borderlands apparel is rolling out in the Gearbox Shop alongside a storewide Thanksgiving Sale ($15 Tees / $30 Screenprints / $40 Hoodies) that runs through Nov. 26th!

Here's a quick link to all of the new product, with more on the way: http://shopgearbox.com/viewall/result/new/

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Borderlands: Origins #1 in Comic Shops!

11.14.12 - Chris Faylor

The first issue of Borderlands: Origins is now available at comic stores, offering a glimpse into the history of Roland and what lead him to become a Vault Hunter on Pandora!

Hit up IGN to learn more.

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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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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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Homemade Claptrap

09.22.11 - Chris Faylor

Meet Patton, a home-assembled CL4P-TP unit sent in by Aaron d.

"We built this from scraps as an afternoon of 'arts and crafts' time," the proud father explained. "It was actually a family affair: Jillian (10), Ryleigh (8), Asher (6). We found a Lego piece that said 'P-A7-70N' so we've of course named him 'Patton.'"

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