Gearbox Software News


Borderlands 2 'Assault on Dragon's Keep' DLC outed

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2013 10:30am PDT

Gearbox has seemingly inadvertently leaked the title of its next Borderlands 2 DLC: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep.


"This is probably all part of some stupid plan to make this news go viral and the Internet just ..."

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Lawsuit alleges Aliens: Colonial Marines false advertising

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2013 7:30am PDT

Aliens: Colonial Marines is under scrutiny again, this time in a lawsuit alleging that Sega and Gearbox misled customers by claiming "actual gameplay demonstrations" in demos that weren't representative of the final product.


"This suit has merit, and I hope the plaintiff wins. It's bad enough you cannot return a shit ..."

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Gearbox wins bidding for Homeworld IP

By John Keefer, Apr 22, 2013 12:09pm PDT

After learning late last week that teamPixel did not get the Homeworld franchise in the THQ bankruptcy auction, we learn today that Gearbox Software was the winning bidder.


"Faithful remake of Homeworld 1 please. That will be better than anything GB can create themselves."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U canceled

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 05, 2013 10:50am PDT

Gearbox's critically-panned Aliens: Colonial Marines will no longer see release on Wii U. A port for Nintendo's HD console was originally supposed to release in March, but Sega has finally confirmed that it is no longer happening.


"Don't even get dressed today, stay indoors. Buy your products online, you can do it right from ..."

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Report: Sega acknowledges misleading Aliens: Colonial Marines ads

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2013 9:00am PDT

Following lodged complaints, Europe's Advertising Standards Authority contacted Sega regarding misleading Aliens: Colonial Marines ads. In response, Sega acknowledged that the trailers didn't depict the game accurately, and agreed to add a disclaimer.


"In the same place that Sega's funding towards the original Borderlands is."

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Borderlands 2 patch bringing more ammo and storage space upgrades

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 1:15pm PDT

A new 'Ultimate Vault Hunter' difficulty mode is coming to Borderlands 2 for free in a patch alongside the not-free level cap-raising DLC 'Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack' DLC on April 2, Gearbox announced last week. But wait, there's more! It's since announced that the p...


Borderlands 2 new Vault Hunter, level cap detailed

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2013 10:00am PDT

Today at its PAX East panel, Gearbox detailed its sixth playable character and the impending level cap increase.


"Agree, and that is why I didn't understand why they tweaked it. It's a single player/co-op ..."

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Borderlands animated short film to be developed by Academy of Art

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Borderlands is being turned into a cartoon. But, in quite an unusual way.


"Nm, see they're getting free advertising from students... f u gearbox"

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Aliens: Colonial Marines get 4GB patch with 'visual improvements'

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 18, 2013 3:10pm PDT

The PC version of critically-panned disasterpiece Aliens: Colonial Marines has received a hefty 3.8GB update today, promising to address many of the critical flaws noted in the game's original release.


"Duke 4 was fast paced and fun IMO. Overhype and delay was its main problems. A:CM is just plain ..."

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How a sphere, a block and a cone became the characters of Borderlands

By John Keefer, Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Before Gearbox Software came up the look and personalities of Borderlands characters Roland, Mordecai, and Lilith, they devised the basic archetype of each class, original represented in art as a blockhead, a conehead and a spherehead.


"Nailed it kwperley. I remember those days too, Staflight rocked."

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Borderlands 2's sixth character coming soon

By Steve Watts, Mar 11, 2013 7:30am PDT

Borderlands 2's next character seems to be just around the corner, as Gearbox debuted a teaser trailer for a sixth character at SXSW this weekend. It appears this character is melee-focused.


"the difference will likely be that the Action Skill is melee focused, where zero just turns ..."

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Borderlands 2 'almost certainly' getting another character

By Steve Watts, Feb 26, 2013 6:45am PST

Gearbox head Randy Pitchford said the team is "working on" another character class for Borderlands 2, and again reaffirmed that a level cap increase is in development.


"if only we actually knew what it takes to get a video game made..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines single-player review: contemptuous cash-in

By Timothy J. Seppala, Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. That pretty much says it all.


"I've only played this game for a few hours so far but I like it. It feels exactly like the game ..."

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The challenge of raising the level cap in Borderlands 2

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm PST

Borderlands 2 fans want an increase in the game's level cap. But, it's not as easy as turning on a switch, Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford explained.


"I still play Borderlands 2, and i'm happy that they even considered a level Increase. They could ..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add DirectX 10 features, lighting effects

By Steve Watts, Feb 15, 2013 9:30am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines has already gotten a few PC mods that attempt to make the game prettier to look at.


"That's cool. It now has the features we saw in the demo long ago, probably. Still doesn't change ..."

- crummynz see all 3 comments