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Borderlands Steam Sale

06.30.11 - Chris Faylor

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is 75% off on Steam today!

For just $7.50, you get the award-winning Borderlands AND all four world-expanding add-on packs!

Act fast, time is limited!


If you didn't make it out to our Community Day and Duke Nukem Forever Launch Event, check out this video from NVIDIA that features some of the highlights.


Gearbox's Wade Callender appeared on our local FOX affiliate to discuss the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that video games qualify for First Amendment protection.

You can catch the full video over at!


Duke Nukem Comic Review

06.28.11 - Chris Faylor
The first review of IDW's Duke Nukem: Glorious Bastard #1 (due in shops this July) is up over at Kitty's Pryde!

Community Dukematch Schedule

06.27.11 - Chris Faylor
More times and dates have been added to the Community Dukematch schedule!

Want to face off against the Duke Nukem Forever team? Our names are the same on each platform, so keep an eye out for DNFDev1, DNFDev2, DNFDev3, DNFDev4 and Elizabeth2K during the times and dates below:


June 28 - PC @ 5 - 6 PM CT

June 29 - Xbox 360 @ 6 - 7:30 PM CT

June 30 - PlayStation 3 @ 5 - 6 PM CT


July 5 - PC @ 5 - 6 PM CT

July 6 - Xbox 360 @ 6 - 7:30 PM CT

July 7 - PlayStation 3 @ 5 - 6 PM CT


Duke Nukem Forever on Mac

06.27.11 - Chris Faylor

Duke Nukem Forever is coming to the Mac!

Aspyr Media will be publishing the Mac version of Duke Nukem Forever later this summer--check out the details!

Duke Nukem Forever for the Mac will be available for sale on Steam and will support Steamworks features as well as Steam Play.


An Important and Historic Day

06.27.11 - Chris Faylor

It's an important and historic day for video games, as the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that they qualify for First Amendment protection a.k.a. "freedom of speech."

Stated the Court:

"Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And 'the basic principles of freedom of speech . . . do not vary' with a new and different communication medium."

The full text of this landmark ruling can be found online at


Gearbox Shop - 20% Off Weekend Sale

06.24.11 - Chris Faylor

From June 24 - June 27, get 20% off EVERYTHING in the Gearbox Shop when you use the DUKE4EVER or CL4PTP coupon code during checkout!


Play Duke Nukem Forever with Gearbox

06.24.11 - Chris Faylor
Face off against members of the Duke Nukem Forever development team from Gearbox Software during tonight's Game with Developers event on Xbox Live!

We'll be playing on June 24 from 6-9 PM ET (3-6 PM PT) with these gamertags:

Keep an eye on Gearboxity for more chances to play Duke Nukem Forever online with the development team!

CBS Evening News

06.24.11 - Chris Faylor

Gearbox Software featured on the CBS Evening News!


Unboxing Duke's Fully Loaded Package

06.23.11 - Chris Faylor

During Community Day, Gearbox President and CEO Randy Pitchford took to the stage to unbox the Duke's Fully Loaded Package EVGA GTX 560 Bundle. Check it out!


Duke Poster Poll - What Do YOU Want?

06.23.11 - Chris Faylor

Help us choose the next Duke Nukem Forever poster for the Gearbox Shop!

Let us know what YOU want in the Duke Nukem Facebook poll!

It's a battle for the ages as Randy Pitchford and Jace Hall take to Duke Nukem Forever to settle the rivalry that's existed between them since the days of Duke Nukem 3D.

Assisting the duo in their epic showdown are a number of special guests, including Jessica Chobot, Ted Price, Tay Zonday, Michele Boyd, Jeff Lewis and more!

Want to challenge the developers of Duke Nukem Forever in multiplayer? Check out the Community Dukematches that start today and occur every Wednesday through July 6!


Get Well Soon!

06.22.11 - Chris Faylor

A huge Gearbox shout-out to Rick Hein, who refused to let a trip to the hospital interfere with his Duke Nukem Forever launch day plans.

"After waiting so long for the game, even an emergency gall bladder surgery couldn't keep me from playing it on release day," he told us.

Hope you're feeling better, Rick!


History of a Legend: Episode 3

06.21.11 - Chris Faylor

Take a look behind the history of Duke Nukem. This chapter features 3D Realms veterans and Triptych Games employees discussing the evolution of Duke Nukem Forever.


DNF Community Dukematches

06.21.11 - Chris Faylor

Want to challenge the developers of Duke Nukem Forever in multiplayer? Beginning on Wednesday, June 22nd, and running for the next three Wednesdays, some of the 2K Games and Gearbox Software Duke Nukem Forever crew will be challenging community members to Dukematches.

 We'll be playing on Xbox Live from 4 - 5:30 PM PST on June 22nd, June 29, and July 6. How do you get a spot? Add the following gamertags to your friends list and be online by 4 PM - we'll invite you to a match and then the games will begin!

  • DNFDev1 - Allen Blum, Level Designer, and one of the two original creators of Duke Nukem and the only person to work on Duke games from day one to today.
  • DNFDev2 - Melissa Miller, Sr. Producer, 2K Games
  • DNFDev3 - Kristen Haglund, Operations, Writer, and Triptych Owner
  • DNFDev4 - Greg Laabs, Community Manager, 2K Games
  • Elizabeth2K - Elizabeth Tobey, Head of Community, 2K Games
Be sure to add yourself to our friends lists' early - space is limited - and we'll see you online!

Duke Nukem Forever Demo News

06.21.11 - Chris Faylor

Last week, after 15 long years, against all odds, Duke Nukem Forever launched.

Today we're giving people the chance to try the game themselves.

The DNF demo is now live on Xbox 360 and on PC via Steam, and, as of June 29, on PlayStation 3 through the PlayStation Store in North America.

If you haven't played DNF yet, now is your chance to try out part of gaming history -- check it out and tell us what YOU think.


E3 Award Nominations

06.17.11 - Chris Faylor
Gearbox had a great E3! We showed three games -- Duke Nukem Forever, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 -- that amassed "Best of" award nominations from numerous outlets, including:
  • 1UP
  • IGN
  • OXM
  • G4 X-Play
  • Destructoid
  • GlitchyTasty
  • GameTrailers
  • Game Informer
  • Gaming Excellence

A New Member of the Duke Nukem Family

06.17.11 - Chris Faylor

Congratulations to long-time Duke Nukem Forever developer Eric von Rothkirch and his wife Jen, who went into labor while celebrating the release of Duke Nukem Forever at the Launch Event on June 11.

Fortunately, the hospital they'd chosen was nearby and a few hours later, at 1:41AM on June 12, Evie June von Rothkirch was born into the world.

ABOVE: Eric changing Evie's diaper for the first time, while still wearing his wrist band from the Launch Event.



Slash000 is a Patient, Patient Man

06.17.11 - Chris Faylor

Having initially pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever in 2001 and held on to the receipt all this time, slash000 is a patient, patient man who never stopped believing in Duke.

In recognition of his unwavering faith, Gearbox is proud to reveal that slash000 has been bestowed with an assortment of Duke Nukem Forever goods including the 10th Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition ever produced (complete with certificate of authenticity) signed by the development team, a Logitech G19 keyboard, and more!