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Aliens: Infestation Preview Roundup

08.31.11 - Chris Faylor
Aliens: Infestation will be released for Nintendo DS in North America on October 11 and Europe on September 30!

Until then, here's a glimpse of what critics are saying about the side-scrolling action adventure coming from WayForward and Gearbox Software:

  • "Aliens: Infestation is Metroid with Xenomorphs, and it's fantastic." - Destructoid
  • "A game for the DS which is truly a tense, and decidedly frightening experience." - 4Player Podcast
  • "I enjoyed the hell out of my brief demo." - GamesRadar
  • "Hits pretty much all the sweet spots I look for in an action game." -

Randy's Office Tour

08.30.11 - Chris Faylor

A video tour of Gearbox CEO and President Randy Pitchford's memorabilia-filled office can be found over at Game Informer as part of their month-long Borderlands 2 coverage!


Borderlands 2 Preview Roundup

08.30.11 - Chris Faylor

With PAX Prime and Gamescom behind us, here's a look at what people are saying about Borderlands 2:

  • "The variety of environments, enemies, weaponry, and tactics seem to indicate...Borderlands 2 will be far more than an iterative sequel." - OXM ONLINE

  • Destructoid Interview with Art Director Jeramy Cooke

  • "Rarely have I gotten this hyped for a game." - HAWTwired

  • "An overhauled game with plenty of fresh surprises." - GameGrin

  • "The chance to sit in on a Borderlands 2 demo was the highlight of my Saturday." - CraveOnline

  • "Shaping up to be a great sequel to one of the best co-op games of this generation." - Co-Optimus

  • "The spirit of Borderlands is very much alive and well in the sequel: The crazy guns, the hordes of enemies, the RPG elements, and the wry, self-aware humor. It’s more of what you love." - GameHounds
For more on Borderlands 2, check out our past roundups!

We've been traveling around the world, showing Aliens: Colonial Marines to press and gamers alike.

Here's what they have to say:

  • "Easily one of the most exciting games of the show." - GameGrin
  • "Looks and feels faithful to its movie inspiration." - 1UP
  • "Everyone in the room was hanging on every scene and jaws dropped at the gameplay." - GotGame
Want more? Be sure to check out our past roundups here and here!
Borderlands 2 audio lead Raison Varner and Gearbox audio director Mark Petty sat down with Game Informer to talk about the sound design of Borderlands 2 and the process of creating sound effects for guns and monsters. Check it out!



Goodnight Sweet PAX

08.29.11 - Chris Faylor

Hard as it is to believe that it's already over, that's a wrap for PAX Prime 2011.

It was an incredible show filled with truly awesome people, so much so that those who attended our panel received a voucher for a free copy of Borderlands 2 thanks to our partners at 2K Games. (Remember when we said you wouldn't want to miss it?)

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by to see Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines - your cheers, applause and encouraging words are greatly appreciated. We can't wait to show you more!


Introducing BTest

08.29.11 - Chris Faylor

Detailed during our panel at PAX Prime, BTest is the code-name for an experimental update coming to the Steam version of Borderlands PC on September 9. Read on for more details...


Pizza Vault

08.28.11 - Chris Faylor

Each year at PAX Prime we kick off our panel with some delicious pizza, but what you may not know is that we have the toppings specially arranged as well. This year's pizza featured the Vault symbol from Borderlands!


Borderlands 2 PAX Previews

08.27.11 - Chris Faylor

Borderlands 2 is at PAX Prime and people can't get enough of it! Here's what they're saying:

  • "Looking very polished and fun." - G4tv

  • "Hasn't lost any of its dark sense of humor." - The Escapist

  • "The freaking moon launches rockets...Yeah, that happens." - GotGame

  • "All four characters from the original Borderlands would return to play a role in the story." - GameRevolution
Oh, one more thing! We've put some new screenshots up on our Facebook. Enjoy!

Pictures from PAX Prime

08.26.11 - Chris Faylor

With PAX Prime just about to kick off, here's a quick glimpse of the booths that await for Aliens: Colonial Marines and Borderlands 2.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter, we'll be adding new photos throughout the show!


Gearbox at PAX Prime

08.24.11 - Chris Faylor

Coming to PAX Prime? We'll see you there!

Stop by the booths below for the latest on Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines, and be sure to attend our "Inside Gearbox Software" panel on Sunday -- you won't want to miss it!

  • Borderlands 2
    2K Games Booth (Level 4 - Booth #3417)
    August 26th - August 28th, 10:00am - 6:00pm Daily

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
    SEGA Booth (Level 4 - Booth #3625)
    August 26th - August 28th, 10:00am - 6:00pm Daily

  • Inside Gearbox Software Panel
    Pegasus Theatre
    Sunday August 28th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Past, Present and Future of Co-op

08.24.11 - Chris Faylor

Borderlands 2 design director Paul Hellquist and designer Jonathan Hemingway sat down with Game Informer to discuss their thoughts on the past, present and future of cooperative multiplayer. Check it out!


Borderlands 2 Gamescom Preview Roundup

08.24.11 - Chris Faylor

Borderlands 2 was a huge hit at Gamescom, amassing a variety of nominations and awards from outlets including IGN,, and GamingXP!

Check out some of the previews, interviews and news below, and stay tuned for more from PAX Prime this weekend!

  • "I want Borderlands 2 in my disc drive and in my face as soon as possible." -
  • "Shaping up rather nicely, with changes where changes are welcome and leaving the core that made the original so much fun." - Destructoid
  • "Pandora and its suite of gun-toting psycho midgets never looked so sweet...[it] thoroughly amazes me at how much this game has improved." - 1UP


New Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer

08.23.11 - Chris Faylor

A new trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines is up over at GameSpot!


Borderlands 2 Concept Art Tour

08.23.11 - Chris Faylor

Game Informer offers up a guided tour of Borderlands 2 concept art, complete with nifty insights and tidbits on each piece.


Aliens: Colonial Marines previews and interviews from Gamescom are still coming in!

Here's a taste of the latest:

  • "Clearly a labour of love...dripping with fan service." - VG247
  • "Fast, slick and suspenseful, everything you'd ask for from an Aliens game." - Kotaku

More on Borderlands 2

08.19.11 - Chris Faylor

The excitement for Borderlands 2 continues to build with the latest articles and details straight out of Gamescom:

  • "A sequel that's already looking nail-on to top its predecessor." - CVG

  • "Story takes on a significantly more important role in Borderlands 2." - GamePro

  • "Those playing split-screen will be able to go online and connect with two other players." - Joystiq

  • "Borderlands 2's 'disposable razor-style' guns from fictional manufacturer Tediore, the Walmart of intergalactic gunmakers, already stand out as one of the game's better features." - Kotaku


We've Got Wood

08.19.11 - Chris Faylor dropped by the Aliens: Colonial Marines booth at Gamescom today and presented us with this incredible woodwork. Thanks again, SEGA-Club!


The Art of Borderlands 2

08.19.11 - Chris Faylor

Game Informer's posted up two new videos on the art of Borderlands 2, including a glimpse of new villain Handsome Jack and an interview with art director Jeramy Cooke.


Borderlands 2 at Gamescom

08.18.11 - Chris Faylor

As Gamescom continues, more Borderlands 2 previews have arrived:

  • "Borderlands 2 kicks f****** ass." - Gaming Lives 

  • "Now with even angrier midgets." -

  • "This has definitely been the highlight of Gamescom." - Onsoftware

  • "More refined and sophisticated, while staying true to what made the original Borderlands a smash hit." - Digital Spy