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With the impending release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, Game Informer declared that "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 stands as the best game in the series."

What you may not know is that Gearbox Software had a hand in the development of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and did the entirety of the PC version -- an accomplishment commemorated in this behind-the-scenes video.


New Aliens: CM Screenshot

04.27.12 - Chris Faylor

A new screenshot of Aliens: Colonial Marines has been released!

Visit the official Facebook page for Aliens: Colonial Marines to see the full-size image and receive future updates at they happen:


Borderlands Action Figure Review

04.26.12 - Chris Faylor has posted an advance review and over 80 pictures of the Borderlands action figures that will hit stores in May! Here's what they had to say:

The first thing that'll strike you is the phenomenal paint deco on the pair. These figures perfectly capture the cartoony cell shading of Borderlands to a tee. Cartoon figures are nothing new, but usually they are defined by a softer sculpt, not via paint work alone. Sculpt does play a hand in making these figures look as if they stepped out of the game though, a good example being the knife attached to Psycho ... READ MORE

More on our Pulse Rifle

04.24.12 - Chris Faylor

More images and details regarding the functional Pulse Rifle we have on-hand here at Gearbox are up on the Aliens: Colonial Marines Facebook:

Keep an eye out for more information over time, including (hopefully) a video of it in action.


In the Box: Meet Jason Shields

04.20.12 - Chris Faylor

Each and every thing we do at Gearbox Software is the work of a team that's comprised of extremely passionate and talented individuals.

With "In the Box" we'll be spotlighting those hard-working individuals to learn more about what they do, how they got to be where they are, and what advice they have for those looking to follow in their footsteps.

Today we talk with Jason Shields who, as UI Art and Design Lead, heads up the creation of the menus, interface and displays that players see and interact with all throughout a game. Check it out!



Action Figures

04.18.12 - Chris Faylor

The first Borderlands action figures arrived at the office today!

Made by NECA, they should be in stores by late May.


PAX East Coverage

04.16.12 - Chris Faylor

Now that everyone's had a chance to recover from PAX East, we've rounded up the latest previews and coverage for Aliens: Colonial Marines and Borderlands 2 in our forums:

See one that we missed? Let us know by posting in the thread!


Duke DLC Behind the Scenes Interview

04.11.12 - Chris Faylor

Now that both add-ons for Duke Nukem Forever are available through the Mac App Store in addition to Steam, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it seems a good time to reflect back on the new single-player campaign contained within The Doctor Who Cloned Me.

For that, I caught up with David Riegel and Allen Blum of Triptych Games -- the studio formed by several 3D Realms veterans to ensure that the legendary unshippable game actually saw release -- to see what they had to say about the making of The Doctor Who Cloned Me.

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for The Doctor Who Cloned Me.


The Mechromancer Idea

04.10.12 - Chris Faylor

During our panel at PAX East, we revealed the first details of an idea we have. That idea being, what if we could add a new playable class to Borderlands 2 after we've completed the development of the game? And the name we're giving to that idea is the Mechromancer.


The PAX-termath

04.09.12 - Chris Faylor

PAX East was amazing! Thousands played Aliens: Colonial Marines and Borderlands 2, we shared lots of exciting news at our panel, an army of fan-made Claptraps invaded the Borderlands 2 booth, and the Gearbox Bunny even made an appearance. Thanks to everyone that was a part of the magic!

Be on the lookout for more details and pictures from the show in the coming days, just as soon as our team recovers from the overload of awesome. Until then, here's a glimpse of the festivities:

Aliens: Colonial Marines Multiplayer is Adrenaline-Pumpingly Good

PAX East 2012: Borderlands 2 Multiplayer Hands-On

Borderlands 2 Getting Character Customization, New Post-Launch Character Class, Special Editions


Best of PAX East

04.08.12 - Chris Faylor

Aliens: Colonial Marines and Borderlands 2 both made Destructoid's Top Ten Picks of PAX East 2012!


At PAX East

04.06.12 - Chris Faylor

We're at PAX East this weekend with Aliens: Colonial Marines and Borderlands 2! Come on by for your chance to play both games for the first time -- see this post for more details.

Keep an eye on the Gearbox Twitter as well as the Aliens Facebook and Borderlands Facebook for updates throughout the show.


Aliens and Borderlands 2 Previews

04.04.12 - Chris Faylor

Lots of Aliens: Colonial Marines and Borderlands 2 previews are hitting today with tons of new info and media! Hit up our Aliens: Colonial Marines forum and this Borderlands 2 thread for the latest.

Additionally, both games will be playable at PAX East this weekend!


Aliens Community Q&A

04.03.12 - Chris Faylor

Want to know more about Aliens: Colonial Marines and our plans for PAX East? Check out this interview with AvPGalaxy and keep an eye out for more on Aliens: Colonial Marines later in the week!