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A new batch of hot fixes for Aliens: Colonial Marines is now rolling out on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3:

Aliens: Colonial Marines Hot Fixes
April 30, 2013

  • Adjusted "Recruit" difficulty to be easier.
  • Reduced Xeno Bludgeon skill stun duration from 1 second to .75 seconds
  • Xeno Heavy Chitin armor bonus decreased from 15% to 10%
  • Xenos are now more vulnerable to damage during 'Rage'
  • Xeno Rupture trait damage reduced
  • Lowered the horizontal and vertical reach of Xeno Rupture
  • Increased Xeno Enraged Pounce attack cool down from 2.5 seconds to 3 seconds
  • Reduced marine claymore damage

A hot fix is automatically applied at the "Press Start" screen when Aliens: Colonial Marines is connected to the internet. In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates. Hot fixes are not permanent -- they are temporarily stored in memory during the game session and lost upon exiting Aliens: Colonial Marines.

To ensure that you receive hot fixes, make sure that your system is connected to the internet when Aliens: Colonial Marines boots up. A hot fix differs from an update in that an update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once.

For more on hot fixes and updates to Aliens: Colonial Marines, keep an eye on the respective Knowledge Base article for your platform: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3.


Check out the exclusive Borderlands 2 customizations you can unlock via SHiFT by completing certain challenges in Poker Night 2 -- out now on PC / Steam and Xbox 360!

Keep an eye out for the PlayStation 3 version of Poker Night 2 on PSN beginning this week in North America!


Homeworld Acquisition and Plans

04.22.13 - Chris Faylor

Gearbox Software has prevailed as the highest bidder in the acquisition of the Homeworld franchise from THQ. Brian Martel, Gearbox Software's Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative game and personally spearheaded the acquisition.

Brian intends as first priority to direct Gearbox's interest to preserve and assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, Homeworld and Homeworld 2, with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms.

Please visit the Gearbox Software Forums to share with us and Brian what you think should be done with Homeworld moving forward. And, please try to get our attention if you have capability and interest to join the effort in developing or enabling Homeworld's future.


Borderlands 2 Software Update (4/18)

04.18.13 - Chris Faylor

A new update for Borderlands 2 is rolling out on PC and PlayStation 3 now and Xbox 360 soon, containing bug fixes and support for upcoming content including the character customizations that can be unlocked by playing the upcoming Poker Night 2.

Details on the update for each platform can be found below:

PC Update Information
Xbox 360 Update Information
PlayStation 3 Update Information

For help and support with Borderlands 2, visit or


Play Poker with Claptrap!

04.05.13 - Chris Faylor

Some of the biggest personalities in gaming, film, and animation are going all-in for Poker Night 2 on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and on PC and Mac from Steam. Learn more at!


Today's an exciting day for Borderlands 2 -- the Ultimate Upgrade Pack (which allows characters to gain 11 additional levels, pick up powerful new loot and more) and a new update (containing the new Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode, extra storage capacity and a variety of bug fixes) are out now on Xbox 360, Steam and PlayStation 3.

Details on the level cap increase, new mode and update can be found below:

Details on the Level Cap Increase
Introducing Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode
Borderlands 2 Update Notes

Don't forget there's more to come for Borderlands 2: Krieg the Psycho, a new playable character, arrives in May. After that, expect the fourth campaign add-on (included in the Season Pass) by the end of June!

And just in case you need some new gear to help level up, here are some celebratory SHiFT codes...

PC / Mac SHiFT Code for 5 Golden Keys in Borderlands 2:

Xbox 360 SHiFT Code for 5 Golden Keys in Borderlands 2:

PlayStation 3 SHiFT Code for 5 Golden Keys in Borderlands 2:

These codes will be active for longer than normal, but don't wait too long -- they will expire some day! To redeem, at the Borderlands 2 Main Menu select Extras then SHiFT Code.

For help and assistance with Borderlands 2 and / or SHiFT, visit


Borderlands 2 Update Notes

04.01.13 - Chris Faylor

A new update for Borderlands 2 will begin rolling out on April 2.

This update contains the new Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode and more storage space along with a variety of bug fixes. These include some changes that were previously available as hot fixes.

Exact details on the update for each platform can be found below:

PC Update Information
Xbox 360 Update Information
PlayStation 3 Update Information

Also available beginning April 2 will be the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack which allows characters to gain 11 additional levels and skill points as well as pick up new Pearlescent-tier weapons and "Ancient" E-Tech relics.

Exactly when the update and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack will begin rolling out depends on the platform, region and the timing of that particular service.