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Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

Hi!  I'm Jeffrey “botman” Broome, one of the programmers that worked on Borderlands 2.  I'm back “Inside the Box” again to tell you about how an upcoming Borderlands 2 update will (among other things) bring a colorblind mode option to all platforms. Let's talk a little a bit about what being colorblind is, what it isn't, why some people are colorblind and other people aren't and what can be done in video games to help compensate for colorblindness.  Check it out and if you're not careful, you might learn something.

Up until several months ago, I, like probably many of you, didn't really know much at all about colorblindness.  I knew a small percentage of people (mostly males) had it, but didn't know much more beyond that.  First of all, the word “colorblind” is not an accurate description.  A better description would be “color vision deficiency”.  READ MORE...

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Hillary Jae as Gaige the Mecromancer with the XXX head and Isaac Arand as Dr. Zed.

 

Hello! It’s Lilith Lindwall (Gearbox Software Marketing Assistant) back with more on cosplay.  Last time I wrote about the general meaning of cosplay and about my experience making a Lilith costume. Near the end, I mentioned I would be looking for suggestions on materials and tutorials to help others and build a Borderlands cosplay guide. As fortune would have it, around that time I received an email from someone who was kind enough to contribute. So today I’d like to share with you a tutorial by cosplayer Hillary Jae (also known as Pippi), all about making Gaige’s robot arm.  

I adore Gaige.  She’s adorable, spunky, she has Deathtrap (who is one nifty/deadly robot) and who can forget that robot arm she uses to summon him.  It is one sick piece of engineering. (For those of you who don’t know how she acquired it - or just want to listen again - check out her ECHO logs here). Short of cutting off my own arm and learning robotic engineering, I was really puzzled on how to make it. That’s when I got am email from Hillary Jae, a Gaige cosplayer who wrote in to show us her, and her fiance Isaac’s (also known as Ix), cosplay (he was Dr. Zed). READ MORE...

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Claptrap + Dishonored = <3

01.17.14 - Claptrap

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Gearbox Studio Breakfast Day 2014

01.16.14 - Lilith Lindwall

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It’s Studio Breakfast day at Gearbox! This means everyone is now filled with bacon and crepes 

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Inside the Box: Alive and Supplied

01.06.14 - Keith Schuler

Inside the Box serves as a forum for individuals involved in the production of Gearbox Software content to share personal motives, methods, process and results. Gearbox Software projects are created by a diverse range of individuals spanning a spectrum of different backgrounds, interests, objectives and world views. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Gearbox Software or any of its individual members outside of the author.

In my previous Inside the Box article, I talked a little bit about Angel's intro, leading into Control Core Angel. In this article, I will touch on some of challenges we faced when implementing the battle itself. A word of warning: I'm going to be discussing some of the most spoilerific moments in Borderlands 2. So, more than just a Spoiler Alert, this is Spoiler DEFCON 1!

Ah, who am I kidding? If there was anything left to spoil by this point, Anthony Burch has already done it in his excellent Inside the Box articles. By the way, if you've missed any of those, you should be sure to go and check 'em out.

WARNING: THE EVENTS OF BORDERLANDS 2 ARE DISCUSSED BELOW

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