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Pre-Sequel Fan Art

04.30.14 - Jeff Skal

Since the announcement of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, we've been starting to see a ton of great fan art, like this awesome piece from arctg on Tumblr.

Have you created Pre-Sequel fan art? We'd love to see it. Share it on this forum thread and you may see it featured on an upcoming post!


Headshots from the Heart is an online telethon where a team of four players will play through as much Borderlands as they can in 24-hour period to raise money in support of Child’s Play.

The gaming marathon kicks off on Saturday, May 3rd and 12:30pm EST. For more information or to learn how you can support this awesome cause, head on over to the official site.


The 3rd Annual Gearbox Bake-Off

04.28.14 - Jeff Skal

Today was the Third Annual Gearbox Bake-Off!

This year's big winners (pictured left to right) were:

  • Best Cake: Rick Porter - "Dirty Lil Girl Scout Cakes"
  • Best Cookie: Erin Dudley - "Granny's Oatmeal Raisin w/ Cream Cheese Frosting"
  • Best Miscellaneous Dessert: Ian Davis & Family - "Cinnamon Roll Carmel Popcorn"
  • Studio's Choice*: Darron Shaffer - "Sad Cake"

* Studio's Choice was a close race this year, with equal votes for both Darron Shaffer's "Sad Cake" and Kirsten Kahler's "See** Salted-Caramel Brownies", with the tie-breaker ultimately crowning Sad Cake as the studio's winner!

** The brownies had candy eyes!


Homeworld Mothership Prototype

04.25.14 - Gearbox Staff

If you watched our PAX panel, you already know that we're planning to include a pretty badass Mothership statue in the Homeworld Remastered Collector's Edition. 

Earlier this week, we got a chance to see an early prototype of what that statue might look like. There are plenty of details that still might change, but here's a quick peek at Gearbox's Brian Martel and Stephen Cole checking out our first look.





Keep in mind that this is only a prototype. Plenty of revisions and corrections are still in the works, and colors haven't been finalized yet.

We'll keep you updated here as we make more progress! Until then, be sure to visit our Homeworld forums!


PAX East Panel Fan Art

04.24.14 - Jeff Skal

We recently showcased a collection of awesome fan art and cosplay during our PAX East 2014 panel. See it for yourself on Facebook.

This beautiful piece of work was brought to you by encogen.


Borderlands Psycho Makeup Tutorial

04.23.14 - Jeff Skal

We came across this badass psycho makeup tutorial yesterday on Kotaku. For more killer guides, be sure to check out MadeYewLook’s YouTube page!


Borderlands 1 PC Online Service Update

04.22.14 - Gearbox Staff

2K will be keeping Borderlands 1 PC online service alive!

2K is committed to ensuring that Borderlands 1 PC owners can continue to play online. After the shutdown of GameSpy servers on May 31, 2K will be transitioning Borderlands 1 PC online service over to Steamworks, continuing what has been over four years of online co-op support! For full details, visit the 2K blog.


Inside Gearbox Software PAX East Panel

04.18.14 - Gearbox Staff

This year's Inside Gearbox Software panel is now available on demand! Catch up with the latest happenings at Gearbox Software via the links below:


PAX East 2014 Recap

04.17.14 - Gearbox Staff

If you weren’t able to make it to PAX East this year, we’ve got you covered! At the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel booth, Gearbox fans were able to get a first look at live gameplay and take a photo with Handsome Jack!

As usual, Borderlands cosplayers were out in full force! To see more awesome cosplayers, as well as other pics from the show, check out our PAX East album on Facebook.

This is what the inside of the moon looked like, where fans were able to see live Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel gameplay.

 For more coverage of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, check out some of the articles that you may have missed:


Announcing Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

04.09.14 - Gearbox Staff

The wait is finally over for a new game in the Borderlands universe! We’re launching you to Pandora’s moon for the first time in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, currently being co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia, and available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC later this fall. 

Set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, you’ll play as four all-new character classes fighting alongside Handsome Jack, witnessing his transformation into the ruthless tyrant you loved to hate in Borderlands 2, and assisting with the rise of the Hyperion Corporation. The signature shoot ‘n’ loot gameplay of the Borderlands series expands with the addition of low-gravity and oxygen-powered jetpack combat, the icy ‘Cryo’ elemental damage type, the deadly laser weapon class, and new vehicles to help you explore the diverse lunar landscape.

The four new playable character classes are all familiar faces from the Borderlands universe: Athena the Gladiator (The Secret Armory of General Knoxx), Wilhelm the Enforcer (the robotic badass of Borderlands 2), Nisha the Lawbringer (The Sheriff of Lynchwood in Borderlands 2), and yes, even Claptrap the Fragtrap (from just about everywhere... unfortunately).

Bonus: Those attending PAX East this weekend will be able to get a first-hand look at Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at the 2K booth! And if you're there, you won't want to miss the Inside Gearbox Software Panel on Sunday at 10:30am!

As always, keep an eye out on the following channels to stay up-to-date with the latest news and content:



Borderlands 2 for Vita will be hitting shelves as part of a Limited Edition PlayStation Vita Bundle on May 6th, and digitally on PlayStation Store and at retailers nationwide on May 13!

Head over to the PlayStation blog for more details.


8-Bit Salute Charity Gameathon

04.04.14 - Gearbox Staff

Gearbox Software is teaming up with fans in support of Operation Supply Drop’s third annual 8-Bit Salute gameathon!

Operation Supply Drop is a non-profit military gaming charity that sends awesome real-world gaming loot to members of the United States Armed Forces and her allies deployed to Afghanistan, conducting humanitarian missions across the globe or recovering in military hospitals in the states.

Join some awesome Gearbox community members in a 24-hour gaming marathon starting at 9:00am ET on Saturday, May 17! Show your support by making a donation and hopping into one or more of the following streams during the event:

We’ve also heard a rumor that Team Gearbox streamers will be holding some pretty cool giveaways throughout the gameathon – so be sure to check in as often as possible!

Donations are open now! For more information, visit

The following streamers have also pledged support for Team Gearbox during the event: