Gearbox Software will be at GaymerX! Join members of the team as they discuss how they've tried to make their games more inclusive, and how they can go further in the future at the Gearbox Software's GaymerX Spectacular panel! The panel will be held from 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PT on Friday, July 11. Space is limited, so RSVP now on the official panel page.
GaymerX attendees will also have the opportunity to go hands-on for the first time with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
After the last batch sold out in mere hours, Swag-Filled Diamond Plate Loot Chests are back in stock again on Amazon. Each loot chest comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a Halloween-style Goliath mask, 20 Legendary loot cards with SHiFT codes to unlock the items in game, and more!
Quantities are limited, so don't miss your chance to own this rad piece of Borderlands 2 memorabilia!
The always stellar Borderlands~The French Group cosplay team showed off some work-in-progress Wilhelm, Athena, and Nisha outfits at a 2K showcase event over the weekend. If these are only prototypes, we can't wait to see the finished products!
The Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack is back by popular demand! Subscribe to Gearbox Software on Twitch and unlock the digital bonus pack, which includes the exclusive in-game Borderlands 2 Community Day 2013 heads and skins!
The Digital Bonus Pack gets you:
- Access to our HD stream on Twitch
- Borderlands 2 SHiFT codes to unlock special in-game Community Day 2013 heads and skins*
- Free download of Homeworld Remastered and Homeworld Classic**
- Beta access to an unannounced Gearbox Software title***
Starting today, loads of Gearbox Software games and downloadable content are deeply discounted as part of the Steam Summer Sale! Discounts may vary from day to day, so keep an eye on your favorite titles throughout the sale (June 19 to June 30) to maximize your savings!
Some titles on sale include:
Here are some more of our recent favorite fan creations from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
and this excellent Pre-Sequel Handsome Jack from sometimes squishy on tumblr:
As always, we'd love to see your creations based on a Gearbox Software works! Share them over on the official forums.
Last month, Gearbox worked alongside some members of the community in support of Operation Supply Drop's 8-Bit Salute Charity event. This year's event raised over $300,000 that will go toward sending video game care packages to soliders overseas or recovering in military hospitals.
Last week, we received a curious package with an American flag inside. After careful inspection, we were extremely honored to discover that Major Neal B. Sheeran of the USAF, currently stationed at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, had flown this flag in an A-10 "Warthog" honor of the community's support of the troops during the fundraising event.
The flag will soon be properly displayed, alongside the official certificate, on the walls of the Gearbox Software studios. Thank you, Major Sheeran for the amazing gift, and to everyone in the community who helped make this year's 8-Bit Salute a success!
Now that E3 has come and gone, we've rounded up some of the highlights from the show, including the first ever hands-on previews of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and first impressions of Telltale Games' Tales from the Borderlands:
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Hands-On Previews
- What's Old is New Again in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
"Space walking over enemies' heads, and raining elemental death down upon them before ground pounding them into the next zipcode has me ready to take at least one more new character to the level cap."
- E3 2014: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Butt Stomping on the Moon
"The level design rewarded exploration of my new jump abilities by providing hidden loot and sniping perches at high, out-of-theway locations."
- How Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Offers Low-Gravity Thrills Without Punishment
"Gun fighting on the moon isn't the most practical thing, but for a franchise like Borderlands – filled with robots, mystical powers and a surprising number of lovable psychos – it's a snug fit."
- 8 Minutes of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel's Low-Gravity Action
"The entire time, I could only think one thing: holy shit, Borderlands is massive."
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Shoots for the Moon!
"Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ought to give fans of the original games just what they're looking for: more of the fantastic formula they love, with enough twists and new angels to keep things fresh and tasty."
- Co-oping Through Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
"I flew over guys and did the new buttsotmp down on them a whole lot."
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Played at E3
"The beam weapon in the demo acted less like a Star Wars blaster and more like the Ghostbusters' proton gun. Wild arcing waves would dance around uncontrollably, making the extremely powerful weapon enjoyably unpredictable."
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Arms You With Shields and Robot Parts
"All the shooting-and-looting goodness of the first two games is here, and this time, it's in SPAAAAAAAAAAACE."
- E3 Live Show Roundup
Tales from the Borderlands Previews
- Tales from the Borderlands Preview: Telltale's Storytelling is Worth a Return Trip to Pandora
"Telltale also seems deeply devoted to mining the Borderlands lore for cool characters and backstory, which is something I didn't know I cared about until today."
- E3 2014: Telltale Walks Us Through Tales from the Borderlands
"We walked out of the room with a keen sense of anticipation for Tales from the Borderlands' release along with a genuine smile on our face from the humour that runs beneath the narrative."
- Telltale Tells the Tale of Two Tales in Tales from the Borderlands
"I talked to Telltale's Richard Iggo about what else is different this time around. (Spoiler: Loot. Lots of loot.)"
- Tales from the Borderlands Preview – Life After Handsome Jack
"Telltale does a good job at recreating the wild, desolate world. A dead bandit hangs from a signpost with his head in a noose and everybody has a watchful eye, yearning for more loot and forcefully trying to obtain it."
- Tales from the Borderlands Preview – The Ultimate He-said, She-said
"Fear not, for Gearbox Software has opened the vault to the team of Telltale Games, and what the two of them has done is... well... badass."
- Tales from the Borderlands' Choices Are Anything But Moral
"The choices are still choices, but they're hardly 'moral.' Instead, you're choosing between two hilariously awesome choices."
- 'Nasty, Complicated' Choice Design in Tales from the Borderlands
"In Tales from the Borderlands, for example, you won't be seeing choices such as 'do you loot, or do you not loot,' Bruner said. In Borderlands, the answers is always loot."
- Tales from the Borderlands Preview – Borderlands Like Never Before
"Games of show. Calling it right now. Stop everything. Stop caring about your Zombie Shoot Fest 7s or your Fight Man Epic Quest 12s. Tales from the Borderlands is one of the most awesome games that I have seen so far."
- Tales from the Borderlands: Seen at E3 2014
"While it may be difficult for Borderlands fans to conceive of a series entry without direct shooting, it should come as a pleasant surprise for fans of the series' lore."
- Hands off with Rhys in Episode One
"...it looks very Telltale in the sense that your choices matter, but it also feels very Borderlands as well, with loot, jokes, and explosions."
Members of the press are getting a first look at Telltale Games' upcoming episodic adventure series, Tales from the Borderlands at E3 2014! See what some of them are saying about the hands-off preview:
- "Telltale tells two tales in Tales from the Borderlands." - Destructoid
- "The ultimate he-said, she-said." - Game Revolution
- "Tales from the Borderlands - The Art of Lying." - IGN
- "Tales from the Borderlands allows Telltale to finally have fun with people killing each other." - Ben Kuchera, Polygon
- "Tales from the Borderlands' choices are anything but moral." - Gamesradar
A new set of screenshots was also released along with the preview at E3. Click here to check them out!
The Videogame History Museum is at E3 with some awesome blasts from the past like this:
The Videogame History Museum is a nonprofit charity that was established to document, preserve, and archive the history of the videogame industry. To learn more about the VGHM and how you can help or donate, please visit vghmuseum.org.
You can check out some more photos from The Videogame History Museum exhibit over on our Facebook page!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel blasts off on October 14, 2014 in North America and October 17, 2014 worldwide for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC!
Pre-order now to get access to the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit at release!
Gearbox’s four partners – Randy Pitchford, Brian Martel, Steve Jones and Stephen Bahl – took some time out of their busy schedules this week to play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
The guys were able to provide valuable feedback to the team, plus they had fun checking out the new characters and low gravity hijinks. For more, you can follow Randy and Brian on Twitter in case they decide to share some of their thoughts soon!