Here at Gearbox, we love our fans and their incredible cosplay. Check out the video above to see a compilation of some of the amazing Borderlands cosplayers in our community found at Gamescom 2014, Dragoncon 2014, MCM Comiccon 2014, and PAX South 2015.
For a full list of the cosplayers featured in the video, check out the description on YouTube.
Thanks for being the best fans in the business!
Borderlands: The Fall of Fyrestone #8: Tannis & The Vault Part 4, written by Gearbox's own Mikey Neumann, is now available!
You can pick it up at your local comic book store, or get the Kindle version straight from Amazon!
If you missed any of the previous issues, check out the back catalog right here.
Today was the 2015 Gearbox Software Bake-Off! As the saying goes, many will enter, few will win. Those brave enough to enter the arena and walk away victorious will be adored by many and bestowed with rare treasures like a Spider-Man cookie jar.
Presenting your 2015 Gearbox Software Bake-Off Champions:
- Studio's Choice -- Kevin D. -- Bananas with Bananas
- Best Miscellaneous Dessert -- Tiffany H. -- Loot Fruit
- Best Cookies -- Kyle B. -- Salt & Pepper with Jam Cookies
- Best Cake -- Ryan S. -- Lemon Cupcakes
And we leave you with the (not so) bloody aftermath:
New Vaygr ship models from Homeworld Remastered Collection have recently been added for viewing on Sketchfab!
We're on the lookout for the ultimate Borderlands fan! Enter Handsome Jack's Loot Contest by making a video that shows us just how psycho you are for Borderlands! One lucky winner will walk away with one-of-a-kind golden Borderlands furniture set and custom Claptrap mini-fridge!
Make sure you follow these three easy steps when making your submission:
1) Create a video on why you deserve Jack’s Loot. Make sure to identify your Twitter handle. (90 seconds maximum)
2) Upload the video to YouTube, Vine, or Instagram
3) Post the link to the video on your Twitter account with #JackLoot and #Contest
Click here for official contest rules. Entries can be made through 5/4/2015 at 10AM PST. Judging panel will judge based on creativity and enthusiasm for the Borderlands franchise. Contest is U.S. only.
Today, Ubisoft and Gearbox Software announced that Homeworld Remastered Collection for Windows PC will be available for sale as a boxed retail version on May 7, 2015 across EMEA territories. This new edition will bring the refreshed immersive experience to the fans of the series.
With the guidance of the original creators and the support of a passionate fan community, Ubisoft and Gearbox Software deliver one of the most iconic real-time strategy games to modern players while preserving the spirit of the beloved 1999 and 2003 originals.
Previously only available via digital distribution, the retail collection includes Homeworld and Homeworld 2, painstakingly remastered by Gearbox Software with high-res textures and models, new graphical effects, 4K resolution support and more in cooperation with key members of the original development team.
As a free bonus, Homeworld Remastered Collection also includes the original versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 with compatibility updates, preserving the purest form of the original releases. Anyone who purchases Homeworld Remastered Collection will also receive free access to the Homeworld Remastered Steam Multiplayer Beta.
The retail version of Homeworld Remastered Collection also includes additional bonus items, including digital versions of the Homeworld Remastered Soundtrack and Homeworld 2 Remastered Soundtrack plus a digital art book.
For more information, please visit http://www.homeworldremastered.com/.
Our friends over at Telltale Games put together an awesome set of Tales from the Borderlands cosplay reference guides! We can't wait to more see Fionas, Rhyses (Rhysii?), Vaughns and Sashas joining the Borderlands cosplay family! As always, we love seeing your work, so tweet us your complete or in-progress shots at @GearboxSoftware.
There's never a shortage of Borderlands community art, and we're super excited to see characters Tales from the Borderlands making their way into the mix! Check out this week's art round-up that includes "Enhance!" by AnArtistCalledRed (pictured above) and more after the jump.
Community items for Homeworld Remastered Collection are now available on Steam!
This includes badges, trading cards, profile backgrounds and emoticons! You'll be able to earn up to six badges including a foil badge, up to seven trading cards, up to six profile backgrounds, and up to six emoticons!
If you want to know more about how these items work, find out more information on Steam's Community Site.
The Art of Homeworld showcases the beauty of Homeworld Remastered Collection with elaborate drawings of ships, level concepts, and scenes from the animatics and is now available through Amazon.com! Click the link below to purchase the The Art of Homeworld on Amazon:
Note that these art books will also be coming to Amazon Canada, United Kingdom, and Japan soon! Keep an eye on the Homeworld Twitter and Homeworld Facebook accounts for updated information as it becomes available.
Homeworld has long had a reputation among real-time strategy enthusiasts as one of the most challenging, immersive, and epic games of its genre. Now at last the stunning development art that made the game an influential piece of sci-fi design history is available for the world to see. The Art of Homeworld is curated by original creators Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz, and contains many drawings which have been scanned for the first time from the artists' personal archives. Also included are stories and information about the game gathered from exclusive interviews with Rob and Aaron. The Art of Homeworld is a worthy addition to the collection of any fan of the game or of sci-fi art in general.
Loyalty Rewards have been re-enabled for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection users on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! As a reward for playing either Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on previous-gen consoles, players will receive the following bonuses upon signing into SHiFT in The Handsome Collection:
- 75 Golden Keys
- A healthy chunk of Badass Rank
- Bonus character customizations
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- 75 Golden Keys
- A healthy chunk of Badass Rank
- Moonstones, bonus unique weapons, and character customizations*
You’ll want to restart your game to ensure the loyalty rewards are properly loaded.
Note: Loyalty rewards in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection can only be unlocked within the same console family on which you originally played Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Players will also have had to previously logged into SHiFT using the same account on Borderlands 2 or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on a previous generation console (PS3/Vita for PlayStation 4 players or Xbox 360 for Xbox One players) to receive rewards.
*These rewards will be available for redemption from the SHiFT Vending Machine in Concordia. Like all rewards received from the SHiFT Vending Machine, the loyalty reward weapons and moonstones can only be redeemed by one character -- choose wisely!
To clarify, in order to earn the rewards on PlayStation 4, you need to have played on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. To earn the rewards on Xbox One, you need to have played on the Xbox 360.
For help or assistance with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection or SHiFT, please visit http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.
An update for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on Xbox One is now live that allows users to successfully transfer Badass Ranks and customizations from their prior-gen save files.
Players will be prompted to download the update upon booting up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Click here for full update notes.
After updating, users will be able to transfer the Badass Ranks and customizations associated with their accounts to Borderlands: The Handsome Collection by re-downloading a game save using the "Cloud Save" feature in the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Main Menu.
Once this update is installed, players will be able to restore their Badass Rank and customizations while maintaining their current mission progress per the below:
- If the Badass Rank from your uploaded previous-gen character save is higher than your current Handsome Collection Badass Rank, your Badass Rank will be overwritten with the higher value.
- Customizations from your previous-gen character save will be added to your Handsome Collection account profile.
- Any mission progress you made prior to the update can be saved by selecting "Save As New" instead of "Overwrite" when re-downloading your save post-update.
If you have any questions about this, please visit http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.
Gearbox will host a panel this weekend at HavenCon, the first LGBTQIA geek and gaming convention in Texas!
Gearbox’s panel will take place on Saturday, April 4 from 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Central Time and will feature the studio’s own Randy Pitchford, Amanda Christensen, James Lopez, Amy Price, Chris Faylor, and Erica Stead!
HavenCon will run April 4th and 5th at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Austin, TX, with tickets available at the door. You can find more information on the official HavenCon site.
We hope to see you there!