Yesterday was the Inside Gearbox Software panel at PAX Prime 2015! If you missed it, watch the panel on demand for the latest updates on Battleborn, Borderlands, and Homeworld -- along with a little bit of magic and a few surprises, too!
During the panel, we also announced Battleborn's upcoming Closed Technical Test phase. If you're interested in helping out with the testing, you can sign up here.
In this week's Community Roundup, we take a look at three new Gearbox Community Badasses and check out a beautiful piece of custom stained glass.
Community Badasses: Gogo Incognito, Mitsu Reiji, and EatThePath
Gearbox Community Badass is a new feature on our forums in which we recognize members of the community for the cool things they're doing. Anyone is eligible to be a Community Badass and over the past few weeks, and we've highlighted that by showcasing quite a diverse group of characters! Click the links to check out our features on Gogo Incognito (Cosplayer), Mitsu Reiji (Streamer), and EatThePath (Homeworld modder). If you'd like to nominate someone to be a Gearbox Community Badass, just contact Joe (JoeKGBX) on the forums!
Homeworld Stained Glass
One of the great things about the Gearbox community is all of the cool fan art art we get to see. Every piece is exciting and special in its own way, but every now and then, a piece pops up that is not only beautiful, but also functional! Reddit user StonedogTBSV recently shared a photo of a phenomenal Homeworld-themed stained glass that he created.
Stonedog a.k.a. Kenny Falconer told us that while he's new to the art of staining glass, he's a very experienced Homeworld player:
"I have only been making stained glass for a few months. I've always been an artist, and this was something I'd always wanted to get in to, but was a little daunted by the prospect." He added, "I have been playing Homeworld since 1999. I combined the two because the art design of the Homeworld series has been something I keep coming back to in my head. Even now, a good 15 or 16 years after I saw the first ships or artwork, I am still struck by how awesome they look. Nobody has ever managed to match it."
It’s that time of the year again -- the heat is starting to break, the leaves are thinking about what color they’d like to turn this fall, and a bunch of Gearboxers are heading to Seattle to hang with the community at PAX Prime!
We’ve got a lot in store for you this year with our partners at 2K and Telltale Games, including playable Battleborn game stations, a “Cospital” cosplay repair station, a Tales from the Borderlands Crowd Play event, and of course, the surprise-laden Inside Gearbox Software panel. You can find the full schedule below:
This is your opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Gearbox Software and get the latest news and updates from the makers of Borderlands, Battleborn, Homeworld Remastered Collection, and more! We will have never-before-seen reveals, exclusives, and surprises, so don’t miss out! Note: these panels typically fill up, so arrive early!
This year’s panel will be hosted by two incredibly funny gentlemen of the Chainsawsuit: The Podcast, Kris Straub and Gearbox’s own Mikey Neumann!
We also think we can do something super rad if enough Battleborn cosplayers show up to the panel!
If you can’t make it live, have no fear! The Inside Gearbox Software panel will be broadcasted live on the Official Gearbox Software Twitch channel.
Gearbox Autograph Sessions – 5:30-7:30 PM – Friday, August 28 – Queue Room
Gather your posters, game boxes, cosplay props (or whatever else you’d like to get signed) and join us in the Queue Room immediately following the Inside Gearbox Software Panel for an autograph session with the Gearbox team!
Join Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series devs and cast for a special "Crowd Play" event on Saturday, August 29th at 8:30pm, where we'll be playing Episode 4: 'Escape Plan Bravo' LIVE on a theater-style setup fit for Handsome Jack himself.
We'll need all 500 audience members to help us steer the decisions in this penultimate episode of the season, so come equipped with your shouty voice and ready to participate in an evening that should be loads of fun (and probably just a little bit ridiculous). Cosplay is welcomed, and fair warning: there will be giveaways!
Playable Battleborn Stations – Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31- Booth #1214
Come by the 2K Booth (#1214) to go hands-on with a story mode mission from our upcoming team-based shooter, Battleborn! Choose one of ten of the announced Battleborn heroes and fight through the frozen hellscape of Bliss with four friends.
While you’re there, don’t forget to take your photo with our larger-than-life Battleborn statue!
The Cospital – Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31 – Outside Main Hall
We’re setting up a triage station built to handle almost any cosplay emergency! Whether you need a changing room, want to mend some stitching, or just an extra line of hot glue, stop by and take advantage of our complimentary cosplay supply closet right outside of the main show floor.
We’ll also be holding various cosplay tutorials, contests, giveaways and more at the Cospital throughout the weekend, so come by frequently to see what’s going on. All are welcome!
The fourth episode of Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series arrives this week -- check out the trailer here!
The episode will be available Tuesday, August 18th on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It will also be available on Wednesday, August 19th on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360, and on Thursday, August 20th for compatible iOS and Android-based devices via in-app purchase.
A new update for Homeworld Remastered Collection should begin rolling out on Steam the afternoon of August 13, featuring improvements to chat, mod support, and miscellaneous bug fixes.
Details on this update can be found at the link below:
'Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series' Episode 4 - 'ESCAPE PLAN BRAVO', arrives for download beginning next week!
- Tues, August 18th - PC/Mac, PlayStation 4 & 3
- Wed, August 19th - Xbox One & 360
- Thurs, August 20th - iOS via the App Store, Android via Google Play & the Amazon.com Appstore
Battleborn, a new first-person shooter for every kind of badass will be available on February 9, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Command 25 unique heroes and save the universe from the brink of extinction! Fight alone or alongside friends, play story missions or mow down foes in competitive multiplayer matches.
Four new badasses enter the fray in this trailer: Ambra, Reyna, Mellka, and Benedict.
Rendain and his evil army must not be allowed to destroy the last star. Do you and your friends have what it takes to save it?
Follow the official Battleborn Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels for the latest news, updates, and content!
We're thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Aspyr to bring Homeworld Remastered Collection to Mac! Right now, the game is available to purchase directly through the Mac App Store, with a Steam version of the port coming down the road.
Have questions about the new release? Check out the Homeworld Remastered Collection Mac FAQ.
Battleborn descends on Gamescom this week and thousands of gamers in Cologne, Germany will be able to get their hands on the all-new hero-shooter! If you're attending, be sure to swing by Hall 6, booth #B10/11 and play the game!
We've also got some big reveals planned for the show -- in the form of four new badass heroes!
Keep an eye on the official Battleborn website and Facebook and Twitter pages for more info on these new badasses this week! Or, if you can't wait, Tweet at @Battleborn with #Peacekeepers, #Eldrid, #Jennerit, or #Rogue and tell us which character you're most interested in, and we might just reveal some details early!