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Blackbird Interactive's CEO Rob Cunningham and Lead Designer Rory McGuire sat down with IGN and GameSpot to give you a first look at gameplay from Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Check out the two-part series below:

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is coming to Windows PC on January 20. Pre-order now on Steam and receive a FREE copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-orders.

For the latest news and updates on Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, follow Homeworld on Facebook and Twitter.

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Get an intimate look at the creation of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and learn how the team at Blackbird Interactive brought the feeling of Homeworld to the deserts of Kharak in this new behind-the-scenes developer diary!

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is coming to Windows PC on January 20. Pre-order now on Steam and receive a FREE copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-orders.

For the latest news and updates on Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, follow Homeworld on Facebook and Twitter.

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The world is at war. But there is hope -- an object has been detected deep in the Great Banded Desert. Learn more about the expedition that started it all in this new story trailer for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a new ground-based RTS prequel to Homeworld coming to Windows PC on January 20, 2016. Pre-order Deserts of Kharak on Steam and receive a copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection for free! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Deserts of Kharak order!

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Happy New Year from the Borderlands Team!

Use these SHiFT Codes to unlock The Machine sniper rifle in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Act fast as these codes won't be around forever!

  • PC / Mac / Linux: W5KBJ-H9FX3-TBTJ3-T3J3T-RRCTS 
  • Xbox One or Xbox 360: CKWJT-HZK39-CKXJX-CR3JB-3WSZB
  • PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3: KC5JB-JT6RW-96B5J-SBWBT-CCJ9F

To redeem, at the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Main Menu select ‘Extras’ then SHiFT Code, or enter the code directly into the SHiFT Vending Machine in Concordia.

For help and assistance with SHiFT and / or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, visit: http://support.gearboxsoftware.com/

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Happy Mercenary Day 2015!

12.22.15 - Jeff Skal

Join the Mercenary Day celebration in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with new festive customizations and Ol' Painful assault rifle!

Use these SHiFT Codes below to unlock your Mercenary Day gifts -- act fast though, as these codes won't be active forever!

  • PC / Mac / Linux: WC5T3-TJSXJ-JTTTT-3J3BT-669ZF
  • Xbox One or Xbox 360: WK53B-5BXBS-WWXTF-K6JJT-5C656
  • PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3: WK53B-5BXFK-ZXTWB-S3KJT-5C6ZT

To redeem, at the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Main Menu, select 'Extras' then SHiFT Code, or enter the code directly into the SHiFT Vending Machine in Concordia.

Rumors are also circulating that the elusive kraggon, Odjurymir, has been spotted in the lava caves of Serenity's Waste.*

*Internet connection and the latest hot fixes are required to spawn Odjurymir. For help and assistance with SHiFT, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and / or hot fixes, visit http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.

 

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Gearbox Community Roundup - 12/22/2015

12.22.15 - Gearbox Staff

In this week's Community Roundup, we get in the holiday spirit with Brittani G.'s Mercenary Day decorations and visit where the karts live with T-Man! More after the jump.

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Save 65% on Homeworld Remastered Collection during the Steam Winter Sale from December 22 through January 4!

Don't forget: Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will receive 20% off their pre-order of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak!

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Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Software invite you to visit the deserts of Kharak in this new Homeworld story, where danger lurks behind every dune. Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is set for release on January 20th on Windows PC. 

The planet is dying, but deep in the southern sands of Kharak, an anomaly has been discovered. Could Kharak’s salvation lie in the desert? Led by chief science officer Rachel S’jet, the Coalition of the Northern Kiithid sends an expedition deep within enemy-controlled territory to investigate the finding, which could forever seal the fate of humanity. 

Pre-order now on Steam and receive a FREE copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-orders. 

Learn more about Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak at http://www.desertsofkharak.com.

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Quebec City, Quebec Canada, December 11, 2015– Gearbox Software today announced the formation of Gearbox Studio Quebec with the goal of enhancing Gearbox Software’s mission to entertain the world.

Gearbox Studio Quebec is now hiring game developers to join the Quebec City studio for its inaugural title growing to full AAA production capability through 2016.

 “We are fortunate that there is a lot of demand on us to deliver our brand of interactive entertainment within the powerful franchises we have at Gearbox Software and the challenge for us is growing to meet this demand,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software.  “As part of our strategy we have already successfully built an expanded all new headquarters in Frisco, Texas . We now look ahead to another key and exciting step which is our commitment towards our all-new Gearbox Studio Quebec where we strive to team up with some incredible talent in the world of video game development outside of Texas to help us build fun and exciting video games within our tent-pole brands.”

Gearbox Software has been headquartered in Texas for over 16 years and partnered with companies around the globe. This is the very first Gearbox Software Studio created which is a testament to the confidence in the partnership.

Sebastien Caisse, Ph.D. will act as Co-Studio Head and Director of Operations. Sebastien has acted as business development director at Quebecor Media as well as business development manager and writer at Squeeze Animation. In those positions he has worked with Sony, Microsoft, and CBS among others.

Pierre-Andre Dery will be Co-Studio Head and Studio Creative Director. Previously Art Director at Activision, where he worked on Skylanders and The Amazing Spider-Man, he has also worked on the visual development of more than 30 console titles at Volta, notably contributing to Farcry, Deus Ex and World of Warcraft.

"Thanks to Randy and his gifted team in Texas, we are designing a truly unique studio from the ground up in order to enhance Gearbox’s ability to entertain the world with best-selling, larger than life experiences. To be able work for such a storied independent game studio as Gearbox is a great honor," says Gearbox Studio Quebec’s Co-Studio Head Sebastien Caisse.

Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for award winning, best-selling video games developed for all major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and headquartered near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the critically acclaimed, award winning Brothers in Arms franchise and the record-breaking, genre-setting Borderlands franchise. In addition to having developed video games in some of the world's greatest video game brands, including Half-Life and Halo, Gearbox Software has also acquired and produced content for powerful, landmark intellectual property including Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox Software’s success has been supported through many key and mutually beneficial business relationships with the world's greatest video game platform and publishing partners including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve/Steam, Apple and Take-Two/2K.

All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

If you would like more information about the studio, please visit http://quebec.gearboxsoftware.com and for general PR inquiries please use pr@gearboxsoftware.com

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It's been an incredible year for Tales from the Borderlands and one helluva ride for Telltale, Gearbox, and the tremendous cast of the series. The journey simply would not have been possible without the passion of the amazing fan-base that played all year long, fueling the team in creating a tour across Pandora that went to the stars and back... and perhaps even beyond.

In this video, hear some parting words from the development teams and cast as they share their thoughts on the series looking back on the adventure.

If you've yet to dive into the series, the video is SPOILER-FREE, and don't forget that you can download the first episode for FREE on consoles and mobile.

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Save 15-25% on Borderlands gear during We Love Fine's Borderlands Holiday Sale! Use code BLFAN15 to save 15% on any order or BLFAN25 to save 25% on orders over $75.

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Toby the Destroyer

Today at PlayStation Experience 2015, Randy Pitchford jumped on stage to give attendees a first look at one of the oddest, cutest, and most fearsome playable heroes you've yet to see in game: Toby -- an adorable penguin in a hulking mech suit!

You'll be able to go hands on with Toby for the first time during Battleborn's upcoming open beta on PlayStation 4!

Open Beta Coming in 2016

Battleborn's Open Beta is coming next year to PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One -- and PlayStation 4 players will receive early access to the beta! 

We also announced that PlayStation 4 Open Beta testers will receive a bonus 26th Battleborn hero for free as special thank you for participating. This hero will be free (when it releases sometime after Battleborn launches on May 3, 2016) to PlayStation 4 users who participated in the test. Note that to qualify for the reward, PS4 players will need to log in to the purchased version of Battleborn using the same SHiFT account they played with during the Open Beta!

The 26th character will not be exclusive to PlayStation 4, but will be free to PS4 Open Beta testers.

You can find even more info on today's PlayStation Experience announcements over on the official Battleborn blog.

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Gearbox Community Roundup - 12/4/2015

12.04.15 - Gearbox Staff

In this week's Community Roundup, we explore an interactive fan creation by Klopotinsha and get into character over on /r/BorderlandsRP. Read more after the jump!

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The Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition is now available! Get yours before they're gone from GameStop or the 2K Store.

In addition to featuring a dapper, app-controlled "Gentleman" Claptrap unit, complete with stylish mustache, top hat, and monocle, the new edition also includes the critically acclaimed Handsome Collection -- featuring both the Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel games, alongside all add-ons, campaigns, playable character packs, level cap upgrades, combat arenas, and character customization packs!*

*Includes all available downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as of March 24, 2015. Internet connection as well as a PlayStation Network account or an account on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft is required to download certain add-on content.

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Starting today, Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are now included with the PlayStation Now subscription on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3! Check out the full announcement over on the official PlayStation Blog.

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ONE DAY ONLY! Save 25% store-wide during the official Gearbox Store's Cyber Monday Sale! Pre-sale and deposit items are excluded.

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Shopping for a Gearbox fan (or yourself!) this weekend? Don't miss our Black Friday deals! Score $15 t-shirts and take 25% off hoodies now through Sunday, November 29 while supplies last!

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Channel your inner Wattle Gobbler with new fall-themed customizations (and bonus Boomacorn shotgun) for your Vault Hunters in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Act fast as these codes won't be around forever!

  • PC/Mac/Linux: W5KJT-X9W65-9R3KJ-HJCJ3-W3JZ6
  • Xbox One/Xbox 360: W5KJT-X9W39-5K6JR-CRBJ3-W3JS3
  • PlayStation 4/PlayStation 3: CKWJT-HZK65-HRTKT-HJ5JB-3WSTH 

To redeem, at the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Main Menu select ‘Extras’ then SHiFT Code, or enter the code directly into the SHiFT Vending Machine in Concordia. For help and assistance with SHiFT and / or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, visit: http://support.gearboxsoftware.com/

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Pick up a digital copy of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for $30 (or $24 for Gold members) during the Xbox Store's Black Friday sale! Act fast, the sale ends Monday, November 30!

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