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Sega pins Aliens: Colonial Marines marketing mishaps on Gearbox

After Aliens: Colonial Marines publisher Sega moved to settle a class-action lawsuit to the tune of $1.25 million in August for alleged false advertising for the game, it shifted the blame for the game's marketing issues to Gearbox Software, according to court documents obtained by Game Informer....

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3D Realms withdraws lawsuit against Gearbox

3D Realms has withdrawn its lawsuit against Gearbox. Filed in June, the lawsuit alleged that Gearbox blocked an independent audit to document royalties earned from Duke Nukem Forever. The original Duke Nukem developer sought $2 million in the lawsuit, but has now dropped the case entirely. In a...

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Homeworld: Shipbreakers drops free-to-play business model

Homeworld: Shipbreakers has abandoned its free-to-play business model in favor of a "proper commercial release," tweeted Gearbox president Randy Pitchford. At PAX, Pitchford announced that Gearbox software would be lending the Homeworld brand to what was then titled Hardware: Shipbreakers. Until...

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Gearbox confirms two new IPs for next-gen consoles

At PAX Prime this past weekend, Borderlands series developer Gearbox Software revealed that it is working on two new franchises for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. "A lot of people know that there are new consoles coming," Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford explained. "Gearbox is in development on a...

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Borderlands 2 DLC and bumped level cap coming this fall

Borderlands 2 will get a new DLC pack this fall, Gearbox announced at PAX Australia. The Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 will include the Digistruct Peak Challenge map and 11 levels. It also comes with a bumped level cap of 72, all for about $5. According to OXM, studio head Randy Pitchford...

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More Borderlands 2 DLC on the way, Pitchford says

In a recent episode of the Nerdist podcast, Gearbox head Randy Pitchford said the studio isn't calling it quits on Borderlands 2 DLC. "We are going to do more, we are going to do some other things. I don't have details exactly of it yet cause we're not ready to announce what the other things...

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Sega and Gearbox targeted in Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit

Gearbox Software and Sega have both been named in a class action lawsuit alleging that the two companies knowingly misrepresented Aliens: Colonial Marines in trade show demos. After the game was released to negative reviews, some players and critics claimed the game's trailers and demonstrations...

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Pitchford: Borderlands 2 has '100% chance' of level cap increase this year

Gearbox President Randy Pitchford has been less than excited about raising the level cap on Borderlands 2 in the past, saying that raising the level 50 limit on the title might just "break the game." But as hard as the task will be, Pitchford has confirmed Gearbox will do it, predicting on Twitter...

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Hit List Q&A: Randy Pitchford, Gearbox Software President

In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford. A note from the AIAS:Randy Pitchford is co-founder,...

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Gearbox boss on an industry inching toward the 'holodeck'

Despite striking gold, once again, with the Borderlands series, Gearbox isn't sitting back to watch accolades and sales numbers pile up. Having recently released Borderlands 2, the Texas-based team now turns to focus on supporting that game with additional content, and on completing the team's next...

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