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Full name: Gearbox Software
Established: Jan 1999

Gearbox Software was founded in January of 1999 by a group of experienced 3d game artists, designers and engineers in Dallas, TX. The developers at Gearbox Software have contributed to many of the most acclaimed franchises in interactive entertainment - including Civilization, Duke Nukem 3d, Quake, Half-Life, James Bond 007, Counter-Strike, Doom, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Halo: Combat Evolved.

Gearbox Software is an award-winning developer of interactive entertainment responsible for best-selling titles on all major gaming platforms. By employing the industry’s most talented people and using proven production methods Gearbox creates games that are technologically advanced, creative and above all, fun to play.

Gearbox Software LLC is based in Plano, Texas and currently employs over 30 people. The company’s amazing growth and string of best-selling products can be attributed to a philosophical commitment to quality in both work environment and product development.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Gearbox 's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1999 title, "Half-Life: Opposing Force" (PC).

The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, PSVita, Wii U, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, PS2, PSP, Xbox and Mac. Of these, "Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30" (Xbox), "Halo: Combat Evolved" (PC), "Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway" (PC), "Aliens: Colonial Marines" (PC), "Borderlands 2" (PC) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2019 release "Borderlands 3" (Xbox One).

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03 May 2013

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01 May 2013

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23 Apr 2013

Massive Aliens: Colonial Marines Patch Goes Live News

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21 Mar 2013

Gearbox Teases New Borderlands 2 DLC Character News

Should be coming soon.

11 Mar 2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines - "Primary Development Outsourced to TimeGate Studios" News

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12 Feb 2013

Borderland 2 Character is Not Racist says Borderlands 2 Owner News

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04 Feb 2013

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11 Dec 2012

Gearbox Explains Why Borderlands is Not on Wii U News

No "natural, obvious" way to take advantage of the hardware.

27 Nov 2012

Borderlands Making its Way to Apple News

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22 Oct 2012

Gearbox Planning Non-Season Pass DLC for Borderlands 2 News

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24 Sep 2012

Gearbox Uses Common Sense, Adds Playable Females to Aliens: Colonial Marines News

Both in single-player campaign and the multiplayer.

03 Sep 2012

Gearbox: Borderlands Could Go Beyond Pandora News

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20 Jul 2012

Wii U Version of Aliens: Colonial Marines "Has So Much More to Offer" News

A "unique and compelling experience" over its PS3 and 360 counterparts.

29 Mar 2012

Aliens: Colonial Marines Delayed Yet Again News

You've got to feel sorry for SEGA at this point.

27 Jan 2012

Gearbox: Half-Life 2 Would Review as Badly as Duke Nukem Forever News

Gearbox makes dumb comparisons on Duke Nukem review scores

04 Nov 2011

Duke Nukem 3D Remake on Indefinite Hold News

Gearbox still approves of the project, team moving to other opportunities.

29 Sep 2011

Borderlands 2 Collectors Edition Contents - You Decide News

Branded shirt? Actual bullets? Gearbox want your input.

09 Sep 2011

Gearbox Not Giving Up on Duke Nukem News

DLC and a new game...

31 Aug 2011

Rumour: Duke Nukem Set for Gearbox Reboot News

There may be life in the old duke yet

22 Aug 2011

Pitchford Compares Borderlands 2 Leak with News of the World Phone Hacking News

Time for some perspective all round.

04 Aug 2011

Gearbox Confirms Borderlands 2 is 'In Development' News

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03 Aug 2011

Gearbox Pitchford: Customers Sometimes Don't Want Quality News

At last - an honest assessment of the industry

17 Jun 2011

Duke Nukem Demo for June - But You Must Pre-Order News

Try before you buy dies...

17 May 2011

Pitchford: Most Gaming Heroes Now are Pussies News

The Duke "doesn't have any problems."

12 May 2011

Duke Nukem Forever Trailer: Pixelated Boobs News

Look! Look! Virtual girlies! Look!

08 Apr 2011

Ubisoft vs Gearbox vs Valve on Digital Delivery News

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15 Mar 2011

Gearbox: Gears, CoD, Halo are "Shades of Brown" News

All the competitors are living in Brown Town.

11 Feb 2011

Gearbox Confirms Borderlands 2 News

But what about Duke Nukem?

10 Feb 2011

Gearbox Pitchford: Cancelled Duke Nukem Broke My Heart News

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08 Oct 2010

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07 Sep 2010

Duke Nukem Forever Coming in 2011 News

It's aliiiiiiiive!

06 Sep 2010

2K's Big Announcement: See if it's Duke Nukem Here News

Footage streamed here

03 Sep 2010

Gearbox Software Calls Out Stuart Black News

Or, "guy who sh*ts on everyone else's games, can't finish his own."

20 Jul 2010

Gearbox Cools Valve Feud News

Pitchford "I love Valve"

26 Feb 2010

Gearbox Looking at 'Borderworlds' MMO? News

Possible sequel or side-project to Borderlands in the works?

04 Dec 2009

Gearbox: Blade Runner Game, Too Expensive News

Studio needed to spend 25 million dollars on the project.

17 Nov 2009

Tripwire: Steam Does Not Exploit Developers News

John Gibson argues against Gearbox's Valve comments.

13 Oct 2009

Gearbox President: I Don't Trust Valve News

Randy Pitchford readies the pitchforks.

08 Oct 2009

Xbox 360 Achievements: Add 40k Sales! News

Gearbox tells it like it is

07 Oct 2009

No Gearbox for Halo Nibble

30 Jul 2009

Bioshock Publisher Steps Into Borderlands News

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17 Aug 2007

Philips amBX Signs Up More Developers News

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25 Jul 2007

Gearbox Confirms Wii Support. Brothers in Arms Likely News

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27 Jul 2006

Ubisoft Get Into Gear With Brothers in Arms News

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14 Apr 2004

Halo Again News

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12 May 2003

Halo finally gets official PC status News

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15 Jul 2002

Gearbox Supremo On Half Life For Dreamcast News

Half-Life for Dreamcast question and answers with Gearbox Software Director Randy Pitchford.

12 Sep 2000

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