Careercow Randy Pitchford / DuvalMagic - Gearbox's magical fuck-up of a CEO, lost a USB drive full of porn.

Saladin

*makes gun do a 180*
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UPDATE: Randy is accused of, among other things, keeping a USB drive full of kiddy porn and hosting parties where adult men expose themselves to children.

Randy Pitchford
is the CEO of Gearbox Software, a company best known for titles such as Borderlands, Duke Nukem Forever, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and more recently, Battleborn: A game that flopped so hard it was on sale for $20 a week after it launched.
However, none of this makes Randy a lolcow. What makes him truly unique is his online presence on twitter and reddit, which can only be summed up as...bizarre.
Take, for example, his bizarre performance at PAX West last year, where he performed a song called "Nobody Likes a Bigot (Unless He's Crying)" because a twitter account called Science Porn posted a "sexist" joke tweet.
Recently however, his efforts seem to be focused on Battleborn, a subpar FPS/MOBA game released within a week of the hugely successful Overwatch. Battleborn, as of this writing, has a mere 245 active players, with an all time high of just over 12,000.
Randy has tried everything to get this game to sell, including, of course, advertising a rule34 subreddit.

Do note that the subreddit was only 6 hours old when Randy posted about it, and has only one active poster.

Prior to all of this, Randy was best known for lying through his teeth about Aliens: Colonial Marines, and getting into a spat with Jim Sterling, host of the Jimquisition. This led to many angry customers, and even a class action lawsuit being filed against Gearbox because of Randy's bullshit (which eventually fell through).



Relevant Media:
Randy Pitchford doesn't like being called a liar
Randy Pitchford has a new song and it's anti-GamerGate
Game Over Randy! (The Jimquisition)

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Liquid Kent

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So this is the guy responsible for Gearbox's image of "whenever a game flops, it isn't their fault, but when they succeed, they're the saviors of the game industry"?

I'm not sure if this guy has heard of the marketing department, because being a CEO and marketing your company and products along lines like this is... appalling, to say the least.
 

CleverJokeHere

Autistic Screeching About Monster Movies
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Fucker looks like the Nostalgia Critic in his twitter icon.

The only Gearbox game I played was the Aliens shooter. It was a pretty decent shooter when it wasn't glitchy as fuck. I vaguely remember during the advertising campaign though Gearbox jerking themselves off about how the game was a canon friendly masterpiece that Aliens fans would love for its authenticity. What a joke, the game treated the movie's lore like a cheap Brazilian hooker.
 

sogdiananhero

Nice try chris, we all know bob died of AIDS
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He claims to be a professional magician, and to be fair, he did make sega's money disappear in a pretty spectacular way.

Gearbox is an alright game developer. The Borderlands games are good in every way except for the Anthony Burch/Anthony Burch tier writing. I wonder if interacting with Burch is what turned Pitchford into such a faggot.

The story of battle born is funny and sad, it was an okay game that was ignored because it came out so close to Overwatch, Blizzard totally fucked these guys. It's like what happened to TitanFall 2.
 

Darwin Watterson

Holy fuck, the site looks like hot garbage now
True & Honest Fan
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New He claims to be a professional magician, and to be fair, he did make sega's money disappear in a pretty spectacular way.
This made me laugh a lot.

I've actually not been much of a follower of Gearbox. I had Borderlands but never got around to playing it. The only game of theirs I actually own and have played is Duke Nukem Forever which is garbage. But to be fair, it wasn't necessarily Gearbox's fault that it was garbage. They just polished 3D Realms' turd.

Speaking of Duke Nukem Forever, it's a testament to how little this Pitchford character cares about anything other than profit. There's no way that, after polishing the existing product, Pitchford could genuinely say "yup, looks good" and mean it. If he did, he did so without actually testing it. That fucking game was in development for almost fifteen years, so it's not like it'd matter if they took a year or two to re-work it and make it not suck.
 

Debrotherized Luigi

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I've actually not been much of a follower of Gearbox. I had Borderlands but never got around to playing it. The only game of theirs I actually own and have played is Duke Nukem Forever which is garbage. But to be fair, it wasn't necessarily Gearbox's fault that it was garbage. They just polished 3D Realms' turd.

Speaking of Duke Nukem Forever, it's a testament to how little this Pitchford character cares about anything other than profit. There's no way that, after polishing the existing product, Pitchford could genuinely say "yup, looks good" and mean it. If he did, he did so without actually testing it. That fucking game was in development for almost fifteen years, so it's not like it'd matter if they took a year or two to re-work it and make it not suck.
Ehhhh, Duke Nukem Forever is a case of "damned if they do, damned if they don't" on a variety of fronts. The game finally came out almost a hair's breath before the social justice movement turned its eyes onto the video gaming world. If Gearbox waited a year or two longer, it would've surely been a casualty of the post-Burch infected Gearbox and might not have gotten released at all. At the very least, it's a pretty safe bet that you'll not see a new Duke Nukem game for a long time, if ever again. Especially if Pitchford drank Burch's kool-aid.
 

Saladin

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Ehhhh, Duke Nukem Forever is a case of "damned if they do, damned if they don't" on a variety of fronts. The game finally came out almost a hair's breath before the social justice movement turned its eyes onto the video gaming world. If Gearbox waited a year or two longer, it would've surely been a casualty of the post-Burch infected Gearbox and might not have gotten released at all. At the very least, it's a pretty safe bet that you'll not see a new Duke Nukem game for a long time, if ever again. Especially if Pitchford drank Burch's kool-aid.
That's actually incorrect for a few reasons. First, I don't think Burch is directly responsible for Gearbox's massive shift towards social justice. That would imply that he has even a little bit of influence, which is impossible. I honestly think twitter is probably to blame. Secondly, Borderlands 2 was well into development when DNF was released, so even if he influenced them, it still had no effect on the release. And lastly, Gearbox seems to have plans for Duke Nukem games, sort of. They rereleased DN3D for the PS4 and Xbox One, with an entire new chapter which had weird SJW undertones in it. Just check out this screenshot:

All this leads me to believe Gearbox (and by extension, Randy) are trying to turn Duke Nukem into some sort of strawman to push an agenda, which kind of sucks.
 

Debrotherized Luigi

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All this leads me to believe Gearbox (and by extension, Randy) are trying to turn Duke Nukem into some sort of strawman to push an agenda, which kind of sucks.
I wouldn't be surprised if that's the case. You just know the moment Gearbox announces a new Duke game, there's going to be a massive Twitter shitstorm between the SJWs and the goobergrapers/poltards. I'd almost feel sorry for Pitchford in that case, for having to deal with an inevitable backdraft, but it's hard to feel sorry for someone who's shat the bed about as many times as Chris-chan has.
 

RIP_SANITY

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That's actually incorrect for a few reasons. First, I don't think Burch is directly responsible for Gearbox's massive shift towards social justice. That would imply that he has even a little bit of influence, which is impossible. I honestly think twitter is probably to blame. Secondly, Borderlands 2 was well into development when DNF was released, so even if he influenced them, it still had no effect on the release. And lastly, Gearbox seems to have plans for Duke Nukem games, sort of. They rereleased DN3D for the PS4 and Xbox One, with an entire new chapter which had weird SJW undertones in it. Just check out this screenshot:

All this leads me to believe Gearbox (and by extension, Randy) are trying to turn Duke Nukem into some sort of strawman to push an agenda, which kind of sucks.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned how GBX all of a sudden announced Duke-related content shortly after Battleborn's failure. (DN3DWT came out in October, and Bulletstorm's special edition will allow you to play as Duke)
Let's be real, GBX needs money and they know Duke still has a fairly active fanbase: the real reason no games came out after Forever was probably to sweep Forever's negative reception under the rug. Nowadays, DNF isn't as hated as it used to be and the reception leans more towards a mixed one. You either like the game or don't, there's little middle ground from what I've seen. That and DNF isn't as relevant as it used to be.
Combine this with Battleborn's failure and GBX is obviously gonna pull money from the Duke franchise. Hell, with old school FPSes on the rise (especially after Wolfenstein The New Order, Shadow Warrior 2013 and most recently, Doom 4 were successful) I wouldn't be surprised DN5 might be announced soon. (There's also this article: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/15/gearbox-has-done-concept-development-for-new-duke-nukem-game and keep in mind, this was back in 2015)
Hopefully DN5 will be a good game and they won't turn Duke into some sort of strawman, but that's me being too optimistic.

Also, what ever happened to Brothers in Arms? The infamous Furious 4 spinoff got turned into it's own game and then it got cancelled. After that, haven't heard a damn thing about that series.
 

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