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

GethN7

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Okay, I'm convinced, Randy Pitchford IS Handsome Jack:

Sociopathic belief he's always in the right? Check.
His few good decisions were made at the expense of other people? Check.
Rewards loyalty by shitting on those who gave it in the most asshole manner possible? Check.
Has a creepy level of involvement concerning his kids in his grand designs? Check.
Despite being the villain he believes he's the hero? Check.
Takes being a corrupt CEO to a whole new level? Check.
Supreme arrogance concerning his own genius compared to others. Check.

All he needs now is his own "Butt Stallion".
 

Raging Capybara

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Water-T

Let's go crunch some numbers!
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Borderlands 3 can be slightly worse than Borderlands 2 and will still be considered a great game. Gearbox simply can't fuck it up, it's literally impossible.

BL3 is bound to be better by virtue of Anthony Burch no longer contributing his Tumblr tier writing and his compulsion to make every cast member bisexual, including the weapons.
 

ZombiU&Me

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BL3 is bound to be better by virtue of Anthony Burch no longer contributing his Tumblr tier writing and his compulsion to make every cast member bisexual, including the weapons.
You really think that the game will be better? The cringy writing was far from its only issue. It was the biggest sure but never have a seen a more autistic method of handing out loot.

Unless they make weapons more diverse then it'll be another game which has a headache inducing inventory.
"Do I want the gun that fire 2% faster but does 187 acid damage compared to my old one that did 189 acid damage? Hmmmmm. That'll go well with the other 28 weapons I found in this box. Now I have to spend 10 minutes sorting through which ones to keep or throw away because I'm almost out of room"

I'm expecting that this is going to be a game unrelated to BL3 that's a 3rd party title. It'll come out and it'll look and play worse than when it was shown off. While most of it's budget found it's way into BL3's development.
 

Alec Benson Leary

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Borderlands was done for me when they changed "midget" to "little person" or whatever.

I mean Jesus, they're still there so you can laugh at the little short guys with helium voices. Every human enemy in those games is about mocking people for deformities and being exceptional. But the name is supposed to be the problem?
 

Second_Missing_Primarch

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BL3 really feels like make or break time for Gearbox after all their previous flops and/or scams. For some reason people are willing to forget what a shady, scummy company it is as long as they can collect epic loots.
BL3 could be the greatest game of all time and I still wouldn't buy it, not after the Colonial Marines shitshow. It's kind of frustrating, too, because I loved BL1 and was having a good time with 2 until I realized how broken the loot system was.
 

ZombiU&Me

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There isn't a chance BL3 is good. BL1 and 2 were mediocre where as TPS and Battleborn were god awful.

I'm actually excited to see if they announce it and see how bad it is (I hope it's a "Games as a Service" kind of game like Anthem/Division/Destiny).
If it is a "games as a service" then the game is fucked before launch. I don't even understand why the series is held in such high regard when it's only tolerable when playing with friends and all voice lines from the game are muted.
 

Bob Page

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There isn't a chance BL3 is good. BL1 and 2 were mediocre where as TPS and Battleborn were god awful.

I'm actually excited to see if they announce it and see how bad it is (I hope it's a "Games as a Service" kind of game like Anthem/Division/Destiny).
Yeah, BL1 was meh and the rest sucked major monkey nards. With his track record, it dumbfounds me that Bitchford has his greasy fingers on the Homeworld series.
 

Tanner Glass

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If it is a "games as a service" then the game is fucked before launch. I don't even understand why the series is held in such high regard when it's only tolerable when playing with friends and all voice lines from the game are muted.
You forgot to add on your "only tolerable" list
  • all players are near the same level
  • first two difficult levels only
  • and only some of the DLC
  • and really only one time through, because repeating quests/the whole story is tiresome. I'm not sure why they ripped off of Diablo for most of the game but didn't think to rip off it's "Random/Adventure mode" that you can just play without the story.
 

millais

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Yeah, BL1 was meh and the rest sucked major monkey nards. With his track record, it dumbfounds me that Bitchford has his greasy fingers on the Homeworld series.
The Homeworld IP was up for auction when the previous holder's assets were being sold off during bankruptcy proceedings, and Randy got into a bidding war with the original team of Homeworld devs who were trying to reclaim the IP. By virtue of having more cash on hand than the original Homeworld devs, Randy managed to put in the winning bid and cucked the Homeworld devs into a publishing deal with Gearbox.
 

Odie Esty

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the reason they changed the name midgets is because Elpis (where TPS takes place) is based on australia so they gave the various enemies more 'local' slang for names. TPS wasn't developed but gearbox at all, but 2K australia.

also let's not turn this thread into a general gearbox games thread. obviously that's going to be relevant to Randy since it's his company but if it doesn't directly impact him i'm rather not get alerted to it.
 

Tanner Glass

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the reason they changed the name midgets is because Elpis (where TPS takes place) is based on australia so they gave the various enemies more 'local' slang for names. TPS wasn't developed but gearbox at all, but 2K australia.

also let's not turn this thread into a general gearbox games thread. obviously that's going to be relevant to Randy since it's his company but if it doesn't directly impact him i'm rather not get alerted to it.
I'm not an expert on Australian slang but there's no way their slang term for "midget" is "little person".

By Australian law it is required to be much more offensive than that. It was very clearly changed to be non-offensive because "little person" (or "person of small stature") is the politically correct term.
 

Odie Esty

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I'm not an expert on Australian slang but there's no way their slang term for "midget" is "little person".

By Australian law it is required to be much more offensive than that. It was very clearly changed to be non-offensive because "little person" (or "person of small stature") is the politically correct term.
They're not called 'little person' anywhere in the game. They're given names like "Lil' Moonie" or "Lil Scav". They also didn't change the names of the midget enemies in the rereleases which seems like a priority.
 

Tanner Glass

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They're not called 'little person' anywhere in the game. They're given names like "Lil' Moonie" or "Lil Scav". They also didn't change the names of the midget enemies in the rereleases which seems like a priority.
I feel like you are greatly over estimating the amount of work that went into the "Handsome Collection". The only thing changed was the addition of a local 4 player mode (and better frame rates in the existing 2 player mode) which has more to do with a switch to more powerful hardware (PS4 and XBOX 1 from PS3/Vita/X360) than any optimization changes. It still is a mess in some TPS areas.

They added in 0 gameplay changes, so there was no reason for them to go out of their way to change the name of any enemies.

Moving them to "Lil" is still moving them away from "Midget" even if they use them the same way (ex. Midget Shotgunner becomes Lil' Shotgunner). It's Randy and team trying to preemptively move away from controversy.
 

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