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Scandal heats up at Gearbox Games

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  • Jan 16th, 2019 1:27 am
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Scandal heats up at Gearbox Games

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/ ... t-alleges/

So, um, we have allegations that Gearbox's CEO carried around USB keys with underage pornography and used company funds to host parties where adult males exposed themselves to minors. Then the Vice President tweets "It's true" without context.

Bonus round: The CEO confirmed he left a USB key with pornography on it behind at Medieval Times and it had confidential documents related to their game publishers.
Last edited by unshavenyak on Jan 14th, 2019 8:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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majority of their works are garbage anyways, not gonna be missed
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Ya, but Borderlands 3.
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jrees wrote:
Jan 15th, 2019 7:25 pm
Ya, but Borderlands 3.
Is probably going to be cancelled unless Randy Pitchford resigns. Pitchford also acts as the main PR guy for Gearbox on top of being their CEO.

Pitchford was also accused of allegedly funneling money, developers and resources from Sega and using it towards development of Borderlands 1 & 2.
Which would explain why the game Gearbox developed for Sega (Aliens Colonial Marines) ended up being terrible.
The court case was dropped after Sega realized they did not do enough due diligence on checking the progress of what Gearbox was doing with their contract money.

https://www.polygon.com/2014/9/3/610203 ... al-marines
https://www.destructoid.com/anonymous-w ... 6558.phtml
https://www.cinemablend.com/games/Sega- ... 52947.html