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David Eddings on Randy Pitchford: A Tweet Thread

Oct 25, 2017
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The thread continues on from there, definitely worth it to read the entire thing.

Main thing is this provides more information on the nature of the bad blood between Pitchford and Eddings and sheds light on the situation regarding how and when he was asked to reprise his role as Claptrap.

Edit: Eddings was the VP of Business Development at Gearbox from 2005 to 2017 and during that time voiced the character Claptrap in the Borderlands series.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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He says Randy physically assaulted him at GDC 2017. What the fuck? Is there a limit to how much of a piece of shit this guy can be?
 

bluexy

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Every time I think this dumpster fire is about to go out, it burns all the brighter.
 

SamWilson

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I'm inclined to believe about 50% of what each of them say.

They're both clearly stretching the truth to make the other person look bad.
 

Conkerkid11

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For those unaware, voice of Claptrap in all the previous games.

Edit: Ahhh... Guess he mentions it pretty soon in the Twitter thread.
 

Vimes

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does this end with a high-stakes poker game at casino royale in montenegro
 

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Dusk Golem

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Reading through, but I do suspect there's some point of view differences attributed here.

This is random, but I didn't know Dave Eddings worked on Bendy and the Ink Machine and essentially Claptrap's VA now voices Joey Drew in that.
 

Foffy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man, Randy's a shitheel.

I mean we knew this, but man, he has a defence force to some degree, and with stories like this, I don't see how...
 

spam musubi

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Man, Randy's a shitheel.

I mean we knew this, but man, he has a defence force to some degree, and with stories like this, I don't see how...
Yeah, with all these independent stories all showing some smoke, I really can't fathom what makes people want to defend him or not be at least the least bit suspicious about him. What is there to gain?
 

Frecklestein

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Randy Pitchford has a history of lying and being a shitty person. So I'm inclined to believe this guy.
 

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not trying to "both sides". i just wanted to know how bad Randy's reputation is.. I used the Houser's as a comparison since they are pretty notorious for their ego...
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sometimes I like going through Randy's twitter feed to remind myself what a tool he is. Apparently there's a fucking group of people that wish the enemies were still called "midgets"?!!!


 

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Now i wish i didnt pre order borderlands 3 and got it second hand ohwell. Ill go out with a final bang i guess.
(as in last game i get from em)
 
Oct 29, 2017
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How is Gearbox still a company, let alone how is Randy still around.

I'm still like 80% sure that Randy did on stage magic recently at PAX so he could try and bury the fact he had porn on a USB stick which he used for 'magic trick research' because he was confused at a woman having an orgasm.
 

ASaiyan

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Randy Pitchford is seriously one of those guys you just look at and go, "How are you not in jail."
 

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not trying to "both sides". i just wanted to know how bad Randy's reputation is.. I used the Houser's as a comparison since they are pretty notorious for their ego...
Randy's money fuckery shenanigans are why I stopped buying Gearbox games a long time ago after he more or less stole money from TimeGate and Sega, leading to TimeGate's closure.

It's one of those not-so-secret secrets. I won't ever forgive the TimeGate shit, a lot of people lost their jobs specifically because of Randy.
 

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Hates the guy, gets physically assaulted by the guy, but didn't press charges?
I was assaulted last week by an acquaintance, didn't press charges for a host of reasons. You're usually asked on the spot if you want to or not and there are enough difficult dynamics at play which could lead someone to, say, not press charges against a superior at work or among the same social circle. As I understand it you can always follow up on your case if you decide you do want to press charges, but the point stands.

The logic makes it seem like you might've never been in that situation. Whether you have or not, it's not as simple as it seems.
 

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not trying to "both sides". i just wanted to know how bad Randy's reputation is.. I used the Houser's as a comparison since they are pretty notorious for their ego...
Let's put it this way: Randy fancies himself a magician. Magicians are professional liars.

Pretty much every aspect of Randy's persona is smoke and mirrors.
 

Tatsu91

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I'm not commenting on whether or not the allegation is true but this is not uncommon. Especially if you had a previous working relationship that, who knows, in the earlier days might have been perfectly pleasant.
How do we know though the assault is more than being bumped into or something accidental. The issue is he could be telling the truth but without something to provide some evidence you cannot just hang another man on accusation alone.
 

kiaaa

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How do we know though the assault is more than being bumped into or something accidental. The issue is he could be telling the truth but without something to provide some evidence you cannot just hang another man on accusation alone.
You can choose to believe or not believe based on what we know of Randy's character. I'm going to go ahead and assume it's true.
 

PlanetSmasher

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was he always this way?
My earliest memory of Randy Pitchford came in 2007 when I worked at GameStop and he was on GameStop TV talking about Aliens: Colonial Marines. He sounded like he was full of shit all the way back then, which turned out to be true when the game took six more years to come out after that and was terrible pretty much across the board.

So yeah, I imagine he has always been this way.