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[Kotaku] Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absurd'

Oct 25, 2017
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Obviously a legal cam girl isn't as grave as cp but I'm amazed some people here have read the quotes where pitchford talks about being fascinated with the "magic trick" behind a cam girl's squirt to the point where he saved it to a USB drive to scrutinize it and still go "eh whatever, he's just an idiot for putting porn on a USB drive"

His explanation is still incredibly fucked up!
 
Oct 28, 2017
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They say that podcast episode went live the day after the lawsuit was filed? When was it recorded? The timing makes it seems like he went out of his way to go on a podcast, talk about his porn USB drive and stress that it was "barely legal" porn before the lawsuit was made public.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What the hell is this!? It just keeps getting more fucked up!
Seriously I can't even understand why Randy Pitchford, a fuckin' CEO of one the bigger game developers in the world, goes on a fucking podcast and tells a story like that! How does that even fucking works.
 
Jun 21, 2018
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I’m speechless

I doubt he would bring any spotlight onto those events by recalling it if something illegal was involved.
I mean he’s stupid enough to leave an unprotected usb full of company secrets and porn at a restaurant. Also he said this after the lawsuit was filed.
 

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Dec 10, 2018
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If those allegations end up true then Randy really is as sleazy as he has made himself out to be. I have already avoided GB in its entirety due to the mistreatment of the Alien franchise, this just seals it.
 

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[Kotaku] Former Gearbox Lawyer Accuses CEO Randy Pitchford Of Taking Secret $12 Million Bonus In Lawsuit Gearbox Calls 'Absurd' (UPDATE: ಠ_ಠ)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Holy shit, the fact that Randy Pitchford actually went on a podcast and admitted some of the stuff he was alleged to have done happened is just... WOW.

That said, from what I think I understand of legal matters (no real expertise), I think the lawyer talked about the porn stuff in a way that he's able to say that he was "told it was/might have been child porn" and not get hit with slander/libel charges.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Episode 75, 62 minutes 46 seconds in.

The way he describes it (with pretty vivid imagery) is that he saw a video, suspected the 'fluid spray' wasn't real, bought the video from her site, discovered that it was indeed trickery (or 'magic'), and had it on the USB.

I doubt he would bring any spotlight onto those events by recalling it if something illegal was involved.
Or you do a podcast just before the legal documents drop into the public realm as damage control.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I mean he’s stupid enough to leave an unprotected usb full of company secrets and porn at a restaurant. Also he said this after the lawsuit was filed.
I missed that part. With that in mind it's easier to view as damage control.

I'm just going to check back on this whole thing in a year.
 
Nov 4, 2017
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Obviously a legal cam girl isn't as grave as cp but I'm amazed some people here have read the quotes where pitchford talks about being fascinated with the "magic trick" behind a cam girl's squirt to the point where he saved it to a USB drive to scrutinize it and still go "eh whatever, he's just an idiot for putting porn on a USB drive"

His explanation is still incredibly fucked up!
He's impressed by a fellow practitioner of the arcane is all.

I agree though, what a weird response to being accused of being a pedophile.
 
Nov 4, 2017
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If those allegations end up true then Randy really is as sleazy as he has made himself out to be. I have already avoided GB in its entirety due to the mistreatment of the Alien franchise, this just seals it.
Ex-lawyer to Randy: "You're dogmeat, pal!"
 
Jul 14, 2018
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Obviously a legal cam girl isn't as grave as cp but I'm amazed some people here have read the quotes where pitchford talks about being fascinated with the "magic trick" behind a cam girl's squirt to the point where he saved it to a USB drive to scrutinize it and still go "eh whatever, he's just an idiot for putting porn on a USB drive"

His explanation is still incredibly fucked up!
It's because being a complete degenerate is still better than being a pedo.
 
What an explanation.

I bet that kid from medieval times got a nice little bonus for returning the USB drive. I can't imagine many kids finding Randy Pitchford's dirty USB drive laying around and keep your mouth shut on social media without something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What an explanation.

I bet that kid from medieval times got a nice little bonus for returning the USB drive. I can't imagine many kids finding Randy Pitchford dirty USB drive laying around and keep your mouth shut on social media without something.
He probably got a 'we won't say you stole it if you quietly give it back' phone call.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Update in the Kotaku article from the OP:
Gearbox will be filing a grievance with the State Bar of Texas against our former general counsel Wade for disciplinary proceedings for filing a lawsuit that includes accusations that he knows to be untrue. The lawyer’s rules of professional conduct expressly prohibit the filing of documents that are knowingly false. The tell is within Wade’s claim itself – his use of hedged lawyer language and clever application of quotation marks betray that he knows that the impression he is trying to create is based in lies. We imagine that he used the quotation marks and lawyer language in hopes that will give him some angles of defense when we inevitably take action against him for false statements. Wade is engaged in a shakedown and he’s clearly using deceit and lies to try to cause damage by promoting a narrative that he knows is false.
 
Jul 14, 2018
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There's literally nothing, zero, wrong with enjoying legal pornography. I'm actually baffled by the kind of aspersions people are casting on the near universal practice of watching porn.
Nah the degenerate part is downloading a video of a camgirl to analize and discover her "magic trick".
 
Oct 25, 2017
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There's literally nothing, zero, wrong with enjoying legal pornography. I'm actually baffled by the kind of aspersions people are casting on the near universal practice of watching porn.
Of course there's no issue with watching porn. That's not what I was saying.

I have zero issues with watching porn. I still think Pitchford saying "I wanted to scrutinize a girl's squirt to discover the magic trick behind it" is super creepy.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Of course there's no issue with watching porn. That's not what I was saying.

I have zero issues with watching porn. I still think Pitchford saying "I wanted to scrutinize a girl's squirt to discover the magic trick behind it" is super creepy.
How is that more creepy than watching it and jacking your dick?
 
Nov 8, 2017
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so he’s either a creepy pedo or an immense pea brain who had a transcendental experience via seeing a porn star squirt?

Did this dude fail upwards or what?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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England
Obviously a legal cam girl isn't as grave as cp but I'm amazed some people here have read the quotes where pitchford talks about being fascinated with the "magic trick" behind a cam girl's squirt to the point where he saved it to a USB drive to scrutinize it and still go "eh whatever, he's just an idiot for putting porn on a USB drive"

His explanation is still incredibly fucked up!
It's because being a complete degenerate is still better than being a pedo.
This. ^^
Don’t get me wrong if it’s revealed theirs also CP on that USB drive then we have a whole different story. And I actually think saving porn of any kind of kinda weird as it’s become so disposable/easy to watch online over the years but saving it on a portable usb stick and taking it into work is creepy to me. I’ve already said in my previous post how an ex-boss asked me to put files on a hard drive that was on his desk when he was out of the office. I decided to snoop (my bad) and opened a folder labels movies, inside was a bunch of movies like Arrivial and Fight club. Mixed in were a few porn videos going from the thumbnails and file names. I still had to work with that guy and make eye contact with him for months before I left - super creepy to have that knowledge... must be a weird atmosphere in the Gearbox offices for sure.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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so he’s either a creepy pedo or an immense pea brain who had a transcendental experience via seeing a porn star squirt?

Did this dude fail upwards or what?
Gonna bring a radical viewpoint here and say being a pedo is many times over a worse thing than being someone admitting to not understanding an aspect of female sexuality.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Gonna bring a radical viewpoint here and say being a pedo is many times over a worse thing than being someone admitting to not understanding an aspect of female sexuality.

In his explanation he's somebody who does understand an aspect of female sexuality and was curious about a special effect he saw in an internet video.

I mean it's fuckin weird and all but it's Randy Pitchford. He owns a video game developer (that made Borderlands and bought the rights to Duke Nukem) and a magicians' magazine. Of course that guy is fuckin' weird.