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

Oct 27, 2017
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the grab your pitchforks, Pitchford's a pedophile titles and headlines. anyone who reads further will realize it's empty provocation. I think there is a way to report on this without resorting to exaggeration and clickbait.
Actually the headline is perfectly fine, it's the readers who are failing miserably.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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There's no guarantee that Randy had even been served notice by the time the podcast came out, completely ignoring having no idea when it was actually recorded.

In any case, Randy literally believes the camgirl in the video used sleight of hand to fake female ejaculation. That's the whole reason he was talking about it on a Magic podcast.
There's a sucker born every minute.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Squirting porn is just water, nothing magical about it. Bet he thinks those comically large prosthetic cocks from around a decade ago were real, too.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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The cam girl porn on the USB is eh, but if the Peacock Party stuff is real...

2019 will not rest, it cannot be reasoned with, and it absolutely will not stop until we are all dead.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Seattle
Still, I don't see how "underage" can be taken non-literally. Yeah, it does seem stupid.
Yeah just saying its possible, doesn't make a ton of sense. There's some stretching here and there surrounding the bonus, but calling porn underage and then trying to claim you weren't being literal would be stupid.

But this guy was good buds with Randy Pitchford, so It's hard not to considerr that he might be full of shit.

edit: And apparently that's exactly what Gearbox/Pitchford are telling the media and are filing a sort of countersuit on, claiming he's using the quotation marks to decieve.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Doesn't seem like this guy is a very good lawyer. If he claims all this and has nothing to back it up hes in some deep shit. Honestly it seems like he is just throwing a bunch of shit at the wall and seeing what sticks. People throw the underage accusations because they know whether the people did them or not they will be stuck with the stigma either way.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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He did like Tiny Tina enough to give her multiple DLCs... she’s 13 btw

Who is tiny tina and why do YOU even know these details?

But really pitchford has really got himself into some quagmire with this one. Can't really believe any party as both are accustomed to stretching the truth.
 
Oct 27, 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.
There is a user by that name he mentions on a certain site, though it looks like they've cleared their profile some time ago.
 
Nov 21, 2018
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I think Randy Pitchford is a complete ass, even before this article and rather the allegations are true or not. I listened to the IGN podcast that deals with talking to devs in the industry and seems like such a tool.

edit: In randy's defense (which i hate to say and am about to throw up) the underage pornagraphy thing should be innocent until proven guilty. I mean, the counsul dude is obviously a sleeze ball and may just be trying to throw as much dirt into this lawsuit as possible.

another edit: ok read more of the story and yeah randy seems like a sleezball (more so than i originally believed him to be)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wow I didn’t expect that joke to be taken so seriously, and yes I was talking about the character btw, I only brought her up because everyone seems to hate her.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Dark Space
The parties where children were sexually abused is the most alarming accusation of the entire suit.

Man I hope that is made up bullshit.

Eddings has signed his life away if this is libel. I hope it's libel for children's sake.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This thread is laughable and it's exactly why this lawyer worded his claim exactly the way he did, because he knew people would lazy/dumb enough to immediately jump on the Pitchford is a pedo bandwagon without bothering to understand anything about the case or reality. Watching porn doesn't make you a fucking pedophile, even 'barely legal' porn.
Pretty much - the drive-by 'burn in hell pedo' posts without actually reading a goddamn thing get so old here.
 
Jan 12, 2018
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As far as people exposing themselves goes, it'd be cool if someone asked Randy why a dick pic that was taken in the office was allowed to live on the company share drive for so many years.
 
Jun 5, 2018
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I can’t believe he went on that podcast and said what he said. Jeez oh weez. Not much of a filter on him. I’m surprised he still has his job, and also surprised no one made a fuss of that podcast interview.

I’m not a fan of his. I’ve had a very low opinion of him since colonial marines.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I find it hard to believe someone would keep child porn on a usb stick next to their company files. All this stuff sounds so random and made up