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

Oct 30, 2017
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Definitely a good idea to hold off on judgement until more info comes out regarding the pedo stuff, but Randy is a slimy dude. I absolutely believe he'd have the twisted idea to rob his employees of their bonus so he'd get 12 mil for himself and call the entity "Pitchford Entertainment Media Magic LLC"
 
Nov 10, 2017
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2019 off to a rollicking good start, jesus christ.
This story is wacky.

Like, wtf, I'm pretty sure the statue of limitations on some of these claims haven't run out.

If this gets to deposition... Whew lads, some one's getting fucking black listed.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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.
Well it certainly helps that gearbox is his own company so there is no one higher up who could fire him.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Definitely a good idea to hold off on judgement until more info comes out regarding the pedo stuff, but Randy is a slimy dude. I absolutely believe he'd have the twisted idea to rob his employees of their bonus so he'd get 12 mil for himself and call the entity "Pitchford Entertainment Media Magic LLC"
The name of that company is the most believable thing, he would 100% name a company something that lame.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Well all the money issues are unimportant now. They need to investigate the pedophilia concerns, and if they turn up false, that accuser needs to be jailed. If true, Randy deserves a very long stay in a prison cell
 
Oct 27, 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
Dumber and sicker things have happened.

Remember the failed Kickstarter game Shadow of the Eternals? One of the devs on the team that was going to work on that used work PCs to distribute child porn.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Only several pages ago
Ah, right. I skimmed the thread but I hadn't read every post in detail. The tone of the last few posts in the thread keep talking about the USB thing as if it was just an allegation in a lawsuit when it seems pretty clear that Pitchford has admitted to it (in some form, at least) on uh... a magic podcast, of all things.

It's probably something worth updating in the OP
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Basically stealing from employees is bad enough and now there's this porn stuff to boot, wow... this is gonna get messy.

I wonder what's gonna happen to Gearbox and their projects.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Basically stealing from employees is bad enough and now there's this porn stuff to boot, wow... this is gonna get messy.

I wonder what's gonna happen to Gearbox and their projects.
if the worst happens, i just hope Devolver grabs Duke Nukem aand brings him home
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Jeff Gertsmann discussing Palmer Luckey during the Hottest Mess deliberations of the 2016 GOTY show:
"Messes don't get much hotter than white supremacy."

Pitchford:
"Hold my beer."
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anything monetary regarding Gearbox should be looked into after what they did to Sega. The perpetual shit that came from Randy during duke nukem and colonial marines was gonna catch up to him eventually.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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As long as it’s not actual child porn I find it hard to care for any of this.

I bet nobody here is particularly proud about their search history, so stop pretending you’re all saints and have never watched porn before.

Again, if it’s child porn - to hell with him.
If it’s not it’s non of our business.
 
Jan 6, 2018
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As long as it’s not actual child porn I find it hard to care for any of this.

I bet nobody here is particularly proud about their search history, so stop pretending you’re all saints and have never watched porn before.

Again, if it’s child porn - to hell with him.
If it’s not it’s non of our business.
do you typically mix work and porn
 
Oct 26, 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.
People hate Tiny Tina?? No way man, she was the Dungeon Master of the best DLC ever.

I don't remember much of rhe other DLC's but she was great in this one

Either Randy Pitchford or Schreier are losing their career over this.
Lol no.

Either Randy or the lawyer, but Jason has done nothing wrong.

On the contrary
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Who is this guy and why would he claim that someone bribed a reviewer with an envelope of money for a good review? Anyway, people, watching porn featuring 18+ performers isn't a crime.
He's a nasty peice of work, with a habit for threatening to get people fired over nothing on Twitter.

Edit: he did have a hand in Rekoil though.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Who is this guy and why would he claim that someone bribed a reviewer with an envelope of money for a good review? Anyway, people, watching porn featuring 18+ performers isn't a crime.
Not entirely sure, found the tweet in replies. Googling his name brought up some spat with Phil Fish.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If it's just some camgirls then it's no big deal. No need to shame him for supporting sex workers. But if it's the other thing--fuck him.

As far as the 12 million goes, I can believe that. Just because of the whole Alien debacle. Dude is obviously dirty when it comes to money.
 
Jan 28, 2018
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If this ends up to be all true, Randy is done for good.

What will happen to Gearbox if Randy get arrested? He's the only owner?
 
Nov 21, 2018
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What is astonishing to me it's the fact a public profile would share a story about how he was fashinaed by the squirting ability of a camgirl. Why would you do that? I mean, he is 48 years old, how would you think sharing such a story with the public would benefit your image even if the girl was 18+?
It's just awful.
 
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Oct 25, 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.
I understand. I dont think that will do anything to normalize pedophilia though, or how do you mean? But i fully agree regarding the pitchforks thing. Its so easy to just make a claim and make people believe it without taking the time first to check if its true or not.