An Evening with Gearbox Software: Part 1

Join Randy Pitchford, Brian Martel, Paul Helquist and Anthony Burch for an intimate event where they dissect the origins and design of Borderlands. In Part 1, we explore the shift away from the original art direction, featuring never-before-seen concept art and trailers!

Discussion

118 comments
proletaryus
proletaryus

I could not get all the hatred against the team, criticism is acceptable, fan disappointment as well but I assume  the following premisses are true (based on the hatred posts below).

1) They have created Duke Nukem Forever and ACM all alone. 

2) Game development is a non-risky industry and easy to hit the mark.

3) They are not allowed to make mistakes and bad products.

4) They do not have to make hard budget choices when developing games

5) Critics and haters are the best of the kind on their own high skill demanding jobs and never screw up.

Can someone really give reasonable arguments to justify the online bashing ?

jeffmonkey
jeffmonkey

Hey Guys...I am Randy Pitchford. I've got loads of your money. Did you enjoy my Aliens Game......NO Randy, We didn't. But I am sure we will all be very interested in your next game......no wait......

moxyz1
moxyz1

i used to like to watch interviews with Randy, his enthusiasm and knowledge about gaming was good to listen to . But now i cant watch and im only here to see the funny troll comments. You did one of youre magic tricks on us but youre games made us wake up you snake oil salesman you .   

playniko69
playniko69

* An evening with a pile of shit: Part 1

ascrewva
ascrewva

I can't believe Gamespot is diluting its brand equity by associating with this guy. He's trash. After Colonial Marines, he's become the most hated Game Exec out there! 

And why didn't anyone egg them?

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

I didnt bother watching that video because I find Mr Pitchford to be one of the most detestable people in the business. Whenever he opens his mouth it just pisses me off.

jayjay444
jayjay444

I hope the lying basdard falls and breaks his neck the lying prick. 

ant19831983
ant19831983

This should have been a 32 minute apology for Duke Nukem & Aliens CM. Part one.

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

Randy WOULD beat those crews in the sofa, and loot items from them and jump into his mustang car away from the show. :P

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

so what about ACM ?? 

heard that didnt go to well. one of the Biggest fail of this gen , and gearbox name is right next to it.

quakke
quakke

I like how Randy nowadays just acts like Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines never even happended.

Never liked Borderlands myself because i don't like RPG's and therefore don't like Borderlands. I rather play Rage over Borderlands. Eventhough Rage is id's worst game, it still beats all Call of Duties and SGW's anyday.

Also what's up with this Brian guy? How the hell he wears two shirts and a jacket indoors?

SimonSiThornton
SimonSiThornton

Please tell us more about that one series you had success with. -_-

savagejoe444
savagejoe444

So the infamous company known as Gearbox finally decides to show their faces. 

sgt_F79
sgt_F79

Only 5 mins remaining OMG!! AAAHHHHH *fabs to tanks* OMG  he turned to the left!.

OH MY GOD i'm a nerd!!, this could be it he is turning to the right  uhhhh yeeeeeaaaah baby!!

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I would love some talk about how they thought A:CM was ok. They lost me as a customer by willfully misleading their customers.

fred0309
fred0309

 the game is what it is good but the problem is after one playthrou it gets real old fast all people want to do is glitch xp level up farm xp you can never join anybody in a online co op  game without either being kicked out before you have a chance to do anything or nobody playing a serious game and it just gets boring  fast no matter what part of the story or dlc your playing

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

They would need to pull of a miracle of a game for me to drop money on them again, They lost me as fan after A:CM. I just don't trust randy any more on anything thing he says. Its like he's lying to me all over again.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

The bloke with the beard better not go near a naked flame,the beard is a fire hazard! 

robertcain
robertcain

Gearbox are notorious these days for screwing up both Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines but when it comes to Borderlands 1 and 2 they do deserve some credit for being funny, charismatic and addicting games to play.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

That guy to the right of Randy Pitchford looks more bored than anyone I've ever seen.

oberkorn
oberkorn

ok, so when is the next part up?

tommynj
tommynj

Borderlands is the only worth while game they ever made and they been doing this for how long ? Borderlands was pretty much a poor man's Halo. They took so many ideas from those games and shoved it into Borderlands.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Do they take questions from the audience at these shows? If so, I'd hope somebody would ask Randy why Gearbox devotes all their time to one game (Borderlands), and lets their other projects (Aliens, Duke Nuke 'Em) turn into complete shit piles. Gearbox is a one trick pony.

Saketume
Saketume

I'm a few seconds into this video and stumped. Did he just introduce himself as "Paul Verhoeven"?


Epic beard btw

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

I have mixed feelings.

On the one hand Brother in Arms, borderlands

On the other hand

Aliens Colonial Marine , Duke Nukem Forever.

Do you know how these guys celebrate a successful game? Get girls to do Ass To ASS. Its true. I'm not joking.

001011000101101
001011000101101

Why would I spend 30 minutes watching a bunch of liars patting themselves on their backs?

keviac
keviac

Randy is a used car salesmen. He hypes up a hunk of junk in hopes you will give him your money. ( im talking about boarderlands too.)

RoOhDiNi
RoOhDiNi

I'd like to see one of these kind of interviews on Aliens: Colonial Marines. Make it happen people!

I'd like to see Randy explain in detail the reasoning behind showing us a Demo that was not representative of the Game and sticking with it for years.

This sort of practice should be encouraged after all ;)

wavelength121
wavelength121

@ascrewva because lots of companies make bad games and nobody cares except you. shove off, fanboy

cvfish
cvfish

@quakke They do that because they know that if they are silent a majority of people will forget about it or grow apathetic to the situation, and very few people will be left that want to hold them accountable. Actual game journalists that continue to beat the drum will be called out by people that are bored with them bringing up the same thing, and the next Gearbox or Sega game will be hyped and sell well.

damodar_thade
damodar_thade

@quakke I love RPGs but i hated borderlands, it's very shallow and by no means what one should base RPGs on.

Apastron
Apastron

@savagejoe444 Randy Pitchford and Anthony Burch are always showing their faces...

hastati4
hastati4

@fred0309 That's why you need to get it and play it with some real friends. There simply isn't another experience like Borderlands when played regularly, from start to finish, with a friend. Then, when you're done, go find somebody else.

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

@LiquidGold I agree. Trust is very hard to come by when it comes to "The Borderlands Company" or formerly known as Gearbox. 

They should have done a postmortem of CM and walked everyone through the promised potential to its shameful reality. 

comb5
comb5

@tommynj Poor mans Halo?? I am beyond confused at that statement. Have you ever played Borderlands? There is not a single RPG aspect whatsoever in any of the main Halo games. Nor is there any looting or a random gun generation system.

comb5
comb5

@ChiefFreeman Duke Nuke 'em was already almost finished by the time Gearbox got there hands on it. All they could really do was touch it up a bit and release the crap game that it was.

It's rumored that Aliens was worked on by more than one studio as well. I'm not sure why Gearbox would want to put their name on it though after seeing how much it sucked.

quakke
quakke

@damodar_thade @quakke  


I'm not basing my RPG ideas around Borderlands only. I have Diablo 1 on PC and when it first came, i did not like that sort of gameplay. It's just that i find it boring to level up and collect stuff..

FPS i don't find boring to collect stuff like health and ammunition when you're low on both. Say you have 03 health and 30 ammunition so you really need it. Not saying you don't need stuff in RPG's but i just don't like the way RPG's work.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

@Tychobrahi  Agreed, I also bet in part 2, there wont be a hint of anything A:CM related. They're brave if they do bring that crap up. I'd have a tiny bit of respect for them and I mean tiny, if they came out and said "Sorry we F**ked up A:CM, we spent the money else where and didn't have time to make it properly". But I'm sure they would get sued if they did say that.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@001011000101101 @nyran125tk yeah man, I watched this interview with Randy Pitchford and even publically stated they did that , ill see if I can find it. He was trying to joke about it for a laugh and the interviewer looked at the camera and did that wtf look. It's on you tube.

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

@LiquidGold @Tychobrahi Lol. They went in the opposite direction during a recent event citing "They're proud to have made CM and are sticking to their product". I dunno what level of pride that is if you're sticking with a game that is pandered by critics and fans all over.