History YMMV / GearboxSoftware

12th Jul '16 2:40:52 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Not helping their case is Randy Pitchford's continual insistence that there's nothing wrong with the game despite it being an ObviousBeta which [[NeverTrustATrailer packed its marketing with outright bullshit]] and that [[DearNegativeReader anyone who dislikes it is just "a hater",]] which has earned him a special place on the lists of hated individuals in the gaming industry.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Not helping their case is Randy Pitchford's continual insistence that there's nothing wrong with the game despite (despite it being an ObviousBeta which [[NeverTrustATrailer packed its marketing with outright bullshit]] bullshit]]) and that [[DearNegativeReader anyone who dislikes it is just "a hater",]] hater"]], which has earned him a special place on the lists of hated individuals in the gaming industry.
12th Jul '16 2:40:10 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Not helping their case is Randy Pitchford's continual insistence that there's nothing wrong with the game despite it being an ObviousBeta which [[NeverTrustATrailer packed its marketing with outright bullshit]] and that [[DearNegativeReader anyone who dislikes it is just "a hater",]] which has earned him a special place on the lists of hated individuals in the gaming industry.
7th Apr '16 1:59:56 PM YoKab
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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''.2}}''.
* OneOfUs: Yes, they ''are'' game developers, but the sheer number of Shout Outs present in their games qualifies them for this status again.
* SleeperHit: Actually backed up by sales figures - Pitchford noted in more than one interview that ''Borderlands'' actually sold better as time went on (compared to usual burst of sales at release and slow trickle afterwards), thanks to good word of mouth.
* {{Vaporware}}: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by their rescuing of ''Duke Nukem Forever'', althought the result wasn't the best.
9th Jul '14 11:46:00 PM LogoP
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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. (As explained on [[YMMV/{{Borderlands 2}} the latter game's own YMMV page]], this has crossed over a bit into FanDumb.)

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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. (As explained on [[YMMV/{{Borderlands 2}} the latter game's own YMMV page]], this has crossed over a bit into FanDumb.)
26th Dec '13 6:54:59 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. (As explained on [[YMMV/{{Borderlands 2}} the latter game's own YMMV page]], this has crossed over a bit into FanDumb.)
26th Dec '13 6:38:40 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* FaceOfTheBand: CEO Randy Pitchford
* NeverLiveItDown: Their handling of ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' have caused several players to swear vengeance against Gearbox for supposedly screwing over the beloved ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' license in favor of improving the company's own ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''.
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