History YMMV / GearboxSoftware

5th Sep '17 10:01:28 AM SamMax
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* SnarkBait: As time goes on, the devlopers have become less respected and more the butt of jokes, thanks in no small part to Randy Pitchford's actions and statements.
29th Aug '17 11:33:48 PM TraRobins
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** They're now facing this after joining with Compulsion Games on ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. The sudden price hike, inclusion of pre-order bonuses, collector's edition that doesn't include the game, and a season pass upset many looking forward to the quirky indie title.
23rd May '17 5:16:12 PM BadSplice
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* FaceOfTheBand: CEO Randy Pitchford

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* FaceOfTheBand: CEO Randy PitchfordPitchford, [[OpenMouthInsertFoot for better or for worse]].
18th May '17 8:38:53 AM Wuz
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* InternetBackdraft: Their deal with G2A, a controversial online gaming marketplace that has been accused of screwing over their clients in the past. Gearbox planned to work with G2A on selling a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Collector's Edition]] of ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'', but severed ties with them after an enormous amount of backlash from the gaming community. It didn't help Gearbox or G2A after ''WebVideo/{{TotalBiscuit}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cac0ACHux-Q weighed in on the issue and swore off reviewing Gearbox games.]] Eventually, Gearbox severed ties with G2A after the latter failed to meet the former's new demands to clean up their act.

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* InternetBackdraft: Their deal with G2A, [=G2A=], a controversial online gaming marketplace that has been accused of screwing over their clients in the past. Gearbox planned to work with G2A [=G2A=] on selling a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Collector's Edition]] of ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'', but severed ties with them after an enormous amount of backlash from the gaming community. It didn't help Gearbox or G2A [=G2A=] after ''WebVideo/{{TotalBiscuit}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cac0ACHux-Q weighed in on the issue and swore off reviewing Gearbox games.]] Eventually, Gearbox severed ties with G2A [=G2A=] after the latter failed to meet the former's new demands to clean up their act.
12th Apr '17 7:25:20 AM ReduxistDeux
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* InternetBackdraft: Their deal with G2A, a controversial online gaming marketplace that has been accused of screwing over their clients in the past. Gearbox planned to work with G2A on selling a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition Collector's Edition]] of ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'', but severed ties with them after an enormous amount of backlash from the gaming community. It didn't help Gearbox or G2A after ''WebVideo/{{TotalBiscuit}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cac0ACHux-Q weighed in on the issue and swore off reviewing Gearbox games.]] Eventually, Gearbox severed ties with G2A after the latter failed to meet the former's new demands to clean up their act.



* {{Vaporware}}: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by their rescuing of ''Duke Nukem Forever'', althought the result wasn't the best.

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* {{Vaporware}}: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by their rescuing of ''Duke Nukem Forever'', althought although the result wasn't the best.
9th Jan '17 12:34:26 PM Darson
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* HateDom:If steam's forums and youtube are any indication they don't even have a fandom.
9th Jan '17 12:34:11 PM Darson
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* HateDom:If steam's forums and youtube are any indication they don't even have a fandom.
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.
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