History YMMV / GearboxSoftware

24th Nov '17 12:18:39 PM Occidensill
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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 The release 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 ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'', a highly anticipated game with the game (despite it being a built in fanbase, as an ObviousBeta with crippled AI and which [[NeverTrustATrailer packed its marketing with outright bullshit]]) lies]]). Randy Pitchford's insistence that the game was fine in defiance of player and reviewer experience, and that [[DearNegativeReader anyone who dislikes disliked it is was just "a hater"]], which has earned him a special place on the lists of hated individuals in the gaming industry.



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

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