Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford accused of pedophilia and taking illicit bonus.

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This is what the voice actor for Claptrap posted:


Wtf if this is about Randy.
He doesn't say what part but you'd assume it's the worst seeing as he's being so coy. Still, you have to ask how he could even know. He been to those parties too? Or is Randy just really proud of his collection and tells everyone?
 
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He doesn't say what part but you'd assume it's the worst seeing as he's being so coy. Still, you have to ask how he could even know. He been to those parties too? Or is Randy just really proud of his collection and tells everyone?
I just updated it. Take this for what it is but he ended up liking my post:

 
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Callender says that Pitchford left a USB drive in a Dallas, Texas restaurant .....

How did this unfold? Were both eating there? How did Callender find this USB, conveniently left out on a table for him or anyone else to pick up? On the floor? Who found this pendrive, at that specific Restaurant in Dallas? Callender?

How can someone leave a pendrive at the restaurant?
Do you really think this is the best point of attack? Something that's completely plausible?
Maybe he took it out of his pocket to put his phone, wallet, keys, etc. on the table.
Maybe it was a business meeting and they had a laptop out he was showing documents on.
Maybe it just straight up fell out of his pocket or something when he took out his wallet to pay.

If there were business documents on it, it would be brain-dead easy for someone to figure out who it belonged to as there'd be company information plastered all over it, as well as the username of the account that'd last modified most of the files.

I once forgot a USB drive in a college computer lab and they contacted me like a year and a half later saying they'd found it and they'd mail it to me.

This isn't even a remotely unlikely scenario, so you acting like you've "cracked the case" is bizarre.

[GIF of a woman vomiting]
Oh, god. Can we not?
 
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Callender says that Pitchford left a USB drive in a Dallas, Texas restaurant .....

How did this unfold? Were both eating there? How did Callender find this USB, conveniently left out on a table for him or anyone else to pick up? On the floor? Who found this pendrive, at that specific Restaurant in Dallas? Callender?

How can someone leave a pendrive at the restaurant?
Sounds like you are auditioning to be his defense attorney.
 

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Guilty until proven innocent is how society works in 2019 unfortunately.
With sex allegations against males, it's always been guilty until proven innocent and even if shown to be innocent, feminists count it as a rapist who the patriarchy let off.
 
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Hahaha I heard about this on Facebook and went straight to twitter to see what Randy's response would be, only to remember the cunt blocked me when I was fuming about the money he stole from SEGA to fund development of Borderlands 2 and buy the rights to Duke Nukem Forever instead of making that amazing Colonial Marines game they were paid to make. I let him have it as often as possible. Just had to log out to see he hasn't as of yet denied the claim. Though he's a dick and I can imagine him laundering money like that, especially after doing it with SEGA and lying about it, I sincerely hope the paedophilia claims are just slander because if they're true that opens up a whole can of worms and make me disgust that guy in a way I didn't think I'd ever have too.
 
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???

My English might be lacking here but isn't accusing someone of possessing underage porn the same as accusing them of being a pedophile?

What other reason could he have to, allegedly, own such material ?
What? No. Underage means not legal to have sex which is different depending on the country. It could be 15-years old for instance. Pedophilia means pre-puberty, so that's < 11/12-years old these days.
 
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If you want to be really technical about it, ephebophilia is attraction to adolescents and pedophilia is attraction to children. I'm guessing what's really in view here is the former; people just colloquially roll both into the latter term.

(Or, what Lucomo said)
 
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I'm surprised no developer has taken the Borderlands concept and made one to rival what Gearbox made. Diablo with guns is something I expected to see more of.

No, Destiny doesn't count.


(I really want Borderlands 3, please let this all be a nightmare)
 
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This is a strange response, you must not live in the US.
Because I'm sane? :p Good catch though.

If you want to be really technical about it, ephebophilia is attraction to adolescents and pedophilia is attraction to children. I'm guessing what's really in view here is the former; people just colloquially roll both into the latter term.
On the internet, absolutely. Makes me always want to roll my eyes. Considering this is an actual case in real life though, what is exactly said matters a lot.
 
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If you want to be really technical about it, ephebophilia is attraction to adolescents and pedophilia is attraction to children. I'm guessing what's really in view here is the former; people just colloquially roll both into the latter term.

(Or, what Lucomo said)

Who knows in how many expensive sex orgies those business executives participate to vent off their frustration, but on the other hand they pretend to care about women, LBGT and representation
 
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It's not strange. That is the actual meaning of those words.
Yeah. Apparently in Portugal someone who is 20 is actually "underage". In the US it varies by state. Underage could mean 16 in one state whilst in another 16 is a-ok.
 
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It's not strange. That is the actual meaning of those words.
I'm not talking about just those words, but the whole "legal to have sex" part. Also, as pertains to this particular instance, pornography of anyone under 18 is considered child pornography. Whether it's pedophilia or not, is not legally relevant.
 
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I'm happy to have been around when these companies came out of nowhere.. If I'd be a teen now, who knows what kind of "games" I would witness.

Still hope those allegations are wrong though. Not because I like him or the company, but I still have at least some faith in humanity..
 
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I'm not talking about just those words, but the whole "legal to have sex" part. Also, as pertains to this particular instance, pornography of anyone under 18 is considered child pornography. Whether it's pedophilia or not, is not legally relevant.
I guess that's true. Could still be relevant for the parties I suppose.
 
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Title seems pretty sensational.

I don't like Pitchford, but seems he's caught in a smear campaign here....and OP ain't helping.

The funniest accusation is that hes accused of wanting six pack abs. Lol.

Read the article. Unless I missed it, I didnt see any pedo allegations. There was a cam girl thing that specifically said she was 18.
 
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So the guy is 'guilty' of financially supporting women on MyFreeCams. Whoop-de-fucking-do.

I don't even like the guy (or the developer, really), but this seems like yet another case of "guilty before proven innocent". Fuck Kotaku.
Yeah, at this point, unless someone tracks down this girl and finds out she's not 18 then this is a complete non-story in terms of the porn thing.

Cam girl sites are pretty normal at this point. Seems like someone is trying to call the guy a pedophile the ruin him.
 
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Yeah, at this point, unless someone tracks down this girl and finds out she's not 18 then this is a complete non-story in terms of the porn thing.

Cam girl sites are pretty normal at this point. Seems like someone is trying to call the guy a pedophile the ruin him.
What about that other co-worker of his saying it's true on Twitter?
 
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What about that other co-worker of his saying it's true on Twitter?
Even Randy is seemingly confirming most of it, but has a way more normal explanation for it. Likely this coworker just heard the porn story at work, since it seems Randy was openly telling the story on podcasts and wasn't hiding it.

It's pretty unlikely the girl is actually underage though, and nothing about it seems like child porn.
 
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The fact that some of you can't put your negative opinions on him, caused by some of his business decisions, to the side and thus immediately jump to the conclusion that he must be a pedophile, is pretty damn sad and pathetic to be honest.

If he's guilty then he's absolute scum, but until there's tangible proof, this nothing more than just hearsay and should be treated as such. Accusations like this can destroy an individual's life even if it's proven to be completely false after the fact.
Seriously, what happened to needing proof and innocent until proven guilty? Sounds like a bunch of nonsense at this point.
 
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I don't know but I can believe some of the embezzlement stuff. There's been way to much smoke and drama with this studio over the decade for there not to be fire.


There's not one other studio has as much drama as Gearbox, DNF and all it's lawsuits, ACM and it's own. It's just too much.

Don't forget about the head of Retro who was holding raunchy parties and once Nintendo caught wind of it they kicked his ass to the curb and managed to do so without paying his equity shares.
 
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Title seems pretty sensational.

I don't like Pitchford, but seems he's caught in a smear campaign here....and OP ain't helping.

The funniest accusation is that hes accused of wanting six pack abs. Lol.

Read the article. Unless I missed it, I didnt see any pedo allegations. There was a cam girl thing that specifically said she was 18.
The six pack abs is just an accusation that he was using company money on gym membership, a trainer, or something like that
 
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I honestly hope it’s true and I hope he gets everything coming to him. Ever since Alien CM Randy showed who he truly is despite the child porn stuff he dose not deserve to work in this industry