There’s nothing like a good ole controversy to bring me back to writing. Let’s talk about that shit!
Randy Pitchford is an asshole. Let’s just get that out of the way. His social media popularity has never been good. This controversy has given many people the reason they craved to hate this man more than they already do. I’m not one of them. To me, this is just another Twitter Court verdict bought on by a former, disgruntled employee that wanted to stick it to his former employers by starting something with absolutely no evidence. Evidence isn’t needed in today’s society to hang a man though. So it’s time for another one of my unpopular opinions.
David Eddings was the voice actor for Claptrap in the first 2 Borderlands games. He claims that he’s owed money for his role as Claptrap and has received no royalties whatsoever. He also stated that Randy Pitchford stole 12 million dollars from the employee royalty pool and that Randy physically assaulted him at a hotel. That’s not all though. He also stated that Randy stalked him on social media and he was forced to block him. Get your pitchforks ready because Randy Pitchford must be guilty of all of this because one person said so with no evidence!
I call bullshit on the stalking thing. That just sounds like he’s adding fuel to the fire. I also call bullshit on the assault allegations because he waited so long to report it. Is there a police report? Were there any witnesses? Why did you wait so long to bring this up? Those are the kinds of questions that we should be asking this man, but of course, no one is going to because of the way things are today. David Ellings sounds like a disgruntled employee that just wants to throw his boss under the bus. I’m not defending Randy Pitchford’s attitude. I started this off by calling him an asshole. He’s egotistical and has a clear god complex about himself. But me not liking his personality doesn’t mean that I’m just going to take what anyone says about him as gospel. I’ll say the same thing I said in the last episode of Pete’s Corner (my podcast). I’m not a sheep. I’m not going to jump on whatever else is jumping on. I have a brain and I intend to use it.
David claimed that Pitchford stole millions of dollars. So why is he the only one reporting on it? Why is he seemingly the only disgruntled employee leading up to Borderlands 3 when everyone else is super excited to be returning to the game after so many years? So many other voice actors have returned and love their roles and are communicating with the fans and each. Everyone except you. No one has leaped to your defense yet either and that’s surprising because when allegations like this usually come up there’s a bunch of employees claiming how bad it is to work for a said company or that this person is horrible. You’re the only one. I’ll ask again. Where is your evidence? Until some actual evidence is provided I’ll just assume you’re a fucking liar and move on with my day.
Yes, I know that Pitchford tweeted out recently that Troy Baker wouldn’t be back to reprise his role as Rhys from Tales of the Borderlands. I’ve personally never played that game, but I’ve heard many good things about it. I just couldn’t stomach playing a game called Borderlands in that format so I never touched it. As I’ve said before Randy Pitchford is an asshole. Being an asshole doesn’t automatically make you guilty though. At least it doesn’t to me. What do you think of this situation? Do you agree with the mob?