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Let’s Talk About Randy Pitchford!

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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?

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    The Otaku Judge
    May 10, 2019 1:47 pm

    Tales from the Borderlands was brill, but like most Telltale releases it’s not the type of game that will appeal to everyone. Have to agree that most of what this guy said is bull made up by an unhappy former worker. Due to the lack of evidence I’m surprised it got so much press attention. I guess people will pounce on any excuse to bash Randy, which is fair enough given his track record.

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      Omar
      May 11, 2019 2:25 pm

      I did acknowledge that Randy is a major asshole. I think that’s why so many people are quick to believe this story because it seems like something he would do, but there’s no evidence to say that he did anything. The big thing to me is that none of his colleagues have come to his defense yet. If this was true and was happening don’t you think more people would have come forward by now? Randy deserves most of the negative reactions that he gets from people, but he doesn’t deserve this. That’s the thing about having a bad reputation though. Since many people hate him they’ll jump at anything someone says about him regardless of how true it is.

      Thanks for commenting :).

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    The Night Owl
    May 12, 2019 9:57 pm

    There’s a long history of RP doing dumb stuff and with all the recent allegations it would have probably been better for him to keep out of the spotlight and let Borderlands 3 sell itself but the guy likes to be at the front of things unfortunately. Hopefully this plays out and the truth comes out either way.

    I’ll say though that the Gearbox panel he lead at PAX AU a few years ago was one of the best panels I had been to… everyone was gifted Tales from the Borderlands before its release… and they brought back Homeworld too. 🙂

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      Omar
      May 13, 2019 10:43 am

      I agree. The dude is a major douche and he needs to learn how to keep his ego in check. That’s why no one likes him and that’s why people is finding this story so easy to believe because they already have a negative impression of him.

      That Gearbox panel was very impressive.

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