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Evil Avatar 05-02-2019 06:25 PM

Gearbox Caught Lying about Microtransactions in Borderlands 3
 

GameInformer caught *gasp* Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford lying about something new... this time saying that Borderlands 3 will not have microtransactions, except for all the microtransactions.

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During a livestream dedicated to Borderlands 3's first-ever gameplay reveal, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford took the stage and told the audience that the upcoming game "won't have microtransactions."

To clarify, Pitchford is talking specifically about how you won't be able to buy weapons, gear, or anything that affects gameplay. Cosmetic items, however, are still purchasable with real money.

"We're selling cosmetic items, but we're not going to nickel and dime players," said Gearbox's Paul Sage in an interview with us. "DLC will come down the line, but the game won't have anything excessive."
GameInformer.

Then he goes on a twitter rant, trying to claim he was only talking about Loot boxes, when he clearly said microtransactions. Randy, paying cash for cosmetic items is still microtransactions. Does this guy even listen to himself speak or is lying just a habit now like breathing???

vallor 05-02-2019 06:31 PM

Breathing, lying. It's all the same when you're watching teen porn videos about magic tricks.

brandonjclark 05-02-2019 09:10 PM

Randy, come out come out wherever you are!

ministryofwrath 05-03-2019 01:47 AM

Hah.


It's hard not to buy borderlands 3..... but randy alone would be enough.

but he fucked with Aliens and sega, they can suck a JSW's chubby, and we don't even know if that thing is inverted and relabeled these days.

vallor 05-03-2019 02:06 AM

It boggles the mind they can lay claim to inventing the concept of the looter shooter. This can’t possibility be true except maybe in the modern sense. Right?

Juan 05-03-2019 04:29 AM

He's a cunt, gearbox are shit and borderlands is repetitive garbage.

Kawika 05-03-2019 06:40 AM

https://twitter.com/kawikacheco/stat...597534726?s=19

I posted this half joking.

I loved borderlands on PC and a core group of friends would play it all the time. The move from steam to epic just killed all my enthusiasm. But it also allowed me to remember how I pre ordered 2 to get the season pass and they released content (not costumes) that wasn't included. Don yourselves a favor, never buy borderlands till all the content is out.

Judas 05-03-2019 07:29 AM

Not in a rush to Need this game. Will wait till GOTY at $19.99. Fuck Randy's lying ass. That kind of attitude isn't something I want to support.

vivafletcher 05-03-2019 07:42 AM

Who cares abut cosmetic micro-transactions? As long as you get a full game for the cost, I don't see a problem with letting the studio make more money from people who want to tinker with their character's look or whatever.

They can't buy an advantage. This isn't pay to win. I don't see the big deal.

Mad Max RW 05-03-2019 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by vivafletcher (Post 2536734)
Who cares abut cosmetic micro-transactions? As long as you get a full game for the cost, I don't see a problem with letting the studio make more money from people who want to tinker with their character's look or whatever.

They can't buy an advantage. This isn't pay to win. I don't see the big deal.

I mostly agree. For smaller indie studios it makes sense because they need the extra funds. Iíve further supported games like Killing Floor and Elite Dangerous which kept them alive. What is Gearboxís reasoning? Or for that matter any large studio with publisher backing?

Booda 05-03-2019 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Mad Max RW (Post 2536735)
I mostly agree. For smaller indie studios it makes sense because they need the extra funds. Iíve further supported games like Killing Floor and Elite Dangerous which kept them alive. What is Gearboxís reasoning? Or for that matter any large studio with publisher backing?

Oh, I don't know... money? :rolleyes:

Dag-Sabot 05-03-2019 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by vivafletcher (Post 2536734)
Who cares abut cosmetic micro-transactions? As long as you get a full game for the cost, I don't see a problem with letting the studio make more money from people who want to tinker with their character's look or whatever.

They can't buy an advantage. This isn't pay to win. I don't see the big deal.

You should care, because the game will be chopped up as "DLC".

evild 05-03-2019 09:37 AM

Update to this story from 2K:

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...ions-confusion

Evil Avatar 05-03-2019 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by evild (Post 2536746)

Right, confirming my article... Randy Pitchford lied.

vivafletcher 05-03-2019 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Dag-Sabot (Post 2536741)
You should care, because the game will be chopped up as "DLC".

That's a different issue. Discussing whether paying for DLC really means you're paying for part of a game, then being blackmailed for the rest of it is totally valid.

I'm talking about micro-transactions. If it's only cosmetic, and there's no pay to win feature, and you can't open up your wallet to get an advantage, who cares? Sure, they held back some skins or something to make a little extra money. I don't see that as a big deal. When it becomes pay to win, that's completely different imo.

Evil Avatar 05-03-2019 01:22 PM

What is crazy is that Randy Pitchford is still on twitter insisting that he didn't lie, but the above link has a direct quote from publisher 2K games confirming that he did lie. You would think there would be a point where people like him see that they got caught and just fess up, but instead he spent 19 hours on twitter doing replies and mental gymnastics to try to somehow take back the obvious lie of his first statement.

It's like "WTF, Dude, just be honest for a change."

Mad Max RW 05-03-2019 01:39 PM

Randy is a pathological liar. He’s incapable of not lying even about the stupidest thing. And he is the only person in the world that believes every word of it. Borderlands 2 was the last release I bought from Gearbox. As long as Randy is running the studio I will never buy one of their games. Developed in-house or otherwise.

BenSkywlkr 05-03-2019 02:21 PM

I was watching the live stream when he said it, I thought it was perfectly clear what he was saying. He stated they would have skins etc for money and they would have DLC for money, but they wouldn't be doing the free to play microtransaction stuff. I was watching it with someone else, we both said good when he said it and several hours later I got a phone call that there was some uproar and we were both laughing. Nothing he said was even the slightest bit misleading.

Azzy 05-03-2019 06:42 PM

Meanwhile, I'm fucking gobsmacked that people are even fucking talking about whether or not he "lied".
Was he wrong? Yes. Does it fucking matter? No. Does it matter if it was on purpose? Still fucking no. Six months from now nobody is going to give a simple shit about any of this.

Terran 05-03-2019 08:05 PM

Blah, blah, blah, blah. The CEO is a dick, but that's secondary.

I won't be buying the game because the damned series is boring as hell. Play one, you've played them all. It wasn't even great for one whole game, let alone for more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more of the same.


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