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Gearbox has literally no redeeming qualities. All they really have is Borderlands and Band of Brothers and they dont have the talent or ability to make anything new of quality.
They only decent game they've ever made was BL1 15 years ago. I'm more surprised it took them this long to go under.
they're at the very least competent at making an entertaining first person shooter
but every fucking company can do that now (even bethesda to a degree)
what they are selling is their reddit-tier humor and fucking no one is buying that at a loss
randy getting ousted by tencent?
or randy going to retire?
I know battleborn was a huge loss, but did borderlands 3 not sell well enough?
It's sad that literally no company makes a shooter with fun powers that isn't live service lootershit
are you guys stupid? they were bought by Embracer on the promise of a future loan payback from a deal with a rich saudi.
Embracer's saudi deal fell through so they've been shutting down and selling all their companies.
it has nothing to do with Gearbox's game output, but it was one of their more expensive acquisitions
sorry i don't follow corporate kim kardashians
don't quote me again gay
>are you guys stupid? [dumps corporate lore]
work on your childhood trauma if your reaction to people not knowing trivial garbage is getting hostile/sucking yourself off
He's the only anon who put effort into having an opinion and you are criticizing him? How about telling the ignorant to shut the fuck up with their knee-jerk takes?
Thanks for bringing the quality of the board down now get back in your armchair.
Defending yourself pretending to be someone else is fucking pathetic LMAO, gay.
>I-ITS NOT GEARBOXES FAULT FOR NOT MAKING ENOUGH MONEY TO BE WORTH KEEPING
>BLAME THE CORPO FOR NOT GOING THROUGH WITH A DEAL FOR FREE OIL MONEY
Boarderlands got less and less fun and funny and it's a real coincidence it happens at the same rate it gets more and more woke
As much as I hate Randy, he's telling the truth. BL3 was a success for them. Now, had they released yet another Battleborn or w/e the fuck it is, they would've sunk completely.
This. Of course retards will fail to understand this.
acquisitions like these always end the same way. its their fault for allowing themselves to sell out and stayed where they were.
And it's also the reason why Duke won't ever rise from his grave.
GEARBOX IS GOING TO BE FINE. Embracer shat the bed with the saudis but Gearbox is making hand over fist as an entity unto itself. Remnant 2 was a pretty good hit and Borderlands prints money. None of the games they've had a hand in making/publishing have ever been failures.
So yes I am mad. Mad that Duke is fucking dead as long as Gearbox has the license. Mad that people don't understand that this is a nothingburger.
One correction. Tales 2 was a failure but you get my point.
Not surprise with the past few years Embracer going on a buying spree. Always wonder where they get all the money to acquire these studios.
Evil cannot create, it can only subvert and destroy
Technically they have Risk of Rain, if you care about that
Makes me mad knowing randy has his dirty hands on that series.
Gearbox successful ruined RoR2
That was fun way back when
BL2 was worth it for gaige
Look at my girl, see how they massacred her.
left head on right body
Just by pose and expression alone Gaige was a great design in BL2.
A shame BL2 ramped up the shit nonsense writing. Krieg and most of characters from BL2 were decent except the cheap deaths.
Embracer group bought too much shit and banked on Saudi oil money but Saudis pulled out. Anything that isn't borderlands after BL1 hasn't been profitable. That and I doubt after the mix receptions of BL3 and wonderlands helped their case. Also why did Embracer buy gearbox to begin with? Fucking everyone with half a brain knows Randy embezzled my from sega.
Yeah, Tannis got it bad to.
Design wise Tannis wasn't bad, they just ramped up her retarded dialogue and made her a Siren for no good reason other then to put 3 sirens on the same team.
I'm still angry how they killed Maya off, she can literal hold people in a black hole but made her grab whats his name for no fucking reason.
And then they replace her with an obnoxious brat.
Careful, the Ava defenders will start to show.
I have literally a screenshot taken of it. You solely rely on third hand material. You are lucky that I'm on my commute right now, but i can create a bait thread tomorrow titles 'borderlands is pandering to muh sjw!!1'. Look it up in the archive and then fucking have a nice day you fucking outrage addicted moron.
No one had an “Eat Me Out” sign, maybe “Eat Me” or “Pis (sic) Off”
Those don't exist, no one likes her.
sorry, we don't know how to write a compelling story so we'll just kill off characters for cheap drama (The capeshit approach, except worse because they don't come back)
Not only what you said, it's how fast she dies compared to when you get her. In my first playthrough I got Maya and saw her die in the same night.
Randy laundered all the money and kicked out all creative people or people who actually provided quality (original claptrap va, original Rhys va, etc.)
Last I heard of Randy he had a shit ton of CP and was being reported to the feds. What happened there?
Probably. BL3's all-time peak on steam is about 25% less than BL2. The real failure was probably Wonderlands though. Pitchford did nothing but crow about how well it did, but its all-time peak on Steam is 88% less than BL2 and over twice as many people are currently paying BL2 than Wonderlands despite it being an 11 year old game. BL3 probably did OK, but even there it's clear they're spending more money and time to make things that do worse.
Bl3 sold a lot i think, it was a huge release with a good amount of hype behind it. Its season pass content and the actual game itself was subpar so less people kept playing and buying all the dlc unlike the first 2 games
unironically the bl3 dlc is some of the best in the series, because bl2 dlc is majority trash
>captain booty is JUST okay
>torgue dlc has funny lines but its shit
>hammerlock dlc is the single worst dlc in the franchise
>tiny tina dlc is unironically great
>nearly all headhunter packs are just paid farming spots, but wottlegobbler is just terrible
>commander lilith dlc is pretty good too for what its worth, but was made 7 YEARS after release for bl3 hype
bl2 dlc is harsh highs and lows, while bl3 dlc is pretty standard across the board with no real bad eggs
dlc is the single worst dlc in the franchise
Even worse than Moxie's in 1?
Oh god, Hammerlock's DLC. Every time I start a new playthrough I go in with the drive to make it to UVHM (because fuck UVHM), but when I get to Hammerlock's I immediately lose it and drop the game.
Who knew filling a DLC with the base game's most annoying enemies would result in it being the worst of the bunch?
>Handsome Jackpot Casino
Great send off to Handsome Jack
>Guns Love and Tentacles
Enjoyable cthulu lovecraftian story and even the two gays who get hitched are tolerable much like in the main game.
>Bounty of Blood
Fun western spaghetti type DLC
>Krieg's Mind DLC
Waste of potential solely because Krieg doesn't find out Maya got killed because of her stupid ass protege Ava who's mere existence torpedo'd the entire base game's story thereafter
>send off to Handsome Jack
Which one was this, the third?
Take-Two owns Borderlands and publishes it so any meaningful success on the performance of Borderlands, Tiny Tina's Borderlands, etc. doesn't have any meaningful value to Gearbox or Embracer.
B3 sold a LOT. It just happened to have writing so profoundly awful that it unironically killed Borderlands forever. Few games manage to do that.
It didn't sell nearly well enough for the first year. Epic Exclusive.
Of course, that also left enough time for playthroughs to showcase the writing which meant people had even less reason to buy when it came to Steam.
they put the profits into godfall which flopped hard
It did well but probably worse than bl2 and also what came after were huge flops
godawfull, wonderlands and new tales all flops
there is also the movie, i know it isnt making them lose money directly but with all the delays and lack of ads it will be another flop that will look bad for the brand overall
All they know how to make is Borderlands and they failed to turn it into more than a one-trick pony.
Even the people who liked BL2's writing were tired of the entire gimmick before BL3 was even halfway finished. They bet everything on the shitty "quirky" writing and created something repulsive.
problem with bl3 is you can't skip so much of the dialogue , 1 and 2 you could just completely ignore it and run through made replaying it far more enjoyable
garden gnome syndrome. Made all the characters disabled black gay communist women, and all the white male characters into jokes for ESG investment, then the ESG investment cash dried up.
>literal schizo headcanon when we already know the reason they were bought by embracer and now sold
>starts projecting about his mental issues caused by inbreeding
Ok, so you think they made the characters disabled black gay communist women because they thought people would like it? Really? You also think they wanted to make all the white male characters into jokes because they thought "This will get people to buy our game."
I don't care what nonsense they posted, I saw a screenshot of the cast, and knew immediately what had happened. Because all of these games are the same, let me list off some other things that happened.
1. Characters who were married had it revealed that they were being cheated on/are not divorced/never loved each other, and were just pretending before.
2. A previously defeated villain is brought back, or someone is established to be more powerful than them, and a sassy black woman singlehandedly defeats them in a cutscene.
3. A previous straight white male character is suddenly revealed to be faking sincerity, and is written as being a evil jerk.
4. At least 50% of the main characters are gay, and the lesbians have secret super powers/extreme importance to the plot.
This is every game you people make.
It's complete surface pandering and stops early. In bl3 you have disembodied women with eat me out signs hanging from hooks later in the game. Stop gettin gaslit by a disabled robot in a wheelchair.
Why do you do this every time? I point this fact out about the universality of your shit games. Then you just make shit up, and lie about what's in the game. Do you think you'll con people in the day, and age where you can look this stuff up?
I haven't lied. You actually have to play the game to see it instead of watching a let's play from your favourite twitch grifter.
Lies, Lies lies. This is why you're going to end up unemployed. Just don't include moron cripple gays in your game.
Thread's still at 90 posts, you have time. No need to wait until tomorrow.
that character wasnt woke pandering you utter fat retard. it was an endearing quest about a make a wish person
Having a fat crippled dyke punching the super special OC donut steel power rangers mega form of your other black dyke with a 2020s California haircut
Fuck off, garden gnome
Unironically, they fired Anthony Burch. He was cringe but his cringe made Borderlands famous. Borderlands 3 was shit.
Why is that one guy so mad about some corporate drama? He even quoted me and all I said was that it's sad no one makes good shooters with fun powers
Battleborn and base BL3.
>What went wrong?
Don't be a retard, read past the headlines. (Yes, Borderlands has shit writing though. We know this)
Embracer Group is fucked and they need to sell a bunch of their assets. It isn't necessarily a reflection of Gearbox's products. Just look up EMBRACB stocks over the last 5 years and you can figure out why they are selling companies right now.
>make an ad
>hurr durr why nobody read
I don't fucking know, buy a spot for it.
It's called cashing out. They know they've milked it for all it had and know that if they don't sell it now, the IPs will lose value over time and they will be left holding the bag.
What's next for Dick Kickem ?
Being voiced by Gianni
If we're lucky, Embracer will keep the IP and hand it back to 3D Realms.
And then we'll get Phantom Fury: Duke Nukem's Ion Tour where you can play as Duke for the entire game
>Embracer will keep the IP and hand it back to 3D Realms.
Current 3D Realms it's just a brand name owned by swedes, nothing to do with the classic Texas team of Duke's golden years.
Bothering to finish Duke Nukem Forever, then selling out to Embracer.
New home at Playstation Studios if Apogee doesn't buy him first.
uh get off the vent
generic first person shooters with awful writing
Remember when Gearbox bought out Risk of Rain and their first addition sans the game's creator was literally fat Dora the Explorer as seen in hit cancelled Marvel Comics New Warriors?
Remember when it was OP as fuck and hella quirky like the kids these days like?
Remember when Gearbox took an assload of money from Sega for an Aliens game?
Remember when they used that money on Borderlands instead?
Remember when Randy saw a fucking magician doing magic tricks and left the zip drive in a public location?
Fat black trannies are the holy grail of SJWs
Male and Female are not pronouns mister Rajesh Pradeep.
It’s against my morals to pick on retarded people, so I’ll end this conversation here. I hope you have a great day my good fellow.
He/Him is an example of a pronoun mister Pradeep sirs.
>and left a USB drive with corporate secrets in a public location?
ftfy. The entire shitstorm around that thing and him holding both that and his personal video collection of "magic tricks" was some of funniest shit I have ever seen from that man, right up there with his "BAD ASS" sunglasses.
Wasn't the USB drive of "magic tricks" CP or was that someone else at gearbox?
It was "Barely Legal", as in some young looking 20yo pretending to be a either a teenager or someone that just turned 18. If I remember correctly it was primarily watersports related.
Was one of those secrets the photo of him kneeling in a decrepit bathroom?
That one HE HIMSELF posted on his Twiter, and what makes it funnier is that it was shot in either Penn or Teller's bathroom during one of their parties. The man is a walking L, and if I remember correctly he even got divorced by his land whale of a wife after she got fit. He's not a clown, he's the whole circus.
Don't forget him singing the bigot song. That one was peak cringe.
It was usb drive full of teenagers porn. He carelessly left it and denied even having it.
>Remember when Gearbox bought out Risk of Rain and their first addition sans the game's creator was literally fat Dora the Explorer as seen in hit cancelled Marvel Comics New Warriors?
You mean the Drifter? Because you're wrong, Risk of Rain Returns DOES involve the game's creator. In fact people are making a bit of a deal out of it because Hopoo already announced it's going to be their last time with the IP before Gearbox has the keys.
I'd buy Duke, but would let everything else rot.
They own homeworld, fuck.
Cringe out of touch writers, that's literally it, BL3, mechanically is a great game, the looting, shooting, leveling and skills are fun, the problem with it is every time a character opens their mouth you're instantly filled with odium and second hand embarrassment, sure you can mute the voices but then the whole experience becomes kinda meaningless
People really underestimate how much the setting, story and characters contribute to the enjoyment of a game, it's why you have mechanically barebones games with good humor and theming become successful and mechanically deep and engaging games fail because they lack a soul
I honestly feel really bad for the people working on Borderlands who just wanted to make a game that blended FPS and Diablo together in a space western/cyberpunk setting.
I still play Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel sometimes, I haven't touched 3 since I finished it
Nothing, they were bought by Embracer who is currently in some real money problems. They are probably selling Gearbox because it's the fastest way to get money.
Hopefully who ever buys them hires a good writer for the next BL game, and fires Randy.
damn i should replay bl2
5 decides my character/any additional stuff
>Trying to do a tvhm m11 run though
>It's a vehicle quest
>What went wrong?
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Tales of the BL 2
BL3 didn't had the sales they expected.
And I'm pretty sure that I'm forgetting something
Bulletstorm: Duke Nukem Edition?
I'm still upset that the eridian war was never really fellowed up on.
>Tales of the BL 2
and 1, because who the fuck wants to play a story heavy game from a series known for awful writing?
Quite frankly, I'm surprised Gearbox lasted this long with such a bad track record. They truly peaked with Half-Life Expansions and Borderlands 1.
B-B-B-BUT HOMEWORLD III IS COMING OUT???
Gearbox got too big for its britches after they accidentally struck it out of the ballpark with Borderlands 2 which even then was largely carried by Handsome Jack's memorable performance in the main story plus Randy Pitchford's general existence as a human being.
I have like 30 yuros on my bank account.
That's like at least 50 billion burgerdollars. Should I buy it, lads?
Valve you have infinite steambux, buy gearbox and free him
It's weird going back to Borderlands 1 and seeing how decent the writing was. Sometimes even got me to chuckle. It felt like it was trying to do what Fallout did where you can mellow out the really bleak shit with some black comedy. Not done nearly as well as Fallout of course, but decently. That degraded with every subsequent entry, and I think it's because the humor became a better focus and it wasn't funny 99% of the time post BL1. BL3 is the worst of them all, and that game has the best combat by far. Would it be impossible for them just just turn it down the humor ONCE? Even a spin-off or something, I just want something with BL1's quality of writing.
The biggest difference is that in BL1 the Vault Hunters were mercenaries chasing a dollar then all the sudden in BL2 they became rah rah freedom fighters for no good reason.
Doesn't BL2 opening cutscene start with Hyperion wanting to kill us with a fake vault hunter hiring prospect or something like that? Seems like a good reason to kill them, less as a freedom fighter but moreso because fuck them for the audacity.
I think he's talking about the old crew from BL1 who became freedom fighters between games
Ah, sorry, my bad. Only Lilith and Roland were all that involved in that until we had to round the other two up tho.
BL3's writing has a lot more problems than just the humor.
Yeah, Borderlands 1 always reminded me more of Mad Max. You'd have some half naked weirdo do a dick joke you groan at and then in the next moment you just see TK Baha's hanged corpse
AHEM - anthony burch
How does he keep getting jobs? he can't fucking write.
Lack of talent doesn't mean lack of connections and contacts.
He's a fucking cuck who bends over backwards for the higher-ups.
Of course he'll get hired.
Like you would call the hooker who does bareback and doesn't make you wear a condom. She doesn't care if she gets pregnant. She'll just get an abortion. Life is meaningless and suffering should extend to everyone else as pathetic as that is.
That is Anthony Burch.
A fucking worthless gay onions cuck.
Borderlands 1 never forgets that it's a story about scrappy characters in a wasteland scavenging for a living. It has a sad, comfy vibe at times and then humor and cartoon aesthetic are meant to balance this out. It's why Tales worked so well: it focused on a core drama and peppered in jokes occasionally to keep it from getting too heavy.
Yea. I love that out door chill vibe I got playing BL1. The Mad Max feeling and just being another random merc doing dirty jobs for cash.
The Skag lair at night was oddly relaxing.
Poured a ton of money into being a publisher, and their only notable games published are free to play MMOs with not enough traffic to keep rich whales
The writing in BL3 is arguably the worst written piece of media I have ever consumed. Books, movies, games.... The bad writing champion is BL3
Went woke, and traded fun guns/ equipment and classes/ skill trees for "muh realistic gunplay"
>muh realistic gunplay
2 and 3 are the furthest thing from realistic gun play, more than half of the guns work on fucking magic logic then anything remotely realistic.
For all it's faults, BL3's gameplay is NOT one of them. The gunplay in 3 is some of the best RPG gunplay out there. 2's was floaty as fuck and 1's still holds up, but it's a very limited game in comparison to the sequels. (Also who the fuck designed iron sights in 1? Did they just hate the player?)
>2's was floaty as fuck and 1's still holds up, but it's a very limited game in comparison to the sequels.
Thank God, it's not just me. 1 is very simple, but it handles great. 2 plays terribly.
1 holds up way better than 2. Just wish the iron sights weren't so shit, and that they had a wider variety of gun models.
Yeah, it feels more like a budget game, but that's okay. Wish 2 and PS and 3 were designed more like it.
depending on who will buy them i hope we get a duke nukem game
the fact that shadow warrior got a reboot and 3 fucking games while duke got forever even though duke is more popular is a fucking crime
They stayed alive through flukes, marketing, and crimes.
Only actual good game they ever made was Borderlands 1. 2 and PS were just the same shit with polish and worse writing. New Tales was absolutely pathetic.
What's the most fun class in 3?
All the classes except Siren are good but not great. Moze's infinite mags and mech were my favorite. The Siren is meh.
If you liked Gaige in 2, you'll like Moze in 3. She has some OP stuff early game.
>released 4 shit games in a row
>only one turned out profitable
Real mystery. I hope whoever buys them fires Randy and the writing team.
They got what they deserved for trying to screw over Sega!
No randy we don't want to see your collection of magic tricks.
Well, THAT just happened.
You guys wanna see something funny?
>Gearbox and Volition were part of the embracer group
>embracer group were negotiating a deal with Saudi Arabia to develop vidya
>For "unknown reasons" Saudi Arabia backed out of the deal last minute
>embracer group had to report that to their investors shortly after trough this stream
LMAO you can feel the defeat in their voices, shit is so bad that their stock fell and so far haven't recovered.
Was Ava some writer's self insert? She's such an insufferable, unlikeable shitbag that's the vibe I get from her.
I thought she was the millennial take on zoomers
CAN I GET A HUZZAH, GAMERS?!?!
Duke Nukem in the next Saints Row? That's a huzzah from me.
>Decide to play BL2 again recently because I wanted to satiate my looting 'tism
>Turns out I've completely lost the ability to tolerate the dialogue and I couldn't even get past the ice bit without quitting
what do I do now
Mute the dialogue? I absolutely love the coop gameplay so we take micro breaks constantly. If solo, I'd check my mails or whatever
>fire Burch siblings
Fire Randy first.
>Hotpoo sold out Ror to them
What a fucking retard I swear
Borderlands 2 was a surprise hit, so the market for the "looter shooter" became oversaturated. And people got tired of that zany quirky but with a sprinkle of nihilistic 2000s humor.
If borderlands was a true sequel nobody wanted it or would have cared. To add insult to injury they replaced what they were know for in previous game by injecting current day politics wokeisms, and had a team diversity hires that couldn't write script or code if their life depended on it. Put out a game that was worse than the second game in every aspect. Writing offensively bad, broken and buggy at launch.
The borderlands games were never good
They insulted Christ on the cover of their game, and the game itself was filled to the brim with woke gayry. This is the least they deserve.
lol I forgot that they existed once they went exclusively to Epic. A shame I really like BL2 but never bought BL3.
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