The Jimquisition: Bullshitstorm

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Oh Gearbox, will you ever learn?

So the great minds running the Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition scene decided to compound its ludicrous MSRP by partnering with G2A. Yes that G2A, the notoriously scummy one that profits from fraud.

How did that turn out, and what does it say of this industry that it happened in the first place? Let’s find out together, you POG freaks!

DJ OakeyDoakey
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DJ OakeyDoakey

Can Pog Fucker have his own show?

Thanatos
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Thanatos

Gearbox knew what they were doing, they hoped no one would notice, and they underestimated just how pwned they would get by TotalBiscuit.

“Yeah, well prove it! Prove that they’re corr-oh, you CAN prove it? Uhhhhhhhhhhhh”

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

Aw, and I actually felt a modicum of respect for Gearbox this week. The fact that they held a conference call with TB while he not only walked them through G2A’ record of scum and villainy (Jim didn’t even mention their “insurance” policy akin to a protection racket), but also hammered out their ultimatum based on his suggestions. They may have been shockingly deaf to G2A’s reputation, but they responded admirably afterwards. But yeah, fuck that price. Surprised no brief mention of Digital Foundry’s showcase of Scorpio. I know it wasn’t a full reveal, but considering the years of shit… Read more »

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

Wait. Digital Homicide has a Twitter account?

Max Whiteley
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Max Whiteley

You have triggered me, that’s the Union FLAG not the Jack.

Why do you have such a low opinion of Nigel? He’s just a middle class man pretending to be working class, do you not like the working class or something?

SmaMan
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SmaMan

Who remembers that Reddit AMA that G2A did a while back? You know, the one where that one guy (after many attempts, not getting a satisfying answer from them about safeguards and whatnot) walked them through how easy it was to bypass their own shitty security checks to get fraudulent, non-working keys onto their marketplace?

And then G2A fucking banned him for it.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Duke Nukem is awesome.

KaosMachina
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KaosMachina

It’s 49.99 on steam as of the time of this release, Jimbo.

Not that it’s acceptable, of course. But when insulting a product, one should really always make sure to be as accurate as possible!

Absolutfreak
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Maybe Randy thought he could change G2A’s nefarious ways and be hailed as a hero to the gaming world.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Still surprised that Total Biscuit managed to convince Gearbox to change their minds and i’m especially surprised that they were willing to try and get G2A to change their ways, can’t say i’m surprised that they did not make any commitment to change though.

joegvo
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joegvo

Oh Ubisoft should be renamed to either Ubiclassy Ubisoft, or You Be Soft Ubisoft.

Peter Quint
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Peter Quint

Interesting in your rage you pronounced the “Duke” of Duke Nukem in the American way: “Dook”.

I started to get inconsistent pronunciation when I spent a while in America too.

And then everyone relentlessly takes the piss out of you when you get back to England for “trying to be American”.

Error 52
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Error 52

I’m offended by that Nigel Farrage comment!

Swallowing spiders in your sleep is actually a myth. Fuck Nigel, though.

Anton
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Anton

The real victim here is the game – which is underappreciated in my opinion. It had a chance at a late re-emergence, and Gearbox shut it down with this stupid scandal.

LegendaryFrog
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LegendaryFrog

Another great video, Jim. This is the exact type of behavior that governments are supposed to protect consumers from, even if they’re foreign based. History has proven that if you don’t specifically tell a company that they’re not allowed to rip off their customers they’ll screw them over until someone calls them on their shit.

It’ll be interesting to see if G2A makes any changes to their policy following Gearbox’s public demands, but since they’ve been in business for so long with a ‘big’ publisher like GB I certainly won’t hold my breath.

Jack Trevor
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Jack Trevor

For anybody even thinking about defending G2A, I would like to make it clear that just because they offer cheap games does not excuse them credit card fraud, exploitative behavior, and a complete disregard for who they damage.

When you are doing less damage to a developer and the industry at large by circumnavigating their DRM and releasing a free torrent on Pirate Bay and are encouraged to do that over G2A, you know something is wrong.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

“Framerate enthusiast” TotalBiscuit.

I get it.

galactix100
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galactix100

I’m glad the pog fucker’s getting more air time. Unfairly maligned in my opinion.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

I could one-up the price point

60 bucks remaster of Hellgate: London.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Does this industry really need Gearbox? What did they contribute that was ever good? I mean, I really liked Borderlands 2, but my existance will not lose meaning if I live in a world without Handsome Jack.

goodbyejojo
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goodbyejojo

gearbox and controversies go together like cops and donuts

iThinkMyCatIsAFlea
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iThinkMyCatIsAFlea

Randy Pitchford knew about [email protected]

I think Gearbox should start selling $45 coins to those that have owned any Gearbox Software games for over five years. There’s clearly a market for this type of scam as Schatskeys have proven.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Real talk though. After all the shit they pulled with Aliens: Colonial Marines, the false advertisements, the fake demos, the downgrades, the funneling money into Borderlands 2, glitches and complete lack of polish and respect for the Aliens franchise, I don’t think Gearbox deserves the respect you’re showing it Jim.
They don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt, or to be treated like anything but a duplicitous, thieving, cynical shit factory. And they can’t even make interesting shit.

SilentPony
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SilentPony
Otherhand
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Otherhand

You’re being way too nice to them to give the benefit of the doubt to a single decision-maker at Gearbox. They definitely knew, and what’s more they thought it was going to earn them badboy cred. They imagined it would be like the Hotline Miami creator saying he was cool with piracy, only times a thousand.