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Submitted by Naners 715d ago | news

Prez Pitchford & Gearbox Deny Girlfriend Mode: But Will You Still Buy?

Gearbox President Randy Pitchford tweets back against the backlash caused by Borderlands 2's supposed girlfriend mode. No formal apologies have been issued yet from designer John Hemmingway who originated the term, but will you still pick up the game this September? (Borderlands, Gearbox Software, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

VegaShinra  +   715d ago
Yes....yes I will still buy it. The quote was taken out of context and it doesn't change my opinion of the game.
showtimefolks  +   715d ago
i have a loot edition paid and another special edition pre ordered to play around with. day one, hour one minute one when it comes out

i will be in my cave for about 2 straight days after the release lol. pizza,mountain dew,and many type of candies along with chips as snacks and no i will not be sleeping ot take baths in those 2 days lol
Naners  +   715d ago
I'm going to pick up the game too. Seems like too much ado about nothing. I almost feel bad for Gearbox, but I suppose any publicity for an upcoming game is good publicity, right?

I wonder if designer Hemmingway will get in trouble though....
TBM  +   715d ago
why wouldnt i buy the sequel when i absolutely loved the first game?
mattheckler  +   715d ago
I haven't played the original Borderlands so... maybe? Although I consider myself a feminist I think the reaction has been SLIGHTLY over the top. Sure, it's idiotic, but is it worth boycotting a game over? I don't think so, not on its own. If it is the first in a series of offenses, then yes. But it's a really little thing, in my opinion.
Chuk5  +   715d ago
That title is oversimplifying, took randy's response totally out of context. Randy denied the fact that the best friend tree was actually called the girlfriend mode. Internet oversimplification is one of the main reasons internet activism doesn't work well.
KentBlake  +   715d ago
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn about what these guys say. I'll buy it whatever happens.
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Parasyte  +   715d ago
Don't care what the producers/designers/devs say. Loved the first game, and based on what I've seen thus far, I will love the second game.

Screw the internet's over blown reaction!
O_O  +   715d ago
Any time you see Pitchford, you think of a pitchfork, don't you?. Admit it.
MidnytRain  +   715d ago
NOW I will. Thanks... -_-
LightofDarkness  +   715d ago
I love how the "press" is trying their absolute hardest to make a mountain out of a molehill again. They warped and skewed their words in an attempt to rile gamers in to a frenzy (imagining we'd be clicking on every update and regurgitated opinion), counting on the attraction of this year's big hot-button issue: sexism in games. But you've over-played your hand. There is no scandal here, and everyone (including you) knows it, but yet still you try to pass it off as one, desperate for clicks.

Not this time.
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Roper316  +   715d ago
Borderlands is 1 of the best new IP's this gen imo, This is a day 1 buy for me.
Saryk  +   715d ago
That game was pre-ordered the day I could pre-order. The "girlfriend mode" was the stupidest thing to comment about. Too many people especially journalist need to take a Prozac!
Naners  +   715d ago
Out of curiosity, are there any female gamers out there who will not be purchasing the game because of Hemingway's nickname for "Best Friends Forever"?

Personally, I'm not at all offended by the moniker because I'm quite sure it wasn't meant in a harmful way. If it was something like the "Girls Suck So They Need Help" Skill Tree, then of course. But I read the original statement and I felt it was more of a sexist joke which backfired massively in his face. We hear sexist jokes all the time on TV, in movies, at the workplace. Not sure how this is different. Not that it makes it right, but it doesn't make this the gender Armageddon either.
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hazelamy  +   715d ago
i can't see it affecting my decision to buy this one.
but their choice not to have any playable women in their alien game will definitely put me off buying that.
Siren30  +   715d ago
Gearbox can call my mom a whore and I would still buy borderlands 2
Jaybronee  +   715d ago
Gearbox could donate their profits to Nazis (I'm Jewish) and I'd still buy Borderlands 2. Looks great!!
EyeGlitch  +   714d ago
This was all just a big misunderstanding. Of coarse I'm still going to get this game on day one!

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