Pitchford On Aliens E3 Demo: 'The Alternative Is To Never Discuss Any Upcoming Game'

NowGamer: The Gearbox president has spoken up about the infamous Aliens: Colonial Marines demo at E3.

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TechnoSphere1933d ago

He is still being dishonest.
Sure the final product can turn out different (worse in this case).

The problem is pretending afterwards that it's still the same as the first showing.THAT'S the issue.

hay1933d ago (Edited 1933d ago )

Wow, what a twist of producing bollocks to an admirable thing to do. The mentality of his last sentence is atrocious, alternative is not to show anything indicative of the product at all until bought reviews are in? We know those practices well.

How about f*cking DELIVERY Mr Pitchford? Stop measuring others with own measures, it'll backfire.

wastedcells1933d ago

This guy has become a joke. Some would argue they are a one hit wonder with borderlands. Brother in arms was good but I never considered that series to be great.

yeahokchief1933d ago (Edited 1933d ago )

pitchford is a good guy. you cant convince me otherwise.

i dont see a lot you complaining this much about how xb1 game demos were done on PCs instead of XB1s potentially misrepresenting that product. its the exact same issue. the demo is what they were shooting for.

why exactly werent they able to pull off all that stuff anyways? did they run low on funds or time? if they ran out of funds then id say karma bit back here in regards to pc piracy. pc players being the ones who were most vocal about this stuff.

still preorderin mah games. still buying games from gearbox. dont see how you can hate on this guy. such a nice guy and a gamer comapred to other ceos of gaming companies.

that said battlefield 3 was a complete disaster on consoles so i can understand the disappointment. im definitely not preordering bf4, but if it turns out to be a decent game on ps4 then ill still buy it later. ive actually got a bigger issue with EAs yearly practice of adding $30 worth of dlc which is thrown in for free if you buy the game CHEAPER than if you bought it at launch. one more reason to just wait and get it later. REPEAT OFFENSES like that are what shouldn't be tolerated.

TLDR: gonna get a lot of disagrees from kids who only read the first line.

aLucidMind1933d ago

The only thing you can misrepresent with a PC demo for an XBox game is the graphics. Pitchford misrepresented EVERYTHING about the final Aliens game in the demo; from the graphics, to the AI, to the gameplay and writing itself. It isn't pirates that caused the game to sell poorly, it is the false advertising that caused it.

Corporate apologist.

yeahokchief1933d ago

GOOD GOOD. let the butthurt FLOW through you boy.

man i never realized emperor was a pretty big troll. imagine if palpatine was on N4G. NOVELTY ACCOUNT INC!!

We also need an akbar novelty account. but you're only allowed to post IT'S A TRAP on flamebait articles and articles with misleading titles.

yeahokchief1933d ago (Edited 1933d ago )

ok good point. no i hate corporations too. cant blame someone for trying tho.

if it happens repeatedly then theres reason to keep on bringing this up. but one time? seriously you're out like 40 bucks if you preordered it. not going to kill you. youll prob spend more time complaining than the time it takes to make the money to buy the game twice over.

im not saying you shouldnt complain. you should. for 40-60 bucks you should get your moneys worth, but this is beating a dead horse is what im saying.

when bf3 sucked. i just threw it away and that was the end of it. when world of warcraft went casual i stopped playing it. when activisions ceo was a fucking dick i stopped giving them my money.

i mean this isn't even a stable long running franchise. its one game. if something like this was common practice in the industry then i could see continuign to make a stink about it.

acutally i like that you guys complain about this so that it doesn't become common practice. right on. carry on. dont wanna give ea/activision/capcom any ideas here. aw crap too late. what have i done.

Azfargh1933d ago

This guy has close to ZERO credibility... even with Bordelands 1 and 2 on his curriculum. DKF and A:CM represents great franchises that himself stated being a fan and he let this go to sale.

Too much mud on his name right now.

NexGen1933d ago

But I love Duke Kukem!


DNF should not count because no matter how good it was it could never live up to the hype. It was a Lose/Lose situation and gearbox took the hit.

Azfargh1932d ago

Oh boy... how embarassing.

Duken Kukem... that was a good one.

Az1mov1933d ago

The alternative is to never lie about the actual look of the game. no more bullshots no more Pre-rendered or CGI trailers and pretending they're taken from actual gameplay. cause sooner or later thousands of gamers would swarm towards their favourite forum and denounce the scam

kingxtreme811933d ago

Defiant to the end, isn't he?

I've never seen a grown man so opposed to eating a little **** for his mistakes.

He lied, he's still lying, he willingly and knowingly robbed and deceived consumers and he doesn't even bat an eye. Shows you who this guy really is.

What an ass Randy Pitchford turned out to be.

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