Gearbox Co-Founder Says He Witnessed Randy Pitchford ‘Shove’ Claptrap Voice Actor, David Eddings

Gearbox co-founder, Landon Montgomery, has spoken up about David Eddings' Randy Pitchford allegations.

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Spurg1808d ago

As much as is despise Randy Pitchford.... It's innocent until proven guilty

TekoIie1807d ago (Edited 1807d ago )

I completely agree with what you're saying but if I'm reading this correctly Randy agreed to apologise as part of a deal to Eddings in return for him to show up to a fan event. I may have misinterpreted but you dont apologise for things you havent done.

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Elwenil1807d ago

There sure are a lot of new accounts posting in all these Pitchford and Epic articles...

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TekoIie1807d ago (Edited 1807d ago )


Then why apologise if it's completely false? If Randy was completely blameless he would've said something by now. Based off Randy's Twitter history hes never been shy to retaliating to claims against him or his company so why the silence on this issue? Worth adding that "shoving" is a very vague term and didn't really tell us much.

"Tekolie shoved me, so obviously its true."

Prove it.

ShinRon1807d ago

not 100% accurate tho it prolly does ring true here

abstractel1807d ago


“We think it’s a shame that the 400+ employees here who have poured the love and passion into Borderlands 3 are having their work be diluted by personal allegations,” said the studio.

Maybe he should have thought about his employees when he decided to assault another person both physically and verbally.

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Larrysweet1807d ago

if that was true ud not get locked up till trail thats biggest lie in america ur guilty till proven innocent period

VTKC1807d ago

but the voice actor isnt a woman.

rainslacker1807d ago

I'm wondering why this is news anymore. It happened a while ago. The guy didn't want to do the voice again, or they couldn't come to an agreement for some reason. It's fine to say that, but then they've been going on about how Pritchford is a dick. Everyone already knew that, so I'm wondering why this whole thing is going on to drag him more through the mud.

I don't condone anything he allegedly did, but at this point, if they have a problem with it, press charges. Assault is considered a felony, and most states don't have a statute of limitation on felonies....although a simple assault like this might have a 7 year statute of limitation.

rdgneoz31807d ago

It's new because he stated he would have voiced Claptrap if he got an apology for the assault and residuals for his previous work. He got neither. This article is confirming that the assault did happen and wasn't just he said he said. Not enough to warrant charges, but enough to want an apology for it.

Pickledpepper1807d ago

I liked the old ways, go outside, sort it out man to man then when one of you have had enough go back in the pub shake hands and buy each other a beer.
That's how we used to sort it out.
Some of the blokes I've had fights with are my best mates now lol.

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rainslacker1806d ago

OK. But, at what point do the details matter? It's more like they're just trying to seem like one is right over the other, or the other doesn't care. I don't see the point in elaborating over what is pretty much a non-issue in the grand scheme of things, and if there really is something more there, then there are other remedies that can be approached other than dragging Pritchford through the mud.

I have no problem with Pritchford being made to look bad, because I feel he's a twat and highly unethical after the whole Aliens thing, but at the same time there comes a point where it just needs to be let go, because as it is, it's just him being tried in the court of public opinion.

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Cobra9511807d ago

I said that "assault" might just be a shove, in my last post on this subject. Didn't think I'd nail it. That was just luck. So, really, a tempest in a teapot, as I suspected, because of where it happened (a hotel lobby). Grow a pair, Eddings.

Sciurus_vulgaris1807d ago

Shoving someone can be considered assault. To me Pitchford shoving Edding, to me this looks like an assertion of power. Pitchford is a multi-millionaire with the influential power and privileges that come from being the CEO of fairly large game studio. Pitchford was probably bullying Edding.

TekoIie1807d ago

Yeah the real issue isn't so much the physical altercation but rather the abuse of power.

BrettAwesome1807d ago (Edited 1807d ago )

I see it as a loss of control. I think Pitchford simply has anger issues, and is an emotionally immature man bitch who can't handle opposition. Assertion of power? Maybe. But on a very childish level. He's a cringy dork.

Parasyte1806d ago

Don't forget, Pitchford also has an ego the size of North America.

Sirk7x1807d ago (Edited 1807d ago )

No, you don't shove someone unless you're trying to instigate a physical confrontation, hurt or intimidate. Imagine if your boss shoved you, which Pitchford was here, and you know you'd lose your job if you did anything back. That's a lawsuit situation right there.

Cobra9511806d ago

Yep. It's also no big deal. Real assault can leave someone seriously injured, or even slowly dying. This is nothing in comparison.

Wolffenblitz1806d ago


... You don't have to be seriously injured or slowly dying to have it classed as assault. If you get punched in the face... that's assault right? That doesn't leave you seriously injured or "eVen SloWly DyIng"

Fluttershy771807d ago

Sorry but you can't "shove" your employees (is not "just a shove" as you put it). If your boss shoved you, you wouldn't like it...
Also, if it happened, it was done from a position of Power: Boss / Employee, because he is in a position of firing you, and then you are not in a position of paying your bills... you are not a the same level.
I hate all this pricks that just because they have more money or a position of power think that they can do whatever they want

DaDrunkenJester1807d ago

Haven't they been long time friends for like 20 years and Randy helped him take a loan out to buy a house and a whole bunch of other shit? What's a shove between buddies, huh? Haha

Cobra9511806d ago

Never said it was right or justified. My point is that calling an angry shove "assault" is like calling a smile "sexual harassment". What actually happened gets blown out of proportion.

rainslacker1807d ago

From Google

"An assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact upon a person or, in some specific legal definitions, a threat or attempt to commit such an action. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal and/or civil liability."

Technically, just touching someone is assault. However, intent plays a big part of it, so tapping someone on the shoulder to get their attention wouldn't land you in jail. Pushing someone is an aggressive act, so the intent clearly defines assault.

Cobra9511806d ago

"Technically, just touching someone is assault."

Pretty much illustrates my point. Randy placing his hand on Edding's chest to firmly prevent closer proximity might be "assault". So saying "Randy assaulted me!" is practically meaningless, but carries the implication that Randy is a brutal thug. That's why I wanted to know the details, and surmised that it was probably only a shove, given that it happened in a public venue, and Pitchford is not about to destroy his life and career by beating the crap out of Eddings in public view.

rainslacker1806d ago

According to the report, there was more to it than that. Like I said, it's about intent, and if pritchford shoved him to keep him away, that wouldn't be considered assault. That'd be more along the lines of self defense. But, the wet willy, even if after a self defense thing, is assault itself.

My original comment was a general legal definition, but in this particular instance it probably could be considered assault without other extenuating circumstances.

ShadowWolf7121807d ago

He shoved an employee hard enough to leave bruises on his ribcage just because he told him a rumor he'd heard and wouldn't say who told him.

That's not "just a shove".

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So he shoved another man big deal. Go out side catch that fade and get back to work. My god when did men stop being men?