As part of the Develop conference, people were invited to ask Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford questions using the #AskRandy hashtag. As so often happens with these things, the Q&A backfired in somewhat spectacular fashion.
— Develop: Brighton (@developconf) July 13, 2015
Below is a selection of the questions Pitchford received, though it seems he neglected to address any of them.
Why would you ever agree to this hashtag being a thing how could you not see where it was gonna go #AskRandy
— Matt Leslie (@Lesmocon) July 14, 2015
Which makes you prouder Turnin a big profit from ripping off CodeHunters' aesthetic in Borderlands…. Or Colonial Marines? #AskRandy
— Alex Harvey (@oysterFAKE) July 14, 2015
#AskRandy Do you regularly outsource development of your games to a third party to allow for plausible deniability in case they're shit?
— N'Elisaurus Rex (@NEligahn) July 14, 2015
#AskRandy Do you ever look at Creative Assembly's Alien Isolation and think 'WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE THIS? COLONIAL MARINES HAD MORE GUNS!'
— Stuart Sandy (@VTheSystemV) July 14, 2015
— Douglas ë”ê¸€ë¼ìŠ¤ (@DougFunk15) July 14, 2015
When will you be working on a sequel for aliens colonial marines? #AskRandy
— Redder Than Texas (@RedderThanTexas) July 14, 2015
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) July 14, 2015
— John W. (@Plankfan) July 14, 2015
— Justin Stewart (@SeymourDuncan17) July 14, 2015
Why did you lie to game journalists three feet from their faces? #AskRandy
— Myles McCormack (@7thDementia) July 14, 2015
#AskRandy Also why did you ship Duke Nukem Forever when that game was hot garbage?
— the-goddamn-doomguy (@thegoddamndoomg) July 14, 2015
#AskRandy can I get my money back for Colonial Marines? Your lies made me buy it.
— LiamD (@sirliamofgol) July 14, 2015
#askrandy how does it feel to destroy 2 of my child hood icons and running a great concept into the ground(Borderlands) ?
— Kello Pudgerro (@PudgeButcher) July 14, 2015