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Sega Exec Says Gearbox Embezzled A:CM Funds

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Sega Exec Says Gearbox Embezzled A:CM Funds Reply with quote

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Embezzle-Borderlands-Aliens-Duke-Nukem-Forever-Gearbox,21268.html


Gearbox used Sega's Aliens: Colonial Marines money to fund the two Borderlands games and Duke Nukem Forever, says an anonymous Sega executive.



That would explain.....stuff
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly sounds like crying over a poorly rated game, to me.

Also, who the heck wants to work for Sega, these days?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's actually a surprising amount of evidence regarding it, but whether or not it'll actually result in a lawsuit is another story.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pure theft. Get em, sega.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I couldn't believe this story, but I'd totally believe it if I were in court. How much does it cost to fund a supposedly AAA game for SIX years?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kind of hope this story is true in a way.

Mainly because Gearbox is so overrated, but also because we can use a sort of scandal within the industry to springboard into more corporate culture issues and maybe discuss them as journalists the way Edward R. Morrow used to do.

One can dream, I guess.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

De-Ting wrote:
It certainly sounds like crying over a poorly rated game, to me.

Also, who the heck wants to work for Sega, these days?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was common knowledge they siphoned money from Aliens to fund Borderlands 2?

Call bullshit on Borderlands 1, though. Made too long ago.
And if they did use some of it for Duke Nukem, it much have been a pathetically small amount.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wouldn't surprise me if this was actually true. I don't want to assume it is, nor dismiss the idea.

I finally watched the original trailer/commentary video of Aliens: Colonial Marines recently and holy crap, it looks like an entirely different game. The location and environment is different, the graphics and lighting are better and character animations are a lot smoother and more realistic.

When I bought and played Aliens: Colonial Marines (before returning it for full refund) I didn't realise just how different the original trailer was compared to the final game. Holy. Crap.
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