More Reviews
REVIEWS The Evil Within Review
Developer Shinji Mikami wishes for the survival-horror genre. Does The Evil Within make a case?

Defense Grid 2 Review
Hidden Path Entertainment offer up this sequel to one of the originators of tower defense gaming, with tons of modes for alien-blasting aficionados.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Release date: 10/21/14

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES 7 Problems With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX [Hands-on Preview]
For the last time, Aqua, NO I will not go out with you! (Yes, yes I will, actually.)

Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Bras
On small farewells
By Bras
Posted on 10/14/14
Hello people I know and people I do not know, people with whom I have interacted at some point and people who happen to be here for a random reason involving boredom.  I have gathered you here so I can say one thing to your face before (some of…? Anyone hopefully?) you figure it...

 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   SmartFeedSmartFeed   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Sega Exec Says Gearbox Embezzled A:CM Funds

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> General Gaming Topics
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Sourdeez
Does it use DX12?!?


Joined: 12 Feb 2012
Posts: 2112

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
_________________
“I do like metaphorical heroin and my heroin dealer. EA”
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
De-Ting
Formerly Known as Prince


Joined: 11 Nov 2006
Posts: 7994

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?
_________________

o--(^-^)--o
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Longo_2_guns
Ruler of the Queen's Navy


Joined: 29 Jun 2003
Posts: 16030

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.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address MSN Messenger
used44



Joined: 08 Mar 2002
Posts: 20832

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pure theft. Get em, sega.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
danielrbischoff



Joined: 13 Nov 2009
Posts: 8899

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?
_________________
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/watch-dogs
http://www.gamerevolution.com/manifesto/gr-strips-14-by-a-nose-25991
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LinksOcarina
The Anti-Fanboy


Joined: 08 Nov 2005
Posts: 11616

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.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
213EDD



Joined: 07 Sep 2007
Posts: 287

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?


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
madster111
The Original Pie Lover


Joined: 04 Jun 2006
Posts: 6325

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.
_________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abWqy3DOnuA

BarackObama,Putin,DavidCameron,XiJinpingAndseveralothers wrote:
Song of the year, every year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Master_Craig
i liek to draw pictures


Joined: 02 Jul 2006
Posts: 1762

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.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Game Revolution Forum Index -> General Gaming Topics All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum