Randy Pitchford: “No-One Likes To Be Called A Liar”
Randy Pitchford has openly defended himself from criticism for the first time since the release of the polarising Aliens: Colonial Marines.
While initial reviews of Aliens: Colonial Marines were somewhat underwhelming – we scored it 5.0 in our Aliens: Colonial Marines review – the argument has shifted from the game’s quality towards what actually happened.
There’s been a lot of confusion over who made the game – with Gearbox or TimeGate primarily responsible, depending on who you believe – and crucially, on what happened to the impressive E3 2011 demo that’s nowhere to be seen in the final game.
“I’ve always profited from criticism and, thankfully, I have never been in short supply,” tweeted Pitchford today. “However, insult or threaten me and I want nothing to do with you. Expect block/ban/whatever I can do.”
Responding to a tweet calling him a liar, Pitchford responds “No one likes to be called a liar, especially if their intent was pure and they always spoke the truth when they spoke it.”
Always spoke the truth when they spoke it? What changed between that moment and the final release? There’s clearly something that went very, very wrong with Aliens: Colonial Marines.
The only question is what went wrong and who’s going to come forward and tell us.