At this point, Gearbox has released an unfinished game (Aliens: Colonial Marines), and told us it’s great. Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox, has decided to stick his fingers in his ears and ignore ANY negative comments toward himself, Gearbox or Aliens: Colonial Marines. He has even went as far as to start blocking people on Twitter.
Now this weekend at PAX, Gearbox has announced that they are raising the level cap for Borderlands 2. But guess what? It will run you $4.99 if you didn’t buy the season pass! Seriously, WTF? And to make sure they even pissed off the folks that bought a season pass, there is another character class coming (a Psycho named Kreig) and he’s NOT included in the season pass! Hey now, they get you if you bought it, they get you if you didn’t! Yay Gearbox!
At this point, this has to be a prank right? I mean seriously no professional would act this way right? RIGHT??!!? No business that expects to keep customers would gouge their fanbase in this way. But Gearbox is roliing with it, and apparently people are a-ok with it. I mean there really isn’t that much outrage yet.
I know when I played Borderlands 1, this would happen. They released 3 great DLCs (and 1 crappy one) and as soon as they were a success the plans began in order to make you pay for everything in Borderlands 2. My gut feeling was so strong, I didn’t buy Borderlands 2, I rented it, and I’m glad I did. Who, other than fanboys, would support this nonsense? Not I, and I suggest you do the same.
And don’t even get me started on the Loot Chests…