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Lawbreakers wasn't the thing that did Cliffy B in, it was the BR 80's styled cash grab he tried to make within 4 months using nothing but unreal and unity store assets.
Right but Lawbreakers was the bullet to the stomach while Radical Heights was a Hello Kitty bandaid. I'd say his shitty attitude toward competition is what really fucked him. Crowcat's video on it really points to that aspect. Randy's problem was bad marketing and Overwatch sticking its thumb in his eye. Randy is hardly to blame for Battleborn flopping which is kind of funny to think about.
 

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Both Lawbreakers and Radical Heights are just examples of why following a fad is always a bad idea.

At the time it makes sense, but the longterm effect is what's going to make your product even if it's the same genre but a completely different spin. To give Borderlands credit it came out the same time as the big 360/PS3 FPS craze was going on and between an art style choice(that was stolen without credit btw) and a gameplay style in loot n shoot rpg it was able to make a nice for it's self and build that appeal over time.

Now we live in the current age where Destiny is huge competition in that department so BL3 has to rely on it's playerbase and keep trying to polish itself as to stay relevant. Which BL could do if Randy wasn't making headlines with the stupid shit he does and the people who love feeding on his fuck ups.
 

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Randy is hardly to blame for Battleborn flopping which is kind of funny to think about.
Even without Overwatch, Battleborn was likely going to flop - it just wasn't very fun to play. It felt very lazy and two genres (MOBA + Shooter) that probably should not have been mixed, because of the drastic change in the skills required - it probably should have died in playtesting, but the senior executives were probably all hot and bothered by having something resembling DOTA or LOL on their hands.

Randy, being the head of the studio, is still kind of blame for it.
 

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BL3 has to rely on it's playerbase and keep trying to polish itself as to stay relevant.
That would only happen if Gearbox wasn't busy nerfing everything that could turn into an extremely powerful build. I've seen a lot of people, even streamers who are obsessed with BL, drop the game because they can't be bothered farming for specific gear to make up new builds because Gearbox will most likely nerf them to oblivion.
 

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I kinda enjoyed Battleborn. I think it could have had success if they had delayed it for a year and a half to try and appear like it's the hot new thing compared to the aging Overwatch.

Putting anything up against a Blizzard release is a death sentence, no matter who you are. Maybe less so today, now that Blizzard's in the doghouse, but they were still flying high in 2016.
 

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Randy did an oopsie


Update: The story is now official via Variety, with Roth specifically quoted:

“I’m so excited to dive into the world of ‘Borderlands’ and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio,” Roth said in a statement. “I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate – I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition. I look forward to bringing my own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the game.”
Still no word on which part of the universe or game it’s adapting, but more to come at PAX. Original article follows:
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Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford got a little too friendly with the Twitter send button last night, as he posted an announcement that the long-rumored Borderlands movie finally had a director. But then he promptly deleted it, which seems to imply the announcement is not yet ready for primetime, either not finalized or just not at the agreed-upon time to do the reveal.
Here’s the deleted tweet in question:
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So yep, that’s Eli Roth, absurdist horror director who is no stranger to brutality between films like Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno and the Death Wish remake. His best film, I would argue, is Keanu Reeves’ Knock Knock, and while part of me can see how this pick would work, he does ultraviolence mixed with black comedy frequently, the other part of me wishes that they had picked, frankly, someone better, as I am not wild about most of those movies, even as a big horror fan.

Roth recently made a hard turn with his last movie, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a kids movie where Jack Black is a warlock teaching a kid to cast spells. But now with a Borderlands movie, it’s clear that this would almost certainly be another flip back into hard R territory.
The deleted Pitchford tweet came with a photoshopped image of Roth as a Psycho, and promised that there would be more information shared at Gearbox’s PAX event, where they are also set to reveal new DLC.
LA Special Screening Of Lionsgate's ″3 From Hell″

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Eli[+]GETTY IMAGES
It’s not clear what ground the Borderlands movie would cover. Obviously you would think that starting from Borderlands 1 would make the most sense, and yet I don’t think that has the best story, and honestly, I would almost want them to jump directly into Borderlands 2 so we could get Handsome Jack as the main antagonist. And they would have to keep Dameon Clark to play him, as truly, no one else would work. And he looks like Jack in real life anyway, so it’s perfect in more than one way.

I have done fantasy casting for a Borderlands movie years ago, back when this was first rumored (Dave Bautista as brick all the way). To be clear, just because a project finally has a director that doesn’t mean it’s on the way to release, necessarily (just ask the Uncharted movie over the past decade), but it’s certainly better than nothing.
The Roth pick, I still just don’t know about. I would have rather had someone like Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, You’re Next director Adam Winguard or Deadpool director Tim Miller, who have all proven they can make genuinely great, violent, funny movies, which is what Borderlands needs to be. Roth has the violence down, but the comedy? Eh, not so much.
Anyway, I certainly want to see at least an attempt at this movie. I cannot say I have a lot of faith that it will be good, given the track record of video game movies that aren’t Sonic or Detective Pikachu, but I’d certainly love to be proven wrong. More to come at PAX, I guess.
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Randy did an oopsie


Update: The story is now official via Variety, with Roth specifically quoted:

“I’m so excited to dive into the world of ‘Borderlands’ and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio,” Roth said in a statement. “I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate – I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition. I look forward to bringing my own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the game.”
Still no word on which part of the universe or game it’s adapting, but more to come at PAX. Original article follows:
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Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford got a little too friendly with the Twitter send button last night, as he posted an announcement that the long-rumored Borderlands movie finally had a director. But then he promptly deleted it, which seems to imply the announcement is not yet ready for primetime, either not finalized or just not at the agreed-upon time to do the reveal.
Here’s the deleted tweet in question:
Twitter

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TWITTER

So yep, that’s Eli Roth, absurdist horror director who is no stranger to brutality between films like Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno and the Death Wish remake. His best film, I would argue, is Keanu Reeves’ Knock Knock, and while part of me can see how this pick would work, he does ultraviolence mixed with black comedy frequently, the other part of me wishes that they had picked, frankly, someone better, as I am not wild about most of those movies, even as a big horror fan.

Roth recently made a hard turn with his last movie, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, a kids movie where Jack Black is a warlock teaching a kid to cast spells. But now with a Borderlands movie, it’s clear that this would almost certainly be another flip back into hard R territory.
The deleted Pitchford tweet came with a photoshopped image of Roth as a Psycho, and promised that there would be more information shared at Gearbox’s PAX event, where they are also set to reveal new DLC.
LA Special Screening Of Lionsgate's ″3 From Hell″'s ″3 From Hell″

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Eli[+]GETTY IMAGES
It’s not clear what ground the Borderlands movie would cover. Obviously you would think that starting from Borderlands 1 would make the most sense, and yet I don’t think that has the best story, and honestly, I would almost want them to jump directly into Borderlands 2 so we could get Handsome Jack as the main antagonist. And they would have to keep Dameon Clark to play him, as truly, no one else would work. And he looks like Jack in real life anyway, so it’s perfect in more than one way.

I have done fantasy casting for a Borderlands movie years ago, back when this was first rumored (Dave Bautista as brick all the way). To be clear, just because a project finally has a director that doesn’t mean it’s on the way to release, necessarily (just ask the Uncharted movie over the past decade), but it’s certainly better than nothing.
The Roth pick, I still just don’t know about. I would have rather had someone like Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn, Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, You’re Next director Adam Winguard or Deadpool director Tim Miller, who have all proven they can make genuinely great, violent, funny movies, which is what Borderlands needs to be. Roth has the violence down, but the comedy? Eh, not so much.
Anyway, I certainly want to see at least an attempt at this movie. I cannot say I have a lot of faith that it will be good, given the track record of video game movies that aren’t Sonic or Detective Pikachu, but I’d certainly love to be proven wrong. More to come at PAX, I guess.
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Eli Roth, man... I still respect the guy but there's only one movie of his I liked and that was Hostel 2. Hostel 1 was pretty good. Everything else was dog shit. Cabin Fever 2 and 3 are way better than the first. Sure, I'd hang out with a beer and discuss the virtues of Italian horror flicks with him but he's a terrible director.

Who fucking wanted a Borderlands movie anyway? I don't get the connection at all, Sanic and the Pikachu movie do very well but THEY'RE KIDS MOVIES. Borderlands isn't the same audience. FFS.
 

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I hadn't thought of this guy in a while and all I can think of is whether he'll keep shitting out Borderlands sequels or bless us with a magnificently shitty new IP now that Gearbox has blown its last load with BL3.
 

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Eli Roth, man... I still respect the guy but there's only one movie of his I liked and that was Hostel 2. Hostel 1 was pretty good. Everything else was dog shit. Cabin Fever 2 and 3 are way better than the first. Sure, I'd hang out with a beer and discuss the virtues of Italian horror flicks with him but he's a terrible director.

Who fucking wanted a Borderlands movie anyway? I don't get the connection at all, Sanic and the Pikachu movie do very well but THEY'RE KIDS MOVIES. Borderlands isn't the same audience. FFS.
You have to keep Cabin Fever in context of when it came out, in the early 2000s video stores shelves were filled with absolutely horrible DTV horror movies, Cabin Fever was a masterpiece by comparison.
 

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You have to keep Cabin Fever in context of when it came out, in the early 2000s video stores shelves were filled with absolutely horrible DTV horror movies, Cabin Fever was a masterpiece by comparison.
Nah, I think it was just hype among the horror fandom and Peter Jackson endorsing it. All the zines like Fangoria praised it like the 2nd coming. I think part of what you said is true but I think it was partly successful because it was R-rated and proud after a flood of weak PG-13 horror flicks like those fucking Ring and Ju-On remakes.
 

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Nah, I think it was just hype among the horror fandom and Peter Jackson endorsing it. All the zines like Fangoria praised it like the 2nd coming. I think part of what you said is true but I think it was partly successful because it was R-rated and proud after a flood of weak PG-13 horror flicks like those fucking Ring and Ju-On remakes.
I mean it's certainly not a great movie, but I do think it's a decent one and a cut above a lot of other horror that was coming out around the time.

I wasn't following horror fandom or magazines at the time so the movie had no hype for me.
 

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I mean it's certainly not a great movie, but I do think it's a decent one and a cut above a lot of other horror that was coming out around the time.

I wasn't following horror fandom or magazines at the time so the movie had no hype for me.
I've learned that horror is like a bubble. When it's pushed out of one spot it emerges from another in a big way. Around that time, there was a surge of Asian and European horror films. A lot of that thanks to Takashi Miike.
 
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Who fucking wanted a Borderlands movie anyway? I don't get the connection at all, Sanic and the Pikachu movie do very well but THEY'RE KIDS MOVIES. Borderlands isn't the same audience. FFS.
The search for more money.

I'm not into horror movies so I don't know much about this director, but I'd be willing to bet he's the cheapest guy they could get with any sort of prior experience. It's going to be an extremely cheap and bad movie that tries to sell itself based on nostalgia and lol so quirky humour. A borderlands movie in general is a terrible idea, since it's a very much gameplay focused series.

If I had to guess, I'd say this is Randy's attempt at growing his media empire.
 

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Thi might not be of much interest but a woman by the name Caroline Flack cimmited suicide on February 15 before going to trial for allegedly beating her ex fiance. If ou go to the hashtag you'll find people wither mourning her passing, calling her an abuser or a victim.

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Randy decided to give his 2 cents on the situation and by 2 cents I mean Randy being vaguely telling people to look at the hastag.
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The search for more money.

I'm not into horror movies so I don't know much about this director, but I'd be willing to bet he's the cheapest guy they could get with any sort of prior experience. It's going to be an extremely cheap and bad movie that tries to sell itself based on nostalgia and lol so quirky humour. A borderlands movie in general is a terrible idea, since it's a very much gameplay focused series.

If I had to guess, I'd say this is Randy's attempt at growing his media empire.
Whelp, Roth is probably more famous for playing the Bear Jew from Inglourious Basterds. He's a solid actor with comic timing I think. He also made this for Tarantino and Rodriguez's Grindhouse:


We got two Machete movies. Where the fuck is the Thanksgiving, DON'T, and Werewolf Women of the S. S movies?

But Roth took a long hiatus from directing and then emerged a few years ago with Green Inferno (which had moments and was ultimately botched by incredibly poor attempts at comedy and really shitty music and dialog) and a remake/ripoff of Death Game that starred his future wife who was also in Green Inferno. And then they got divorced... And suddenly, and very suspiciously, he starts doing all these commercial projects like the Death Wish remake (which sucked), and a House with a Clock in It's Walls (which also sucked from what I heard), and now this. I assume his wife made out very well in that divorce.

Nigga got fucked like Ben Kingsley.
 
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(which had moments and was ultimately botched by incredibly poor attempts at comedy and really shitty music and dialog)
I get the feeling you just did some unintentional foreshadowing.

Sounds to me like it's going to be a live action movie, which in itself seems like a terrible idea. Borderlands already had a cool, cell shaded style, it'd actually look great as a 2D animated film. It also brings up the question of actors and what it's going to be about. If they're smart it'll have Handsome Jack because he's about the most popular character they ever made, but I've got no idea who could play him.
 
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