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Randy Pitchford Defends Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford recently sat down with Eurogamer and was asked a hard-hitting question that everyone seemed to want to hear. The question consisted of Aliens: Colonial Marines and Duke Nukem Forever being considered horrible by both gamers and critics alike. Yer Randy Pitchford still insists that he enjoyed them. Stating…

“I liked [Colonial Marines]. And it frustrates the people who didn’t to hear me say that. It’s almost like they want to hear me say, yeah, it was rubbish. But it would be a lie for me to say it. I actually like, fuck, I like Duke Nukem Forever. I thought it was brilliant. I did! I know I’m not objective. But when I say that you should go, that guy’s clearly not objective. Why would you expect me to be objective? Have you ever seen weird, bizarre art you don’t even understand? The artist who created it clearly did it for a reason and loved it, you know.”

“And we’re a collective. There’s a whole bunch of us and everybody’s trying their hardest. The notion of trying to get someone who created something they loved, when you don’t, to try to have you… that to me is a dismal failure of human rationality. Look at how flawed our human reasoning is: I think this is true, therefore everyone else should also think this is true. But that doesn’t make any sense, especially if the thing we’re saying is true is either subjective, or completely unverifiable.”


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