2 of my favourite game franchises (Homeworld, Risk of Rain) are owned by Gearbox now, and i’m in the exact same boat.
I extra hate Gearbox for Aliens Colonial Marines as I was a tester at Sega of America, and on that game. They royally screwed us by basically taking the money we invested in them for A:CM, and they made Borderlands 1 and 2 with that while outsourcing A:CM to several third party studios.
Randy Pitchford is a greedy moneybag in human form.
I think it’s extra sketchy they’re crowdfunding HW3 via Fig, which Randy is also a board member of.
(i’m now realising I say this every time I hear Gearbox mentioned. /end broken record)