When Jason Schreier of Kotaku reported that the employees of Gearbox Software (makers of Borderlands 3), were getting "stiffed" on bonuses, we took a look at the claim. Now, Gearbox Game Director Maxime Babin has responded, and the result is...a story far more nuanced than Kotaku originally portrayed.
What does Mr. Babin have to say about the Gearbox Royalty program?
What does he have to say about Kotaku's reporting?
Shifting gears keep shifting shiftily...in Virtual Legality.
#Kotaku #Gearbox #Pitchford
Discussed in this episode:
"Borderlands Bonus Brouhaha: Upside Is Down (VL200!)"
YouTube Video - April 1, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Sources: Despite Huge Sales, Borderlands 3 Developers Are Getting Stiffed On Bonuses"
Kotaku - April 1, 2020 - Jason Schreier
"My View on Gearbox and its Royalty Program."
LinkedIn Post - April 5, 2020 - Maxime Babin
"Interview with Maxime Babin - Creative Director, Borderlands 3 DLC 2"
AltChar - March 16, 2020 - Jonathan Titmuss
"How an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Works"
NCEO Website - April 10, 2018
"Gearbox Studio Director Tries to Do Damage Control for Randy Pitchford"
GameRant - April 12, 2020 - Cameron Corliss
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