CEO and president of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford uses Windows Phone 8, plays Minesweeper
File this under human interest story, but for those of you don’t game much, you may not know Randy Pitchford. He’s the very vocal and prominent face of Gearbox Software (www.gearboxsoftware.com), who is riding high on the success of its Borderlands 2 game (of which numerous writers here at Windows Phone Central are huge fans; Sam still sticks to Halo, sigh).
Recently, he appeared on the Nerdist podcast to discuss, well, gaming, but at the very end in a discussion of Minesweeper, Pitchford notes that he’s using a Windows Phone 8 device. He was slightly excited over the Achievements that you can get by playing Minesweeper and while he doesn’t go into detail, he seems pleased with his device (we’ll try to find out which Windows Phone exactly that he owns).
If you don’t follow Randy on Twitter (@DuvalMagic) and you play Borderlands 2, you probably should as he’s the oracle of Golden key Shift Codes, regularly tweeting them out.
Either way, as our tipster Karl C. notes, it's cool that one of the biggest names in video games has our phone. Indeed.
Source: Nerdist (Listen in at 1 hour, 23 minutes)
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
Every smartphone is a Lumia 920 and every tablet is a Surface, on nearly every show on CBS.
I think Microsoft just kinda bought out CBS entirely.
I will admit, I have not watched this week's episide yet tho...
First they leeched SEGA's money while pretending to work on ACM despite actually diverting resources to Borderlands. Then they sub contracted the work to 3rd party devs (including TimeGate) with meager resources and no directions, then offered them up as scapegoats when ACM was panned by the majority of reviewers and gamers. Not cool Randy, not cool.
Read the whitsleblowers account on Destructoid and Eurogamer.