Published on November 15th, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Reddit.com, a place that promises you the freedom from ever being bored again. I can admit that I’ve been known to lurk every now and again. Heck, I have the iReddit app on my phone just to entertain me during long sessions of sitting. If you are unfamiliar with Reddit, better than having me explain,just hit the link and get the low down about the site.
One thing for sure is that if and when you ever decide to stop hiding behind your screen and do post on the site, there is a high chance for your post/image/video/link will go viral. I can attest to the fact that most of the people that find silly/funny/weird images and posted them to Facebook, more often than not, got them from Reddit. So, what happens when a video game developer talks pay-outs of lump sums for the damage of a Jurassic Park Jeep? Of course, Reddit makes it well known.
At this point, the link has been active for over seven hours and has been upvoted by a couple thousand people. As it sits, the article is on the front page and viewed by many, including myself. So, what’s the big deal, right? The author, Kevin Bruner (Chief Technology Officer, Director, and Founder of Telltale Games) gives us the word straight from the T-Rex’s mouth.
In the statement he discusses the growing angst toward the company for their efforts, or lack thereof, to pay off damages made to a borrowed Jurassic Park Jeep at PAX Prime. Although he states that he “Telltale (though not myself, personally) has in fact been in regular contact with the owner of the Jeep” and that the claim was to be resolved via insurance. According to the lengthy Tale, the damage to the Jeep was done while in transit and not by any one persons with Telltale Games. This also comes abruptly one day shy of the launch of Telltale’s newest title, Jurassic Park: The Game.
While none of us were exactly present during the arrival, many gamers and fans did see the Jeep during PAX. While there is no telling 100% who is at fault, the company shouldn’t be shunned just because of one mixup from a 3rd party. Anyone who has dealt with an insurance company for damages knows that it could be five minutes, or in a worst case scenario, five months to find a resolution for damages to a vehicle.
Whatever you may decide to think after reading the lengthy letter, or by sifting through the comments, you should still give Jurassic Park: The Game a shot. After all, some people want to know what happened to that damn canister!
To check out the link and story in its entirety, click here.
*GAMINGtruth is no way endorsed or supported by Telltale Games. This was simply found by being a Reddit lurker.