Yesterday, we received a flood of tips from Redditors and other folks urging us to report on a post at the community site, titled, “I let TellTale borrow my Jurassic Park Jeep and all I got was this lousy Dino-Damage.” Written by Jurassic Park-themed Jeep Wrangler owner Kevin “Boomerjinks” Henry of the Jurassic Jeep group, he recounts the events that transpired upon arranging a deal with Telltale Games to use his vehicle for promotion at this past September’s PAX, where the studio was showing attendees its upcoming Jurassic Park game.
Henry alleges that a variety of communication issues transpired prior to shipment of the Jeep from his location in Colorado to the convention in Washington, and that upon arrival, the vehicle itself had been damaged (scuffs and chips, mostly). Though he says he was assured that he’d be compensated for the damages, the company apparently went dark on him after several exchanges in the weeks following PAX. So he took to Reddit, but we’d only heard one side of the story.
But after a minor uproar ensued, Telltale head Kevin Bruner took to Reddit himself to air his company’s side of things, even agreeing to pay the damages in full out of pocket immediately. While he says he doesn’t like “the circumstances this is going down in,” he’d rather move things along. “This way we won’t need to hash this out publicly any longer.” As Telltale has been going through the vehicle transport’s insurance holder, things haven’t been speeding along for Henry’s Jeep fix, Bruner claims.
Meanwhile, as a fallout from the initial report, the ex-Telltale employee who organized the Jeep deal with Henry has been virtually mobbed by angry Redditors — one of which posted the former employee’s name, which resulted in “83 phone calls (according to Google voice), 41 Facebook messages, and 19 emails.” Also, Jurassic Park: The Game is out today, in case you were wondering.
Jurassic Park: The Game promo Jeep deal causes dino-sized kerfuffle on Reddit originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.