Car Bomb Threat At Borderlands Studio
You have to wonder how this kind of news reflects on the gaming community.
A Plano, Texas Police Department bomb disposal team had to respond to a report of a car bomb threat at Borderlands developer Gearbox HQ. This according to studio boss Randy Pitchford.
Pitchford said the police arrived around 7:30 p.m. CST, well after most Gearbox employees had gone home. The police used a bomb disposal robot but they never found anything, so it seems like the threat was a hoax. Said Pitchford:
"I witnessed many police cars, the bomb disposal unit's bus, the robot and several BDU and PPD personnel working. I (foolishly) was not worried (choosing to believe the threat not credible), but Plano PD was pro, all business and kept everyone safe!"
The police won't disclose any details concerning the threat, and it's not even clear if it had anything to do with Gearbox. There are other companies housed in the developer's building, so it's difficult to tell. Even so, I think we all know the press will link this to video games...that's inevitable.
10/4/2014 10:36:18 AM Ben Dutka