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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.

Tags: gearbox software, gearbox bomb threat, gaming news

10/4/2014 10:36:18 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (6 posts)

Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 1:12:33 PM

Are you serious? Words to the idiots who threaten and do stuff like this, the same with swatting:

Get a life, grow up, get a job, or get out.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 1:38:30 PM

Publicity stunt before Borderlands 3 reveal.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 2:09:16 PM

Imo, Anti-gamer who's pulling sh!t like this.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 10:07:46 PM

well that was quite strange i think police might be quite stunded or what who knows they are probs just trying to get to the bottom of it

happy gaming

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Sunday, October 05, 2014 @ 1:52:11 AM

Maybe someone was super pissed about Aliens Colonial Marines. Ok ok jokes aside this is pretty bad. It's one thing to say nasty things online, but these people are getting out of hand and endangering innocent people. A real shame America.

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Sunday, October 05, 2014 @ 2:18:33 PM

Somebody set up us the bomb.

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