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The Best Office In The Video Game Industry

If you ran a dev studio like Gearbox, would your office be as cool as Randy Pitchford's?

While I was in the Dallas area for QuakeCon last week, I was lucky enough to swing by the Gearbox offices in their lofty place atop a Plano highrise. Primarily, I was there to see Borderlands, which is looking great but which I'm otherwise bound not to talk about for a couple of weeks here.

Anyway, since Jeff just spoke to the company's president Randy Pitchford on that neat-looking game in the recent past, I figured I'd use my interview time to investigate another subject I'd heard tales about: the nostalgic excellence of Pitchford's office. Embark on a little video tour, won't you?
 
 

   
 
Note: Any game developers out there who think they have a cooler office, I'd love to see pictures! Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad

While I was in the Dallas area for QuakeCon last week, I was lucky enough to swing by the Gearbox offices in their lofty place atop a Plano highrise. Primarily, I was there to see Borderlands, which is looking great but which I'm otherwise bound not to talk about for a couple of weeks here.

Anyway, since Jeff just spoke to the company's president Randy Pitchford on that neat-looking game in the recent past, I figured I'd use my interview time to investigate another subject I'd heard tales about: the nostalgic excellence of Pitchford's office. Embark on a little video tour, won't you?
 
 

   
 
Note: Any game developers out there who think they have a cooler office, I'd love to see pictures!
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Posted by buzz_killington

Is that...... HEAVEN????
Posted by Death_Burnout

Hell Effin Yes!

Posted by RipTheVeins

I think that Kotaku just ran a few stories about developer's desks, Tim Schafer included, but that was definitely boss.

Posted by Bigandtasty

The preview picture is already great.

Posted by MatthewMeadows

Get this gentleman on a podcast!!!!

Posted by copycatzen

I live two blocks from there 
 
So close and so far away...
Posted by skyline7284

Yeah Kotaku ran a story on this

Posted by eroticfishcake

Whoever said gamers were uncultured?
 
Much respect to that man.

Posted by InfiniteGeass

Looks like a cool place to work.

Posted by Dark_Detective

awesome

Posted by warxsnake

I'd post pics of my shitty desk from inside the "vault" aka james cameron's Avatar at Ubisoft Montreal, but as our nickname to the production floor indicates, it's a very secret place :/ (blame FOX).

Posted by ObsideonDarman

Awesome, so looking forward to Borderlands 
 
Randy Pitchford is such a nice Guy

Posted by Ivanetc

hahah yeah i saw some pics of this on kotaku
crazy stuff. seeing all of those old consoles makes me feel super young ;_;
 
oh randy, still excited as ever for borderlands hahah
 
looks good though!

Posted by ArclightBorealis

Very cool place. Love how he has all those consoles on display.

Posted by DondonIcon

What a classy man.

Posted by hamlaser

i just popped 16 boners

Posted by SuperfluousMoniker

Damn, nice view and nice collection. Classy.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

lawdy!

Posted by Red12b

AWESOME!
Posted by Tuggah

KB Toys name drop... best video ever.

Posted by JJWeatherman

Luckiest... dude... EVER!

Posted by ShaunM

Giant Bomb Cribs: Randy Pitchford Edition.  Awesome video Brad, good to see that the dudes at Gearbox are working at a dope office space.

Posted by babz

seems like a cool dude.

Posted by Fallen189

Kinda boring.

Edited by Rockanomics

Anyone else hate 'funnest' ?
 
I keep hearing it and it's always sounded wrong to me.

Posted by Origina1Penguin

I can't wait for Borderlands either, Randy.  Sweet office.  I wish I still had all of my old consoles and games :(

Posted by DerekDanahy

That dude has got it made, RESPECT!

Posted by Video_Game_King

Crap! Why'd you film the part about him turning his desk to the window? Now every office job is going to adopt this practice! As if cubicles didn't destroy dignity enough...*grr*

Posted by wrecks

I'll buy Borderlands just because of that office.

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Posted by Phished0ne

The only person to proudly display a sega saturn...and i applaud him for that. 

Posted by Landon

Randy Pitchford
Handsome for a man.

Posted by JJOR64

Awesome office.

Posted by Djstyles92

randy pitchford is such an awesome guy

Posted by borgmaster

that man is my hero

Posted by iiNF3RNo

they helped developed halo?

Posted by JellyFish_Gsus

Awesome Office, now i am jealous.

Posted by Bucketdeth

What an office, and seems like an awesome guy, Borderlands will be saweeeet.

Posted by Jolly_Lolly
@iiNF3RNo said:
" they helped developed halo? "
Just the PC version (which is the better version because of the multiplayer :D).
Posted by Aas

Is it wrong to mastrubate to this?

Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

I know where that is. Didn't know he was on the thirteenth floor.

Edited by Fbomb

Beats my office... but no multiple monitors?? You're crazy! Everything else is awesome, but a single monitor gets a thumbs down. I hate flipping through open programs constantly when getting work done.

Posted by Valke

I love how giddy he got when he started talking about Borderlands. Anytime the head of a studio gets that genuinely excited about a game, you have to give him props. Also, I wonder where he got those stands his systems are on...

Posted by Scratch

That was pretty sweet.

Posted by Cube

Not only is his office kickass, it's really great to see that he's so excited about Borderlands. The game looks stellar and it helps knowing he's genuinely pumped about it, but not in a Cliffy B way. Refreshing.

Posted by ToxicFruit

That is one amazing office and that man is my new hero
BUT
We all know that the future Giant Bomb office will be much MUCH better than this

Posted by PeasForFees

Need new BIA

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Sweet.

Posted by mad4it89

That dude is living the dream man!

Posted by SoulEdgeSlayer

I really don't know much about Mr. Pitchford, but he seems like a great guy.

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