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Posted by Brad (2850 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Brad (2850 posts) -

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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#2 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Is that...... HEAVEN????
#3 Posted by Death_Burnout (3769 posts) -

Hell Effin Yes!

#4 Posted by RipTheVeins (1540 posts) -

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

#5 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

The preview picture is already great.

#6 Posted by MatthewMeadows (588 posts) -

Get this gentleman on a podcast!!!!

#7 Posted by copycatzen (816 posts) -

I live two blocks from there 
 
So close and so far away...
#8 Posted by skyline7284 (498 posts) -

Yeah Kotaku ran a story on this

#9 Posted by eroticfishcake (7780 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2042 posts) -

Looks like a cool place to work.

#11 Posted by Dark_Detective (12 posts) -

awesome

#12 Posted by warxsnake (2626 posts) -

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).

#13 Posted by ObsideonDarman (634 posts) -

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

#14 Posted by Ivanetc (168 posts) -

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!

#15 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by DondonIcon (114 posts) -

What a classy man.

#17 Posted by hamlaser (230 posts) -

i just popped 16 boners

#18 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2901 posts) -

Damn, nice view and nice collection. Classy.

#19 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4969 posts) -

lawdy!

#20 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -

AWESOME!
#21 Posted by Tuggah (1072 posts) -

KB Toys name drop... best video ever.

#22 Posted by JJWeatherman (14486 posts) -

Luckiest... dude... EVER!

#23 Posted by ShaunM (82 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by babz (310 posts) -

seems like a cool dude.

#25 Posted by Fallen189 (4921 posts) -

Kinda boring.

#26 Edited by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

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

#27 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by DerekDanahy (859 posts) -

That dude has got it made, RESPECT!

#29 Posted by Video_Game_King (34654 posts) -

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*

#30 Posted by wrecks (2125 posts) -

I'll buy Borderlands just because of that office.

#31 Posted by Phished0ne (2433 posts) -

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

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#32 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

Randy Pitchford
Handsome for a man.

#33 Posted by JJOR64 (18790 posts) -

Awesome office.

#34 Posted by Djstyles92 (952 posts) -

randy pitchford is such an awesome guy

#35 Posted by borgmaster (513 posts) -

that man is my hero

#36 Posted by iiNF3RNo (214 posts) -

they helped developed halo?

#37 Posted by JellyFish_Gsus (769 posts) -

Awesome Office, now i am jealous.

#38 Posted by Bucketdeth (7983 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -
@iiNF3RNo said:
" they helped developed halo? "
Just the PC version (which is the better version because of the multiplayer :D).
#40 Posted by Aas (600 posts) -

Is it wrong to mastrubate to this?

#41 Posted by RoyaleWifCheese (529 posts) -

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

#42 Edited by Fbomb (1168 posts) -

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.

#43 Posted by Valke (70 posts) -

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...

#44 Posted by Scratch (588 posts) -

That was pretty sweet.

#45 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

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.

#46 Posted by ToxicFruit (1713 posts) -

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

#47 Posted by PeasForFees (2407 posts) -

Need new BIA

#48 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6984 posts) -

Sweet.

#49 Posted by mad4it89 (115 posts) -

That dude is living the dream man!

#50 Posted by SoulEdgeSlayer (534 posts) -

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