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Old 28th May 2014, 12:18   #1
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Watch Dogs PR stunt confused for bomb threat

A Watch Dogs PR stunt has resulted in an Australian news room calling out the bomb squad.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/...r-bomb-threa/1
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Old 28th May 2014, 13:22   #2
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That went as well as could be expected then.
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Old 28th May 2014, 13:30   #3
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Old 28th May 2014, 19:01   #4
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Old 28th May 2014, 20:24   #5
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Brilliant ! this has made my day.. nobody has a sense of humor anymore. Is this different in any way from some of the pranks Jeremy Beadle used to play on unsuspecting members of the public ? perhaps in detail but not the gesture. What a sad, over scared world we live in now bwaa ha ha ha ha ha!
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I'm sure no harm was intended, but people need to stop and think before doing something that stupid. It doesn't take much to cause a panic and any suspicious package, especially one delivered under dubious intent should be taken as a potential threat. Somebody will likely lose their job over this and possibly face fines and jail time.
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Old 28th May 2014, 22:06   #7
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So these people are prejudiced against anything heavy, black and creepy looking.



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Brilliant ! this has made my day.. nobody has a sense of humor anymore. Is this different in any way from some of the pranks Jeremy Beadle used to play on unsuspecting members of the public ? perhaps in detail but not the gesture. What a sad, over scared world we live in now bwaa ha ha ha ha ha!
Perhaps my understanding of Jemery Beadle's pranks is lacking, but this seems fairly different? Key being most pranks don't involve the victim being put in a situation where they would have reason to fear for their lives.
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Perhaps my understanding of Jemery Beadle's pranks is lacking, but this seems fairly different? Key being most pranks don't involve the victim being put in a situation where they would have reason to fear for their lives.
I remember one where he faked a crashed ufo and he was dressed up as an alien.

I'll admit it was a bit creepy, and the PR team should have made sure the voicemail and package was delivered to the correct people. I personally would have had Watch Dogs embosed on the letter to 'give the game away' enough.
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Old 29th May 2014, 03:54   #11
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Australia's bomb squad is pretty laid back.
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