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News Watch Dogs PR stunt confused for bomb threat

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 28 May 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    That went as well as could be expected then.
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Waynio Relaxing

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    Whoops. :lol::duh:


    Is that self portrait of who thought of doing it. :D
     
  5. Dave Lister

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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!
     
  6. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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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.
     
  7. hyperion

    hyperion Active Member

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    So these people are prejudiced against anything heavy, black and creepy looking.



    That was a joke :worried:
     
  8. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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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.
     
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    mi1ez Active Member

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    I used to work there! In fact, they're trying to poach me back on the hush...

    My mate there missed all the excitement because they only evacuated one floor.
     
  10. SexyHyde

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    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.
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Australia's bomb squad is pretty laid back.
    -"Nah' Mate, evacuating one floor should do the trick. Gimmie a hammer."
     

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