2K Games HQ scorched in fire

200 firefighters respond to "nasty" blaze at Prada store below publisher's offices.

Millions of gamers have spent many frustrating hours trying to beat the final level of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which has game hero CJ fighting his way through a burning building. In an ironic twist of fate, the building that houses Rockstar's corporate sibling, 2K Games, was ravaged by fire over the weekend. According to the New York Post and other outlets, the multistory building at 575 Broadway, where 2K Games' offices are located, was "gutted" by a five-alarm inferno on Saturday night. FDNY spokesman Jim Long told the Post that it took 198 firefighters and 44 trucks to put out the blaze. "It's pretty nasty," he said. The extent of damages to the 2K offices was unclear as of press time.

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rainmanstile
rainmanstile

im gonna laugh if the person who set the fire didnt know about 2k games offices upstairs but they just didnt like prada and ther horrble purses.

Briantb_2008
Briantb_2008

I think some body set the fire. Someone who didn't like Grand Theft Auto to much

Acurev
Acurev

ouch people should just lay off of Rockstar, theyre haveing some rough times indeed. I bet Jack Thomson lit it on fire...

Father_Time89
Father_Time89

wait its the 2k branch I never knew they worked for Rockstar and take two. I also realized this probably isn't some right wing nut's fault. As dumb as people like Jack Thompson they would probably at least taken two seconds and realised that the building the would burn makes sports games. If they wanted to do real damage then they would burn the rockstar building not 2k sports. Now if another game developer place is destroyed everyone will get really suspicous and Thompson and friends will lose some support.

EqualPlatinum
EqualPlatinum

It's a conspiracy , a conspiracy I tell you! *runs around in circles and jump through the window*

gamer1059
gamer1059

i wonder what is th cause??????? OF IT>>>

miiiguel
miiiguel

I'm really sorry for their work - finacial issues are for sure backed up by the insurances - but it's allways sad. Anyway. kudos for them, because I really like their games. Loved Top Spin, can't wait for the 2nd for X360.

Gokuja
Gokuja

read the rest of the posts and u all on this page and last would know that they said it wouldnt delay any games so shut up already.

The_Game21x
The_Game21x

2K doesn't work on the GTA games, they only make the sports games like Amped 3 and the 2K basketball and baseball games. This probably means a serious delay on their sports games this year.

paperboy89
paperboy89

I hope this doesn't mean a delay for MLB 2k6 ( I know my priorities are screwed up).

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I say look in EA Sports' direction for suspects.

mikekare79
mikekare79

I bet some right wing ****off burned it down! I hope the company will be ok! I really like their sports games and I am just dying to hear news about a Xbox 360 GTA game!!! :(

o_sausage
o_sausage

sucks my friends dad works for them

cusoker
cusoker

I know this isnt the case, but wouldnt it be ironic if tomorrow you heard: JACK THOMPSON ARRESTED FOR STARTING PRADA/2K FIRE... Jack Thompson was arrested today for arson to the 575 Broadway Building that houses game publisher 2K. In an open letter statement to media outlets Thompson, who will represent himself in the case, said "I am a Christian man, and I have a bar licence. But I maturbated to games (if you could use a dictionary you would know that this isnt necessarily, but probably is, a sexual term). I too escaped. I couldn't figure out how to dial 911 for help to my masturbatory activity, so i set the building on fire. It is not my fault, it is the fault of the gamers, the developers, and the publishers. I couldn't help my self as I finished my copy of GTA:San Andreas, and needed to burn something down, because the little aliens and subliminal messages, as well as Hot Coffee, that were put into the game told me to do so. It is not my fault, it is this 'culture of death's' fault." ---------------------------------------------------- Like I said, I know this isnt what happen, but wouldnt it be ironic if this did? And for the record, this is just satire and parady.

rock790
rock790

Grrrrr. jack Thomson is behind this. I can taste it in the air. EEEVVIILLLLL! hoohooohoo. *shudder*

natedoggcata
natedoggcata

so does this mean that 24 the game will be delayed?

j14rk1n
j14rk1n

Ah, that really sucks. Hopefully they didn't lose much, if anything at all.

Nottheking
Nottheking

My, my, I see a LOT of tin-foil hats here... I mean seriously, this likely isn;t the work of any figure in the gaming industry, or even Jack Thompson. After all, remember that story notes that the fire started in a Prada outlet, NOT in the offices themselves. As for its impacts, the building, insofar as I know, housed nothing in regards to development. The comments regarding The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion are the funniest, given that 2K games doesn't have any control or hand in the development at all to begin with, and they are merely- co-publishing the game with Bethesda Softworks themselves. It's a good thing that no one was harmed; the offices were insured to some degree, that could be gauranteed, and with everyone fine, they can pick right back up where they left off at some other location. Likely one less prone to fires.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Yikes that's pretty nasty... I betcha Hilary and Jack are having a party right about now...

Kenzo287
Kenzo287

Bill Gates probably sent some guy dressed up in a Master Chief costume, with a flamethrower, to that place and said Let it burn. Seriously I don't think so but you never know...

J-X
J-X

I was hoping this'd be one of GameSpot's terrible pun filled news titles again. This sucks.

PazUSA
PazUSA

Damn...terrible sad news, shame it happens to such a good company. EA and the forces of evil must be celebrating over on the West Coast. Hope all you guys are OK there!

Zilch06
Zilch06

Jack Thompson got caught smoking a little too close to the building...

Erasmus354
Erasmus354

Nooooo! If this makes any further delays on College Hoops 2K6 for 360 I am going to...I dont know what I am going to do. I will probably sob uncontrollably until Oblivion comes out.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

Yagami-Iori said: From IGN... "A spokesperson for Take-Two clarified that the fire "significantly damaged" the marketing and administrative areas of 2K Games. No one was injured in the blaze. Game development, release schedules, and publishing are not affected by the fire." So all games should be on schedule But with the marketing deparment "significanly damaged" how will they tell people what games to buy? ;)

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

EA got a bit pissed off they were outvoted on ign :P 2K games won the vote by a pretty hefty margin last I checked.

Mit_Man
Mit_Man

I'd be ticked at the damned store.

Gamemaster1588
Gamemaster1588

I hope everyones OK....and...I hope this doesnt delay any games....poor Prada *Runs wheeping about the loss*...

abdu4
abdu4

Hope nobody got hurt, and they recover from this tragedy

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Awesome. . . I mean that is too bad. Bob, those shoes are a serious loss.

rcrofton
rcrofton

I doubt this will affect Oblivion, seeing as Bethesda is developing it, not 2k...2k is only publishing...We'll see what happens

Yagami-Iori
Yagami-Iori

From IGN... "A spokesperson for Take-Two clarified that the fire "significantly damaged" the marketing and administrative areas of 2K Games. No one was injured in the blaze. Game development, release schedules, and publishing are not affected by the fire." So all games should be on schedule

dru26
dru26

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BEEREAL187
BEEREAL187

E.A HAS FINALLY WENT TO FAR !!!!!!!!

kahjah
kahjah

Who cares about Prada will this delay NBA 2k7??? OH NO

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

This guy is one serious idiot look at this crap he said in this letter and also running his mouth about bill gates. As if anyone could've predicted such a harmless game as the flight simulator would be used in such an inhumane manner. This guy is such a jackasswhy is he trying to play mr perfect? Read this article this guy is such a moron and blames the dc sniper on halo as well.... http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3146569

MeTaL-HeaD
MeTaL-HeaD

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XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

Gamespot needs to find a balance between 5 paragraph news reports and just 3 line headlines. At least thats my take. Well any way /end small rant THat sucks. Maybe it was a mob of angry parents led by jack thompson taking revenge.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

That guy is in major trouble.. what authority did he even have to make such demands. Was this ordered by any court that they remove the games?

CJL13
CJL13

Jack Thompson said to take off the games by 5