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Robotoki police raid results in face off with Call of Duty statue

Sunday, 2nd June 2013 23:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The following article contains absolutely no news regarding upcoming or current release video games but it is pretty hilarious.

Over the weekend, a team of four police stormed in and cleared the Los Angeles offices of Robotoki, a new studio founded by former Call of Duty creative strategist Robert Bowling.

The cause of their arrival was not immediately clear to staff, although Bowling told Polygon that security footage showed someone had pressed the building’s panic button, apparently out of curiosity and ignorance as to its function. As the alarm system is silent, nobody knew what had happened until the LAPD burst through the door.

In the confusion, police were apparently momentarily startled by and aggressive towards a statue of Call of Duty’s Simon “Ghost” Riley which decorates the lobby. Adorable.

Robotoki is currently working on Human Element, a post-apocalyptic survival affair with some interesting connected features. The team also aspired to a fairly adorable puzzle platformer but was found wanting by the Kickstarter hive mind.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. psxman

    Reminds me Arrested Development’s Police vs Franklin scene.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DSB

    I thought Breach and Clear was a Robotoki game as well, but apparently that’s Bowlings project with another studio.

    Certainly would’ve added to the irony.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    @2 yes I was going to make a joke about it and was very disappointed when I double checked that. Damn it, Bowling.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Fin

    Who has a fuckin’ panic button in their offices.

    I realise it’s america, but still!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. GameStunts

    The following article contains absolutely no news regarding upcoming or current release video games

    Robotoki is currently working on Human Element, a post-apocalyptic survival affair with some interesting connected features.

    o.0

    #5 1 year ago
  6. backup

    cod game for xbox kiddies and PC losers

    #6 1 year ago
  7. GameStunts

    @6 Well done you, repeating what’s been said a billion times for years on end.

    Let people enjoy what they enjoy, and you go enjoy you’re hard core elite shooter.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. MadFlavour

    Sounds like a publicity stunt.

    #8 1 year ago