Boy, the guys over at Sony know how to throw a launch party. Just throw in a half-naked chick and a decapitated goat and they’re ready to launch God Of War II.
Seriously, for a company that wants to be taken seriously as a family entertainment company, you’d think they would have come up with something different for their launch. Ok, I’m not going to get all upset about the topless chick (I’m a guy, sorry) it’s the decapitated goat that really makes me wonder who gave this the go-ahead. Even better, they stuffed the goat with fake guts that people were invited to pull out and eat.
What I wouldn’t give to have been in the meeting where they brought this idea up. Oh and I can’t wait until PETA hears about this one. Seriously folks, the God Of War games rock, the games are really going to sell themselves at this point. You don’t have to go through stunts like this to sell a few extra copies. I’ve heard the old saying that no press is bad press, but I don’t think it applies here. There are very likely going to be parents out there that may have bought the game for their kid until they heard this. Parents everywhere will call it “that game with the naked girls and dead animals.”
Thankfully, Sony is investigating how this could have happened, turns out the big-wigs didn’t approve of the stunt, saying it was of “unsuitable nature.” Really guys, the gaming industry gets enough bad publicity from people like Jack Thompson, we really don’t need to give those people any more to work with.