Sony under fire for using decapitated goat to promote a game
[quote20ba99bec6]GamesIndustry.biz has learned that Sony is to conduct an internal inquiry after hitting the headlines for displaying a decapitated goat at a press event for God of War 2.
"It has come to our attention that at The God of War 2 launch showcase held in Athens, Greece, on 1st March 2007, an element of the event was of an unsuitable nature," a spokesperson said.
"Whilst we pride ourselves on creating engaging experiences we are committed to making sure these are appropriate in nature and do not cause offense to either attendees or our consumers in general.
As reported by yesterday's Mail on Sunday, pictures of the God of War 2 party showing the headless goat were published in the latest edition of Official PlayStation Magazine.
Some copies have already been sent out to subscribers but the pages in question will be removed from the remaining 80,000 issues.
The Mail on Sunday article alleged that guests at the God of War 2 event "were invited to reach inside the goat's still-warm carcass to eat offal from its stomach" - a report dismissed by Sony as "categorically untrue".
Speaking to GI.biz the spokesperson explained, "In keeping with the theatrical nature of the event, the attendant media were invited to eat a bowl of food that purported to be from the animal - but in fact was a cooked traditional Greek dish."[/quote20ba99bec6]
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Its in poor taste but PETA is lame...
They probably just tossed the carcass out after they were done.. It's a waste of perfectly good meat...
Oh man, PETA is going to be all over this.
And I hate PETA.
Lol. Goat gore = bad/censored, boobies = good roll
I love that South Park episode on PETA lol
Btw, PETA is a PITA (I just thought of that -- I'm so smart wink)
As a breeder of Nigerian Dwarf goats, I find that incredibly offensive.
pretty damn weird.. but nice girl.
Umm...what the hell? Can the news get any [id498e9a38e]weirder[/id498e9a38e]?
good call i just noticed it now lol
Seen this a few days ago on Joystiq, but just wow. That's crazy marketing though
good call i just noticed it now lol[/quote4281dabe1d]
Ya'll need to get some leg for sure!
Is that Paris Hilton? Always showing her nips.
I like these new sports tops, maybe we'll be seeing more of those this summer..eh?...[size=1882e2b2101b]eh?[/size82e2b2101b]
is the part that is blurred that disgusting?
[quote0ac5057888="xyclonez"]is the part that is blurred that disgusting?[/quote0ac5057888]
Well... The head is still attached.
[quote0ac5057888="ajasax"]Lol. Goat gore = bad/censored, boobies = good[/quote0ac5057888]
In Europe, female breasts aren't considered a taboo like in the U.S.
In fact, you can see them all the time in shampoo commercials over there.
I seem to remember something involving The KLF and a sheep that caused a similar uproar years ago, but then they were Scottish. ;)
IF IT'S NOT SCOTTISH, IT'S CRAP!
Is the goat censored in the actual magazine? Or just on the pic on the internet. I would like to see how disturbing it really is.
This is kind of stupid, and kind of a weird way to promote a video game. And the guy who told reporters they were invited to eat from the stomach... kind of a retard. Pretty funny story in all lol
[quotec17401ffb3="Easy Bling"]I like these new sports tops, maybe we'll be seeing more of those this summer..eh?...eh?[/sizec17401ffb3][/quotec17401ffb3]
I'm pretty sure that's just body paint, not a shirt?
Some people need smilies, some don't. You sir, are one who does. )
[quotefa93ffa97a="stueybaby17"]Is the goat censored in the actual magazine? Or just on the pic on the internet. I would like to see how disturbing it really is.[/quotefa93ffa97a]
It looks like it was scanned, then doctored... So I would say the magazine is uncensored.
It's a shame that people get offended so easily. It's just a stupid animal; nothing more, nothing less. PETA is going to be all over this crap and I am getting sick of it.
[quote0312034d7b="tracemhunter"]It's a shame that people get offended so easily.[/quote0312034d7b]
[quoteb61f5d8596="Tholek"]I seem to remember something involving The KLF and a sheep that caused a similar uproar years ago, but then they were Scottish. ;)[/quoteb61f5d8596]
Exactly. It's expected from us so people think nothing of it when fire machine gun blanks into an audience and then dump a dead sheep at after-show parties.
[quoteb61f5d8596="tinkerjenn"]IF IT'S NOT SCOTTISH, IT'S CRAP![/quoteb61f5d8596]
You know it.
[quoteb87be61c84="theysayjump"]Exactly. It's expected from us so people think nothing of it when fire machine gun blanks into an audience and then dump a dead sheep at after-show parties.[/quoteb87be61c84]
I just [ib87be61c84]knew[/ib87be61c84] that was you...
So, did you ever find out what time was love?