Sunday, April 29th 2007

Sony PS3 event causes outrage

I think many readers will agree that The Inquirer sums up this story quite nicely with the title ‘Sony finally goes mad’. At the God of War II launch showcase, Sony has managed to pile yet more controversy onto itself by inviting members of the press to reach inside a warm goat’s carcass to eat offal (internal organs) from its stomach (although the offal itself was prepared beforehand). Not only did Sony arrange this grotesque ‘sacrifice’ for the event, but it then went on to publish it in the Official PlayStation Magazine. Guests were encouraged to compete to see who could eat the most offal, whilst other activities such as topless girls dipping grapes into guests’ mouths, throwing knives at targets and pulling live snakes from pits were all on the agenda.

A spokesman for the International Fund for Animal Welfare said "We are always opposed to any senseless killing of an animal and this sounds like a gruesome death. We condemn Sony’s actions. It is stupid and completely unjustified." The event was held last month in Athens, and Sony has now commented "It has come to our attention that at the God of War II launch showcase, an element of the event was of an unsuitable nature. We are conducting an internal inquiry into aspects of the event in order to learn from the occurrence and put into place measures to ensure that this does not happen again.” The magazine has now been recalled and will not hit UK shelves, but anyone who is subscribed to it will already have been sent a copy. If you wish to see the picture, here is a link to the censored version (the original apparently had the goat’s head hanging by a thread of tissue with blood dripping out) - it's still a bit gory so isn't suitable for the main page.Source: The Daily Mail via The Inquirer
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36 Comments on Sony PS3 event causes outrage

#2
erocker
Who is Sony's marketing director Genghis Kahn?!:laugh: or is it Conan the Barbarian?!:laugh:
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#5
DaJMasta
Are you kidding me? This is the kind of sh** you can't just make up.....



Whoever thought of it should be fired and jailed. I don't see how a publicity stunt could be any worse in terms of how it was intended.
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#6
little geek
i find this funny as this will probably effect their sales, which they dont have much of...
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#7
ChaoticBlankness
Wow..... Just wow. This is, just... wow...

Talk about F&%ked up.
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#8
erocker
Was Ted Nugent there?!?!?!!! I fucking love eating meat!!!!
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#9
new_rez
Hahaha, thats really funny!
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#10
S^line
Can Sony like do anything right now?
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#11
wazzledoozle
Sounds like an awesome party, anyone find more pics? Funny they censored the goat's partially severed head but not the girl's nipples :toast:
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#12
Jimmy 2004
by: wazzledoozle
Sounds like an awesome party, anyone find more pics? Funny they censored the goat's partially severed head but not the girl's nipples :toast:
Lol, I'm surprised you're the first to pick up on that. :laugh:
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#13
GSG-9
Well im sure it was already dead, and who does not like topless girls dipping grapes in peoples mouths? Sounds like a great idea, just not for a company like sony lol, sounds like a good idea for terror on the fox though (terroronthefox.com) its a haunted house I work at in winter.
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Jimmy 2004
by: GSG-9
Well im sure it was already dead, and who does not like topless girls dipping grapes in peoples mouths? Sounds like a great idea, just not for a company like sony lol, sounds like a good idea for terror on the fox though (terroronthefox.com) its a haunted house I work at in winter.
It hadn't been dead for long - the source suggests that it was still warm because it had only just been slaughtered.
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#15
XooM
...wow... Jimmy, april fool's is at the beginning of april, not the end...

And i didnt think sony could be any more completely insane.
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Jimmy 2004
by: XooM
...wow... Jimmy, april fool's is at the beginning of april, not the end...
It is one of those stories, but I think it's genuine. Obviously news papers aren't always true, but this would be quite a bit of effort when they could start any old rumor.
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#17
a111087
lol, if Sony thought that it will boost PS3 sales... they were wrong :D
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#18
Ravenhaft
I don't see what's so wrong about this. If the goat was slaughtered humanely, there should be no outrage. If it wasn't slaughtered humanely, we should probably throw the people out in the hot sun on a fire ant hill, and cut off their eyelids so they have to stare at the sun until they die. Obviously, that's the solution.
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#19
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I see something very wrong about this. I just cant believe, and I dont want to believe, Sony was behind this. Its sad really. There is a difference between walking a fine line and stepping way the hell over into insanity.
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#20
lemonadesoda
It's time for SONY PR to fall on their swords

... and heads should roll :roll:
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#21
Casheti
ROFLMAO GOTTA LOVE SONY!

Topless girls dipping grapes into guests’ mouths, throwing knives at targets and pulling live snakes from pits were all on the agenda.

Ohhhhh dear...LMFAO!

But killing that goat...you fucking bastards. Too far.
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#22
GSG-9
Oh GOD...The Goat was STILL WARM...that means it was not humane... shut up lol, is it not best to eat fish fresh? There was NOTHING to suggest they cooked it alive...calm down people...:P
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#23
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I wish I could of gone...that would of been FUN!!!
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#24
Benpi
by: Ravenhaft
I don't see what's so wrong about this. If the goat was slaughtered humanely, there should be no outrage. If it wasn't slaughtered humanely, we should probably throw the people out in the hot sun on a fire ant hill, and cut off their eyelids so they have to stare at the sun until they die. Obviously, that's the solution.
It doesn't matter if it was slaughtered humanely or not - just like, it doesn't matter if someone slaughters your mother humanely or not. An animal was slaughtered to try to boost sales for Sony. This isn't the fKing dark age. They prob didn't even use the animal to eat - just to fist it's holes - that's fcked up and completely unnecessary.
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#25
Steevo
I agree, this is outrageous, the DRM that is.



DOWN WITH DRM!!!



More meat please.
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