Monday, 30 April 2007

Sony's God of War 2 Goatse

I woke up this morning thinking it was just gonna be another dry Monday, with the typical start-of the-week annoyances that really make you wish it was still the weekend. This Monday however is different, all thanks to Sony and 'God of War 2'. On this Occasion the game itself hasn't managed to cause any fuss, but rather the publicity surrounding the game...(watch video)

Two Monthes ago, the God of War 2 launch party was held in Athens and apparently someone thought it'd be a good idea to have a decapitated goat on display. Yes you heard me right, on display was a goat... with no head!
Possibly more amazing is the fact that nothing was done or said about this until Yesterday, when 'The Mail on Sunday' a UK news paper, trounced the event, calling it "depraved". Some pictures of the event were released in the official PlayStation magazine and there has been a massive call back, but as always happens after such an act of incompetence, some of the depravity filled copies made it out.
And if you've been waiting this whole time to see it... here it is [see video]. Possibly not the worst thing to have happened in Athens, but by no means does it look any fun! Of course the topless girl in the corner is another possible point of contention, but the goat's the real crowd puller.
Sony is apparently conducting an internal inquiry, so that they can learn from the event and make sure it doesn't happen again.
Animal welfare activists are reportedly very offended, although it's claimed the goat was bout dead from a butchers, and not slaughtered on site.
And there you have it. As far as world news goes it's really a non event, but as you can tell from the title of this post We think Playstation Magazine might aswell have put a goatse or tubgirl style picture on the front cover of the magazine, cause the amount of negative press has been just huge. I'm Dr. Nemesis, and have a clean Monday.

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