Whats the most cynical thing you have seen a publisher do?

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#1 Edited by uninspiredcup (25323 posts) -

My friends. For me, it was seeing EA/Crytek unveil Crysis 2. When this launch event was held, they all wore "I love (heart) New York" T-shirts. I thought this was rather curious, why would they do this? And then, we saw the trailer. 911 images. Walls plastered with loves ones missing. Crumbling buildings with barricades. Buildings collapsing with rubble.

Now, for the less intelligent among you, I am not inherently against using anti-iconic moments like 911. They are for good or bad, meaningful, powerful images. What irks me, is that they attempted to hide what they where doing under the guis of a celebration of new york, rather than the fact they are (more or less) profiteering from a horrid event. EA was in a word, covering there ass. To my eyes, this is 100% worse than anything you will see in your postal 2's or Grand Theft Auto's. It is one of the most cynically dubious PR driven acts in video game history.

How feels you my friends? What is the most cynically dubious act a video game publisher has committed?

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#2 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

911 has nothing to do with SW. GTFO you idiot.

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#3 Posted by Armoured_Mage (766 posts) -

i dont think thats cynical

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#4 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4775 posts) -

This should be locked.

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#5 Posted by lundy86_4 (48658 posts) -

TC, who wore those shirts?

Crysis 2 announcement.

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#6 Edited by uninspiredcup (25323 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:

TC, who wore those shirts?

Crysis 2 announcement.

They featured footage in times square with various PR participants wearing the T-shirt.

http://www.1up.com/news/crysis-2-preview-times-square

I hope this helps. Anyway, lets not get sidetracked, that's my opinion.

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#7 Edited by lundy86_4 (48658 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:
@lundy86_4 said:

TC, who wore those shirts?

Crysis 2 announcement.

They featured footage in times square with various PR participants wearing the T-shirt.

http://www.1up.com/news/crysis-2-preview-times-square

What video? It isn't loading.

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#8 Edited by uninspiredcup (25323 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@uninspiredcup said:
@lundy86_4 said:

TC, who wore those shirts?

Crysis 2 announcement.

They featured footage in times square with various PR participants wearing the T-shirt.

http://www.1up.com/news/crysis-2-preview-times-square

What video? It isn't loading.

Not my problem.

However, my friend, here is another event I was unaware of, of them wearing "I love (hart) New York" during a PR event in Germany.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rND658RPUw

Now, my friend, what country censors games a lot? I'll give you a clue, it's Germany.

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#9 Edited by lundy86_4 (48658 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Not my problem.

However, my friend, here is another event I was unaware of, of them wearing "I love (hear) New York" during a PR event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rND658RPUw

Not your problem, that the video you quote, isn't loading? Riiiight....

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#10 Edited by uninspiredcup (25323 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Not my problem.

However, my friend, here is another event I was unaware of, of them wearing "I love (hear) New York" during a PR event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rND658RPUw

Not your problem, that the video you quote, isn't loading? Riiiight....

I think you may want to re-read that post chumling.

Apology accepted.

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#11 Posted by lundy86_4 (48658 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Not my problem.

However, my friend, here is another event I was unaware of, of them wearing "I love (hear) New York" during a PR event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rND658RPUw

Stop being a f*cking idiot. Show where they are wearing the shirts (screencap) or move on.

We all know your threads are dogshit. You don't need to put our minds at ease.

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#12 Edited by lundy86_4 (48658 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@lundy86_4 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Not my problem.

However, my friend, here is another event I was unaware of, of them wearing "I love (hear) New York" during a PR event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rND658RPUw

Not your problem, that the video you quote, isn't loading? Riiiight....

I think you may want to re-read that post chumling.

Apology accepted.

Re-read what? The video you loaded, wasn't your problem? Okaaay!

Furthermore, where is it in your new video?

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I understand that you are trying to troll, but if we know you are trolling, are you really?

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#13 Posted by navyguy21 (14726 posts) -

What the hell is going on in this thread??

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#14 Edited by lundy86_4 (48658 posts) -

@navyguy21 said:

What the hell is going on in this thread??

That is the question.

TC thinks he is trolling, but he isn't.

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#15 Edited by nini200 (11484 posts) -

The most cynical thing any developer COULD do is join Microsoft and EA.

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#16 Posted by uninspiredcup (25323 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Not my problem.

However, my friend, here is another event I was unaware of, of them wearing "I love (hear) New York" during a PR event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rND658RPUw

Stop being a f*cking idiot. Show where they are wearing the shirts (screencap) or move on.

We all know your threads are dogshit. You don't need to put our minds at ease.

Certainly.

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#17 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

EVERYONE profited from 911 besides the people who died or had clean it up or family left and people in military services

ALL those fucking t shirts, car magnets, t.v shows, documentaries , ECT ECT ECT all resulted in sells making money for the stores, few non profit places, taxes for the government. Plus all the oil

THINK big

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#18 Posted by lundy86_4 (48658 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Certainly.

So, back to my previous post...

@lundy86_4 said:

I understand that you are trying to troll, but if we know you are trolling, are you really?

Soooo?

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#19 Edited by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

stripping DLC out of the game and Microtransactions that give players an unfair advantage

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#20 Posted by _Matt_ (10438 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

EVERYONE profited from 911 besides the people who died or had clean it up or family left and people in military services

ALL those fucking t shirts, car magnets, t.v shows, documentaries , ECT ECT ECT all resulted in sells making money for the stores, few non profit places, taxes for the government. Plus all the oil

What does Electro Convulsive Therapy have to do with the 911 profiterring? You mean etc. right? :P

Sorry, I couldn't resist. You are absolutely right though, everyone did try and find a way of cashing into the 911, Capitalism for the win right?

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#21 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@k2theswiss said:

EVERYONE profited from 911 besides the people who died or had clean it up or family left and people in military services

ALL those fucking t shirts, car magnets, t.v shows, documentaries , ECT ECT ECT all resulted in sells making money for the stores, few non profit places, taxes for the government. Plus all the oil

What does Electro Convulsive Therapy have to do with the 911 profiterring? You mean etc. right? :P

Sorry, I couldn't resist. You are absolutely right though, everyone did try and find a way of cashing into the 911, Capitalism for the win right?

AWEEEE YEEAAA capitalism!