Sony PS3 Party Animal Sacrifice

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    gkarris

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    Here it is...

    http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9714156-7.html?tag=tb

    This one's my favorite response:

     
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    With the PSP the weakest handheld and the PS3 the weakest console, they need to find a better advertising agency. Really is past a joke at this stage.
     
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    I'd get over the goat pretty quickly with hot topless women feeding me :)
     
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    I don't see why this is being made into such a big deal. Greeks kill goats and eat them on a regular basis (read: any major holiday).
     
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    I'm half Greek - I think it's more about the centerpiece...
     
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    Sony didnt kill the goat and it wasnt killed for the event. The original article was written by a guy who wasn't there, nobody ate any goat entrails (it was soup) and nobody even touched the goat
     
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    It's about the centerpiece - and topless women...

    Maybe for the next version of "Destroy All Humans", Microsoft should use as a centerpiece a disembowled cow and topless alien women...
     
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    whats wrong with topless women? it was a press event not a public gathering. they can do what they please
     
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    Oh they have been doing and look at the backlash.
     
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    I wasn't invited...:mad:
     
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    Just goes to show you that journalist will write whatever garbage they can to get hits on their article.
     
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    Yea, because this sort of press event for a game is a good idea.
     
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    God of War, one of the most highly acclaimed games(as of late) has a successor.......
    Of course they are going to throw a THEMED PARTY! Thats like going to a Civil War re-enactment and getting upset because there were people dressed up as slaves. This is just childish.....get over it.
     
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    Why would people be dressed up as slaves at a Civil War re-enactment? Don't most Civil War re-enactments re-enact battles? I wasn't aware they had plantation re-enactments.

    Nobody is upset about the themed party. What people are upset about is that a dead goat was used as a centerpiece. They just had a headless goat lying on a table. It's creepy and a waste. A headless goat wasn't required to throw a themed party.
     
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    Why wouldn't GREEK GODS have a sacrificial lamb/goat and attractive women bathing them with kindness.........:rolleyes:
    You're response on slavery tells me a lot about how informed you really are.

    off-topic lesson of hte day
     
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    Your in-ability to think, then insult shows a lot about your intelligence.

    Yes, I am aware that slaves fought for both sides in the Civil War.

    If you've ever seen a re-enactment and have any shred of common sense, you'd know that there aren't a whole lot of African-Americans jumping at the chance to re-enact that particular part of the Civil War. That's why I said you'd never see "slaves" at a re-enactment. Nobody would want to subject themselves to "pretend-slave" time for hours on end.
     
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    So, is that a joke or an insult.....?
    I only reacted to your statement in a similar manner as you did to mine.

    Yes I have been to them, in fact they are having one right down the street from my buddy's house in a couple weeks. Have you?

    Way to show how wrong I am by posting your opinion of what "a lot" of "African-Americans" think.

    I have seen slaves at CW re-enactments. I guess I was seeing things, or you know more about what I have/haven't seen.

    Please explain how ANY of the Sony party was NOT in tune with GREEK MYTHOLOGY?
    Since I am just sitting here ignorantly insulting everybody........
     
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    You must go to some messed up re-enactments. I hadn't seen any slaves at any CW re-enactment I've seen.

    To move this back on-topic: Yes, the Sony party was in tune with Greek mythology. But it didn't have to have a HEADLESS GOAT lying on a table to have that party though. They could have NOT had the goat, and it still would have been a themed party.
     
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    Exactly the point. SDF just can't see that. They'll be telling us rootkit was a good idea next.
     
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    off-topic/ I'm not saying during the re-enactments they were degraded for authenticity.
    But slaves were a major part of the war, and thus should be there.....regardless, I am sure soem one would be offended about it. (just like this party). /off-topic

    While I agree that a decapitated goat may seem a bit extreme to some, I would be more apt to ask what kind of person would go to an INVITE ONLY GREEK MYTHOLOGY party, and get upset about the the decor. IF this is offensive, then I would love to see these how the people react at children with blood painted fangs and other such gore on Halloween.

    Like I said: childish
     
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    Lets think about this for a second.

    Halloween costumes = FAKE

    Dead headless goad lying on a table = REAL

    off-topic/Yes, slaves were a major part of the war. Maybe I just fail to see the reasoning behind re-enacting that particular aspect of it. Then again, I really don't see the point in re-enactments in general, so maybe we'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.

    (oh, and jimmi, check your PM box) :)
     
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    While I don't think having a real headless goat on the table was in good taste, I also don't think it is all that newsworthy.
    I think that some folks just love to climb on the Bash Sony train. Lord knows it runs slow enough to jump on and makes frequent stops.;)
     
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    Yesh.......but all in all, Sony wins AGAIN! :cool:

     
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    Yep, Sony got us talking about it - free word-of-mouth marketing...

    Nintendo should respond on the next release of Mario for Wii with a themed party and Mario's head on a platter....:eek:

    Microsoft: Pinata heads everywhere!!!
     
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    Word of mouth advertising - not always a good thing. We all joked about the PS3 before that came out. Everyone was talking about, just not in the way Sony wanted. None of the above bought one.

    What I'd really love to see is somebody post the review Live (not associated with Daily Mail, from the editor who does the games section) wrote for GoW as a whole. we threw the paper out now but they went on about "shoehorning in greek gods that bear no real reference or mythology, shaping them to the games own design" and going on about "Overly voilent to entertain the kids, little substance". Something about "a storyline about revenge that feels out of place".

    They probably foresaw the "free advertising" slyness of Sony and stuck in the review just to throw people off. Quite beautiful really.
     

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