What can save Sony’s console franchise? A bacchanalian festival with decapitated goats and topless women! Unfortunately, not every consumer is on board with the new marketing strategy. Sony has recalled the 80,000 print run of its Playstation Magazine for an article about the “God of War II” European launch party. From Gizmondo:
The article, based on a Sony Press release, shows more vivid pictures from the event under headlines such as Topless Girls! and Flesh Eating? It asks readers how far they would go to get hold of Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 3.
"How about eating still warm intestines uncoiled from the carcass of a freshly slaughtered goat? At the party to celebrate God Of War II’s European release, members of the Press were invited to do just that..."
What a party, although people were overheard saying, "I bet killing this goat would've been more fun with the Wii-mote." Sony’s party defense is two-pronged:
-Sure there's a decapitated goat – but the goat was already decapitated when the company found it
-Sure you can see a woman's nipples – but she is wearing a "top" of fresh body paint
Slaughter: Horror at Sony's depraved promotion stunt with decapitated goat – [Daily Mail]