5 Hilarious Video Game Industry Screw Ups

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  1. Fudge
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    http://kotaku.com/5926481/5-hilarious-video-game-industry-screw-ups
    I can't stop laughing. This is just too funny. PSP, white is coming! :rofl2: This is news worthy, it's from kotaku! It's also a bashing of Sony and Electronic Arts, so if that's your thing read it too.
     
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    This definitely isn't news worthy, but it is pretty funny.

    Should just be in general gaming.
     
  3. Joe88

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    I guess things for Fox News are news worthy also...
     
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    Even I have to ask why one would think this is news....
     
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    I remember all of those things around the time they actually happened.

    Especially the brass knuckles. Damn I wish I got one of those, haha. They look pretty awesome...damn oppressive laws.
     
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    I remember for an advertising campaign, EA hired people to fake protest Dante's Inferno so it became more "controversial" and made more headlines. They were soon found out though and it became a pretty nice joke.

    Can't say I remember most of these though. I briefly remember the white PSP one but I thought it was just a bunch of crap.
     
  7. Clarky

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    suprised some of Acclaims never made it to the list, and they included hiring someone to camp outside a store for a month or two for a Turok game, offering to pay peoples driving tickets for driving like dickheads on the release date of BurnOut 2 to the store and advertising on gravestones for ShadowMan 2
     
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    Interesting piece, and JOE, actually they do if you bothered reading it instead of sucking down more what other people tell you to think.
     
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    These are pretty funny. Vaguely remember hearing about the LittleBigPlanet one, but the rest were new to me and I think it is hilarious the level the gaming industry has stooped to over the years :P
     
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    Absolutely hilarious stuff. :lol:

    Scratch what I wrote before. Looking at that Quran pic again, this actually does count as offensive material (sort of), but it has been mistranslated.
    Not that anyone should care though. Even if I was Muslim that wouldn't have stopped me from getting the game.
     
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    once fox actually researches their stories and give unbiased views before reporting them, give me a call

    if your referring to kotaku, its just some guys opinion on the subject, who cares, its not news and doesnt need to be in the usn section, they also have a tendency to not research stuff before posting it and just fix it later once the many comments report the error to them

    to bring the point home, just because its on kotaku doesnt mean it should be posted in the news sextion, there is alot of pointless fodder articles on slow news days
    you can post them in the general gaming section by all means
     
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    No I was referring to fox. If anything it's Kotaku that needs to check itself as they're the ones who play fanboyism and angles. I won't go there anymore unless linked.
     
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    I don't know about you guys but the Sony one sounds like an epic win..
     
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    We're talking about video game screw ups and there's no mention of the Gizmondo?
     
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    I don't remember any of these...

    I vaguely remember the LBP one. I didn't know it was recalled though.
     
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    Well if you want sillly screw ups, perhaps the Taco phone spoofs for that N-Gage would be a good one to exploit too.
     
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    An unmentioned one: The Wii version of Okami had its box art printed off from an image from IGN. Don't believe me? The IGN logo is still on the image. It's in front of Ammy's mouth.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I may be blind, but I'm not seeing it...
     
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    Look at Amaterasu's mouth. It's right next to it.
     
  20. Taleweaver

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    Did IGN used to have a different logo? I'm seeing the watermarked logo, but it looks nothing like this:

    [​IMG]

    :unsure:
     
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