Energy Drinks stopping EA Sports MMA from coming to Denmark

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Terminator02, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Apr 10, 2010
    United States
    Somewhere near monkat
    Let's play a quick game of "which of these two things is the craziest thing you've ever heard?" So, there's this Scandinavian law which prohibits any form of marketing for energy drinks, which EA Sports MMA (with its energy drink-branded fighter shorts and environments) would flagrantly violate. That's weird, right? Here's what's weirder: EA Sports has decided to cancel the game's release in the region outright to preserve the game's authenticity.

    So, which is more bizarre? The fact that fans of dudefights living in Denmark won't be able to get their EA Sports MMA fix due to energy drink pants? Or the fact that EA Sports refuses to change the energy drink pants into Taco Bell pants because it would ruin the authenticity of the MMA experience? We're leaning towards the latter.[/p]
    [​IMG]Source (Joystiq)

    yes, because authenticity is more important than sales
  2. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    That's like, the most messed up thing, I have ever read.
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    Too much energy drink for Scandinavian?
  4. Peelbash

    Peelbash Advanced Member

    May 17, 2009
    United States
    So, Scandinavians are allergic to energy drinks?
  5. Theraima

    Theraima I own this desert, bitches!

    Jan 4, 2009
    Seriously WAT. Does not make sense at all. Why EA wont even try to alter the law?
  6. lakaiskateboarding

    lakaiskateboarding GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 1, 2007
    Excellent marketing for the game. [​IMG]
  7. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

    Former Staff
    Aug 27, 2007
    Huh? Thats a new one.

    First of all I doubt there is such a thing as "Scandinavian laws".
    Second of all - if there truly is such a thing as a "Scandinavian law" which prohibits them then that would at most only include Sweden, Norway and possibly (this is farfetched) Denmark.

    I think they must have their facts mixed up. It's more than likely that each of the Nordic countries (that's right, Nordic not Scandinavic) has passed similar laws which may prohibit the thing. If that really is the case though then they're doing a really bad job enforcing said laws since I've seen advertisements for energy drinks on multiple occasions here.

    Either case this seems rather silly, but I'm afraid I don't care enough about said game.
  8. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

    May 4, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Lol so they refuse to spend a little time editing a few of the textures and making them black or something so it would comply with the laws.
  9. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

    Apr 17, 2009
    The Moon
    lol they dont get to play [​IMG]
  10. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Nov 6, 2005
    United States
    Foggy California
    The money they would spend removing the advertisements is probably more than all the money they would make selling the game in Scandinavia. Also you don't want to piss off your sponsors.
  11. Issac

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    I don't think it's a Scandinavian law... Must be a Danish law, since there's a lot of energy drink commercials and stuff here in Sweden... Though it's really silly... There's an 16 - 18 year old age limit on energy drinks here in Sweden... and the 10 year olds drinking it now act like drunks / addicts.. going around holding the drink in both hands, looking suspiciously around, drinking it and can't even go in a straight line... sheeesh... these silly kids believing that energy drinks have any effect on them...
  12. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Pretty much. They pay for the promotion of MMA and the games development, they have to get their cut of sales and editing the game would not make them too happy.