Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Your Mom is Going to Medium Disapprove of Dead Space 2

Well Dead Space 2 is set to drop on January 25 and I will definitely be getting it as I thoroughly enjoyed the first one. You may have heard about EA's Dead Space 2 commercial that was televised during Saturday's playoff game between the Packers and Falcons. In it EA served up some self-created controversy by inviting a panel of mothers in to provide their feedback on a "new video game" while they privately recorded the whole thing on hidden cameras for the commercial. Then they showed the moms the goriest parts of Dead Space 2. My favorite quote from one of the mothers was "It's not a game. It's a dangerous mind-numbing, mind-altering, demonic weapon!"

Apparently it did cause somewhat of a controversey as the usual spectrum of knuckleheads chimed in on the internet with their diametrically opposed and unwavering opinions. I don't care about that nonsense, I just wanted to point out one particular mom who, although she ultimately didn't approve of the game, had fun with it and was very nice and actually rather comical in her response, as opposed to some of the more rigid mothers who were simply sickened and outraged by this filth.

I present to you participant #0124:

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Fallguy40 said...

The funny thing is that the game carries a Mature rating so, those playing should be old enough that it shouldn't matter what their Mom thinks.

Are they marketing to customers below the rating age?

I liked the "It's an atrocity" lady.

MadPlanet said...

I think they are just trying to put out a provocative video about how over the top it is and hope it gets some viral playtime so I had to oblige.

Yeah atrocity lady was my second favorite. The demonic weapon lady was in a different "behind the scenes" video.

Actually it wasn't the gore that really drew me into the game, it was their excellent use of sound and the environment to increase the fearful suspense. You should play it with your new surround sound headphones with all the lights off after everyone is asleep. I bet it will scare the shit out of you.

Fallguy40 said...

That would be too scary.

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