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Submitted by CranberryPub 1051d ago | news

Catherine launch party accused of condoning sexism

Deep Silver and PR agency Lunch PR have been accused by members of the games industry of hosting an "enormously crude" party to celebrate the launch of its upcoming release Catherine. (Catherine, Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

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vulcanproject  +   1051d ago
Shame.......shame that i wasn't there! :-D

It'll never top the likes of the God of War launch parties though. They always go mental. Who can possibly forget the infamous goat sacrifice for GOW2?
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wolfofashes  +   1051d ago
Agreed. Do you remember when Jaffe gave an interview about GoW during a party in the Playboy Mansion? hahahaha Would have loved to be there.
Soldierone  +   1051d ago
Kinda makes you curious what would happen if they did a God of War thing at the gym and had a bunch of steroid using dudes walking around like Kratos? Never mind, nothing would happen unless they got Kratos girls involved...
andron666  +   1050d ago
Well, as most of these "scandals" the GOW party has pretty much been blown out of proportions. The fact that it was the Daily Mail who instigated the whole media backlash should be telling.

Just read this: http://www.joystiq.com/2007...
vulcanproject  +   1050d ago
I did know about it. It wasn't nearly as dramatic as was made out by the daily mail but still. A DEAD GOAT with its head hanging off and blood dripping on the floor? For a game launch.

Crazy lol

You may as well have beds at a Mafia game launch with real horses heads in them lol
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soundslike  +   1051d ago
Tits never hurt anyone.

Should have just had some dudes in boxers walking around too.
snipes101  +   1051d ago
Only if he's carrying a pillow...
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1051d ago
Tits never hurt anyone?

Apparently, you've never heard of the Trojan War.
GroundsKeeperJimbo  +   1051d ago
You know thats based on Greek Mythology yea? The war is somewhat based in reality, but the accounts of Helen and the like are all out of Homer's The Iliad.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Anyways OT: I don't see why anyone would expect any differently the game is all about taboos and gender-stereotypes.
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VTKC  +   1051d ago
LMAO! (thinks about Dante Inferno to)
"all for the tits of a slave girl..."
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soundslike  +   1051d ago
What if Helen was flat?
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1050d ago
Yes. Fully aware. I prefer The Odyssey though. ;)
wolfofashes  +   1051d ago
There's always an extremist feminist bit** isn't it huh?
Funny thing is feminist women think so highly of themselves,they try to make themselves seem like members of a superior race.They always do what they want,spit sexist rants and jokes openly but whenever there's something they don't like they pull the sexist card (it's almost becoming as bad as the over-sensetivity in racism (accusing someone to be racist,when they are not,usually because of a joke).The party was like that because of the THEME of the game,but hey I'm pretty sure that if there were guys instead of women there she wouldn't be so offended.
ReservoirDog316  +   1051d ago
In the end though, after playing the game, they really* didn't know how to market this game. The marketing makes you feel like it's gonna be an extremely perverted game but it's actually pretty tame.

Whether people whine or not, they should've done this differently just to properly portray their game.
Hicken  +   1051d ago
Meh. They say the event runs counter to the theme of the game, but wouldn't the temptation present in such a place be VERY reflective of the game's overall message?

Besides, what does a PR event have to do with how the gaming industry is depicted? If a car dealership has clowns advertising their sales, does that mean the automotive industry as a whole- or a specific automaker- shouldn't be taken seriously?
Kran  +   1051d ago
And yet nobody cared for the pole dancers at PAX last year...

by "care" I mean didn't accuse of sexism.
Nakiro  +   1051d ago
Damn gaming industry, what's next? Next thing you know they will put half naked girls in Soul Calibur!
Blaine  +   1051d ago
Half? You mean they'll add clothes to Ivy's outfit?!
Reaper9937  +   1051d ago
Damn, wish I could have been there. Absolutely nothing wrong with scantly dressed women and lap dances.
BuffMordecai  +   1051d ago
The only people this concerns are those with manginas.

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SilentNegotiator  +   1051d ago
I think they confused sexism with sexiness.
honkyjesus  +   1051d ago
What year is this link from?
wolokowoh  +   1051d ago
Catherine just launched in UK/Europe. This why it seems like it should be old news but it's not.
honkyjesus  +   1050d ago
Aha. That is a pretty big time frame for Europe not to have it.
room414  +   1051d ago
i wonder how long an account on n4g with the username 'niggerallah' would last?
just a thought
ot: not a big deal
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SeraphimBlade  +   1051d ago
It isn't THAT terrible, considering it's a game meant for adults, but it doesn't really make the industry look good, especially advertising for a game that discusses sex and relationships very maturely compared to others. Having it at a plain old bar (like where you spend half the game) would have been more appropriate.

Actually, better idea: have it at that club, find out the girlfriends of the guys coming, and tell them to walk in on it an hour later.
Norad6  +   1051d ago
The only people complaining about this are the 34 year old virgin nerds that are scared to talk to girls. Which make up most of the game industry's population.

I mean look at the guy in the photo. Does he look like he's ever seen girls dressed like that in real life before? LOL
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PCE  +   1051d ago
"The only people complaining about this are the 34 year old virgin nerds that are scared to talk to girls. Which make up most of the game industry's population."

I agree.
Berserk  +   1051d ago
feminist lol...
bobrea  +   1051d ago
Who cares? Its best to just ignore shit like this and let these whiny people pout to closed ears.
tiffac008  +   1051d ago
I think the perfect spot for the event would have been a "bar" since that is where Vincent and his friends spend most of their time in the game anyway. That would have matched the theme of the game perfectly.

Wait... did they just say free personal lap dance there or did I just add free by mistake...? lol!
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Relientk77  +   1051d ago
Wow I thought it said condoming sexism lol
Donnywho  +   1051d ago
I gotta admit, it does get pretty annoying having every girl you see trying to get a dollar from you ALL night long. But I wonder. Why didn't they just call their Mom's to come pick them up?
Sidology  +   1051d ago
are. you. kidding. me.
clearelite  +   1051d ago
Anyone calling themselves a feminist in the first place should really look into the origins of feminism and some of the horrible effects and attitudes it has manifested throughout the decades.

Nothing wrong with wanting women to be treated properly, but choose your words wisely before you jump on the bandwagon,
nubs

Even more appalling is how people can protest such trivial things while real there are MUCH more horrible things taking place that they could do something about.

BTW, how is appreciating a woman's body sexist? Strip clubs and events like this "degrade" everyone equally.
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clearelite  +   1051d ago
accidental double post, anyway....

P.S. Boobies

that is all.
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AlbatrossRevue  +   1051d ago
How about the politically correct crowd just grow up and accept that pretty girls are used to sell just about everything.

Was there this uproar at the Razer girls at well just about every expo ever or the scantily clad girls promoting Saint's Row The Third last year? No there weren't
Pozzle  +   1051d ago
I don't know about sexism...but it is a pretty lousy way to market the game. Catherine isn't just about sex and boobs. It's a really well-done and mature game that explores relationships and cheating. Yet there are still many gamers who think it's just a silly hentai game because the marketing made it seem like that.
jeeves86  +   1051d ago
The game itself plays on two very obvious female stereotypes - I don't see why the launch party would be any different.
mamotte  +   1051d ago
Next on FOX News: There were girls in bikini in the launch of a game called Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball 3. We suspect those girls "played" with the assistants.
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TheColbertinator  +   1051d ago
They should play Catherine and shut the hell up
ShinFuYux  +   1051d ago
That girl on the right (talking about the picture of the dude and two blond chicks) has a nice ass.

Just sayin'
Shnazzyone  +   1051d ago

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Kos-Mos  +   1051d ago
We exist because of sex. What`s the problem?
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