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Dead Space 2 Wants Your Money Son

TGP writes: ''The ways of advertising never ceases to amaze me. From the increase of nudity on screen to the dumbing down of the general population and the amount of useless products still being bought throughout the different trailer parks worldwide. (Trailer park is of course just a way to portrait a certain mindset of a certain set of people...) But i felt that EA hit rock bottom with their latest ad for Dead Space 2. And when I say rock bottom I mean through the rock, into the ground, 60 feet below the dirt and into the core of the entire earth itself… Let me explain.''

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SuperStrokey11232825d ago (Edited 2825d ago )

So we are talking about a game giving it more press... thats exactly what ads like this are designed to do.

Author took the bait hook, line and sinker

Buff10442825d ago

Where was this writer when I was watching all those R-rated movies as a kid? Seriously. RoboCop!? I shouldn't have seen half the things in that movie. Eh, I turned out OK.

Kakihara2825d ago

Aargh, the guy at the end all melted up from acid. Haven't seen the movie since I was a little kid but that'll stay with me forever. Still though, it pales in comparison to the head exploding scene from scanners and most of an American werewolf in London as fuel for my childhood nightmares.

DanSolo2825d ago

When I was a kid it was that one scene in American Werewolf in London that scared the shit out of me....
when the dude is dreaming, and see's himself in that hospital bed in the forest and the eyes open and the faces changes.... the rest of the movie didnt scare me... but that bit gave me many sleepless nights lol.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2825d ago

Dead Space 2's ad campaign IS ridiculous. Feel sorry for the kids whose parents saw these ads and banned them from ever playing it lol.

"I don't care if you're 17 I don't want that crap being played under my roof!!!"

SpikeSpiegel2825d ago

Besides, lets not kid ourselves into thinking that only those 17 and older play mature rated games. I was watching horror movies and playing Metal Gear Solid when I was 14.

RIPSKATEDESTROY2825d ago

the point is that EA exposed themselfs. we know that kids play the games and we now know that EA doesnt care.

Blaine2825d ago (Edited 2825d ago )

Oh boo-hoo. I was never more interested in playing Resident Evil than when I was 12. Sure, the BOX says the game is for gamers 17 and up, but that's an arbitrary rating given by some board. Playing RE when I was so young hasn't affected my development in any way.

But I'm not surprised at an article like this coming from someone who believes in the "dumbing down of the general population". News flash: the general population has ALWAYS been dumb. In fact, they've never been so smart. It's only with universal schooling that we're becoming aware of how dumb the general population is, and also because, throughout our history, it was BENEFICIAL to the ruling classes to keep the masses dumb.

DanSolo2825d ago

Well you are half right on the dumbing down of the general population side of things, we do have better education today then we have throughout history.... but the author does have a point about the general population being dumbed down at the moment.
Although the possibility for education is there, in the last 10 years or so there has been an ever increasing nosedive into celebrity worshipping idiocy, reality TV and various other brain rotting activities!

But I am only commenting on that side of things, I haven't seen the ads for DS2, don't really care about em to be honest. Game looks good though!

Blaine2825d ago

Sure, those things you point out make it seem like the population is dumbing down, but it's not the case. Before celebrity whores it was something else--only you're noticing this issue because we're in it. Look back on decades past and you'll see there were much worse issues, and you only need to go a few decades back to get to a time when education was inaccessible to most of the population.

I won't argue with you on Dead Space 2 though! The game looks amazing. I was surprised at how good the first one was, and the second easily looks better in every way.