Sep. 19th, 2009

AAARRRR!

Sep. 19th, 2009 12:31 am
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As I tweeted:

Have I mentioned how much I love @telltalegames lately? Free game for #talklikeapirateday http://playlikeapirate.com #ARRR

My favourite game company just gets more awesome.
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Originally posted on Geek Feminism

EA has been promoting one of their games with some pretty dubious deadly sin-themed marketing stunts. Their "lust" stunt left many of us unimpressed, but with their "greed" stunt, they gave Joystiq a chance to put them in their place...

However, the latest stunt is a little more creative. They've mailed this editor, and presumably the editors at several other media outlets, a check for $200. The packaging says that "by cashing this check you succumb to avarice by hoarding filthy lucre but by not cashing it, you waste it, and thereby surrender to prodigality." If your SAT dictionary isn't at arm's length, that last one means wastefulness. So, we either cash it and "succumb to avarice" or burn it and be wasteful. What's an ethical gaming blog to do ...


So what did they do? Well, after EA's not very female friendly booth babe harassment contest, Joystiq decided that EA could use some help on the road to redemption... And they'll be cashing their cheque and donating to a women's charity in EA's name.

Well done, Joystiq!

[full story on Joystiq here]

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