Video game release have become synonymous with the causing of ridiculous outcry and they’re not afraid to throw in a stunt to make sure that the game and the release are berated by politicians and locals alike. The latest game release to face the fury, as it were, was Mercenaries 2, with publishers EA being labelled as being reckless and totally irresponsible.
Actors decked a petrol station with jeeps and oil barrels and then proceeded to offer everybody that came to the station £40 of free petrol. As I’m sure was the point, traffic came to a complete standstill in the region. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames has already been released on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 and it undoubtedly got some good coverage with one delighted driver stating he would definitely be buying the game.
The Mercenaries 2 game has already had some publicity coverage with an ongoing TV campaign showing off its basic ideas. In the game, players control a band of mercenaries attempting to control as much of the local oil as possible as it’s the main source of income.