Sony PlayStation Paganism May be Worst PR Event, Ever
It seems Sony's answer for sluggish PlayStation 3 and PSP sales is to simply take their frustration out on the livestock. According to some pretty shocking reports coming out of the
Allegations of such unbelievable behavior first came from
Participants were welcome to eat offal (the entrails of a butchered animal) straight from the goat, or take part in an eating contest. Ridiculously gross, and yet, no word on whether Joe Rogan was on hand to help out.
While Sony quickly fired out an apology for the massive PR slipup, animal rights groups are hardly satisfied. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has condemned the event, calling it a ridiculous ploy in order to merely "sell a few computer games".
Even more shocking may be Sony's boasting of the festivities. The UK Official PlayStation Magazine presented uncensored pictures of the slaughter, with writers asking readers if they'd consider "eating still warm intestines uncoiled from the carcass of a freshly slaughtered goat" in order to get their hands on a PlayStation 3.
Umm…they do know those things are pretty much anywhere, right?
This is a new plateau for Sony, which has hardly shied away from games like Grand Theft Auto or Manhunt. However, it's one thing to produce violence IN games, another to actually perform it.