Tag Archives: Capcom

Killing animals

…and in the game! ho ho! Ahem. Not very long ago a small discussion broke out on twitter between me and our old contributor-turned-journalistic-superstar Jaz McDougall. It surfaced when someone pointed out a fan-made page for a proposed tenth TF2 class – The Guard Dog. Jaz reeled at the idea; he didn’t like the prospect of killing a dog, even if it was armed to the teeth. In fact, he continued, he doesn’t like killing any animals at all in games. This seemed absurd to me – “But you kill people!” I said “Why won’t you kill animals? What if…

Bad Taste and Games PR

Then there are PR stunts that are so ill-thought out as to be a ticking time bomb, living on borrowed time before they explode in a blinding light of bad publicity. In the games industry there have been quite a few of these that I’ve written about before, but the topic came to mind again because I think this week has seen a new winner in terms of head-smackingly bad ideas.