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Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

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Publisher issues lengthy apology after internet outrage

Game publisher Deep Silver has issued a statement of apology in response to criticisms over the limbless female zombie corpse statue included in its Dead Island: Riptide 'Zombie Bait Edition'.... read more

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Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby JeffersonRP96 » 15 Jan 2013, 22:38

Had a feeling this would happen, this soon though... :?
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby Imaduck » 15 Jan 2013, 22:44

Oh for f**k sake. Unless you're a zombie, this is hardly offensive.
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby beastie » 15 Jan 2013, 22:45

Still, they got the publicity they wanted.
Look at the Hitman 'sexy nuns' thing or the Tomb Raider 'rape' controversy, They knew what was going to happen, like marketing has become stupid all of a sudden.
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby Niknak106 » 15 Jan 2013, 22:47

Apologising for what? Honestly, I truly believe there exists a specific group of people that roam the earth in a never ending search for dumb s**t to be 'outraged' at. It's a f**king statue, get over yourselves.
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby TheLastDodo » 15 Jan 2013, 22:50

I figured this wouldn't go down well, for a different reason though.
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby MrPirtniw » 15 Jan 2013, 22:55

Can you believe there's a statue in my local park and it has its boobies out? Not like this one- I mean actually out! I was so outraged I had to cover them over with my hands! And face. And groin.
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby velineon » 15 Jan 2013, 23:08

I wish people would stop complaining. How the hell is this offensive? If you don't like it, don't buy it and don't look at it. Deep Silver have nothing to apologise for. Stupid people.

By the way when and who will be taking pre orders for this in the UK?
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby robertboekee » 15 Jan 2013, 23:13

I hadn't even considered that someone could be bored enough to complain about this... all I wondered when I saw it was whether those were silicone parts, because they're made for toys!
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby Skullet » 15 Jan 2013, 23:14

I'm outraged over this pointless outrage, also I kinda like the statue.
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby racxie » 15 Jan 2013, 23:15

velineon wrote:I wish people would stop complaining. How the hell is this offensive? If you don't like it, don't buy it and don't look at it. Deep Silver have nothing to apologise for. Stupid people.

By the way when and who will be taking pre orders for this in the UK?


That's what I want to know. Only found one "official" distributor which is a German site that only appears to have the US 'flags' on it and is also supposedly stocking PS3 and PC versions (when this is supposed to be a 360 exclusive).
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby alan666 » 15 Jan 2013, 23:30

this still going to get a release ?
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby ladycroft142 » 15 Jan 2013, 23:33

I'm not outraged at the gruesomeness of this statue, I'm slightly peeved that it's obviously aimed solely at male gamers, females like collectable statues too!
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby MrPirtniw » 15 Jan 2013, 23:38

ladycroft142 wrote:I'm not outraged at the gruesomeness of this statue, I'm slightly peeved that it's obviously aimed solely at male gamers, females like collectable statues too!


How dare you discriminate lesbians! I'm not a lesbian myself- but I'm really outraged on their behalf!
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby metalgearsnake » 15 Jan 2013, 23:45

To be honest i don't think its offensive i think it's just utterly stupid; The model just looks shite. Not that it matters to me anyway im probably not even going to buy it.
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Re: Deep Silver 'deeply sorry' for zombie corpse statue

Postby gmcb007 » 15 Jan 2013, 23:50

And so once again, flawed political correctness comes back into gaming for another round of roundabout debates.
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