Sin to Promote Our Product
July 30, 2009 7:44 AM   Subscribe

It all started with a contest to promote EA's forthcoming Dantes Inferno game at Comic-Con: commit acts of lust with a booth babe, share proof, and you have the chance for "dinner and a sinful night with two hot girls, a limo service, paparazzi, and a chest full of booty." Except twitter was void of proof, instead giving rise to use of the #EAFail tag and lots of backlash. In the end, EA issued a half-hearted apology, and the most widely noticed contest winner was a runner-up who won by posing with a booth bear.

EA's apology included some clarification on the intent and main prize: "Commit acts of lust" is simply a tongue-in-cheek way to say take pictures with costumed reps. Also, a "Night of Lust" means only that the winner will receive a chaperoned VIP night on the town with the Dante's Inferno reps, all expenses paid, as well as other prizes.

The Dante's Inferno Facebook profile, which may have once included pictures of SDCC attendee-on-booth babe acts of lust now has a much more tame contest: "tag yourself in hell."

More backlash on twitter included Sims 3 torrent links and Deadspace torrent links, both EA property.
posted by filthy light thief (8 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Lasciate ogne speranza, voi che invia due volte -- cortex

In my religion, doubles are a sin.
posted by smackfu at 7:52 AM on July 30, 2009

Despite all the sins, it appears to have been resurrected.
posted by fijiwriter at 7:54 AM on July 30, 2009

posted by Dumsnill at 7:57 AM on July 30, 2009

Is this a case where "Previously" would purchase indulgence for the double-poster?
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:57 AM on July 30, 2009

More like Dante's Sinferno, amirite?
posted by Servo5678 at 7:58 AM on July 30, 2009

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima forgot-to-freakin-Preview culpa.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:58 AM on July 30, 2009

Girls night out
Two women friends had gone out for a Girls Night Out, and had been decidedly over-enthusiastic on the cocktails. Incredibly drunk and walking home they suddenly realized they both needed to pee. They were very near a graveyard and one of them suggested they do their business behind a headstone or something. The first woman had nothing to wipe with so she took off her panties, used them and threw them away. Her friend however was wearing an expensive underwear set and didn't want to ruin hers, but was lucky enough to salvage a large ribbon from a wreath that was on a grave and proceeded to wipe herself with it. After finishing, they made their way home.

The next day the first woman's husband phones the other husband and said, "These damn girls nights out have got to stop. My wife came home last night without her panties." "That's nothing," said the other. "Mine came back with a sympathy card stuck between the cheeks of her butt that said, 'From all of us at the Fire Station, Well never forget you!'
posted by codswallop at 8:05 AM on July 30, 2009

- Yes, but why do you have two twenty pound notes in your hand?

- Oh, the other one was from the fellow who shat in my pants.
posted by Dumsnill at 8:16 AM on July 30, 2009

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