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[JS] Homefront balloon 'stunt' draws ire from San Francisco community

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http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/03/ho...sco-community/

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We figured that the fake North Korean protest staged during GDC as part of the Homefront marketing campaign was going to draw controversy -- but we couldn't have predicted this debacle. THQ's staged rally, meant to "decry the North Korean regime and the treatment of its citizens," ended in a symbolic release of ten thousand red GameStop-branded balloons. While majestic at first, bad weather quickly deflated the balloons, causing a downpour of promotional garbage directly into the San Francisco bay.
LOL
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post #2 of 25
First news post? Put the source in the title just like everyone else does.
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And they were hoping that this would sell more games? What utter nonsense. The game looks pretty hot though. I can't wait to try it.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 3/7/11 at 4:39pm
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haaahahahahaha
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lol i would have never thought of doing that in order to sell more copies.. i guess if it went as planned it wouldn't seem like such a dumb idea
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Lol even your jesus avatar is facepalming at gamespot and thq
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I'm torn. On one hand I don't want to buy the game because of this stupid fake political stunt, but on the other had I do want to buy it because their fake political stunt PO'd environmentalists.
    
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Well, then.

    
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Originally Posted by dealio View Post
what do you think happens to 10,000 baloons when the weather is nice? float for eternity? I don't see how this is big news.
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what do you think happens to 10,000 baloons when the weather is nice? float for eternity? I don't see how this is big news.
with nice weather they float away for long enough to not fall down right at their face
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