Resistance 2 ads terrify Irish press
- Posted November 28th, 2008 at 17:00 EDT by
- 28 Comments
Here's a bit of comedy to round off the PSU week - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has plastered Dublin newspapers the Metro and Herald AM with Resistance 2 ads masquerading as front-page stories - the headline is "America Under Attack!" Kotaku has a few scans for your amusement.
The ads also feature parodic editorials on the Chimeran threat and an address from the President of the United States. Well done, marketing chaps - that's what we call earning your keep.
Resistance 2 is out today in Europe. Insomniac's biggest shooter yet won critical acclaim when it hit America earlier in the month, which bodes well for its retail performance overseas. PSU gave the game a thoroughly well-deserved 8.5 out of 10.
- 12:23pm EST - November 28th, 2008
awsome, wish i could read the type. says something about toronto left for dead at the bottom.
edit. nevermind you can hit the pic below and it blows it up. of course they blame canada for letting the invasion come through us to reach the states.
- 12:36pm EST - November 28th, 2008
It deserves more than 8.5
- 12:38pm EST - November 28th, 2008
Nobody even looks at those things lol
- 12:41pm EST - November 28th, 2008
I read it in the Metro . It's was deadly!
- 12:51pm EST - November 28th, 2008
"just because you don't read doesn't mean other people wont read the paper"...... for those who said or will say nobody wont read the paper. i like the ad. how the put out a paper like it was the fifty's
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- 1:17pm EST - November 28th, 2008
Sony did it for the lulz
- 1:27pm EST - November 28th, 2008
Did they think America was actually under attack?
- 1:51pm EST - November 28th, 2008
us irish aint that damn dumb. The title "resistance 2 ads terrify irish press" really is a huge exaggeration but the R2 newspaper thing is cool and very well done
- 2:10pm EST - November 28th, 2008
It was a joke, man - I wasn't trying to suggest that people were taking those adverts seriously!
- 2:45pm EST - November 28th, 2008
PSU, you gotta do better than an 8.5, at the very least a 9.
- 3:20pm EST - November 28th, 2008
"Toronto Under Flames..." ha ha ha... awesome, we made the headlines too.. but I can't see any flames outside my window...
- 4:02pm EST - November 28th, 2008
if they really wanted to fool people they should have said, "California burning" because its always of fire lol
- 4:53pm EST - November 28th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... lol this was actually some smart marketing by sony and by putting it in the metro it measn anyone who is riding public transport will be able to see it which will increase sales a lot methinks
- 5:56pm EST - November 28th, 2008
- 6:19pm EST - November 28th, 2008
lol. Thats so funny. If they did that here in NA they would get sued or something.
- 6:26pm EST - November 28th, 2008
Now this is the type of marketing Sony SHOULD continue.lol
- 12:49am EST - November 29th, 2008
That's a great advert, best European one in many years.
- 2:52am EST - November 29th, 2008
This was epic, my Mum came home screaming with the newspaper in her hands.. Oh Gawd, it was hilarious. I just burst out laughing..
- 4:04am EST - November 29th, 2008
8.5 ???? ....is exactly what it deserves!! Well done PSU. The score probably reflects the lack of a graphic update to the first one and the fact that the scene to scene action seemed repetitive. I've said it before and i'll say it again ..i loved the first one and WAS a huge fan. I'm not going to continue to support a developer who is lazy and living off the last title in a series...i just can't believe how some people are so stubbern and refuse to recognize when they've been duped.It's hilarious!!
8.5 ? maybe 8 ... great score PSU. at least recognize a phoney :)
- 6:04am EST - November 29th, 2008
ok no this game is a 9 this lot at PSU can't review a game right. anyways not sure if u lot havr heard this already put there will be a R3 and Insomniac Games will give out some pics and info about R3 in Feb 2009 so really can't wait to see that.
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