@CableCarrier: Game is supposedly coming out in April, the dust will settle until then. If not, they'll step forward and do an apologetic stunt like some % of sales go to the great industry efforts of Anita Sarkeesian.
I don't need 2 sensationalist-tainted articles to tell me Deep Silver sucks at marketing.... (Remember the first trailer of Dead Island....)
If anything this proves they're great at marketing, because I bet a lot of people bought Dead Island because of that trailer. Also, would anyone even still be aware Riptide is coming out if it weren't for this statue debacle? I didn't even know it was a sequel until this thing erupted, I just figured it was some sort of downloadable spinoff.
Also, I wouldn't want to hide all Deep Silver-related news, since now they own Volition/SR and Metro.
God damn it.
Make a 3D render of an offensive statue. Promote a fake collector edition. Never intend on actually manufacturing it.
Melissa Cooke, writer for FemmeGamer
Personally, I think that it's rather disgusting that Deep Silver decided to sell this.
Everyone's talking about your game. Free publicity.