Visceral Proves Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2

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Epic trolling win there Visceral, i mean this is probably the most lolage marketing camapaign evar... Well except Bulletstorm's Halo parody thing

When you're going for violence, asking moms to demo it is the best way to get good quotes for the box...

Its okay, if you think pointing out stereotypes is funny

Its obvious that Dead Space 2 is Cool dont it XD

Always nice to see them put some thought behind their ad campaign. But i cant help but think anyone who can buy the game doesn't care what their mothers think. if you still need mothers approval at that age...

Marik2:

Gigaguy64:

Marik2:

Played the demo and it doesnt wow me...

Didnt like the first game and I dont think Im gonna like this one either.

They just took the resident evil route with "this game isnt scary so lets just make it action packed"

No?
Oh well, i loved the first one.
The story is really interesting and i love the style of the environment/character.
Though it is disappointing that its not really "Scary".
First one did manage to make me jump several times though.

To me a couple of "jumps" isnt scary, its just surprising.

And it seems they're not even gonna try to be scary and just go with the action packed bandwagon.

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN STOP THEM

Yea.
That was one of my disappointments from 1.
Not scary, just surprising from time to time.
But the gore was nice.
And i do have a hard on for Powersuit tech...
Plus the fact that all you weapons were actually mining tools was just cool to me.
OH!
Before i forget.
I has an Xbox now.
Add me.
:)

Goddamn, I've gotta show my mum that video. She'll feel even more awkward when I pick Dead Space 2 next week.

My mom would love this game, since she already likes to watch me play the Silent Hill and Resident Evil series. Can't wait to buy this game and kudos to the studio for coming up with a great concept.

That was surprisingly stupid. I enjoyed the Viral Campaign for Dante's Inferno but I question EAs goals with this one. It's a game for mature audiences, I don't think they care much about what their mothers will think.
It's things like that, why the medium still struggles to be taken seriously. :(

Man, i love when studios take mom's through such horrors!

Yeah, in a way it's a very clever angle to use in marketing, but in another, targeting the mums is just more ammo for the FOX types who say we're aiming all 'murder simulators' at toddlers.

Of course that isn't true, but I think we shouldn't actively paint targets on ourselves and mail them free ammo.

Also, wouldn't be surprised if some of them try to sue for emotional turmoil or some crap, no matter what the disclaimers said that they signed.

This should be shown to every mother on the continent

Im so getting this game!

@ 1:35
hooray for arson! in a daycare center!

This is a really fun ad. I'm still going to say it's staged, acted, whatever you wanted to call it. If they had really surveyed 200 moms, wouldn't there be more footage than just that provided by six people?

Anyway, this makes me want to buy the game... even though I hated the first game, and wasn't at all impressed with the demo for this one.

Still, very creative ad. Maybe EA should switch their departments around -- get the advertising team to work on the games, instead, and EA might actually end up with a decent game.

Alright, I have to admit--that was both awesome and hilarious. I mostly approve of this marketing tactic.

HOWEVER.

Isn't the mainstream public opinion of videogames ALREADY bad? I mean, do we really need to subject clueless mothers to the most violent and disturbing imagery that games have to offer? That's just ASKING them to crusade against videogames.

Putting aside the potential lashing out against games that this may cause, that was fantastic. I mean, just watching someone say "Fire... It's very fireful" made me almost fall out of my chair. Visceral, I salute you (but be warned that conservative Americans are about to rip you apart).

AlwaystheUnlucky:
My mother would definitely hate this. She's a nurse, and hates being reminded of the macabre nature of her job.

Is she daily made fight mutants that can split your skull in a second?

Terminate421:
This should be shown to every mother on the continent

Im so getting this game!

Cause you know thats not gonna effect the supreme court case at all.

You just gotta love EA's marketing team! They're always good for a laugh!

Kenjitsuka:
"yourmomhatesthis.com" <= clever, EA, very clever! ;)

Best domain name ever.

And brilliant marketing scheme, I think they should do this but give Homicidal people Hello Kitty!

I really wonder who they are trying to advertise to here with this... Young people like the idea that their games freak out their Mom. The game is rated 'M' which should mean that young people shouldn't be playing it.

I don't think Visceral is taking the right approach here.

Not that I really needed more reasons to buy it. But this is definitely another one. Totally taking off on tuesday.

Gonna strap in with my turtle beach and an adult diaper for when it scares the shit out of me.

Its a little funny (if not fake)I guess, but I've never really needed my Moms approval or lack thereof to play a game lol.

That was brilliant :D Nice one Visceral.

Strange thing is my mom actually wanted to try the first dead space, until she found out it was an fps and not a survival horror game like amnesia.

Did I say it was?

Okay, I've had enough of reading comments about how "this will hurt the industry". You mean the reaction shots of Paranormal Activity's test screenings hurt its sales or the movie industry? It's meant to be a joke and you're no different than the people you're claiming will use this advertisement as ammunition against games if you're taking it this seriously.

Don't worry, be happy.

Whether the responses were fake or otherwise, I have to agree in part with some of the sentiments raised.
Particularly that one line "You want to have fun... Killing people?" Sure, in Dead Space they're no longer people, but disgusting, nigh-on possessed, mutated shells of their former selves so killing them is less akin to murder and more akin to a mercy killing, but the fact that such gratuitous violence is generally viewed as such light entertainment worries me somewhat.

To me, it's like the difference between Saw and a David Lynch movie. Only Saw is Dead Space and David Lynch is Silent Hill 2. One is gratuitously violent with little context aside from AWWW SHIT NIGGA and the other is a reflection of deeply complex and fractured psychology, which makes any gore used far less exploitative feeling.

Eh, aside from that, Dead Space isn't even scary, I'll stick to Silent Hill to get my horror fix, cheers.

Mechsoap:

Terminate421:
This should be shown to every mother on the continent

Im so getting this game!

Cause you know thats not gonna effect the supreme court case at all.

No it won't, honestly you people need to relax.
How is this any different to ads for TV comics book and films that emphasize sex and violence? If they can do it then why not games?

bassdrum:
Alright, I have to admit--that was both awesome and hilarious. I mostly approve of this marketing tactic.

HOWEVER.

Isn't the mainstream public opinion of videogames ALREADY bad? I mean, do we really need to subject clueless mothers to the most violent and disturbing imagery that games have to offer? That's just ASKING them to crusade against videogames.

Putting aside the potential lashing out against games that this may cause, that was fantastic. I mean, just watching someone say "Fire... It's very fireful" made me almost fall out of my chair. Visceral, I salute you (but be warned that conservative Americans are about to rip you apart).

This pretty much sums up my own opinion. Good for a chuckle, but bad for PR.

Kimarous:

bassdrum:
Alright, I have to admit--that was both awesome and hilarious. I mostly approve of this marketing tactic.

HOWEVER.

Isn't the mainstream public opinion of videogames ALREADY bad? I mean, do we really need to subject clueless mothers to the most violent and disturbing imagery that games have to offer? That's just ASKING them to crusade against videogames.

Putting aside the potential lashing out against games that this may cause, that was fantastic. I mean, just watching someone say "Fire... It's very fireful" made me almost fall out of my chair. Visceral, I salute you (but be warned that conservative Americans are about to rip you apart).

This pretty much sums up my own opinion. Good for a chuckle, but bad for PR.

How so? This isn't the first time censorship groups have been insulted or the first ad to emphasize violence as its appeal.

Blitzwing:

Kimarous:

bassdrum:
Alright, I have to admit--that was both awesome and hilarious. I mostly approve of this marketing tactic.

HOWEVER.

Isn't the mainstream public opinion of videogames ALREADY bad? I mean, do we really need to subject clueless mothers to the most violent and disturbing imagery that games have to offer? That's just ASKING them to crusade against videogames.

Putting aside the potential lashing out against games that this may cause, that was fantastic. I mean, just watching someone say "Fire... It's very fireful" made me almost fall out of my chair. Visceral, I salute you (but be warned that conservative Americans are about to rip you apart).

This pretty much sums up my own opinion. Good for a chuckle, but bad for PR.

How so? This isn't the first time censorship groups have been insulted or the first ad to emphasize violence as its appeal.

My logic is along the lines of "Dead Space 2 is rated M. Taunting that 'parents will hate this' implies a teen audience. This could be construed by zealots as promoting extreme violence to teens, despite the mature rating."

I don't think it's that bad, but I'm the type who doesn't like to poke sleeping giants.

Internet Kraken:
Am I the only one who would feel immature playing this game now? Like I'm just doing it to spite my parents? It makes me feel like some preteen who tries to be edgy just to get a rise out of people.

Yeah, it seemed like kind of a dick move on Visceral's part. Imagine telling all of these women afterwards "We don't actually care what you think, we think you are stupid and your opinions are stupid." I understand many game devs are bitter about the whole video games cause violence thing, but still.

pretentiousname01:
Gonna strap in with my turtle beach and an adult diaper for when it scares the shit out of me.

"Turtle beach?" Please, sir, do not shit on the turtles.

beefpelican:

Internet Kraken:
Am I the only one who would feel immature playing this game now? Like I'm just doing it to spite my parents? It makes me feel like some preteen who tries to be edgy just to get a rise out of people.

Yeah, it seemed like kind of a dick move on Visceral's part. Imagine telling all of these women afterwards "We don't actually care what you think, we think you are stupid and your opinions are stupid." I understand many game devs are bitter about the whole video games cause violence thing, but still.

You do know that those women are actors right?

Who is this marketed for, exactly? Clearly not the type of audience you'd assume: grown adults 17 and over who don't give a shit about what their mothers think about their hobbies.

Mackheath:
These guys...are possibly the greatest trolls I have ever seen...except Valve.

What about Team Meat? They tricked PETA into creating 'Super Tofu Boy' as a form of free advertising for them, and then proceeded to include Tofu Boy in their own game as the worst playable character - putting the nail in the coffin by posting a blog message reading:

"How many PETA members does it take to change a light bulb? None - PETA can't change anything."

.....my mother lived during the depression yeah this shit wouldnt of phased her.

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