THQ In Hot Water Over Homefront Marketing

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The Youth Counselor:

BabyRaptor:
This coming from the city that's about to dump millions of gallons of bleach into their sewers that will go straight into the bay? Yeah...soy based balloons are sure your big problem, idiots!

BabyRaptor:
This coming from the city that's about to dump millions of gallons of bleach into their sewers that will go straight into the bay? Yeah...soy based balloons are sure your big problem, idiots!

Millions of gallons of bleach are used to treat drinking water daily. And bleach is water soluble.

On the other hand we don't usually do that since http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-03-11/bay-area/17165673_1_drinking-water-test-results-water-quality]some of the purest drinking water in the nation.

nyttyn:
What the fuck are sea lions doing in san fransisco?

We have a large habitat of them. I can understand why they would bite a balloon, because tourists like to feed them.

You gotta admit, though, that the City does look more than a little foolish by insisting on the installation of low-flush toilets because of the financial and environmental benefits thereof and, when that insistence causes a backlog of poo-poo in the sewer system because low-flush toilets aren't very efficient at flushing, then deciding that the solution to that problem is to spend a hundred million dollars pumping millions of gallons of toxic chlorine bleach into the sewer system which will ultimately end up in the Bay. Those facts ain't winning no Smart Government Awards.

I think it's a pretty stupid marketing idea, even if they didn't end up polluting the waters.

Off-topic, I still say they are waaaaay over-hyping Homefront. You can't beat CoD at it's own game, and Homefront doesn't look like it's doing anything new. At all. Vehicles? Meh, people play Battlefield for that.
Besides, it's not like Homefront is looking to be a narrative peice of gold like Bioshock.
Therefore, Homefront may end up being quite good, but nothing like a CoD-killer.
I think it'll be a dissapointment, like Medal of Honour. You can't beat something huge and successful, like CoD or WoW, by trying to be it.

If I throw a gum wrapper on the street, and a cop sees me do it, I get a ticket. Doesn't matter if it's a "biodegradable" one.These guys throw thousands of balloons( with their name printed on them) all over the SF bay and they expect to get a free pass? Mmmkay...

Such a ridiculous campaign. I really wish I was in the meeting where that was decided...

Even better pics here:

http://flipflapwax.com/blog/2011/3/4/fail-study-thq-throws-10000-balloons-in-san-francisco-bay.html

JDKJ:

The Youth Counselor:

BabyRaptor:
This coming from the city that's about to dump millions of gallons of bleach into their sewers that will go straight into the bay? Yeah...soy based balloons are sure your big problem, idiots!

BabyRaptor:
This coming from the city that's about to dump millions of gallons of bleach into their sewers that will go straight into the bay? Yeah...soy based balloons are sure your big problem, idiots!

Millions of gallons of bleach are used to treat drinking water daily. And bleach is water soluble.

On the other hand we don't usually do that since http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-03-11/bay-area/17165673_1_drinking-water-test-results-water-quality]some of the purest drinking water in the nation.

nyttyn:
What the fuck are sea lions doing in san fransisco?

We have a large habitat of them. I can understand why they would bite a balloon, because tourists like to feed them.

You gotta admit, though, that the City does look more than a little foolish by insisting on the installation of low-flush toilets because of the financial and environmental benefits thereof and, when that insistence causes a backlog of poo-poo in the sewer system because low-flush toilets aren't very efficient at flushing, then deciding that the solution to that problem is to spend a hundred million dollars pumping millions of gallons of toxic chlorine bleach into the sewer system which will ultimately end up in the Bay. Those facts ain't winning no Smart Government Awards.

I will admit that low flow toilets can have mixed results. My experience is that every plumbing job and toilet (even the same models) are different.

My family home has four of the same type of toilet. They're low flow and all work fine, but one has a handle that tends to get stuck during a flush and infinitely drain water, unless popped back in place.

My experience in the city's SROs are not so pleasing. The low flows tend to always leave floaters, requiring extra flushes negating the water saving benefits. They also clog a lot.

When they work right I'm for them. Aside from the economical and enviromental bonuses from saving water, they also fill faster so you don't have to wait to finish off a pesky floater.

THQ seem to be going for the 'there's no such thing as bad publicity' approach with this game. First this stunt, now they have a youtube ad which is a mock up of a cable news channel announcing 'Breaking News - North Korea Attacks' and showing footage of Hillary Clinton reading a statement. Remember when game advertising used to be about showing off, you know, THE GAME, and not seeing how many people you could piss off at once for the 'ooh controversy' appeal?

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