New Dead Island: Riptide Bundle Offers Bloody Boobs

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VanQQisH:
You know, for all the people that will call this "tasteless" or "childish" or that one word we all know and love "sexist," I can't bring myself to agree. People have been making statues and art of the female body for quite literally thousands of years. And for some reason that belongs in a museum and this doesn't? Fucking hypocritical.

You know why we've been making art like this for so long? Because the female body is a beautiful thing to behold.

I'm gonna have to go with my old pal Kenichiro Takaki, producer of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.
"Tits are life, ass is hometown."

That guy is probably more mature than most people that will oppose such an object. Because those that deny the female form are probably just children trying to act like an adult. Protip: Guys don't stop liking tits just because they reached some magical age barrier. An adult just learns to accept they aren't perfect and that life should be enjoyed for all the splendor and "bounty" the world has to offer. If you get my drift.

Way to bring the hammer down VanQQisH! As both an artist and a guy who enjoys Guro type art, I whole heartily agree with you. To be honest, I would pre order this but I lack the funds and the X-box for the game.

But I can't help but be amused with the whole thing here, I guess I'm going to grab a bowl of popcorn and watch the controversial sparks fly.

PS: If any one does find just the sculpture for sale, send me a link thank you. :D

VanQQisH:
But seriously, with cuts and lacerations like that, I don't think I'll be getting my rocks off to it anytime soon. Looks painful and icky. My beef isn't with people that dislike the bust, you have every right to dislike it. My beef is with the people that will just blindly go into a frenzy and foam at the mouth while shouting because there's some skin showing. Acting like they are some moral crusader on a mission from above to stop the sexualization of God damn anything because thinking lewd thoughts is for naughty little children that should be punished.

I actually agree with you on this point. At first I was in the, "well, this is interesting but why does it need controversy like the publisher's want?" but now I can see the argument that, although we may find it questionable and not something all of us would enjoy, it doesn't come off as sexist. It's a model torso and, shockingly, it has breasts on it. It isn't over-idealized, over-sexualized (the bikini is normal sized), or over-anything; it just has a bit of gore on it.

People: come down! Don't buy it if you don't like it!

(Also, wouldn't it be better to talk about the lack of head, limbs, or legs on this bust than the amount of cleavage? Meh, oh well.)

Way to work backwards guys, I'm sure the feminist whores will love this. Why is this thing even getting a collectors edition? The game sucked after the beach part. I guess they need to put in a sculptor since this game won't be art, but obscenity.
I wouldn't want this if it were given away free with the game.

That bikini top totally sits on the torso in an unrealistic way.

Meh, Im nitpicking but the thing is shit no matter what way you spin it. I have a friend whos hooked on zombie things who would find that cool but even she would struggle to find a desire to have it on display somewhere.

There's something strange about those breasts. And I must say, disembodied torsos are unsettling enough when they're in a video game, I don't think we need any more of them in real life.

why couldnt it just have been a sexy lady clad in in a bikini with all of her limbs and head intact? maybe holding a machine gun? "because we wanted it to be sexy AND horrifying"

this is very strange,i dont understand why someone would want such a gruesome and yet provocative model unless they wanted to be a serial killer, but havent quite worked up the nerve to actually kill a lady and eat her limbs yet.

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and again, something the devsmarketing depatment thought as funny without giving it a second thought will fill the internets with rage.

marketing departments are truly the source of suffering..

Wow, they actually made something as equally as bad to that pregnant Alma figure from that FEAR 3 special Edition?

Thyunda:
The only way I can see that thing fitting on a mantle is if that mantle is already full of assorted zombie ornaments. Otherwise the theme might just be lost on the fact you've got a bikini-clad torso chilling in your living room.

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or in your freezer....

forever alone, collectors. forever alone, indeed.

I'll take twenty, it'll fit great with the.... others.

Why? Why? Why? Oh dear God why did no one at Deep Silver think this one through?

Ignoring the cleavage for a second, they are offering a statue of a severed torso... A. Severed. Torso. Now I'm not adverse to gore but I believe my reaction to seeing a severed torso statue in someone's house is going to be similar to most everyday folk. That is to say not likely hanging around to double check that it is just a statue. The thing is just completely tasteless and borderline sick.

It gets worse when taking into account recent events, in which many people and organisations who already like to put the boot into games are even more searching for mud to sling our way. Well they now have a full can of petrol and a load of matches thanks to Deep Silver. Wouldn't it have been better to reconsider your promotion Deep Silver? Now the likes of Fox and The Sun can point and say "look at those gamers and what they think is expectable home décor, clearly these people are violence obsessed psychotics." And the sad thing is many will believe that.

But then to the top it off we have the... main event as it where. Not content to have a tasteless statue, they give an otherwise blood stained, mutilated corpse huge breasts that have largely been spared the fate of the rest of the body, as well as being surprisingly clean and perky given the circumstances. How can that be construed in any other way than blatant sex appeal, which granted is often par for the course for many games, but combining that with a severed torso statue was just asking for needless controversy.

I honestly find it baffling that the developers and the publisher had though this was a good idea and that no one even raised an eyebrow when this was first suggested as a product promotion, and find it worrying that this is the type of thing they think appeals to a large section of gamers. Although I will say one thing, these guys make EA's marketing department look competent and on the ball compared to them, so congratulations Deep Silver I don't think EA can top this any time soon.

I'd buy the statue by itself.

It'll go great next my Chinese girl dolls and anime posters.

Not Matt:
my mother and i was discussing how videogames weren't just violence and gore when I logged on to the site. guess what i lost the argument because of this.

You could point out to her that everyone thinks it's needlessly gratuitous and, for that matter, needless in general.

Seriously, what were they thinking? That thing's just plain gross. It's clearly meant to titillate, but titillate who? Necrophiliacs? Serial killers? Are they a major demographic now?

I guess this is the only way they could think of to get people to give a shit about Dead Island.

wow... this is stupid! they are already blaming us for the school shooting, why give them MORE to use against us with?

"gamers adores sick grotesque depiction of limbless headless women torso model. This kind of sick fetish is what harbors our psychos/lunatics/mass-murders/rapist, how far/long will this mind rotting trends continues to intoxicate our children? Are we going to stand and let this evil trend continue to train our youth in to psychotic murders? Or is it time to put a stop this murder simulation your kids call 'games'..." [insert your favorite politicians, news speakers, talk show hosts, 60min lady...ETC]

yeah... no... just... no....

So, what's the over/under on how long before someone starts trolling forums with a shot of one of these covered in semen?

you know I wanna turn it into a bitchin coffee table I think it would really be striking especially with a leg lamp on top

This is just so very wrong... on so many levels.

Tasteless?

Yes, but the zombie apocalypse is nothing if not tasteless. This, however, does not seem to quite fit that specific variety of tastelessness. There is "body horror" and whole "living dead" aesthetic, but this is more like something an axe-murderer would keep as a trophy.

Perhaps I simply missed the point of Dead Island, but I was under the fairly firm impression it was not a police procedural, killer shark tale, nor in the misogynous slasher genre...

Let's hope it's not "modeled from life" or represents the developers' "personnel experiences". (x _ X)

(It does seem a bit too fresh, too, for the genre. Perhaps it would be better more decayed, or "zombie green"? But then it would not be "sexy"... right...)

"Discerning gamer". That's funny. Anyone still remember when they got into trouble for "Feminist whore"?

VanQQisH:
You know, for all the people that will call this "tasteless" or "childish" or that one word we all know and love "sexist," I can't bring myself to agree. People have been making statues and art of the female body for quite literally thousands of years. And for some reason that belongs in a museum and this doesn't? Fucking hypocritical.

You know why we've been making art like this for so long? Because the female body is a beautiful thing to behold.

I'm gonna have to go with my old pal Kenichiro Takaki, producer of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.
"Tits are life, ass is hometown."

That guy is probably more mature than most people that will oppose such an object. Because those that deny the female form are probably just children trying to act like an adult. Protip: Guys don't stop liking tits just because they reached some magical age barrier. An adult just learns to accept they aren't perfect and that life should be enjoyed for all the splendor and "bounty" the world has to offer. If you get my drift.

But seriously, with cuts and lacerations like that, I don't think I'll be getting my rocks off to it anytime soon. Looks painful and icky. My beef isn't with people that dislike the bust, you have every right to dislike it. My beef is with the people that will just blindly go into a frenzy and foam at the mouth while shouting because there's some skin showing. Acting like they are some moral crusader on a mission from above to stop the sexualization of God damn anything because thinking lewd thoughts is for naughty little children that should be punished.

Right. I too consider the female body a beautiful thing to behold. It's just that, y'know, normally I like that with the limbs still attached. Or more accurately, without the arms and head having been clearly torn off, complete with jutting bone remanants. Do you want to know why those examples of art belong in a museum and this doesn't? Because those pieces of art weren't coated in painted blood, they weren't going "check out the gore on this one", and they weren't being mass produced for a collector's edition release!

I mean if it was just a torso, breasts and all, then your argument would make sense. As it is it's a torso covered in horrible, disgusting injuries. Can you see how it's not hypocritcal to find the female body beautiful, but not the multilated female body? I mean seriously, I looked at this and felt kind of sick. I'm not saying no one is ever allowed to enjoy this, but to call people childish and hypocritical for not liking the idea of a model of a mutilated corpse? Really?

Formica Archonis:
So, what's the over/under on how long before someone starts trolling forums with a shot of one of these covered in semen?

I really wish you hadn't put that thought in my head... eeeccchhhh

Dude, if you're going to sell boobs at least make them look natural. These look like a pair of silicon sandwich bags ready to explode.

Orbot_Vectorman:

VanQQisH:
You know, for all the people that will call this "tasteless" or "childish" or that one word we all know and love "sexist," I can't bring myself to agree. People have been making statues and art of the female body for quite literally thousands of years. And for some reason that belongs in a museum and this doesn't? Fucking hypocritical.

You know why we've been making art like this for so long? Because the female body is a beautiful thing to behold.

I'm gonna have to go with my old pal Kenichiro Takaki, producer of Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.
"Tits are life, ass is hometown."

That guy is probably more mature than most people that will oppose such an object. Because those that deny the female form are probably just children trying to act like an adult. Protip: Guys don't stop liking tits just because they reached some magical age barrier. An adult just learns to accept they aren't perfect and that life should be enjoyed for all the splendor and "bounty" the world has to offer. If you get my drift.

Way to bring the hammer down VanQQisH! As both an artist and a guy who enjoys Guro type art, I whole heartily agree with you. To be honest, I would pre order this but I lack the funds and the X-box for the game.

But I can't help but be amused with the whole thing here, I guess I'm going to grab a bowl of popcorn and watch the controversial sparks fly.

PS: If any one does find just the sculpture for sale, send me a link thank you. :D

Yeah, it's really beautiful how that woman's torso is utterly mutilated yet her secondary sexual characteristics remain intact so that the creeps will have something to gawk at in tandem with their weird-ass fetish.

fapfapfapfapfapfapfap...er...I mean...that's terrible. Digusting, shouldn't be allowed. Ban this sick filth!

>_> <_<

...fapfapfapfapfapfap

I kinda like (well, maybe like is the wrong word but you get my point) That this body is all slashed up and chewed on... Except for the breasts, they're just fine. Apparently even zombies have a problem with biting someone's tits. (And stomach, I guess...) Or maybe they can just sense silicon, Ba-dum-tish.

Still, this seems like an object that very few people, most of them likely in a niche market, will want to use for it's intended purpose. And in that respect, you have to admit, it fits really really well with Dead Island. HYOO- Sorry, I just had to.

Captcha: Go berserk.
Nah, I'm cool. If they think this is a good idea, I guess power to them? If you're worried about it making gaming look worse, just use the fairly obvious argument: It's just a selective group of dudes doing this, not the entire industry. (Not to THIS degree, anyway.)

This could have been well done, it wasn't obviously. What this needed was a head and an actual art historical reference.

What it appears to be now is basically a hacked up female done with the explicit intent of portraying everything but breasts as being feckless, as if all parts of a female could be violently hacked away and as long as the "salient lust objects" remain it would still be considered a "complete" woman.

This is violent, vulgar, obvious and shallow. Disembodied breasts and vagina do not make a woman, this "bust" represents a view of Greek statuary that only a pornographer of the worst kind would have.

Take the so called Venus of Vienne or "Crouching Aphrodite". The choice to remove it's arms and head was made by the wear of time rather than the artist. It's beauty lies in the recognition of the natural form, the folds of fat and skin along the abdomen, the un-idealized breasts and indeed the "romantic" tragedy of the loss of whole, both of the figure and the context it belonged to as evidenced by the broken hand on it's back.

This statuette lacks the appreciation of natural form, it's a symbol of "magazine culture", of a forced sense of perfection paired with violent abbreviation of the apparent importance of the figure. The only merit I can ascribe to this work is that of it's irony, a bit of consumer junk that comes packaged with a videogame that depicts the literal mutilation of a cultural paradigm while allowing the focus of that paradigm, namely "perfect" breasts, to remain as conspicuous as it would if it were being depicted by one of the champions of that cultural paradigm.

This may have actually been a good idea if they had only used something like the Venus de Milo or the Aphrodite of Cnidus as a model, then they might have actually made a statement about tragedy and perhaps of irony, as it stands it doesn't provide the context of Greek statuary and because it's abbreviated only serves as a vulgar trophy.

Well.

There's a thing I would never, ever want.

Im still not buying this game until its like 10 bucks or less on steam sorry devs that last game was a pretty big letdown and no weird statue is gonna change that.

I'm a sucker for Special Editions. If I had more money, I'd buy them all. I have the Skyrim one, Killzone, Batman, Infamous 2, and soon the Bioshock one. But...this is just horrible and tacky. And mind you, the Skyrim dragon takes quite some space. And at least the Helghast head can hold a game in it. But I can't imagine having a bloody woman's torso in my room and thinking "This is badass!". Might be good for someone who already has a similar theme in their room/house. That way, it doesn't look out of place.

Sorry, I'll skip this one.

I have no comment for this, the only way they can make up is by having severed penis for the pc deluxe set.

One thing to keep in mind as far as controversy goes, Techland is a Polish developer and the publisher (Deep Silver) is based in Germany, so even if they're caught up on recent American politics they probably wouldn't give a shit anyway.

Still, what the fuck.

The company already stopped this and apologized for it, to quote:

"A statement on the Zombie Bait Edition:

We deeply apologize for any offense caused by the Dead Island Riptide "Zombie Bait Edition", the collector's edition announced for Europe and Australia. Like many gaming companies, Deep Silver has many offices in different countries, which is why sometimes different versions of Collector's Editions come into being for North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

For the limited run of the Zombie Bait Edition for Europe and Australia, a decision was made to include a gruesome statue of a zombie torso, which was cut up like many of our fans had done to the undead enemies in the original Dead Island.

We sincerely regret this choice. We are collecting feedback continuously from the Dead Island community, as well as the international gaming community at large, for ongoing internal meetings with Deep Silver's entire international team today. For now, we want to reiterate to the community, fans and industry how deeply sorry we are, and that we are committed to making sure this will never happen again. "

Source: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/kngs7f

I, for one, are glad they saw reason, but one has to wonder how this ever made it out the door in the first place

Does this only come with the 360 version of the game?

This is even more amazing than the Rigor Mortis Edition

....*sighs* Okay...well where's mine? I've got boobs. I don't need hers. I see boobs everyday thanks to the fact that I have my own. Where's the male gorey, blood torso? Or hey, even better, a male gorey blood crotch in a speedo. It's only fair.

Creativity pouring out of every person on the CE design team, well done for making the most tasteless crap you could possibly find.
There is only so much talent you can have before you really have to try hard to make something this pointless and pathetic.

Tits and blood.
Great job guys, you're really pushing the boundaries of gaming acceptance.

Screamarie:
....*sighs* Okay...well where's mine? I've got boobs. I don't need hers. I see boobs everyday thanks to the fact that I have my own. Where's the male gorey, blood torso? Or hey, even better, a male gorey blood crotch in a speedo. It's only fair.

I will fund you the trip to their studio to go and "claim" one from them.

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