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#1 compl3x

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 18:33

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If you're less than thrilled about the contents of the North American Dead Island: Riptide"Rigor Mortis" Edition, know that it could be worse. In fact, it is worse in the UK, where the collector's edition of Techland's latest comes with this mangled torso, presumably intended for you to display in your home. It's too gross even to qualify for the A Christmas Story joke that usually applies to body-part statues.

The 31 cm-high statue, and the rest of the "Zombie Bait Edition," are only available with the Xbox 360 version of the game, limiting the potential spread of these things and ensuing psychological damage somewhat. It will be released in the UK on April 26.



http://www.joystiq.c...mes-with-blood/


#2 Guth

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 18:35

Never played this game before (im new to gaming)
Think I need to check it out! Looks pretty cool going by this

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 18:35

We all know collectors editions of games come with some absolute crap, especially when it's a statuette or ornament or something.. but this just takes it to a whole new level of WTF. :laugh:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:14

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The UK version of Dead Island Riptide's collector's edition, the Zombie Bait Edition, has caused developer Deep Silver, to issue an apology on Twitter. I guess they were a little surprised that people were a little put off by the idea of owning a bloody, dismembered, beheaded, female torso. You can check out the full statement below:

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.



http://www.gameinfor...-s-edition.aspx

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:34

It seems kinda strange to me to be upset about this model (a dismembered torso with the skin peeling off) considering the game involves you dismembering zombies which have their skin peeling off.

I can understand disliking both, but then why direct your anger towards the model? Surely the game is worse.

#6 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:38

Faux outrage that its a female torso, if it were a male torso no one would bat an eyelid.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:50

Faux outrage that its a female torso, if it were a male torso no one would bat an eyelid.


It's sad how true that is.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:03

Faux outrage that its a female torso, if it were a male torso no one would bat an eyelid.

At first, I didn't think people were offended by the fact that it was a female torso. I thought they were offended because it was a bloody and dismembered human torso. I went on Twitter and searched "#deadisland" and found some tweets that I consider to be outrageous, attention-seeking, and melodramatic. And most of the tweets that fit my description were made by people that consider themselves feminists. One woman dedicated her Twitter profile to the anti-Dead Island female torso cause: https://twitter.com/...8441600/photo/1 (start reading it from the bottom)

I have no issues with gender equality but I have issues with people making one-sided claims. I highly doubt these feminists would complain if it was a male torso instead of a female one. They wouldn't be outraged or emotional about it because it doesn't fit in with their agenda. That's the kinda thing that irritates me when it comes to a topic like this. It's unlikely that Deep Silver has a hidden agenda in which they implicitly demean women with a bloody statue. They're not sexist and they're not offending anyone but people that take offence to silly things.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:27

So people complaining about a zombie torso... hmm, yet they're buying the game which is full of them?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:52

All about marketing. Even if no one complained, they'd fake it. Good on 'em.

#11 Nick H.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:05

One woman dedicated her Twitter profile to the anti-Dead Island female torso cause: https://twitter.com/...8441600/photo/1 (start reading it from the bottom)

Oddly enough, her stand against this had the opposite affect on me; it made me want to go and buy the game just to annoy her. But I can be petty like that.

Seriously though, what's the big deal here? Is anyone here on Neowin genuinely offended by this? If so, I would love to hear why. As others have pointed out, you've bought a game that is violent, bloody and gruesome. If something about the statue offends you, I'd love to know what the difference is between this and the game itself.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:22

I see no problem with this, why is everyone moaning about it? :s

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:46

I'm not a fan of many games tbh, but Dead Island 2 was one of my favourites.. Cannot wait for this

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:56

Is anyone here on Neowin genuinely offended by this? If so, I would love to hear why


I'm offended by this. Those boobs look fake.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:24

Gotta say, I can't see an issue with this in any way. The game is about hacking zombies to bits so why would this be an issue for people?