EA sends out brass knuckles with Godfather II, wants them back

Saturday, 11th April 2009 18:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


EA has sent out a press kit for Godfather II to US journos, including a set of brass knuckles as a promo stunt. Hilariously, brass knuckles are a first-degree misdemeanor in many states.

When asked for comment, an EA rep told GamePolitics that hopefully the folks over there were enjoying the game/ EA wants the weapons back, and is even sending out a prepaid envelope just to make sure the offensive material is disposed of properly.

When pushed, the rep clammed: “I can’t discuss this any further.”

No word yet on whether or not EA could face charges for sending illegal contraband through the mail service.



  1. crippledhooba

    Are they mad??!!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. jnms

    What a missed opportunity!! Rockstar should have sent out guns with GTA IV!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gamoc

    Oh, the brilliance of such a stupid mistake can not be ignored. Just wonderful. Who thinks GTA V will come with a flamethrower?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. JonFE

    Could be worse. They could be sending some goons along with those brass knuckles, to make sure the offensive reviews are disposed of properly. :-P

    #4 6 years ago
  5. anasui

    that made me remember about Tiger Mask, what an awesome gory cartoon

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Omroth

    EA clearly want to beat Sony in the “unbelievably stupid PR” stakes. Unfortunately, this stuff gets reported so the PR has worked. Still – how much are these going to be going for on ebay?

    We talked about this this week on the games-and-industry podcast Visiting The Village

    #6 6 years ago

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