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EA sends US game reviewers $200 cheque to test their greed

Posted on Friday, September 11 2009 @ 16:31:51 CEST by

Kotaku reports EA send US game reviewers a Dante's Inferno promotion kit with a $200 cheque. The box explains it's a test to journalists' greed, and that the cheque is as real as the consequences that follow.
Each check, mailed in wooden boxes decorated with twin skeletons and the words Dante's Inferno, was affixed to a velvet pillow inside a box. Inside the top of the box is a welcome to the fourth circle of hell which reads:

In Dante's Inferno, Greed is a two-headed beast. Hoarding wealth feeds on beast and squandering it satiates the other. By cashing this check you succumb to avarice by harding filthy lucre, but by not cashing it, you waste it, and thereby surrender to prodigality. Make your choice and suffer the consequence for your sin. And scoff not, for consequences are imminent.

Instead of cashing it, Kotaku decided to burn the cheque and published a video on YouTube as proof. This caused some stir, as quite a number of people pointed out that they should have donated the money to charity.


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Re: EA sends US game reviewers $200 cheque to test their greed
by Thomas De Maesschalck (lsdsmurf@dvhardware.net) on Friday, September 11 2009 @ 16:35:42 CEST
I'd love to see the look on the bank employee's face when you hand over a cheque with skeletons LOL.


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