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EA Ships Brass Knuckles To Game Critics, Wants Them Returned

Oh come on, what are we going to do with them? Just because we all have the pressing urge to use one when standing behind the dude who can't figure out what bread to use for his Subway sandwich...doesn't mean we'd act on the urge.

According to Kotaku, game journalists around the country received a pair of brass knuckles with their review packet of The Godfather II, and now, EA wants those knuckles back. An EA representative said they wanted to make sure the weapon was "properly disposed of," and the company is asking critics to return the brass knuckles at the earliest possible convenience. The problem? Well, brass knuckles are illegal in many states around the union, and that includes California, where EA HQ happens to be. Having "metallic knuckles" in Colorado is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor, and Kotaku has contacted EA for more information. The publisher may or may not face legal action for shipping the brass knuckles across state lines, and in all honesty, we're a little surprised that a company as big as EA missed the boat on this one. The only good news is that it's not a public package; the knuckles only went to members of the press, so maybe that's the lone saving grace.

Either way, one has to admit...it's amusing. We've seen all kinds of extra goodies show up with review packages - golf balls for Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, a little survival kit for SOCOM on the PSP, etc. - so it probably wouldn't surprise us to see brass knuckles. Well, we wouldn't be shocked, anyway.

Related Game(s): The Godfather II

4/10/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (24 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 10:02:09 PM
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Heh heh, I have a pair of my own ;)

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killzone100
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 3:22:31 PM

What?...LOL

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crapreviews
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 10:07:41 PM
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Scarecrow
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 10:24:14 PM
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psxe you should sue 'em!!!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 10:29:15 PM
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WEAK, get over it, doubt they're going to go around beating ppl with them. oh wait they were playing a game about violence maybe the media will do a story about them going mad thnx to video games. I think EA gave it to them since they're game reviewers and they're probably not the toughest bunch in the crowd (excluding this site obviously, mr person thrower =D, lol )

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 10:43:49 PM
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How did this slip by EA's Legal department?

"Hey Jim! Is it against the law to ship illegal weapons?"

"Hmmm, Good question David! But I'm sure its fine!"

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 11:33:49 PM

lol my name is David, yay for me being an example XD

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JasperLoons
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 11:34:43 PM

Ha! That's was I was going to say. They need better lawyers. I don't think it not being a public package is going to help them if possession itself is the offense.

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 11:50:08 PM

For shame Wolfeh, for shame! xD

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 1:37:20 AM

I, sowwey :( Lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 12:09:15 PM

David here too, we rule.

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Soultaker
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 11:14:52 PM
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Wow just wow lol i mean i could understand if they were fake and just plated or something but real brass knuckles dont those cost a bit of cash or are they something that chump change could buy?

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sunspider13
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 11:41:18 PM
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ROFL...what's next kevlar vests?

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BTNwarrior
Friday, April 10, 2009 @ 11:45:42 PM
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You can buy them legaly, you just have to say that they are belt buckles. Its funny because I was at a store and saw some so I instantly said I'll take a pair of brass knuckles, the lady was like "you mean a belt buckle?" Crazy how you can avoid the law.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 12:51:55 AM

got mine as a paperweight.

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robinhood2010
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 6:15:16 AM

I once got a hand axe through customs at an air port by saying it was a gift, and not a weapon, but in fact an ornamental piece. Brilliant. Axe in my hang luggage.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 12:08:52 PM

pre 9/11 I suppose?

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twenty8nine
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 12:51:56 AM
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Makes me wonder if GTA: San Andreas shipped the review edition with the gimp suit. You know, the first version of that game was the base of the "Hot Coffee" scandal.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 4:02:14 AM
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Coming soon:

Cabela's Big Game Hunting: Collector's Edition complete with 8 inch serrated hunting knife.
and
Modern Warfare 2: Special Edition with a semi automatic tactical pistol

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dlte
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 4:18:32 AM
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at least it wasn't a horses head in their bed sheets...

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Oyashiro
Saturday, April 11, 2009 @ 4:37:06 AM
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I was thinking... How did EA even get the Brass Knuckles to give out?

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dhall0749
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 1:08:43 AM
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man im pissed ea sent me a bullet proof vest with a fish in it with my copy of the godfather 2 DAMN

but in all honesty all they need to do is get their lawyers to say its a collectible (assuming any legal issues are filed) at least in texas we can buy guns at the 7-11 lol

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 1:45:16 AM
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I didn't get one. Then again, I was given the game 2 weeks before it came out. And those who got the knuckles were given their copies this past week.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 3:53:19 AM
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Because B-Nuc's are illegal here, I just wear 8 big jagged sterling silver rings on my fingers......problem solved

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