PS4 NewsWatch Dogs Promo Material Alerts The Bomb Squad In Sydney - PS4 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Watch Dogs Promo Material Alerts The Bomb Squad In Sydney

When it comes to promotion and marketing tactics, sometimes you can be too creative.

Ubisoft sent some promotional material to Australian online publication Ninemsn, but it probably wasn't what they were expecting. According to Mumbrella, a bomb squad was called to the Ninemsn offices after being contacted about a beeping safe.

It seems one of the team's reporters was sent a black safe and a blacked-out note telling them to "check their voicemail." But as the reporter didn't use voicemail, he went to check the safe, and it began to beep. Before informing the police, Ninemsn asked other publications to see if they'd received a similar package, but none had, so...yeah, time to play it "safe."

The entire floor to which the package was delivered was evacuated and four police cars and a police rescue unit were dispatched to the scene. Officers scanned the safe and then forced it open in the basement of the building. All they found was a copy of Watch Dogs but here's the punchline: Ninemsn doesn't even cover video games. In response, Ubisoft issued this apology:

"Our team in Australia sent voicemail messages to some local media alerting them that they'd receive a special package related to the game. Unfortunately, the delivery to ninemsn didn't go as planned, and we unreservedly apologize to ninemsn's staff for the mistake and for any problems caused as a result. We will take additional precautions in the future to ensure this kind of situation doesn't happen again."

See that you do. Geez.

Related Game(s): Watch Dogs

Tags: watch dogs, ubisoft, watch dogs promo, watch dogs ninemsn

5/28/2014 11:10:56 AM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous




New Comment System


Legacy Comment System (8 posts)


Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 12:24:32 PM
Reply

F****** hate how they said, "additional precautions".

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Lone Wanderer
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 1:56:00 PM
Reply

Oh wah.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 2:22:58 PM
Reply

lol what a waste of police time and taxpayer money.

I liked the Dante's Inferno one with the box that you had to smash open to stop the noise, then the game and the little note that said "You have given in to the sin of anger."

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

wiiplay [Administrator]
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 7:38:24 PM

Okay, that... is genius!
Also, anger isn't a sin, it's a gift to mankind! Without anger, movies, games and stories just wouldn't be the same.

But seriously though, that promotion sure beats this bomb thing! Though, the Mass Effect promo/failure was pretty cool, too.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Akuma_
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 9:19:05 PM

Actually it is.

It is the sin of 'Wrath'.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Underdog15
Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 9:32:51 AM

Wrath is not at all the same as anger.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Cideus
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 5:34:26 PM
Reply

Reminds me of the Aqua Teen movie fiasco.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Akuma_
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 9:18:01 PM
Reply

What the shit?! I work in the same building as Ninemsn. I was wondering what the hell was going on. AHAHAHA.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

How often do you visit the site?
Once a day
Several times a day
Every few days
Once a week
This is my first visit
I've never been here, even now I am not here

Previous Poll Results