EA Promotion For Mercenaries 2 Draws Heat

Posted: Sep 5 2008, 8:28am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 10:25am CDT, in News | Gaming

/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Buy This Now On Amazon

EA drew the ire of some residents in Finsbury Park when the Last Stop garage began offering free petrol to motorists as a promotion for the EA video game Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. Before the police forced the garage to halt the promotion, more than 600 drivers filled up.

Police forced the marketing stunt to stop at 11am after lines stretching 150 yards were stopping traffic. EA spokespeople say that it does not regret the stunt.

EA had intended to give away £20,000 worth of petrol but were only able to give away £11,000 worth before police forced the stop. Local residents are angry over a disruption to their day. The tie in for free gas with the game is that in the game fuel is used as currency.

Via The Telegraph

This story may contain affiliate links.


Find rare products online! Get the free Tracker App now.

Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Pomsies, Oculus Go, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News


The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Tech and Car expert Shane McGlaun (Google) reports about what's new in these two sectors. His extensive experience in testing cars, computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.




comments powered by Disqus