Outrage and Disgust over Dead Island: Riptide promo

Apparently in the UK and Australia, the developers of Dead Island:Riptide have a somewhat unique promo going on for the release. The special edition will include a mutilated female torso statue. And apparently many people are none-to-happy with this idea, even going as far a calling it disgusting and disturbing.

Here’s a picture of the special edition torso from Amazon:

Maybe it’s me, but I find this to be quite a sweet inclusion in the special edition package. Let me just go on the record to say Drunken Tech Blog has absolutely no problem with this torso statue, not in the least.

And really; where were all these people bitching and moaning about how grotesque the packaging was for the special edition of The Walking Dead Season 2 on Blu-ray? Seriously? It was a mutilated zombie head with a screwdriver jammed in one of it’s eyes! It was friggin’ brilliant!

These kind of things are designed for a mature market and reflect the content in the games/movies/tv shows that they are packed with. Zombie action figures are super popular right now. In fact, some Walking Dead action figures are worth upwards of $250. Yet I’m not seeing any headlines about how disgusting or disturbing they are.

I fail to see the big deal about a zombie torso that was modeled after a famous historical sculpture. Personally I think it is the perfect addition to the Dead Island: Riptide collection.

Maybe that’s just me.