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Things to California when you’re dead

I find it strangely disturbing that Activision has people running around graveyards playing a somewhat morbid game of poker relying on info from tombstones.  Sure, marketing never really worries too much about who they offend… as long as they sell stuff.  I’ve always felt that “dead is dead” and the residents of the graveyard would be fine with this kind of stuff… I just worry about how the living feel.

I’d love to have been a fly on the wall in the meeting where they approached the graveyard operator.

“Hi, we want permission to let a crowd of nerds into your graveyard to run around playing poker.  It’ll be okay, we promise… it’s to sell a video game.”

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