Splinter Cell Publicity Stunt Almost Gets Someone Shot

Aukland, New Zealand – A marketing stunt to promote the video game Splinter Cell Conviction, sparked an armed police callout after an actor with bandanges on his hands pointed a gun at terrified pubgoers in Auckland’s Viaduct Basin.

About 20 people drinking outside Degree bar dove for cover after the promotions worker threatened them with a black imitation pistol about 8pm on Friday.  Senior Sergeant Ben Offner said officers could not tell the gun was made of plastic until they had taken it from the actor.

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You can order Splinter Cell Conviction – HERE

I wish someone would have recorded this on their cellphone camera or something… It would have been interesting to see the realism.

I could see things ending up a lot worse in the U.S. considering the amount of people that could be in armed in the vicinity.


6 responses to “Splinter Cell Publicity Stunt Almost Gets Someone Shot”

  1. Preorder? I already beat it. haha. Great game, but a dumb stunt.

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      Admin (Mike)

      Oops thanks AJ I corrected the mistake. I thought it meant it “started” shipping tomorrow on Amazon.. but It actually meant that I just COULD get it here by tomorrow.

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  3. What kind of publicity could you even get from such a stunt? I don’t think Sam Fisher would be proud.

  4. That’s one brave actor. If you give someone reason to believe you are threatening their life even if you don’t have a weapon or only an imitation weapon they still have the legal right to use deadly force.

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      Admin (Mike)

      Yea if that went down in certain parts of the U.S. that actor would be dead right now.