Serious Sam 3 publisher Devolver Digital is urging fans to openly criticize EA's newest Medal of Honor game for a free copy its first-person shooter.
"During this busy season of video game releases the team at Devolver Digital realize that not every game will live up to expectations. One such game has been Medal of Honor: Warfighter – yet another military shooter where cover is king and most folks spend their time peeking out from behind a wall or a strategically placed concrete barrier," a post on the Devolver site reads.
"That shit is weak," the post continues. "That’s why we’re pleased to announce the Serious Sam3: BFE 'Warfighter-fighter' program. Over the next week we will be offering 100 free Xbox Live Arcade downloads for Serious Sam 3: BFE to some of those affected so they can get up from behind that wall and get back to the unleashing heavy ordinance upon a horde of brutal aliens just like our forefathers. Stand up and make your voice heard by simply tweeting your concerns about the stagnant modern military shooter with the hashtag #SeriousSam3XBLA and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Serious Sam 3 download – the perfect remedy for mundane, cover-based shooters."
You can read the full post here.
Some might call this a clever marketing ploy while others might say it is simply in poor taste. We'll leave it you to decide. At the very least it's mildly amusing.