Knife-Wielding OJ Found in Video Game


We’ve been posting a lot today. (Scroll down and do some surfing). So, we might as well meld sports, business, and American culture with this article that we just ran across.

Video-game publisher Take-Two Interactive (TTWO – Cramer’s Take – Stockpickr – Rating) has done it again.

The company, which has come under fire in the past for offensive content in its games, is now testing the taste barrier with its latest sports video game, All-Pro Football 2K8, which features O.J. Simpson, unquestionably America’s most infamous athlete.

A game trailer on the Game Trailers Web site shows Simpson game highlights as his team, “The Assassins,” moves down the field. Toward the end of the clip, Simpson scores a touchdown, prompting a large hooded mascot (above) above the scoreboard to make stabbing motions with a large knife.

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13 Responses to Knife-Wielding OJ Found in Video Game

  1. kool k 07/20/2007 at 3:18 PM #

    Speaking of video games, I’ve been playing NCAA 08 on the XBOX 360 all week. They made Andre Brown a beast, and have Beck as the default starting QB. Just an FYI. Great game, by the way.

    Nice job Take-Two Interactive. Do you guys have any Brian Piccalo jokes for the Chicago franchise? Idiots.

  2. BoKnowsNCS71 07/20/2007 at 3:54 PM #

    Did OJ find the murderers there also?

  3. noah 07/20/2007 at 3:58 PM #

    Wouldn’t OJ Simpson be prohibited from profiting from a crime he committed?

  4. lush 07/20/2007 at 4:10 PM #

    kool k

    demario is also a beast, and darrel blackman is the man at wideout. linebackers i think are overrated and dbs underrated. toney baker deserves a better than an 82.

    west f***ing virginia is unstoppable.

  5. BoKnowsNCS71 07/20/2007 at 4:10 PM #

    Is there a Michael Vick figure in there also? Or is that in DogSlayer II?

  6. BJD95 07/20/2007 at 4:50 PM #

    I am of the opinion that video games should be made as offensive as humanly possible, so I have no problem with it.

    I am reminded of this Onion link that once made me spit Coke all over my monitor:

  7. packpigskinfan23 07/20/2007 at 4:55 PM #

    Baker should be better then Brown in NCAA 08!!!

  8. kool k 07/20/2007 at 6:01 PM #

    Indeed on Demario and Blackman. Blackman is a pretty sick KR as well. I put Eugene back there with him. I played WFV and had many chances to use them in that capacity.
    The one time I play with the Mountaineers, both White and Slaton get hurt.
    I love this game. I go back to the old Bill Walsh Sega Genesis version, when the Pack was known as “Raleigh”. AB was sick, and Terry Jordan is still one of the best option qb’s ever in my opinion. I only wish today’s technology would have been available back then. His man perm in HD would have made me happy.

  9. CaptainCraptacular 07/20/2007 at 7:48 PM #

    *Speaking of video games, I’ve been playing NCAA 08 on the XBOX 360 all week. They made Andre Brown a beast, and have Beck as the default starting QB. Just an FYI. Great game, by the way.*

    Its nice to see they *FINALLY* got the stadium correct.

  10. highstick 07/20/2007 at 10:32 PM #

    Can we hire OJ to take care of Fowler?

  11. BoKnowsNCS71 07/21/2007 at 1:51 PM #

    Why hire him.? Just tell OJ he was sleeping with Nicole also

  12. highstick 07/22/2007 at 2:38 PM #

    OJ’d take one look at Jethro and start laughing. LOL!

  13. lush 07/24/2007 at 3:57 PM #

    “Its nice to see they FINALLY got the stadium correct”

    They have had the same stadium since 02 or 03. Whenever the renevations began they automatically put the finished “stage 3” product on the game. Am i missing something? What did they not have right for the last couple years?

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