The Top 7... PR disasters

We chronicle the embarrassments that the industry would rather you forgot

6. Uwe Boll

Yes, Uwe Boll. Not his career as a director of schlocky game-to-movie adaptations, not one of his films, but the man himself. We'll let him explain in his own words, which we've taken out of context because we're horrible bastards:

"We had so much backlash before (BloodRayne) came out - on IMDB, the movie was already rated by 800 people with 0 or 1 points, before they'd even seen it. And this really pissed me off - everything that 'Boll' was doing must be bad." - The Guardian , Feb. 24, 2007

"I think I made a perfect House of the Dead movie, because it really shows how the game is. It's a lot of fun, it's over-the-top action." -Eurogamer , Feb. 15, 2006

6. Uwe Boll

Yes, Uwe Boll. Not his career as a director of schlocky game-to-movie adaptations, not one of his films, but the man himself. We'll let him explain in his own words, which we've taken out of context because we're horrible bastards:

"We had so much backlash before (BloodRayne) came out - on IMDB, the movie was already rated by 800 people with 0 or 1 points, before they'd even seen it. And this really pissed me off - everything that 'Boll' was doing must be bad." - The Guardian , Feb. 24, 2007

"I think I made a perfect House of the Dead movie, because it really shows how the game is. It's a lot of fun, it's over-the-top action." -Eurogamer , Feb. 15, 2006

Above: 'See what happens when they take a blow to the head? They like my movies.' - Golden Palace Events, Sept. 25, 2006

"i didnt helped (BloodRayne star Kristanna Loken) - i throwed [sic] her in her first scene in a situation where a guy wants to rape" - 1Up, Jan. 8, 2006

Ain't It Cool News

"My favorite TV moment was the September 11 attack." - IGN, June 15, 2006

"After Far Cry, maybe I'll go away from videogame-based movies. And everybody can be really happy about it." - Eurogamer, Feb. 15, 2006

"What the hell is a GamesRadar?" - His immediate reaction after he hears about this article

Above: 'See what happens when they take a blow to the head? They like my movies.' -Golden Palace Events, Sept. 25, 2006

"i didnt helped (BloodRayne star Kristanna Loken) - i throwed [sic] her in her first scene in a situation where a guy wants to rape" -1Up, Jan. 8, 2006

"They were better than actors. We looked for local Romanian actresses, but there they are all from the theater and act very broadly. For 150 euros apiece, the whores would be naked and do as they were told. It was better." -Ain't It Cool News, Oct. 24, 2005

"My favorite TV moment was the September 11 attack." -IGN, June 15, 2006

"After Far Cry, maybe I'll go away from videogame-based movies. And everybody can be really happy about it." -Eurogamer, Feb. 15, 2006

"What the hell is a GamesRadar?" - His immediate reaction after he hears about this article

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.

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