The 8 worst gaming publicity pictures

A picture was worth a thousand words before internet-inflation: now it's worth the same thousand words, but most of them are "LOL" or "meh" and they're spread over a hundred blogs of virtually interconnected assholes. Newly released images are replicated across the net more than an Andy Warhol painting trapped in a photocopier, meaning a single bad picture can hit a company’s weak spot for massive damage.

That's why companies hire entire divisions of PR personnel more insanely dedicated to taking the shot than Lee Harvey Oswald – but because people are people and marketing execs are something else entirely, they still release things more offensively stupid than a Sarah Palin-shaped rocket launcher. Like these images, for example.