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This just about takes the biscuit

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We get some truly bizarre press releases and PR gimmicks across our desks here at EuroGamer, from mouldy petri dishes and toy soldiers to cigarette lighters and calculators. But the latest announcement for EON Digital's PlayStation 2 football game International League Soccer is certainly one of the more unusual ones we've had recently. Apparently "leading figures in soccer are so concerned with growing addiction amongst fans that they have commissioned an investigation to examine the effects" by "forcing them to watch a combination of adult video material and football footage". Of course, this non-existent study concluded that "footage from the forthcoming Playstation 2 game International League Soccer .. consistently generated the most intense reaction in the viewers", as determined by "their heart, respiratory rates and other bodily functions".

If you can put up with the constant pop-up windows asking you to susbcribe to their mailing list, you can check out the video in question, complete with low resolution in-game footage and blurred-beyond-recognition porn, over on the Addiction Test website. You can also fill out a form to let them know just how sad you are, with the "most inspiring" story of football addiction winning the pathetic individual in question a PlayStation 2 console. We think it's a safe bet to assume that the stories already there are entirely fictional, and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental...

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