Clothing designer Marc Ecko has revealed he had planned to produce a videogame based on Shakespeare's Macbeth - otherwise known as The Boring Old Scottish Play.
It used to be so simple. If you wanted to court controversy in a game, all you had to do was throw in a little anti-social violence or smutty sex and let the tabloids do their kneejerk thing. It worked a treat for Carmageddon, GTA and Manhunt. And who could forget the NES classic, Turbo Hitler Topless Nun Smash? Aah, those were the days.
Bizarrely, this urban adventure from fashion designer Marc Ecko has managed to be completely banned in Australia, while several US states have tried to halt its release, all because of an irresponsible excess of... painting. Admittedly, it's the sort of illegal outdoor painting commonly known as graffiti, which is a mite naughtier than the macaroni-and-buttons collage you made at school, but still.
Graffiti artist Marc Ecko has hit back at Australia's entertainment ratings board after PC, PS2 and Xbox title Marc Ecko's Getting Up was refused classification and thereby effectively banned in the country.
Australia's entertainment ratings board, the Office of Film & Literature Classification, has refused to grant a rating for forthcoming Atari title Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - thereby effectively banning the game from sale.
The chairman of the UK's Anti-Graffiti Association has issued a statement to our sister site, GamesIndustry.biz, slamming Atari for planning to release a game which he believes could encourage vandalism.
A group of Florida politicians has slammed Atari for planning to release Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, claiming the game could encourage children to become graffiti artists.
Atari has decided to slip Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure to February 2006 in order to set it apart from the Christmas stampede, the publisher said this week.
The recent litigation-bound argument between designer Marc Ecko and New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg has ended – with a judge ruling in favour of Ecko.
A dispute between fashion designer Marc Ecko and the New York government has erupted, with Ecko announcing plans to sue the city mayor after a permit for the party promoting the graffiti art-form and his new game was revoked.