According to a press release issued by Italian American community watchdog UNICO, its public protest of a New York City Mafia II launch party yielded some impressive results. UNICO's Andrew DiMino is quoted as saying that its efforts -- which included a strongly-worded letter to Take-Two's Strauss Zelnick and a public demonstration -- led to the party being a "dismal failure."
"I had a feeling in my bones that the night was going to be one to remember," says Joe Betancourt, community manager for Talking About Games, who said the party "surpassed [his] expectations. He calls the venue "classy" adding that "[Gamertag Radio] was on their 'A' game for this event." He also says that negative press generated by UNICO prior to the event didn't seem to have affect on the vibe of the party, which featured appearances from Hot 97's Miss Info and Playboy's Jo Garcia.
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