David Jaffe Shoots Ice Cream Truck With Machine Gun; Invites Fans to Join

By Sto Austin

February 12, 2012

Twisted Metal creator and self-proclaimed psychopath David Jaffe released a video in anticipation of the series’ newest installment, which hits stores Tuesday, February 14th. In the video, Jaffe briefly discusses the game before picking up an M249 light machine gun and unloading a few rounds into Twisted Metal posterclown Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck —  and then offers to let you do the same.

Beginning on the day of the game’s release a select number of lucky fans will gain access to two satellite controlled guns which, at their behest, will fire over 100,000 bullets into Sweet Tooth’s truck, reducing it to a smoldering wreck of… well… you get it. Read on to see the video and find out how you can get in on the action.

While this wild publicity stunt will almost certainly catch flak from some circles, it is quite clear that David Jaffe knows his audienceand I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that many who have never played a Twisted Metal game will probably find themselves converted after the gunsmoke clears.

The event will last two days, and will be streamed live. Check out Jaffe’s video below, and be sure to pop over to the official ShootMyTruck website to sign up.

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Sto Austin

Sto Austin is the man. Period. When not saving the world from the next generation of Metal Gears or throwing hadoukens at his detractors, chances are he's writing about someone else doing something similarly epic, possibly whilst smoking a cigar. He enjoys games with a strong emphasis on story, which typically fall into the RPG, Action/Adventure, or Horror genres, though he also has a soft spot for fighting games and has been known, when feeling saucy, to shred on some Guitar Hero or Rock Band. He currently divides his time between Florida and Maine, tromping up and down the East coast according to the whims of fate and fortune.

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