Well, it definitely fits the atmosphere, right?

As revealed by VideoGamer , 2K Games has announced it has signed an agreement with Playboy magazine "for a unique in-game intergration to use more than 50 of the publication's vintage covers and Centerfolds in Mafia II ." In the game, you'll be able to find and collect all available mags; Playboy has been enticing men since the first issue hit newspaper stands back in December 1953. This is a game that will thrive on the surrounding environment and the inherent culture, which is why this agreement seems to make perfect sense. Said Christoph Hartmann, 2K president:

"While most mob-inspired games' emphasis is solely on action, Mafia II features a deep and compelling narrative that is embellished with a sophisticated, era-evoking atmosphere. In partnering with Playboy, we are able to add a unique element of authenticity to the game by using vintage images from the magazine that illustrate the power of Playboy’s influence on the attitudes and culture of that generation."

Playboy's Editorial Director Jimmy Jellinek added that because the game is set during a time when the magazine "first came into vogue," the early issues will "bring an element of authenticity to the game that is unmatched in the men's publishing category." As far as men's magazines go, Playboy still considers itself to be the standard and if you don't agree, at the very least, we have to see the publication as a pioneer for that particular industry (like it or not). And seriously, what self-respecting mobster didn't have the latest copy of Playboy laying around his house back then?

Mafia II is set to arrive this fall for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Related Game(s): Mafia II

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FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
12 years ago

Awesome ><
If I'll buy this game, I will definitely pay attention to that.


Last edited by FullmetalX10 on 3/8/2010 11:04:30 AM

main_event05
main_event05
12 years ago

For the articles right?

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

Lol!

:: The Wizard chuckles ::

Q!

"speak to the droid"

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
12 years ago

This sounds along the lines of a statement I read from playboy a little while ago. I think it was one of Hef's sons that said they wanted to take the magazine back to it's roots. To when it was considered a somewhat "classy" skin mag. They wanted it to the days when Marilyn graced the covers. Better journalism and classy photo shoots is supposedly what they want to strive for.

Putting classic photos into a mobster game, might be their way of trying to get young gamers to get that 'nostalgic' feel of the way things used to be..

rossinator_99
rossinator_99
12 years ago

i totally have one laying around my place.

Mavfan321
Mavfan321
12 years ago

Off topic but Natty Ice has fueled many a drunken Summer for me.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
12 years ago

This game has the potential to surpass GTA IV in story and atmosphere .

___________
___________
12 years ago

lmao that shouldent be too hard!

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
12 years ago

Lol, Ben, why did you write this up now? he GoW3 review is out, watch as your article gets unnoticed by most people here. GoW3!!

Lemon_Saint
Lemon_Saint
12 years ago

Aww … those girls are going to ruin their scrabble game with that impromptu pillow fight ….

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

Ben loves those Cute pillow bunny's pictured above!

Let's see now…..
Hmmmmm, there's Amy,…..there's Courtney….
but I'm not sure that recognize that third "lil cottontail though" LMAO

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
12 years ago

They're the Girls Next Door.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

Oh, ha HA. 🙂

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Thumbs up to BikerSaint for drudging up the past.

sonic1899
sonic1899
12 years ago

Oh, dear lord no! Who remembers playboy's involvement with Bayonetta? 😛 Those models were such an eye sore, I'm having someone else type a response to this post for me due to my eyes rotting out from them x_x


Last edited by sonic1899 on 3/8/2010 11:49:44 AM

inkme101
inkme101
12 years ago

HOORAY for boobies! lol

leatherface
leatherface
12 years ago

Can't wait to play Muffia 2

Banky A
Banky A
12 years ago

Muff.

Jalex
Jalex
12 years ago

I don't really understand how this is supposed to enhance the experience, but even if it ends up being gratuitous, I already know there will be a hundred other things I'll love in this game.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

That's cute. Favorite Pboy pinup: Bettie Page

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Chuck Dorn was my favorite.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 3/8/2010 8:25:56 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

Ben,
BTW, when are you EVER gonna to finish the final chapter in your non-fiction story of "Courtney & Amy" ???

Just FYI, you DO owe us all some heavy closure to that major cliff-hanger!!!!

(And just remember….MAJORITY "DOES" RULE)


Last edited by BikerSaint on 3/8/2010 1:21:29 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

Eh, that story is really old and besides, nothing happened.

And while the majority may rule, the vocal minority is just too troublesome for me to do any more personal pieces.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

That's OK by me if you don't like me, poor lil "thumbs down'ers.

But just remember this, for every of your thumbs down, I'm giving you my middle finger UP right back!

So, right back attcha, biatches!!


Last edited by BikerSaint on 3/8/2010 2:02:42 PM

Taha1
Taha1
12 years ago

BRING IT!!!
because i couldn't care less

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Are you ok man?

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
12 years ago

Dude your middle fingers must be in the air 24/7

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Biker….you learn to ignore them, that or eat their children. A mixture of both has helped me.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Well that just made Mafia II one of the creepiest games of the generation. Talk about hoping the wife goes away for the weekend. Collecting shards? No. Collecting feathers? No. Shooting pigeons? No. Well what the hell are you doing?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
12 years ago

@LV,
Oh believe me. I do ignore em, cause there's nothing they could do about it in person anyway.

But it's still a hell of a lot a fun to go smack their cages & wake em up once in awhile.

I won't bother the children, I'd rather wait for the few who turn into much older punks.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 3/10/2010 2:56:09 AM

Hezzron
Hezzron
12 years ago

The pic used for this article reminds me of one of my pet peeves.

Don't you hate it when you're in bed with 3 girls and the lesser attractive one says "Save it for ME"?

mackid1993
mackid1993
12 years ago

Lol, where do you get these pictures Ben? LMFAO!!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

hezzron: Oh yeah, I hate that. Really.

mackid: Google, of course.

mackid1993
mackid1993
12 years ago

Really? I just assumed you used Alta Vista. j/k

Eternally
Eternally
12 years ago

It looks like Ben keeps on f u c k i n g three girls, Christ Ben I never knew this.


Last edited by Eternally on 3/8/2010 5:16:29 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Let's keep the conversation on Mafia, not Ben's personal life.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
12 years ago

Talk about old school. I'm not so excited about MUFFs ewwe….

kraygen
kraygen
12 years ago

You know I loved the first Mafia and I'm hoping this one does it justice, one of the very very few multiplats I'm looking forward to. Couldn't really care about the playboy thing tho, I highly doubt I'll be cheering for joy because I collected all the playboy issue's in the game.

As a side note, I gotta say how much I love the posters on this site. I laugh all the time when I read the posts. You guys crack me up.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Mafia was one of my favorite games last decade, it came out of nowhere. I agree there are lots of interesting characters on here to keep things fresh.

Qubex
Qubex
12 years ago

Looking forward to seeing more of this game… it should be good. Haven't had a Mafia fix for many years 🙂

Q!

"speak to the droid"

___________
___________
12 years ago

this is my game for the year, seriously screw everything else just get every developer in the industry working on releasing this NOW!
its been WAY! too long since i had a decent open world game to wreak havoc in.
at this rate im going to be needing a ps3 and a TV in my retirement home the way there going.
since when do polyphony digital make this?

Banky A
Banky A
12 years ago

Sweet az.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
12 years ago

Banky you're too young to drink so what's with all the one liners tonight/today?

You're right I am upset about the pic change, damn you!!!

Banky A
Banky A
12 years ago

I lost my magic 🙁
Haha that was a blatant lie. But I've have many work assignments to complete this week (for me it was crazy) so I've been doing as many lame comments as I can!

RustEDalex
RustEDalex
12 years ago

I enjoyed the first one and this one is looking pretty good from the previews I've seen, might get it if I still have money.
But now we know why the game was push back.