Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills was reportedly approached by Capcom to promote Bionic Commando. But after the tabloid flame bait demanded six figures and to be the star of the game, plans would naturally hit the toilet.
But according to her side of the story, Capcom refused to donate a large sum to charity in exchange for her cooperation. Mills then went on, calling the publisher "stingy," so Radd Spencer remains the star of Bionic Commando.
The Sun reports that "She was insistent she wouldn't do it for a smaller fee and said the producers should make her the star. The request was way, way over budget and they certainly weren't keen on basing the game on her." Heather Mills, if we'd remember, only has one leg, just like Radd who only has one real arm. Capcom may have approached her because of her work with amputees.
On her Twitter account, however, things spin a little different:
Got offered to promote an amputee bionic computer game, from a wealthy computer games company I said if you donate a large sum to charity.When asked about The Sun's report, Heather Mills replied, "Connect Sun journalists to a lie detector machine which triggers an electric current attached to their privates."
The stingy company came back saying they couldn't, what happened to charitable businesses, seems they just want to exploit and give nothing.
It may make sense to take the offer but I'd rather donate regularly to many charities much more than they're offering and not be exploited.
Capcom declined to comment on the matter, and perhaps it's better that way. In the meantime, let's just go back to playing the newly-released Bionic Commando on our PS3 and Xbox 360.
Let's be a little gentle in the comments okay?
Let's just watch these vids instead: