As the quote from civilizatoin 4 goes "Corporation: Noun: An ingenious device for making individual profits without any individual responsibility." Someone is gonna get fired over this. Probably not the right guy either.
I wonder if they had planned on including brass knuckles in a special collectors-edition of the game or something, and thus they shipped that version to the press. Why not include a horses head while they're at it?
Where did the press kits ship from? EA is apparently based out of California, so if they shipped from the corporate offices, how did EA even get the knuckles in the first place?
I find this retarded. Not the EA sent it, but the fact that a relatively rudimentary shaping of metal makes it illegal, but it would be fine if I put a lot more work into that metal and make a knife into it, it's completely legal.
Someone is going to loose their job over this one. If EA wanted to do something like that with brass knuckles then why not have them made out of plastic or something? To quote Bugs Bunny, what a maroon.