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Gaming News: "UK PS3 Release"
Posted: Friday March 23rd, 2007 by

One hundred and one gamers at a London storefront, having camped the UK PS3 release for more than 24 hours, were rewarded by Sony for their diligence. Upon purchasing the console they were given a free 2,500 (~$4900) hi-definition television and a cab ride to get their gift home.
Source: BBC [ more info ][thank you Jason for the link.]

Despite the acerbic comic, I commend Sony for this act of fanboy recompense, publicity stunt or not. I can't imagine being so lucky myself, but that bit of goodwill could go a long way to heal some of the damage done by their corporate mouthpieces. That half a million dollars gives the feeling that it's not "all about the money". It's unlikely that this will impact sales stateside, but it's a good move none the less.

On a somewhat related note...
I bought Taks a 360 for her birthday yesterday; we had to go to three store before we found a non "Core" system. Interestingly enough there was a healthy number of PS3's at each one. I'm not going to toss out any speculation on the matter. I just found it interesting.

Today's Pimpage: The soul-patch gamer is wearing a "Monster & Cie" shirt from Threadless.Com.

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