Most days I get a few packages in the mail containing various preview and review builds of upcoming games. Today was a little different.
It began with a press release from Microsoft telling me they're bringing MC Hammer to Australia to promote karaoke game Lips: Number One Hits. Sadly, Mr Hammer will not be performing for the general public. Instead he'll be doing a few private shows for Xbox partners and retailers. However he will be giving a guest lecture on the topic of social media at the University of Technology, Sydney. I'm serious!
Then I got a rather bulky package from Popcap. Inside was a belated Plants Vs Zombies Halloween pack containing two masks (one plant, one zombie), a zombie mouse pad, a XL zombie t-shirt ("Your grass is mine!") and a copy of the game. I'll be adding these to the Big Pile Of Crap I'm accumulating under my desk in readiness to give it all away at the end of the year.
Then I got another package, this time from Sony's PR agency. It held two knitting needles, a ball of brown wool and the (baffling) instructions on how to knit my own Sackboy. I think it was meant to remind me that LittleBigPlanet is coming to PSP shortly. It's gone in the Pile.