The first being that 70% of our office got stuck in a lift for an hour. They're getting pulled up through the roof of the lift as we speak!
I say 'awesome' because I decided to wait for the next lift, which thankfully saved me from 30 minutes with my face tightly tucked into Seamus Byrne's armpit.
The second awesome thing is that the Aussie dollar finally went above parity, a price held for the last three hours.
And not that we normally encourage importing, but this may be the perfect cue for those looking to pick up some Rock Band 3 instruments overseas. After speaking to the distributors of the Rock Band 3 instruments today and yesterday, it may just be your only choice for now.
It seems like HES, who are the distributors for all Mad Catz gear in Australia, are struggling with demand at the moment. They seem to be getting limited stock, which will be heading to a handful of retailers (mostly JB Hifi and EB), and they have no info on when (or if) Australia will be receiving the Squier Strats that were just priced and dated in the US.
One employee from HES mentioned to us that things were "insane". But they will be getting more stock (mostly keyboards) next week.
As soon as we get any word on the Aussie date and pricing for the Squier guitars we'll let you know.
How about you guys, how will parity affect your spending habits, and has anyone manged to get a Pro Guitar or Pro Drums in Australia yet? And has anyone been stuck in a lift recently?
UPDATE: It's also worth mentioning that we have a hands on preview of Homefront going up on the site at 7pm tonight - we were very impressed with the game, so it's well worth checking out.