What? Sorry what's going on here? A burrito eating contest you say, at a video game launch party. I guess burritos are delicious. But what do they have to do with bloody video games and what do they have to do with Grand Theft Auto V? I guess it's not important, really. Burritos for everyone!
(Well actually, if we're going to be pedantic about it, one of the vehicles in the Grand Theft Auto series is called the Burrito — and its been around since Vice City on the PS2.)
Here is the burrito situation: EB Games is hosting a launch party for Grand Theft Auto V at World Square in Sydney. Everyone who pre-orders and pays off the game before this coming Monday is eligible to attend and they will receive a free Guzman e Gomez burrito (they're good burritos man).
Burritos are a big part of this event if you haven't already guessed.
I have no idea how this Burrito contest is going to be judged, although I'm assuming it's going to be about volume, as opposed to something like technique or deft, stealth burrito consumption. Shame, because I am an extremely dexterous eater of burritos.
But back to non-burrito business. That convenient and delicious mexican foodstuff may be the main event of the EB Games Midnight launch party, but there are plenty of other interesting things going on. There's that video game everyone's been talking about, Grand Theft Auto V, and a host of musical guests such as Alison Wonderland, Leah Mencel & Lee Monro and The Havknotz. I haven't heard of these new fangled music acts but I am old and irrelevant. Your mileage may vary.
The party kicks off at 9.30 on Monday night in the lead up to the game's release at midnight. Anyone with a fully paid off pre-order from the following stores is eligible for a free burrito...
Eastgardens Bondi Galeries Broadway Marrickville Chatswood Royal Randwick Greenwood Plaza Maroubra Chatswood Chase EB World Square Darling Harbour Birkenhead Point