Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love For Bubble Wrap

Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love for Bubble Wrap

That, or it exploits Japan's love of Dragon Quest. Maybe, if not definitely, both.

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Square Enix and Koei Tecmo gaves have wallpapered part of Tokyo's Shinjuku Station with bubble wrap covered in 100,000 Slimes. Who can resist bubble wrap? And in Japan, Dragon Quest has almost the same pull. Almost.

Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love for Bubble Wrap

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Because bubble wrap is seriously OCD heroin. You. Must. Pop. All.

This morning, there was some serious barricade security preventing people from popping the bubble wrap.

Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love for Bubble Wrap

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But once the barriers were removed, people slowly began making their way to burst the bubbles.

The wall has a counter that racks up the number of Slimes popped each day. There are also encouraging messages, telling people that 100,000 Slimes have appeared and asking them to help defeat them.

Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love for Bubble Wrap

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Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love for Bubble Wrap

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In this Inside Game photo, you can see how people cannot control themselves and are moving like moths to an open flame.

Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love for Bubble Wrap

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It's even causing people's faces to get all pixelated!

Dragon Quest PR Stunt Cruelly Exploits People's Love for Bubble Wrap

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Even small children can't help themselves! And worse, people who still buy CDs! This is cruel, cruel stuff.

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Comments

    I'd just push my enormous girth against the wall and roll around a bit

      My medium girth and flail my arms a lot.

    I'd probably cancel any meetings I had and try to just knock it out in 1 day. If you could get through 250 a minute (not saying they could by themselves, but with the other randoms throughout the day it's doable) then 7.5 hours and you're done.

      *eyes Bob warily*

      *locks drawer containing emergency bubble-wrap stash*

        You say it like I don't have my own rolls of bubble wrap.

        Shhhhhh, shhhh. It's ok. Go back to sleep. I'll pop you later.

          I'm actually not kidding about having a bubble-wrap stash, though.

          Are... are you? I strongly suspect you're not.

          I wonder how many weirdos are out there in offices around the nation who are hoarding bubble-wrap?

            Any time I get anything sent to me in bubble-wrap, I put it aside in case I need it. And by need it, I mean need to pop it. I recently took a big bag home. Much fun was had.

              I took a roll home from work once. Mail guy let me when I told him I was moving. A WHOLE FREAKING WHEEL. HUNDREDS OF METRES.

                Now I'm picturing a sketch from what I think was either Full Frontal or Fast Forward where a guy wraps himself in bubble wrap and rolls down a hill. Later at the bottom the police talk about how a young man with so much to live for could OD so easily because the stuff is that addictive.

    There is a special place in hell for the inventor of bubble wrap for inadvertently creating a special type of OCD: the need to pop bubblewrap

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