Monday, February 18, 2008

A.Friend Is Online

My wife calls me a games geek when I have ONE NIGHT A WEEK online with my mates. Tuesday's at 8.30pm if you want to know, usually on Call of Duty 4. If you wanna join in make Tiny1976 your friend on Xbox Live.
Anyway, the week before last there were four of us fragging each other from the rain-soaked ship to that tiny container-infested multiplayer map. It was true carnage.
Last week my gaming buddies couldn't come on, but a mate of mine at work (work, incidently, is Bauer Consumer Media, formerly known as Emap) wanted a game after I barraged him with positive comments about Call of Duty for about three months. He now loves it, and wants to join the party.
Then my bro played CoD4 at the weekend and has got a second-hand one from a mate of his. That's someone else added to the list, followed by someone else I know who will get an Xbox when 'Grand Theft Auto comes out'.
And that's the power I have. Sure I won't convert thousands of people to Xbox, but my good messages about the system have got tons of people I know signing up to the 360. Emails bulging your in-box, TV ads, virals, you name it, but sometimes just word on the street can make a big difference. Hoorar!

Elsewhere in my everyday world, I grabbed a copy of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for cheap on Amazon, so I'm back on the DS for the first time since Trauma Center. And Dan over at Disposable Media sent me the latest issue of Disposable Media. Be sure to get a copy. He asked me to pass it onto friends and family…

1 comment:

BadgerGravling said...

Bless ya for the kind Disposable Media plug! I definitely owe you a pint/gaming session!

I tend to find my gaming time is simply summed up at post-Eastenders/work dependant....

And it's weird how many people actually play videogames within our company, when you actually speak to them. There's probably about 10 or so current or ex employees on my friends list so far...