Does it get any worse than this?

· by Steve · Read in about 2 min · (250 Words)

I realise this has been reported by a lot of people already, but I had to link it here as a paragon of corporate cynicism. I can’t believe Sony actually thought they’d get away with trying to engineer a viral marketing campaign for the PSP using fake blogs and YouTube postings. They tried to wipe all trace of it from the net after it was exposed but of course someone has posted a copy. Caution, it’s excruciatingly bad. It’s also about as convincing as William Shatner’s toupee. Boy, those suits must be so totally removed from reality if they thought that would hold water for more than 10 seconds.

*Incredulous update as I read more about this - what’s even funnier (in a sad, desperate kind of way) is the initial rebuttals by the stooge ‘bloggers’. Such as:

“You all is haters tymes 4. Dis is lee-git. Don’t know why youse thinks this is a schill. Are site was registered through an external provider. We don’t work for sony. And for all you dissin' my skillz I’m down for a one on one rap off or settling it street stylez if you feel me playa. Teh. I own a Nintendo DS and I love it. I would still like a PSP for shizzle. But the DS is just as solid.” - ‘cousinpete’

I’m speechless. I can only guess that the people that wrote this thought Ali-G was a genuine Yoof reporter. Read more for yourself, if you can stand to risk your sanity.