I went into my local Gamestop (hey, what’s up, store #4437! Thanks for the Scribblenauts hat!) so I could, of course, pre-order Brütal Legend and get a code for the awesome demo that’s out September 17. (Oh my god! That’s today! What a coincidence!) And look what I found there! This awesome thing!!
At first, I’ll admit, I was kind of confused. As you can see in the photo, it was like when Early Man encountered his first soda machine. “Grrr! What is this thing? They’ve taken an image… from the game I’m making… and used it to create… a large piece of decorative cardboard! Grrr!”
And then I realized—this is MARKETING. I’ve heard so much about it, and now here it is! I’m scared and bewildered, but also excited. And a little mad that I don’t have one in my office yet. Hint, hint.
Are there more of these? Do you have one of these in your local game store? Hm, that gives me an idea. Let’s start a Brütal standee photo collection thread. Skip on down to your local game store and take a picture of yourself with the Brütal Legend standee that you hopefully find there, and post your picture on our forums.
If you don’t find a standee there, BURN THE STORE TO THE GROUND.
Ha ha. Just kidding. Do not burn anything. But maybe ask them where the hell their awesome Brütal Legend standee is. And shake your fist. And in your other hand, hold up a burning photo of their store for them to think about. Or take a picture of someone burning a store, and show that to them. Or take that photo of the burning store and make a cardboard standee out of it, and then take your picture in front of it, and then post the picture here.
Confused? Here is what you need to know: Go to Gamestop and pre-order Brütal Legend, and then play the awesome demo! Don’t burn anything!