Someone may already have posted this, but I didn’t see it, so I’m gonna go ahead anyway. This past Friday, our very own Dale North
put up a post wishing the PlayStation 3 a happy first birthday
. Well, it seems that the internets have taken notice — and I’m not just referring to the 22 different DTOIDers who commented on the story. Kim Otzman, SCEA’s Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, posted on the PlayStation.Blog yesterday
, thanking sites around the web for their birthday wishes. Apparently, Sony sent
a number of butter-cream-frosted birthday cakes (weird, I thought things were supposed to work the other way around) to the press: sites such as Game|Life, Engadget, and PS3 Fanboy (?!) all got sugary goodness in the mail.
Now, as far as I know — and correct me if I’m wrong, editors — no one at Destructoid received any such swag (so I guess it couldn’t even be correctly called ‘swag’ — the cake wasn’t truly “stuff we all got”). But Kim over at PlayStation.Blog must’ve realized Sony’s glaring omission, so she made a good-faith effort to make it up to us [emphasis added]:
“While the folks at Wired Game|Life
, and PS3 Fanboy
celebrated with cake, it was Destructoid’s birthday wishes which nearly brought a sentimental tear to our eye
. Thanks to all of you!”
Well, maybe it’s a good thing that Sony didn’t send cake to Destructoid. After all, we are
all gamers; we don’t need any extra unhealthy food. Of course, Dale’s responsible for this genuine shout-out from Sony; his post was a fantastic birthday card for the PS3. And if forgoing cake will get this site additional personal and heartfelt thank-yous from Sony, then maybe the editors should skip the sweets every time the PS3’s birthday comes around.