Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Ever heard this before? You’re at a party and some guy is whining about his job – a job that sounds completely awesome to you - yet he’s endlessly complaining saying something like, “it’s not all fun and games you know.”
Well – my job is. Literally. Fun and games is just about all I do around here, and recently it’s become even more fun – ‘cause I get to give stuff away.
I’ve discovered that, as in life, giving in business is good - which is not exactly Gordon Gecko of me. The morning ritual of dealing out the hardware to the winners of the Daily Trivia contest has added a wee bit more joy to an already too-much-fun occupation.
And today positively rocked because I was away all last week so, by catching up it was a virtual charity-oh-rama!
We changed the contest while I was away from awarding a Game Wave itself, to one of the Game Wave game titles instead. The reason for this is rather simple – and not one that you would immediately suspect.
It’s not because we don’t want to give any more Game Wave’s away. It’s because at about the same time, we introduced this killer guarantee to new customers.
Let’s say you win the Daily Trivia and you already have a console. It’s nice to get another one to give as a gift I suppose (after all - giving is good) but it’s actually better for you personally if you can get another game gratis to play with at home.
If you don’t have a Game Wave – we’ll ship one out to you for free for a month – and you get two games to play with. If you don’t like it, give us a shout and well have it picked up – all at no charge to you.
That’s how confident we are about the Game Wave. And I can guarantee one other thing:
No other gaming console company would ever do this.
Which either makes us special, or especially weird.
Posted by Gavin at 2:41 PM