Tuesday, November 11, 2008
PixelVixen707 would have gotten away with it, if not for you meddling kids
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
Some excellent detective work by Simon Carless: It seems solid games blogger PixelVixen707 is a fictional construct, part of some ARG promoting something that has yet to be disclosed. If this is true, I have three reactions.
First, that's pretty awesome. Can't imagine the planning and dedication it takes to execute a stunt of this magnitude. I can't even successfully call out of work sick when I just want to sleep in.
Second, in the future I'll be sure to dig into the personal lives of any and all games writers for fear of this scenario happening again. Frankly, I never read the the post in question, "The Brink," because it started off with the sentence "I love my boyfriend" and then next thing I knew I was asleep with the keyboard imprinted in my face. I guess it turned into some kind of allegedly real-life survival horror scenario.
Last, whoever's actually been writing these posts about video games should keep doing it. They're good!
Update: Simon cracked the case. It's marketing for a book that comes out next year.