Where have I been? Its very un-British to leave my post ... really, I thought we pillaged the world over so I am within my right to ignore the many in favour of the few ... am I not?
I digress, and thanks to Katie for the comment ... I may be have found a muse.
The industry, its been... how can I say it? Whining! PS3 vs. Wii vs. Xbox360 - Can't we just all get along? E3 reduction ... its a good thing, trust me!? PREY, yes, it wasn't worth the wait. The Chinese Connection ... well, what did you expect? Sony HUB features revealed ... cool, hmm, defining, maybe? Driver sold. Indeed, only the French could re-invigorate such a lost cause. Lots of release info, something about Ubisoft, about Fifa, about Sonic, Call of Duty # and Gears of War ... *cough*. And the best thing was this:
https://www.indigopearl.com/ - okay so not the link but the 'about us' section ... poetry!
Historically speaking, it went something like this...
Nothing... Large bang... Fire... Mud soup... Fish... Reptiles... Reptiles with big teeth... Smaller bang... Bloody cold... People... Lots of wars... Oil... More wars... Electricity... Sony... Computers... Bill Gates... Games... and then came Indigo Pearl.
So you see, since the dawn of fun Indigo Pearl has been synonymous with the games, technology, and mobile entertainment industries. We'd like to say we had a choice, but frankly, we're so damn good at what we do it would've been madness to have done anything else. Here's a couple of examples...
The incident with Tony Blair...
It was a bright and sunny day down on the seafront in Bournemouth. Seagulls gently circled overhead accompanied by a squadron of Police helicopters. Prize flowerbeds bloomed with a magnificent collection of colours and aromas amongst the fluorescent bollards. The normally bustling pavements and pier were abnormally quiet that morning. No buckets and spades, only truncheons and handcuffs, which meant the Tory Conference was in town and a truly splendid opportunity to get a product into the papers with a Tony Blair look-alike antagonizing the attendees.
The dog incident
It's a well known fact that a dog is man's best friend. They're loyal, obedient, attentive, and perfect for advertising on. Of course, most dogs have a basic aversion to being shaved and spray painted with a game logo, but with the right mix of tasty treats and paint thinners you've got yourself a frisky, bouncing, barking billboard - much to the delight of the tabloids (and Radio Tokyo, which called for an interview).