Sony Korea Sculpts Giant Sand PlayStation 3

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Sony Korea Sculpts Giant Sand PlayStation 3



Sony Computer Entertainment Korea showed up at the first-ever Korean Invitational World Sand Sculpting Championship in Donghae City to sculpt a giant PS3 and PSP out of sand. Why? Because they could.

Let's hear it for things that are both completely pointless and yet somehow kind of awesome, shall we? I suppose if you're Sony Korea and you're just feeling kind of bored with nothing to do - other than wait on the announcement of the Slim PS3 so you can start promoting them - and you find out about a local sand sculpting contest... well, it makes perfect sense that you'd drive on down to enter, right?

Okay, maybe not. But sense or no, that's what the folks from Sony Korea did. Yes, when you get down to it, this really is just an advertising/marketing stunt - though surprisingly for a Sony marketing idea, it remarkably avoids shooting itself in the foot - but it's still kind of cool nonetheless.

The only thing that would have been cooler is if they'd made some little sand games and characters to go along with it. Like a sand Sackboy, a sand Ratchet & Clank, a sand Solid Snake - iconic characters that are heavily associated with the PlayStation brand.

And then Gabe Newell could refuse to build his sand Gordon Freeman anywhere near the damn thing [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93884-Gabe-Newell-Yes-Were-Still-Working-on-Half-Life-2-Episode-3].

(Via Siliconera [http://www.siliconera.com/2009/08/13/sony-sculpts-giant-sandstation-3/])

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Croaker42

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Lol
PSS will be in stores this fall.
Pick it up for $900.

EDIT: Remember buying a plastation isnt mandatory but you should have and escape route planed for when the Sony death squads show up.
(They all look like Snake)
 

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black lincon said:
is it just me, or is the girl on the right holding a 360 controller?
It's a white DualShock. The Asian divisions tend to release a significantly larger variety of colors than we see in the US.
 

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Virgil said:
black lincon said:
is it just me, or is the girl on the right holding a 360 controller?
It's a white DualShock. The Asian divisions tend to release a significantly larger variety of colors than we see in the US.
I can see that, I can't imagine Sony would be stupid enough to give one of them a 360 controller, it just looks so much like one from the size of the picture.
 

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black lincon said:
is it just me, or is the girl on the right holding a 360 controller?
Thats what I thought, but if you look closer, its just a white PS controller.
 

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CantFaketheFunk said:
And then Gabe Newell could refuse to build his sand Gordon Freeman anywhere near the damn thing [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93884-Gabe-Newell-Yes-Were-Still-Working-on-Half-Life-2-Episode-3].
Heh, I just thought up a whole conversation thing;

Gabe: "The sand they use is too hard!"
Sony: "We purposefully made it harder to work with so that we wouldn't be over too quickly and to add longevity to the sand!"
Gabe: "I've never worked with your sand, but it's still too hard to work with!"
Sony: "Just work with it, damnit, or just shut up!"
Gabe: "NO!"
Sony: "Microsoft, take your little whiny brat out of the sand, they're ruining Playstation's Sand Castle!"
Microsoft: "Why don't you soften up the sand so everyone can be happy?!?"
Sony: "IT'S NOT HARDER, IT'S JUST DIFFERENT!"
Nintendo: "Both of you SHUT UP! I'm trying to get a tan!"

God, I hate my brain sometimes...

On the topic; sweetness!
 

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Jumplion said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
And then Gabe Newell could refuse to build his sand Gordon Freeman anywhere near the damn thing [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93884-Gabe-Newell-Yes-Were-Still-Working-on-Half-Life-2-Episode-3].
Heh, I just thought up a whole conversation thing;

Gabe: "The sand they use is too hard!"
Sony: "We purposefully made it harder to work with so that we wouldn't be over too quickly and to add longevity to the sand!"
Gabe: "I've never worked with your sand, but it's still too hard to work with!"
Sony: "Just work with it, damnit, or just shut up!"
Gabe: "NO!"
Sony: "Microsoft, take your little whiny brat out of the sand, they're ruining Playstation's Sand Castle!"
Microsoft: "Why don't you soften up the sand so everyone can be happy?!?"
Sony: "IT'S NOT HARDER, IT'S JUST DIFFERENT!"
Nintendo: "Both of you SHUT UP! I'm trying to get a tan!"

God, I hate my brain sometimes...

On the topic; sweetness!
PC: Haiii guyz, sup?
Gabe: YAY, PC IS HERE! COME PROTECT ME! THE SAND IS TOO HARD!
Sony: SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU WHINING *****!
Gabe: -starts crying-
Microsoft: Look what you did, Playstation. Always have to ruin it...
Sony: -knocks down Microsoft's sand castle-
Microsoft: IT'S ON, BITCHES!
Nintendo: Your in my light...
Sony: -presses hand down on Nintendo's chest, Nintendo tans with a hand print on chest-
Nintendo: Your goin' down, fucker. NO ONE MESSES WITH NINTENDO'S TANNING!
PC: Come on Gabe, let's go home...
Sony: -kicks down sand Gordon Freeman-
Gabe: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
PC: THAT'S IT!
Gabe: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
PC: It's ok Gabe, let's go home where the sand is extremely soft and easier to work with
Gabe: Ok PC...
OT: Wow, it's almost taller than those girls. I doubt they even did it [I'm gonna look like an idiot now]. Still, this is just ridiculous.
 

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JimmyBassatti said:
Jumplion said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
And then Gabe Newell could refuse to build his sand Gordon Freeman anywhere near the damn thing [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93884-Gabe-Newell-Yes-Were-Still-Working-on-Half-Life-2-Episode-3].
Heh, I just thought up a whole conversation thing;

Gabe: "The sand they use is too hard!"
Sony: "We purposefully made it harder to work with so that we wouldn't be over too quickly and to add longevity to the sand!"
Gabe: "I've never worked with your sand, but it's still too hard to work with!"
Sony: "Just work with it, damnit, or just shut up!"
Gabe: "NO!"
Sony: "Microsoft, take your little whiny brat out of the sand, they're ruining Playstation's Sand Castle!"
Microsoft: "Why don't you soften up the sand so everyone can be happy?!?"
Sony: "IT'S NOT HARDER, IT'S JUST DIFFERENT!"
Nintendo: "Both of you SHUT UP! I'm trying to get a tan!"

God, I hate my brain sometimes...

On the topic; sweetness!
PC: Haiii guyz, sup?
Gabe: YAY, PC IS HERE! COME PROTECT ME! THE SAND IS TOO HARD!
Sony: SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU WHINING *****!
Gabe: -starts crying-
Microsoft: Look what you did, Playstation. Always have to ruin it...
Sony: -knocks down Microsoft's sand castle-
Microsoft: IT'S ON, BITCHES!
Nintendo: Your in my light...
Sony: -presses hand down on Nintendo's chest, Nintendo tans with a hand print on chest-
Nintendo: Your goin' down, fucker. NO ONE MESSES WITH NINTENDO'S TANNING!
PC: Come on Gabe, let's go home...
Sony: -kicks down sand Gordon Freeman-
Gabe: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
PC: THAT'S IT!
Gabe: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
PC: It's ok Gabe, let's go home where the sand is extremely soft and easier to work with
Gabe: Ok PC...
OT: Wow, it's almost taller than those girls. I doubt they even did it [I'm gonna look like an idiot now]. Still, this is just ridiculous.
That was like one huge disturbing fanfic...still hi-LARIOUS though, good show!

Your avatar made it that much better.
 

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Hold on, the sand PSP has a real PSP on it, but how does that work? It looks like it should fall off.
 

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Jumplion said:
JimmyBassatti said:
Jumplion said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
And then Gabe Newell could refuse to build his sand Gordon Freeman anywhere near the damn thing [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93884-Gabe-Newell-Yes-Were-Still-Working-on-Half-Life-2-Episode-3].
Heh, I just thought up a whole conversation thing;

Gabe: "The sand they use is too hard!"
Sony: "We purposefully made it harder to work with so that we wouldn't be over too quickly and to add longevity to the sand!"
Gabe: "I've never worked with your sand, but it's still too hard to work with!"
Sony: "Just work with it, damnit, or just shut up!"
Gabe: "NO!"
Sony: "Microsoft, take your little whiny brat out of the sand, they're ruining Playstation's Sand Castle!"
Microsoft: "Why don't you soften up the sand so everyone can be happy?!?"
Sony: "IT'S NOT HARDER, IT'S JUST DIFFERENT!"
Nintendo: "Both of you SHUT UP! I'm trying to get a tan!"

God, I hate my brain sometimes...

On the topic; sweetness!
PC: Haiii guyz, sup?
Gabe: YAY, PC IS HERE! COME PROTECT ME! THE SAND IS TOO HARD!
Sony: SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU WHINING *****!
Gabe: -starts crying-
Microsoft: Look what you did, Playstation. Always have to ruin it...
Sony: -knocks down Microsoft's sand castle-
Microsoft: IT'S ON, BITCHES!
Nintendo: Your in my light...
Sony: -presses hand down on Nintendo's chest, Nintendo tans with a hand print on chest-
Nintendo: Your goin' down, fucker. NO ONE MESSES WITH NINTENDO'S TANNING!
PC: Come on Gabe, let's go home...
Sony: -kicks down sand Gordon Freeman-
Gabe: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
PC: THAT'S IT!
Gabe: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
PC: It's ok Gabe, let's go home where the sand is extremely soft and easier to work with
Gabe: Ok PC...
OT: Wow, it's almost taller than those girls. I doubt they even did it [I'm gonna look like an idiot now]. Still, this is just ridiculous.
That was like one huge disturbing fanfic...still hi-LARIOUS though, good show!

Your avatar made it that much better.
Then Bethesda would come running in, toss some beatles and ants on everything, and run off laughing.
 

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black lincon said:
is it just me, or is the girl on the right holding a 360 controller?
It's a white ps3 controlled look where the arrows are.
 

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Rascarin said:
black lincon said:
is it just me, or is the girl on the right holding a 360 controller?
Thats what I thought, but if you look closer, its just a white PS controller.
at first I thought it as a ps1 controller and I was like great how about some ps2 recognition

its pretty cool the best I can manage with sand is a big pile (and a tunnelway me and my friends used to make) but that mound was taller than I was (5 feet at the time it was made) but its nothing compared to that
 

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Hmm. Pretty cool,especially the sand controller. But yeah...
CantFaketheFunk said:
The only thing that would have been cooler is if they'd made some little sand games and characters to go along with it. Like a sand Sackboy, a sand Ratchet & Clank, a sand Solid Snake - iconic characters that are heavily associated with the PlayStation brand.
...sand Ratchet would be soooo much cooler. Especially if he was armed with one of his bigger guns.
JimmyBassatti said:
Jumplion said:
CantFaketheFunk said:
And then Gabe Newell could refuse to build his sand Gordon Freeman anywhere near the damn thing [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93884-Gabe-Newell-Yes-Were-Still-Working-on-Half-Life-2-Episode-3].
Heh, I just thought up a whole conversation thing;

Gabe: "The sand they use is too hard!"
Sony: "We purposefully made it harder to work with so that we wouldn't be over too quickly and to add longevity to the sand!"
Gabe: "I've never worked with your sand, but it's still too hard to work with!"
Sony: "Just work with it, damnit, or just shut up!"
Gabe: "NO!"
Sony: "Microsoft, take your little whiny brat out of the sand, they're ruining Playstation's Sand Castle!"
Microsoft: "Why don't you soften up the sand so everyone can be happy?!?"
Sony: "IT'S NOT HARDER, IT'S JUST DIFFERENT!"
Nintendo: "Both of you SHUT UP! I'm trying to get a tan!"
PC: Haiii guyz, sup?
Gabe: YAY, PC IS HERE! COME PROTECT ME! THE SAND IS TOO HARD!
Sony: SHUT YOUR MOUTH YOU WHINING *****!
Gabe: -starts crying-
Microsoft: Look what you did, Playstation. Always have to ruin it...
Sony: -knocks down Microsoft's sand castle-
Microsoft: IT'S ON, BITCHES!
Nintendo: Your in my light...
Sony: -presses hand down on Nintendo's chest, Nintendo tans with a hand print on chest-
Nintendo: Your goin' down, fucker. NO ONE MESSES WITH NINTENDO'S TANNING!
PC: Come on Gabe, let's go home...
Sony: -kicks down sand Gordon Freeman-
Gabe: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
PC: THAT'S IT!
Gabe: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
PC: It's ok Gabe, let's go home where the sand is extremely soft and easier to work with
Gabe: Ok PC...
That right here,it just made my day. Thank you both.

Mac: Hi,i'm a Mac.
PC: Oh,that's just great.
Microsoft: GET LOST!
Sony: - pushes Microsoft who lands face-first into the sand-
PC: -kicks sand into Mac's face-
Gabe: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Nintendo: Yaaaay! Clusterf**k!
Mac: -kicks PC in the balls-
Microsoft: -knocks Sony down and stomps on it's face-
Nintendo -runs Microsoft over with a car made of money-
Magnavox Odyssey: (here goes my attempt to immitate grumpy old man) In 'he ol'er days 'ere wasn't 'uch a fig'ts...