Hot on the heels of (eight weeks after) the amazing Dreamcast-like LUBEFREIGHT
sighting comes this - a business operating under the name PSP Incineration Ltd
Yes please. Incinerate them one at a time or all at once. As many as you can. Just leave one intact so future generations can enjoy Lumines and Lumines II.OPENING PREAMBLE
"PSP Incineration Ltd a.k.a. Sony's Emergency Plan B (inc. dangerous covert photography in the Watford area)
"Or Plan C, or D or whatever plan they're on now. Whatever plan it is, I've lost count and that's the point.
"I was outside Watford Junction station last week and noticed an unsavoury man and a van in the parking area. Two unsavoury men, in fact, on their cigarette break. The logo on the side of the van said PSP Incineration Ltd
. It could've been a specific department set up to deal with the PSP, or perhaps I'd uncovered some kind of strange PSP rebranding operation..."
"That guy there was the lookout. The bigger one, who I imagine owns the van and probably does the incinerating with his bare hands, was busy getting into said van. Shortly afterwards the pair sped off, almost like Steve Coogan's Mustang in the Saxondale intro.
"I was under immense pressure taking these photos (I took five altogether, but this is the clearest) on my phone. I at least set the focus to infinity to speed up the picture-taking and, naturally, disabled the flash just in case, but I was in direct view of not only the two unsavoury types but also a family sitting nearby and the commuters going about their daily business, so I too used the cigarette break as my disguise and lit one up as the littering bastard kept giving me strange looks. Upon seeing that I was a fellow smoker, he seemed to calm down, but I also had a massive, unwieldy black/green Zavvi bag (Laurel and Hardy DVD collection, oh yes) which drew unnecessary attention. To put things in perspective, here's one of the earlier, dodgier 'action' shots..."
"I decided not to rotate it the right way around just to emphasise the clear and present danger involved. Further reconnaissance revealed a website for the 'company'. If you ask me, it looks positively dubious.
"What would Sony want with our bank statements and personal information? I smell a rat, and it smells not unlike a certain Kaz Hirai, only with a wholly different name and address. Heck, he could be posing as me! If you are offered a PSP by a Japanese man calling himself Bilal Sheikh, DO NOT BUY IT. Unless it's really cheap and you can flash it, then you can play Streets of Rage 2 on it, like I do with mine.
"I've been mulling over the idea of possibly buying www.ps3incineration.co.uk in case Sony decides to branch out, but I'm thinking of a few other things to spend £2.99 on, like HD-DVDs from HMV" - Bilal.