Call me sentimental, but I love it when video game marketing and PR get into the holiday spirit. That kind of silly earnestness hits a sweet spot for me just between endearing and cheesy.
For instance, there's this new MadWorld holiday trailer Sega just released. Sadly, this one's censored, though an uncensored version for Europe is promised next week sometime.
Sega also sent the following holiday verses to warm your soon-to-be-impaled heart.
Twas a night before DeathWatch, when all through downtown
Not a person was stirring, since being stomped to the ground.
The bodies were hung on the rosebushes with care,
In hopes that more enemies would soon appear.
Jack was nestled all snug in his bed,
While visions of beating hearts danced in his head;
Jack with a sign post, the Bull in a tire wrap,
Impaled and put down for a long winters nap.
When out at the train station there arose such a splatter,
Everyone ran to see what was the matter.
Towards the commotion, they flew like a flash,
A game show was announced, winners paid cash.
The moon in the breast of the newly-fallen blood-stained snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to environmental weapons below.
When, what to my wondering dark eyes should sit
But a chainsaw, a spiked bat and daggers! OH S#!%
Truly touching. What do you think? MadWorld's currently one of the only reasons I can think of I'll be turning on a Wii next year...or whenever it comes out.