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Santa Sony Drops Presents on Dublin

Five for fifty.

Spare a thought for the insolvent Irish. Not knowing what to do with the copious amounts of money that poured into the country when the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Google set up shop in the fabled green land of awesome Guinness, saints and scholars, the fools that we are went and blew it all on underground tunnels no one can now afford to use and make-up for our fearless leader. (True story)

Sony to the rescue of the Dublin mendicants, with news today that Sony Ireland (yep, there’s a Sony Ireland, their offices are actually quite nice) have hidden twelve PlayStation bundles around the capital. From the press release:

From early this morning through to Friday afternoon, people are advised to keep their eyes peeled as PlayStation Christmas gift boxes will be dropped at twelve random locations around Dublin city centre.

It’s what’s inside that counts though, as those lucky enough to claim one of the boxes will win the entire contents. Prizes include PlayStation 3 consoles, PlayStation Move Starter Packs, PSPs and a selection of fantastic PlayStation games.

What better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than with a new PlayStation console to show off to family and friends!

PlayStation is remaining tight lipped as to the exact location of this gift drop. However, you can log onto the PlayStation Ireland Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SonyPlayStationIreland, where clues to the twelve locations will be shared. After that it’s up to you to figure out where the next PlayStation gift will be dropped and make sure you’re there to try and claim your prize.

Thanks Sony! Anything you can do about €85 billion we now owe the ECB and IMF? I’d like my kids to not have to work in a bog down in Tipperary for fifteen hours a day in order to pay it off, if at all possible.

Editor’s note: This post was written by an Irish person. If you can’t laugh at yourself, you have no right laughing at anyone else.

Source: Press release

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49 Comments
  1. Erroneus
    Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
    Since: May 2009

    Crazy! They have to hide them good or else they are gone in 15 minutes.

    Sony has been a good Santa to me also, I won the GT5 Signature Edition from Playstation Denmark a few days ago \o/

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 10:50.
  2. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    They have Playstation wrapping paper. I WANT Playstation wrapping paper.

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 10:56.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      They’re Sony. They have PlayStation everything. Yes, even loo roll. Don’t ask.

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 10:57.
      • Dan Lee
        Common like the rest of us.
        Since: Jun 2010

        *Asks*

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 10:58.
      • Kovacs
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        I had to use the little boys’ room. Happy now?

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:00.
      • solidsteven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Yes.

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:20.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        I want to wipe my bum with green triangles! *notes tub of Quality Streets for Christmas* Hellllooooooo!!

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:28.
      • rept0n
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        OMG!!! – I want Sony branded toilet paper.

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 14:45.
  3. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    The Irish hiding suspicious black packages around cities. Hhmm.

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:09.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      You do realise that that comment is quite insulting to Irish people, right?

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:21.
      • philbert8
        The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
        Since: Sep 2010

        I know, my brother has been a victim of it. Sorry didn’t mean to offend.

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:24.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Not really. Just tasteless, no?

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:29.
      • limerickred
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        You do realise the article itself is quite patronising dont you? Not only to Ireland but to Sonys office here.

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 15:42.
      • Kovacs
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        How is it patronising to the office? I mention that it does exist because when I mentioned it before many of my fellow Irishmen and women said they didn’t even know Sony had a pressence here.

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 19:48.
      • bigdon23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        philbert8 does have a point though, if someone who was not familiar with sonys generosity finds 1 they will surely think its a bomb, i dont think sony have thought this through properly, maybe a poster on an ally wall with a token attached would have sufficed

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 21:41.
      • limerickred
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Why should you have to explain that Sony have an office here? Why wouldnt they? And why does the writer state in the first paragraphy “their country” and in the last paragraph “85 billion we now owe”? Is he Irish or not?

        Comment posted on 17/12/2010 at 02:41.
    • Mick939
      Member
      Since: Forever

      My familys irish and im uninsulted, of course tasteless jokes are my (shit i cant spell this word why did i decide yo use it) forte’.

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:43.
    • carson321
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Despite the fact that most of the things like that are in northern ireland…………

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 12:05.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        have you seen Sons of Anarchy Season 3? they paint a beautiful picture of the N.I countryside, but potray Belfast as something out of WWII. If i was to base a visit to ireland on that program, I (I know its not relevant but i thought i’d share it as we’re talkin Ireland)

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 12:20.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      Are you referring to the “troubles”, or else I don’t get the joke.

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 13:32.
    • slates16
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      yep this is quite insulting and tasteless

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 15:31.
      • philbert8
        The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
        Since: Sep 2010

        Well I guess I’ve somehow become the “Frankie Boyle” of TSA. Shall we just get back to the mindless violence of COD.

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 15:46.
  4. carson321
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Dammit, I was there just the other week!

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:12.
    • Kovacs
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      And you didn’t call in for some tea?
      *modifies Christmas list*

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:13.
      • carson321
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        I would have felt a bit rude as I did not have any biscuits to bring with me

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 12:04.
      • Kovacs
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        Oh, well then. You had a narrow escape!
        :D

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 12:10.
      • Crazyfrog23
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        I was there earlyer today and i never noticed any boxes :(
        and sorry kovac’s, if i knew there was tea on offer i would have called in for a cup

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 17:06.
  5. jediryan123
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    I lived in Ireland for a year and nearly every bridge, highway and train system says part funded by the EU Union on it.

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:39.
    • Mick939
      Member
      Since: Forever

      Im lost in the relevance to that :-) the eu union so the european union union

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:45.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      I live in Wales and I kid you not… it’s packed with Welsh people! Crazy times.

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 11:55.
      • Erroneus
        Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
        Since: May 2009

        *Scribbles down*

        Wales = Welsh people

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 12:09.
      • Kovacs
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        LOL!

        Touché!

        Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 12:10.
  6. Charmed_Fanatic
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Wow thats a nice thing for xmas P.S. bring it to birmingham!

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 13:16.
  7. MadiesInMeBoot
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Ugh I just woke up, couldn’t be arsed looking for them. That’s just my early morning mentality, wait till I have a cup of tea/coffee =P Haha just realised its not early morning ha =\

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 13:31.
  8. Samiro05
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    That’s super! Don’t live anywhere near though so good luck to those on the search for them! If I were to live there though and had seen this video yesterday then I would’ve got a group of friends to go to every known christmas tree in their cities to find them :)

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 14:46.
  9. wiskeyjack
    Member
    Since: Dec 2010

    I find the whole article racist
    In this day and age its so not cool to beliitle other people
    i think you should look at you own politicians expenses scandal
    before belittling ours
    and English people wonder why they are hated abroad

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 16:19.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      er, this article was written by a proud Irishman who lives in Dublin. This website is owned and edited by myself, I live in Belfast and have Irish, Scots and English blood in me. I’m immensely proud of every aspect of my heritage but I am perfectly capable of having a little laugh at certain aspects.
      I think perhaps you missed a joke and leapt into the role of victim a little too easily.

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 17:26.
      • limerickred
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Aah the power of editing. The original article clearly stated in the first paragraph “their country” and now has been changed. Perhaps he didnt know where he was from while writing that section. Proud indeed!

        Comment posted on 17/12/2010 at 16:40.
  10. philbert8
    The Frankie Boyle Of TSA
    Since: Sep 2010

    Just blame the whole thing on me. I’ve obviously left a bad taste in every ones mouth, and I never meant to. Can we lock this article, and I’ll just log out forever.

    Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 16:49.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      aw, don’t take it to heart, we know you’re only joking. No real harm done ;)

      Comment posted on 16/12/2010 at 17:27.

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