Are you a PlayStation MVP? Apparently, according to IGN, Sony are recruiting for the “most highly-engaged members of the PlayStation community” and are starting with the top 1% of Trophy hunters – if you’re up there with the very best, perhaps you got an email from Sony overnight.
“They are experts on everything related to PlayStation and are some of the most influential and important members of the PlayStation Nation,” says the email pushed out overnight.
“They are the types of players that spend their spare time helping other gamers get their stats up. They help run online events on the PlayStation Network. They create game walk-throughs, blog about their favorite games, and support their fellow gamers on places like the official PlayStation forums.”
The email links through to a form asking for PSN ID and Email ID, a couple of things you’d think Sony had access to if they were emailing you in the first place based on your Trophy count. There’s then a series of questions including “why do you want to be an MVP?” and a massive set of checkboxes.
These include pinning a tick on such attributes as “I enjoy persuading others” and “I need to know that someone understands my opinion”. It’s clear what this is all about.
Apparently applicants then need to wait 4-6 weeks to see if they’re in the program, which – to me at least – would seem to involve posting on forums a lot. Perhaps – if this is indeed all real and not an elaborate waste of time – Sony will push out something official we can all read.