Kevin Butler Gets a Gift Basket of Sorry from New Zealand

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The New Zealand TV network that ripped off a PS3 ad and was called on it by fake executive Kevin Butler sent the PlayStation "vice president of everything," a large gift basket as a gesture of goodwill.


Butler, noticing that New Zealand's TV3 straight-up copied the PS3's "Montage" ad from earlier this year, didn't send a cease-and-desist (though the ad was soon pulled) but did spell out in pretty clear terms what he wanted from the broadcaster. Namely, "TV3's support in making the PS3 the Official Game Console of New Zealand. ... That, and a box set of Flight of the Conchords."

Ask and ye shall receive, Kevin. In addition to that plaque (in greater detail here), and the DVDs (but were they Blu-Ray?), SCEA's marketing folks also got a bunch of Kiwi goodies, such as ... Marmite? Yum?

[via Kevin Butler's Twitter]



Marmite; the most disgusting substance ever made. I'd rather spread baby diarrhea on my toast.

I like how they consider Flight of the Conchords a national treasure now, though to be honest before they came along, NZ was only famous for being "that place where Lord of the Rings was filmed".