Why don't we send Gabe and Tycho from Penny Arcade ( www.pennyarcade.com ) a GP2x? For those who don't know, Penny Arcade is a regular webcomic/ranting space by 2 hardcore gamers called Gabe and Tycho. They've been at this for years and now have a huge audience, are known by most hardcore gamers, and even have influence over and respect from the professional gaming industry. So the plan is simple: Send Gabe and Tycho a free GP2x (maybe two)! It's classic marketing, they get the handheld, play with it, and inevitably write out a good report or two on their website about it, and we'll instantly have a huge and captive audience hearing about the GP2x and considering buying one of them themselves, right in time for Christmas too! It could swing the other way though, if they don't like it or find problems with it, they'll let their audience know (part of why they've got such credibility). This means they need to get the best impression possible with it. A good idea is to include extra stuff in the GP2x package to help things along, such as a CD of it's best software, a printout of the community GP2x instruction manual, a pack of NIMH rechargeable batteries with chargers, a sheet of popular GP2x websites and important notes about the system, and maybe stuff like the TV out, SD card and GP2x case just to help things along. It sounds like a lot, but a simple set of posts on Penny Arcade could alert a huge audience of the GP2x, and a GP2x and a few accessories are well worth the sort of exposure we could get if they take to it. I'm not sure who should do it, while it could be community driven with donations, the most logical option would be for a GP2x retailer to send it as they have the stock, will benefit the most from a rise in awareness of the console, and could put their website address and shop name in the package, making things even better for themselves when the news post hits. So there you have it, a simple plan, a serious and strong potential effect, a brilliant chance to really push the system while using minimal resources. So what do you think?