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Submitted by PlayStation_4 527d ago | rumor

Taco Bell reportedly giving out free PS4s before it is officially released

According to this Twitter user, Taco Bell is giving away free PS4s to its customers. (PS4)

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PlayStation_4  +   527d ago
Sony is actually going to market the PS4 fairly well, with no creepy babies!?

Sony to win next gen confirmed.
ABizzel1  +   527d ago
I actually like the Potato Grillers (Potatoes, Bacon bits, Sour Cream, Nacho Cheese), so hopefully that will be in the big box, because it's the only way I'll get one. (The XXL Chalupa was also delicious, but they got rid of it. MORONS.)
UltimateMaster  +   526d ago
They should also market this in KFC, Subway and Wendy's.

They did Subway with Uncharted 3.
alien626  +   526d ago
taco bell did this with the ps vita
FamilyGuy  +   526d ago
This is pretty cool and doubt it's just a rumor, Tacobell gave out free PS Vitas around the time of it's launch. I have a friend on PSN that actually won one.

It was one of those peel sticker on a cup things. Instant prize winners. Guess I'm gonnsa have to start buying big boxes for lunch. I'd probably cry if I won one lol.
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GentlemenRUs  +   526d ago
@FamilyGuy

Looks like the Upsell is working!
Tyrone_Biggums  +   527d ago
I liked the creepy baby
Blacktric  +   527d ago
Goddammit Tyrone, get it together!
Eyeco  +   527d ago
Some guy on youtube posted

"This commercial is genius and beautifully done. It's a play on 2001: A Space Odyssey, where the baby doll represents the star child which, in the movie, represents the future of mankind. the PS3 represents the ominous black box that you see at the end of the film. Gah! I love it."

In that sense it's a pretty amazing metaphor, it works well as a teaser, but it really wasn't to great of an advert because of how obscure the theme was.
XisThatKid  +   526d ago
I understand not what the b**** is all about, Taco Bell held contests and promoted Xbox brands with no problem and the Vita thing I believe was and isolated incident. One bad promo doesn't brand it for life look at Sony's bad rep a year ago or/and two. And no TB never gave me Toco squirts but I have ate some pretty disgusting things from there.
aceitman  +   527d ago
this is me picking up my ps4- http://n4g.com/comments/rel...
ginsunuva  +   527d ago
Well they did do Vita giveaways at Taco Bell too.
lilbrat23  +   527d ago
Yes they did and they also failed on that when their system was hacked and people were told they were winners when they were not.
Godlovesgamers  +   527d ago
True. Craigslist is giving away PSVita's as well. You can snag one for about $120, like new, mint condition and usually with a game, memory card or both included!
Deadpoolio  +   527d ago
Does nobody remember that Diarrhea dog food bell did the exact same thing with the Vita and that got so screwed up there were actually lawsuits and whatnot when the employees started stealing the codes and then Dog food bell started trying to claim actual winners weren't winners
NarooN  +   527d ago
LOL yes. I remember that. There was a huge outrage.

Winner: Yay, I won!
Winner 2: Me too!
Taco Bell: LOL NO U

It was the most jacked-up sweepstakes ever.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   527d ago
Thank god no creepy babies or creepy alien looking girl.

This is a great first marketing ploy from Sony. They need to make the message clear and to the point come this holiday.
lilbrat23  +   527d ago
I don't know I remember the Vita promotion that went ape sh*t after a few people won it and were told they didn't win.
Guwapo77  +   527d ago
Who wants daily mudd butt at merely a chance to win a PS4? I'm good, I'll wait till Nov 15th.
FamilyGuy  +   526d ago
I think you read the title wrong, it doesn't say McDonald's or Chipotle.
Guwapo77  +   526d ago
Taco Bell is a no go for me bro, I get sick every time.
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Lior  +   527d ago
What the hell is Taco Bell? In uk?
Heisenburger  +   526d ago
You see, after the great food wars the only chain to survive was Taco Bell.

So every restaurant, diner, so on and so forth is 'Taco Bell'.

Simon says Be Well.
Whore_Mouth  +   526d ago
@Heisenburger Sounds like someone doesn't know how to use the three sea shells.
XisThatKid  +   526d ago
You sir Heisenburger gets +1 nice! I Loled!
Rimeskeem  +   526d ago
Just remember people saying the xbox one will win next gen globally is saying half life 3 will be confirmed in the next year
Gigaguy777  +   526d ago
Unrelated comments FTW.
awesomeperson  +   526d ago
Well, they did hire that new marketing team. May have something to do with the lack of creepy babies this generation.
jhoward585  +   527d ago
Ok, this gives a new meaning to the phrase "Run for the border"
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TheUndertaker85  +   527d ago
If so hopefully it's done differently than the Vita promotion Sony did with Taco Bell. Employees screwing paying customers isn't cool.
PlayStation_4  +   527d ago
huh?
TheUndertaker85  +   527d ago
Taco Bell employees were taking the codes and using them, thus invalidating codes

http://kotaku.com/5884142/t...

Later they also denied prizes, even for many legit winners

http://www.gamesradar.com/t...
Deadpoolio  +   527d ago
Exactly why go with Diarrhea bell after that poorly handled Vita promotion. Between the employees stealing and redeeming the codes and the actual company trying to claim that winners weren't actually winners, why go through them again? That Vita promotion was a cluster
Ketzicorn  +   527d ago
Did Taco Bell just give you diarrhea or something? You seem very upset about something that's not that serious.
maniacmayhem  +   527d ago
Time to get some Gordita crunches!
Deadpoolio  +   527d ago
Better stop and get some anti diarrhea medicine on your way home with that grade-f dog meat from Diarrhea bell....Maybe some Pepto also their food is disgusting
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Majin-vegeta  +   527d ago
Oh well sux for you.They're food is awesome.
Relientk77  +   526d ago
Omg I love their gordita crunches lol
Idba  +   527d ago
I bet Taco Bell will se a 50% customer increase now
T2  +   527d ago
They need it . Arent they part of the pizza hut, kfc company ??
Hard times for them
vigilante_man  +   527d ago
I'm thinking of flying to the US just to eat there!!!
azshorty2003  +   527d ago
I don't think taking an expensive trip just so you can intentionally get food poisoning and diarrhea for the CHANCE of winning a PS4 is a smart move.
vigilante_man  +   527d ago
Ok. I just changed my mind!!
No_Pantaloons  +   527d ago
I suddenly feel like having tacos!
jukins  +   527d ago
Not again!! This promotion for the vita did a number on my guts when it ran last time. It was mostly for the gordita crunch because I know I had next to no chance of actually winning. Was eating taco bell 3-4 times a week.
Venemox  +   527d ago
What's the point if there will be no games available for it?
T2  +   526d ago
Wow really ? Its one of the best launch lineups ive seen
FamilyGuy  +   526d ago
Whaaaa, not only does it have games it's got like 10 FREE games. lol @ crazy fanboy logic.

Multiplatform
Exclusive
Free 2 Play
PS+ instant games collection
Indie games
PSN titles too.

You've been seriously misinformed XD
raptor302  +   526d ago
Im pretty sure what our good friend venemox meant was that there won't be any games available to buy before its launchday.
Since this article is reporting that they will be giving out ps4s before the official launchdate, I think that he raises a good question, what is the point?

maybe there will be some f2p games available to download from the ps store already, although I kind of doubt it.

dont jump on your horses too fast,
much love <3
FamilyGuy  +   525d ago
LOL, you're right! I total jumped the gun because I didn't even think about that, been reading too many troll comments lately I guess so I've been defensive.

On that note: Every PS4 comes pre-loaded with Game Room, that's something even though only a few of the games can be played without a camera.

Maybe they'll be games on the PS store by then, who knows. I doubt you'd actually get the system any more than a couple days before launch if getting it before launch is even true to begin with.

Personally I'd just be excited to check out all the other features, interface and show it off to friends.
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Venemox  +   525d ago
Are you guys serious?! NO GAMES WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE CONSOLE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES.

You guys are so blinded by your fanboyism that you interpret anything as an attack on your shiny plastic.

I have already pre-ordered a PS4 but the PlayStation community today is the f**king worst.
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eplusr  +   527d ago
Taco Bell cannot be trusted we still don't know if they use real beef for their tacos or not. As another poster stated they tried this stunt a couple years back and we all know how that turned out.

Besides if anyone is actually going to fill their belly on suspect meat just to try and win a PS4 then they've got bigger problems then some shady contest.
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Sony promotions with Taco Bell never work. They should've stayed with the Subway promotions.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   527d ago
Their Vita give away was a total sham so I wouldn't get your hopes up.
xKugo  +   527d ago
Damn, that's incredible.
Guess I going to start eating Taco Bell now.
Sarobi  +   526d ago
Well I can stomach Taco Bell.. so I guess this is a pretty cool promotion.
Belking  +   526d ago
You have to be pretty naive to believe this stuff. It won't won't be much of a giveaway and definitely not gonna happen before it's officially released. use your brains people.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   526d ago
I'm actually excited to see this. I got lucky when Subway was having their Uncharted giveaway and won 1000$. Maybe lady luck will come a knocking again =D
ibrake4naps  +   526d ago
Has this started yet??
brettski  +   526d ago
Taco bell sucks. Ps4 is awesome (i hope)
_FantasmA_  +   526d ago
Taco Bell is gross, but I never get diarrhea. You guys got health problems or your eating something else thats bad for you. Stop believing the stereotypes. I don't like their food but if I can win another PS4, then I will be there.
wannabe gamer  +   526d ago
they are having the contest before its released but im sure they wont give the ps4 till release
Dogswithguns  +   526d ago
Haven't been to TacoBell in a long time.. I'm gonna have to now, hehee.
Visualift  +   526d ago
Well, I'm yet to have my annual visit to Taco Bell... maybe I can leave a winner despite the loss.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   526d ago
The only thing I get from Taco Bell is the chicken soft tacos and Doritos locos tacos. Can't stomach the other stuff after the years of horror stories. Meat/cheese/lettuce from there. That's it, occasionally a churro or cinnamon twists. Maybe I will luck out and they will add something for people like me who love the Doritos locos tacos but not the rest of the garbage.

"Gutter palettes, forever unclean"
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neoMAXMLC  +   526d ago
Welp, looks like Taco Bell is my go to place for breakfast, lunch and dinner now.
GentlemenRUs  +   526d ago
I guess the Upsell is working quite well!

But anywho... Goodluck to those Americans ;)
swishersweets20031  +   526d ago
I could never eat at taco bell ever again. After going to real mexican restaurant i got spoiled.
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Thomaticus  +   526d ago
oh man... I really don't want to have to eat Taco Bell.
Jeedai Infidel  +   526d ago
At least Taco Bell is giving away something other than gas and diarrhea.

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