Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - Petrol for the People
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‘Mercenaries’ from Electronic Arts are hijacking a London petrol station this morning and giving away £20,000 of FREE petrol to customers.
The entire forecourt of Last Stop Ltd near Finsbury Park, North London will be completely transformed into that of a military style bunker, with jeeps, oil barrels, sandbag walls, and fully costumed actors on hand to pump the petrol for the customers.
The stunt is taking place to celebrate the launch of new videogame Mercenaries 2: World in Flames out today on Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and PC:DVD. The activity mirrors that of the game, which features a mercenary soldier taking possession of the local oil supply.
The full address of petrol station is - Last Stop Ltd, 73, Stapleton Hall Rd, London, N4 3QF


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Comment #1 by minto91
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 09:00:28 AM
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Comment #2 by Legendtaker117
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 09:00:46 AM
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Sounds cool I guess...

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Comment #3 by Legendtaker117
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 09:01:58 AM
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Now that I realize what Petrol is(I feel dumb now), that is awesome!! Now only if they could come here to the states, specificly Tampa, Florida.

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Comment #4 by Simo13
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 09:07:02 AM
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nice, i like it when games get a release like this, and its in the UK so all the better.

do it for gears 2 and fallout 3

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Comment #5 by bizarrobryann
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 09:34:06 AM
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wow come to america and do something tight like that

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Comment #6 by mksystem74
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 09:46:01 AM
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They did. In L.A. somewhere

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Comment #7 by ever31
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 10:09:26 AM
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man london is like 3 hours drive from me :(
hey do they do mail order?

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Comment #8 by beezelBug
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 10:12:19 AM
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Free petrol? I drive a diesel

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Comment #9 by Seany Show
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 10:12:36 AM
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im only a 1hour drive away from there but with the queue of people waiting there it would take forever.i wish they only gave out free petrol to gamers on this occassion rather than everyone as they wouldnt appreciate it from the game.

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Comment #10 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 10:16:19 AM
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That is proper Twissst!

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Comment #11 by HeatGuyStu
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 10:26:57 AM
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Ha, this is causing chaos over here. Fantastic! Made the news!

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Comment #12 by beezelBug
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 10:49:09 AM
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see here for news:

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Comment #13 by muters
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 11:42:01 AM
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Hehe, from the BBC article... you wouldn't think a guy called Prince Davis would need a few quid's worth of free petrol.

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Comment #14 by Havok24691
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 11:55:45 AM
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Do you have to have a car or can i just drive down there with a couple of petrol bottles and just store it up :D:D always need petrol for arson :D

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Comment #15 by dragonboyandy
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 12:02:15 PM
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That is awesome, and is a really great idea. For the guys over in America, petrol (gas) here costs £1.15 per litre, which is about $12 per gallon. With the average tank full costing £50 here, that's more than the cost of the game (£40). Looks like the Londoners have got a bloody good deal today!

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Comment #16 by dragonboyandy
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 12:25:56 PM
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This promotion has now been shut down by the local police force. Approximately 6700 customers got free petrol and around £10,000 worth of petrol was given away. The promotion was open for a total of four hours and tailbacks (queues) went for miles and miles. The local councils had hundreds of complaints within minutes as it completely halted all traffic in the area.


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Comment #17 by Khaos86
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 12:28:01 PM
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Glad to see the UK get something cool for once.

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Comment #18 by dragonboyandy
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 12:28:31 PM
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Oh yeah, just notice my pound symbols aren't coming out on here, so if you see a £ symbol, I mean GBP

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Comment #19 by Range_Finder
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 12:32:34 PM
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But its not the UK getting something cool its LONDON....... as usual.

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Comment #20 by VenomousChris
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 12:52:15 PM
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lol near finsbury park mosque...the home of the 7/7 bombers, perfect oportunity lol

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Comment #21 by knockton55
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 01:16:32 PM
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That's just stupid

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Comment #22 by eddie cheese
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 01:19:45 PM
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Comment #23 by MA5TER 0051
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 02:28:55 PM
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Very cool and interesting marketing scheme.

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Comment #24 by Skid Row Trash
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 02:47:24 PM
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Haha, this is the most amazing release idea I have ever seen. Amazing. I would love to see it on video or something released later on Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Comment #25 by workbench
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 04:44:09 PM
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thats the coolest thing ive heard of in ages. and even before i saw the update above i knew it was doomed to fuck up everyone.... i mean, petrol is so expensive now, its like giving away free money.

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Comment #26 by JC
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 04:57:15 PM
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That is awesome, shame I dont live in North London.

West London FTW! Lol

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Comment #27 by Mr Pibb 88
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 04:57:21 PM
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definatly tampa florida that would be awesome if they did that

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Comment #28 by its delicious
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 05:07:38 PM
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Who cares? Let me know when they start launching promotional air strikes so I can watch from a safe distance.

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Comment #29 by Ryot Control
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 05:10:24 PM
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now thats cool. We need free gas in the states too, but I like how they went the whole 9 yards with this.

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Comment #30 by oneandonlytommo
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 05:46:56 PM
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Comment #31 by cOmESeEMycAgE
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 05:47:25 PM
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Too bad the game doesn't involve the hijacking of a dental office...

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Comment #32 by Mr Jonnysniper
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 07:40:09 PM
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lol what you gotta relise is, in the uk thats not alot of petrol, coz its FUCKING EXPENSIVE FOR PETROL OR ANYTIME OF FUEL OVER HERE!.

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Comment #33 by MEA7HOOK
Friday, September 05, 2008 @ 07:52:05 PM
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EA did the same thing in L.A., which is decent of them I guess. I would have liked to see them put this money to better use and actually hire out some QA so it wouldn't have been released with so many bugs.

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Comment #34 by Mogablah
Saturday, September 06, 2008 @ 01:54:46 AM
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haha, that's awesome. now if only they did that in a small town in wisconsin...

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Comment #35 by Crimson Ridley
Saturday, September 06, 2008 @ 03:17:45 AM
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Yeah £ doesn't work, but $ does....Go figure.
This is a cool stunt and the game is just amazing, one of the best games I've played in a long while. Way better than GTA 4. Only thng that could top this may be Just Cause 2.

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Comment #36 by gingerCHRIS123
Saturday, September 06, 2008 @ 07:53:29 AM
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My dad gets free fuel from work with his BP card, so we never pay anyway.

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Comment #37 by DM HavoX
Saturday, September 06, 2008 @ 02:11:24 PM
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free gas.... nice

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