Prank Morphs Office Cubicle Into Sonic Level

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Prank Morphs Office Cubicle Into Sonic Level

This Sega-themed office prank is better than making someone sit on a whoopie cushion, almost.

I've had it up to here with the office prank where someone's cubicle and every object on it is wrapped in foil. It was hilarious at first, but I'm sorry, now it's old hat. That's why I couldn't be more pleased with the prank Sega pulled on a co-worker recently, turning his cubicle into something more videogame related.

After Sega's Aaron Webber was foolish enough to take a trip to Europe, he returned to find he now had to do his job inside of a Sonic the Hedgehog level. The Green Hill Zone, to be exact.

Sega employees turned his cubicle into an accurate replica of the original Sonic level, and the most memorable in my mind because it was just simple, speedy fun. The cubicle featured the Green Hill Zone's clouds, flowers, trees, annoying fish enemies, and even rings and powerups to collect. At the end was the Dr. Robotnik/Sonic spinner so Weber could finish the level, but there was oddly no Chaos Emerald.

It's such a good cubicle prank that I hope Webber left it up and went to work in another spot instead. Foil be damned, we have a new king of the office pranks, though I suppose it wouldn't make as much sense to do the same thing at a paper factory.

(Sega Blog)

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That. Is Epic! Goes to prove they have a sense of humour!!! I really do hope they left it up!

This is why I hate working in an office where the average age of the employees in my division is 47. Nobody ever does any stupid fun things like this :(

Don't they have anything better to do?

Shouldn't they be working?

That's so pimp, I wish someone would prank me like that D:

Zhougdog:
Shouldn't they be working?

Given how bad every Sonic game has been recently, it's probably just as well they weren't :)

This is where typical 'work' thought goes out the window, obviously you can't do stuff like this all day all the time, but occasionally letting something like this pass by without stomping all over the spirit of your staff, in terms of blowing a few hours on something daft...

Well, it can actually repay you in terms of staff morale far more than a few more hours number crunching might have done. Also, I'm sure this wouldn't have happened in a 'busy' time anyway. No-one looked particularly rushed :D

Hell, if there's a spare desk, leave it intact, and it's a permanent reminder that you don't run your office like a sweatshop, permanent morale boost for the cost of a few hours work.

EDIT: make sure the prankee isn't like Milton from Office Space first. "gnnasetwholeplaceonfire....mystapler..."

Wow, that's VERY well done!!! I wish they'd do that to my desk at work!

Alfador_VII:

Zhougdog:
Shouldn't they be working?

Given how bad every Sonic game has been recently, it's probably just as well they weren't :)

Sir, I now love you.

id trade him desks

The Sonic cubicle is awesome but if it where me I wouldn't rest until I had tracked down every memorabilia they had given away, And brought the culprits to slow and painful justice!

Almost makes working in a office look exciting....almost

awesome sauce

Wasn't that also the music they used in Phantasy Star 2 for walking around some towns? Pretty sure it is.
They're from the same company.

I've said it once and I'll say it once more:

GAMERS ARE THE GREATEST PEOPLE ON THE ENTIRE PLANET. PERIOD.

That is so awesome :)

That was great...and I betcha productivity spiked but frikkin good for a while.

ToonLink:
I've said it once and I'll say it once more:

GAMERS ARE THE GREATEST PEOPLE ON THE ENTIRE PLANET. PERIOD.

My thoughts exactly.

That was awesome! This is why games cost so much to make, you have to pay for developer shenanigans!

Rarhnor:
Don't they have anything better to do?

True...

Aren't pranks supposed to piss people off? I'd be more than happy with that "prank".

Anyone who would be mad if they had that happen to them is not a gamer.

So they DO know what the classic sonic levels look like. They have no excuse now!

I wish someone would pull this "prank" on my desk.

If only they put that much effert into the games.

less of a prank, more of a badass work of art id say

That is so awesome :)

I'm envious of people who are happy and love their jobs. Grrrr.....

ummmm.... didn't they sell all he's stuff?

That's awesome!

I wish they'd put that much effort into making a decent Sonic game >_>

Optimystic:
So they DO know what the classic sonic levels look like. They have no excuse now!

You sir, win this thread.

I concur with the ideas that this is good for morale.

I Can't look at this and think anything other then "Hey, you see we're thinking of the days when our games were good, maybe you want to buy our next game since we're thinking of the past good games?"

It could just be my morning cynicism however.

IT"S GONE oh noes

it's gone ohhh gay. =[

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