In celebration of the launch of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Pandemic Studios is giving away free gas at a Los Angeles petrol station until the pumps run dry. What started at 6AM this morning is still causing a huge line to snake down the street and cause traffic jams all around the pit stop at 8489 Beverly Blvd. The "Petrol to the People" event will also cover the entire gas station with Mercs 2 branding, promo flyers will be handed out, and the free gas will pumped by actors posing as the three main characters in the game.
Not only is this awesome if you live in LA, but it's fairly appropriate; the game takes place in Venezuela, a country that has been very pivotal and vocal in the global energy crisis we're all facing. In the game, a power hungry tyrant uses Venezuela’s oil supply to overthrow the government and turns the country into a war zone, which doesn't sound all that far-fetched. You play as a mercenary who gets double-crossed by this bastard, so now you get to level the entire country as your revenge. I wish that didn't sound far-fetched. Mercenaries 2 is available now, and the free gas is probably going to run dry in the next few hours, so if you're in SoCal, I suggest you hit the road. To see more pictures of the gas station in question, hit the read more link.