It may seem odd, but it's a fact of life that there are people out there with no clue of what a Nintendo DS is. Well, Nintendo has come up with a clever idea to tempt such people out from underneath their rocks, with their "Discover DS" parties.
Yes, the Big N are offering party games and costumes (yes, really) to UK residents over the age of 18 who can convince at least nine of their friends to come around and try out the DS console. If you can supply the partygoers, Nintendo can supply you with a staff member to demonstrate the machine, hand out some games and even perhaps some other goodies too.
A lot of the DS and Wii's success can be traced back to user advocacy, so these official parties should help the console reach even greater heights. If you live in the UK and want to help your friends better understand the wonderful world of touch screen gaming, head on over to the Discover DS Party website and, with a bit of luck, you too could receive some Nintendo-based backing. Be sure to read the small print, though: Nintendo will not provide booze.