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Making the World Safe

2002-04-02 17:23:13+00 by TC 4 comments

Here we go again. Some misanthrope kills himself and his mommy sues Sony for a very hefty sum so that they will place warning lables on the game. Let's assume for a minute that the family is not being greedy and going for the corporate deep pockets. Has anyone ever bought a pack of cigarettes and looked at the side of the box and said "Oh my God! these things are dangerous!?!" Why do I care about Sony being sued? Because we all end up paying for it in higher consumer cost. Don't get me wrong, when companies behave badly I think they should be spanked hard but I am really sick of peoples lack of accountability for their own actions. If people like this win, we expend all our capital/efforts wrapping bubble packing plastic around the world and even that won't save everyone.

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#Comment made: 2002-04-02 17:41:30+00 by: TC

sorry bout the long rant folks. It's just hit a nerve with me (remeber the "heavy metal music made us do it suit") that started the whole record lable warning system? I'm going to go get a latte and bang my head against the door for a while...

#Comment made: 2002-04-02 17:49:15+00 by: Dan Lyke

When I saw this, my first reaction was "wait a minute, haven't video game publishers been putting 'Warning: This game is addictive!'" on their packaging for quite a while?

#Comment made: 2002-04-02 23:08:20+00 by: meuon

And why did Mom not turn off the computer? 12 hrs a day?

#Comment made: 2002-04-03 16:18:34+00 by: flushy

They are addictive, but Mom should have gotten son some medical help. If her son was under 18, the state would be looking at her for failing to get proper help for her obviously troubled teen.