This is too precious to save for tomorrow’s Snatch as the White House and the freshly inaugurated President Obama have been petitioned to “Get Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry pulled off the shelves.”
“Dear Mr. Obama,” begins the petition, “As a consumer to the Video Game Industry there is one Video Game that has caused a lot of controversy over the past few month’s.”
Yes, it’s called Hitman: Absolution, and it’s “months,” plural, no need for that apostrophe.
“The name of the game is DmC: Devil May Cry made by Ninja Theory and Capcom. A majority of gamer’s are aggravated that this game has changed so much from it’s past predecessors and the game actually insults the consumers in-game.”
Another errant apostrophe in “gamers,” but we’ll move on. Read that again. DmC: Devil May Cry insults gamers for being different to its predecessors. You couldn’t make it up.
“We, as consumers did not want nor need this reboot…” fair enough, you’re allowed to express your opinion…
“…and we believe it violates our rights to have a choice between the original’s or the reboot…” but not if your opinion is stupid. Also, original’s what? Did you mean “originals”?
It violates your rights to have a choice? In America of all places, where you can choose from twenty different pancake toppings before your day even properly begins?
“This game is violating our rights as a consumer and we believe it should be pulled off shelves from game stores due to it’s insulting nature and the fact that it violates our rights,” concludes the petition, making sure that Obama knows that gamers rights are being violated by mentioning it twice in one sentence. And throwing in another spare apostrophe there, as if there weren’t enough in the world already.
The petition needs 100,000 signatures before February 19th to be considered by President Obama.
At present it has eight.
Source: The Whitehouse