Hugo Chavez: Playstation Is Poison

I was trying to keep away from writing today but the internet is a tricksy fox and is deliberately floating stories in front of my eyes that just are begging a write up, be it my favourite gaming celebrity Bob Kotick or Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez attacking Playstation. In his weekly radio and TV show “Alo Presidente” President Chavez said,

“Those games they call ‘PlayStation’ are poison. Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘you’ve got to find Chavez to kill him.'”


The official ‘Mercenaries 2’ website describes ‘a power-hungry tyrant [that] messes with Venezuela’s oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a war zone,’ adding quickly, ‘Any similarity to person or persons living or dead is purely coincidental.’

Chavez went on to say that games where you ‘bomb cities or just throw bombs’ are sold by capitalist countries (that’s us kids!) so they can ‘later sell weapons.’ Obviously we have been mislead, Killzone 2 is not a science fiction shooter based in a fictional galaxy but a carefully disguised advert for BAe Systems. How foolish of us.

Chavez continued, saying Playstation games ‘promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol so they can sell them. That’s capitalism, the road to hell.’

Video games were outlawed in Venezuela in October 2009 and instead Chavez decrees Venezuelans should make ‘educational games’ and suggested designing ‘little indigenous dolls’ to sell in place of dolls ‘like Barbie, that have nothing to do with our culture.’

Source: AFP (via Yahoo News)

Hugo hates Playstation but shows he haz skillz with Natal.

Hugo hates Playstation but shows he haz skillz with Natal.