The White House Petitioned To Remove DmC From Sale

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



  1. People are thick. Simple.

  2. But…

    How does providing another take on Dante violate a ‘right to choice?’

    Surely it’s more choice?

  3. Oh. My. God.
    I thought this would be due to it’s religious theme’s with demon’s and angel’s, but no, it’s another offended fan! Fantastic, this made my day!

    • Seriously there should be a second petition to ban abusive use of apostrophes :P

      • Haha.

        It’s a true case of apostrophe overuse, and only one of the apostrophes is in its correct place. :P

  4. Haha..america!

    • Only in America HA HA HA.

  5. Speechles’s ;p

  6. “We, as consumers did not want nor need this reboot…”

    I thought America’s life support was capitalism and free enterprise no?

    And I dare not insult Marx by suggesting it is in anyway Marxist.

    Maybe fascist??? or just excrement.

  7. oh, I know Dante looked wonderful with white dazzling hair and red clothing (Not DMC4)…. but get a grip. Sure DmC is a departure from the old before it but its good that it paid off for Capcom.

  8. Isn’t this from the same website where the “Deathstar” petition began? The website that has constantly sprouted nothing but nonsense. So even if it gets 100K nothing is going to come from it but some canned response.

    In these days, if the whitehouse gets involved with one game they’re going to get involved with them all. That’s how government works. Please have the common sense to leave the whitehouse out of your petty video game debates.

    • Pretty much, though I’d say that the Deathstar response was filled with love for the franchise and care, whilst staying on message.
      Very good PR on that one.

  9. How has it even got 8 signatures?! And yes I too thought it would be because of the devil in the title. I wonder if movie remakes get any of these petitions too.

  10. Not meaning to generalise but the Devil May Cry community are idiotic morons. No doubt this petition is from the same idiots who got all menstrual about DMC4 being a multi-format title rather than a PS exclusive. Oh and that their icon Dante has a different character model in the latest (and best) DmC.

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