GAME NAME: DmC: Devil May Cry
DEVELOPER(S): Ninja Theory
PLATFORM(S): PC, PS3, Xbox 360
RELEASE DATE(S): 15 January 2013 (PS3 & Xbox 360) 25 January 2013 (PC)
While we here at Stevivor are loving DmC: Devil May Cry it seems that not everyone is as enamoured as we are. But more than that, these particular unhappy “fans” are demonstrating possibly the worst example of insidious “gamer entitlement” yet seen.
One “gamer” (and I use the term incredibly loosely) has posted a petition on the official White House website requesting that President Obama use his powers to remove the game from store shelves. It beggars belief that in a time when the issues of gun-control, the economy and unemployment are at the forefront of America’s issues somebody has taken it upon themselves to ask for the President of their nation to have a video game removed from sale because they don’t like it. The full text from the petition titled “Get Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry pulled off the shelves” can be read below:
Dear Mr. Obama: 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.
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.
We, as consumers did not want nor need this reboot and we believe it violates our rights to have a choice between the original’s or the reboot. 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.
Please Mr. Obama, look into your heart and make the decision that will please us Gamers.
Behaviour like this is not only disgusting but only serves to make gamers, developers and the entire industry look foolish. Just when you think gaming has grown up, something like this crops up.
I sincerely hope that whoever is responsible for this “petition” and the (as of writing) 29 people who have signed it take a long hard look at themselves some day and realise that there is more to life than video games and that as a consumer you have the right to pick and choose what you consume but not what is available for everybody else.
What do you think about this?