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A call to action [Feb. 22nd, 2008|01:27 pm]
This is a decision born of corporate greed and megalomania. It is the ultimate example of corporate inhumanity. It shows us that, if we don't take a stand, here and now, it could happen to you, to me, to any of us.

It is time, brothers and sisters, it is time. It is time to make a difference in the world. It is time to say that we will not put up with this poor treatment any longer. It is time to seize the power that is our birthright, and demand fair treatment.

Because some decisions, once made, have such devastating repercussions that they must not be allowed to continue.

Oh, I hear you now: "but corporations have rights! They can make business decisions, and they must!" But I say this to you: some decisions are so overwhelmingly evil that, even if technically legal, they must be unmade.

Think of the children... think of the lonely, starving (but at this moment, cute, endearing, and not overwhelmingly guilt inducing) children! Think of their wailing if we do not take action! You don't hate children do you? (And you sure as hell don't want to listen to them wail, right?)

Further, think of the terrorists, waiting to sneak into our bedrooms late at night and perform unspeakable acts! We must take a stand, for justice, for freedom, and cute puppies and kittens and whatever else you find valuable.

Remember that this is our country, our world, and that when corporations choose to undertake actions that turn it into a place of misery, it affects us all... us, our children, and our children's children.

And then ask yourselves: what effect will this have on Social Security and Medicare and the ballooning federal debt? Can we afford to put this off? Can we say that someone else should solve this problem? Can we leave this problem for future generations, leaving them to ask why, why we were so short sighted, so unwilling to act?


We must take action, and together, we can win.

(For those who missed the news, Sony discontinued the Playstation 3 versions that had backwards compatibility with the Playstation 2, and may not produce any models with backwards compatibility in the future. I did some shopping, but no one seems to have any of the last model left.)

From: kightp
2008-02-22 09:54 pm (UTC)
Those bastards! They'll pay for this!!!

(Have you tried eBay?)
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-02-22 10:09 pm (UTC)
Well, if I went the e-bay route *now*, I'd be violating my pledge to halve my credit card debt first, and then buy without increasing my credit card balance.

If I go the e-bay route in a month (or even a week), the price will probably be up to $600 or so.

On the plus side, my original PS2 is working fine (and playing DVDs again...) but my new/used one is stuttering on reading disks. So, I'm not inconsoleable, and I can even play DVDs again.

Edited at 2008-02-22 10:09 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: teddywolf
2008-02-22 10:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, Sony must really want people to buy Wii. Or Xbox.
Dumb corporation.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-02-23 01:20 am (UTC)
I've heard it said that what they want is for people to stop developing for the PS2, so there'll be more PS3-only games. But I'm not going to have two consoles hanging around, and I'm not giving up my PS2 games... I haven't even played them all yet!
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2008-02-23 12:50 am (UTC)
They seem determined to botch this--which is bizarre after having 1000 people or so work for three years solid to develop it. I am completely disgusted and so glad I'm not involved with them any more.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-02-23 01:24 am (UTC)
It might just be that they feel invincible now that Blu-Ray won the new DVD war.

If so, I think the Wii might cause them more damage than they expect.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2008-02-23 01:26 am (UTC)
They've had their heads up their asses about this from the beginning. They spent too much money developing it to price it appropriately.

I agree with you about Wii--I don't even LIKE video games, but I'm intrigued by the Wii. And the commercials are brilliant.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-02-23 09:21 pm (UTC)
Nod. And I have to admit, I don't exactly blame them for feeling so, especially not when they lost their last video war.

But still...
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[User Picture]From: kitsunegeek
2008-02-23 08:04 pm (UTC)
That's right! Tell it brother! No one is performing any unspeakable acts in my bedroom late at night unless they are expressly invited to do so!

Oh, wait... that wasn't the point, was it? Sorry, I don't actually play video games...
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2008-02-24 06:34 am (UTC)
See, I knew I should have mentioned global warming as well, just to make sure everyone paid attention to the main point. Ah well.
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