Wednesday, January 18, 2012

HearMii Will Not Be Covering E3 2012

Today, Marley brought to my attention that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a law in the US Congress that wants to censor the Internet and limit free speech. The major supporters of the bill have been the RIAA and the MPAA, but recently, the ESA has also thrown full support to the fascist-like cause of SOPA and its sister bill PIPA. This is absolutely unacceptable, especially considering that the ESA acts as if it stands for all of gaming, which it most certainly does not. Thus, HearMii is announcing that we will join the others and will not cover anything at E3, unless the ESA withdraws its support from these bills.

We do not care if Microsoft unveils the XBOX 1080, or if Sony reveals that it's working on a Playstation that can outperform IBM's Watson, or if Reggie comes out on stage, set on fire and then gives everyone in the audience a Wii U and 2 3DSes, while proceeding to exclaim "I SHALL KICK THY ASS, AND TAKETH THY NAME!", we will not cover it so long as the ESA supports these bills.

I would post a link to Wikipedia for more information about SOPA, but they're protesting it with a black out, so here's a Google page about it instead:


1 comment:

TheAssailant said...

Hmm, just noticed the Google link says "CONGRESS, CAN YOU HEAR US?"