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White House Petition Rails Against DmC

By | January 23, 2013 |

The official White House petitions site “We The People” has seen a variety of odd filings of late, including requests for certain states to leave the union and that the U.S. build a Death Star. Few have been more trivial, however, than a recent request to pull DmC: Devil May Cry off the shelves.

“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,” said the grammatically challenged posting. “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.”

A screen of the petition.

While the petition had no realistic chance to reach 100,000 signatures anyway, it was removed after a short time due to violation of the site’s Terms of Participation. Regardless of intent, the request was probably better directed to the Better Business Bureau if it somehow didn’t meet industry standards — simply existing as a retail product, however, is not violating anyone’s rights.