For boys who like boys who like joysticks!

Archives:

« UK Military Seeks To Update Its Training Games | Main | Rush In 2012 With 2112! »

Nintendo, Sony, and EA Silently Pull Support For SOPA

SOPA.png

I want to make this absolutely clear, just in case no one understood the situation yet -- SOPA is so destructive, so undeniably strong that it has made former enemies into allies and put software developers on the same side as the people that take from them.

In a startling break from their typical anti-piracy endeavors, Nintendo, Sony, and EA have quietly joined the growing number of major companies opposing the greatest threat to the internet, also known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). A recently updated list of companies supporting the bill on the House Judiciary Committee website shows the mysterious video game-shaped hole.

Neither Nintendo, Sony, nor EA have released statements yet about their change in stance, instead preferring a shadowy slip away from the SOPA spotlight. This goes against literally everything these companies have done in the past to fight the pirates that steal millions of dollars in video games every year, from controversial limits on downloads to installing software to render bootleg game data unusable.

What this means for future company policies remains unclear, but it definitely shows that the fight for internet freedom can be won if major companies with gajillions of dollars at steak can be swayed. Now if only Congress could be influenced by outside bodies...

[via: Business Insider]

2 Comments

Chris said:

Sorry to dissapoint you guys, but:
Sony, Nintendo and EA are members of the Entertainment Software Association - which is pro-SOPA. "Pulling" their support of SOPA is nothing but a propagangda trick.

Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I'll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of Nintendo, Sony, and EA Silently Pull Support For SOPA - GayGamer.net . Thanks for the post. I'll certainly comeback.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

Twitter Feed

Recent Comments

invest liberty reserve on Nintendo, Sony, and EA Silently Pull Support For SOPA: Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I'll make sure to bookmark...

Chris on Nintendo, Sony, and EA Silently Pull Support For SOPA: Sorry to dissapoint you guys, but: Sony, Nintendo and EA are members of the Entertainment Software Association - which is...

GGP Mailing List

Are you gay and working in the games industry? If you are interested in networking with other folks like you within the industry, try joining the Gay Game-Industry Professionals mailing list. Click here for all the details!

Links

The GayGamer Store

  • Help support GayGamer by purchasing your items through our store!

All rights reserved © 2006-2010 FAD Media, Inc.