UK game retailer claims 7,500 souls with a legal agreement prank

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UK game retailer claims 7,500 souls with a legal agreement prank

Post by S7 Interseptor on Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:16 pm

LOL!Check it out...



UK game retailer claims 7,500 souls with a legal agreement prank


by Mike Schramm

{ 11 hours ago }

Don't think about it, just answer: Do you really read all of those agreements and legal texts that you need to scroll through when
installing a game, signing up for a service or buying something online? Really? 7,500 people either don't, or they don't care about their eternal salvation, because UK video game retailer Gamestation could now legally own 7,500 souls if it wanted to. On April 1, it added a clause to its legal purchase agreement that granted the company "a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul," and 7,500 game buyers happily clicked to agree.

The company was just April Fooling -- the claims have been legally renounced, and worried patrons can click through to the website to get their soul back (and a special discount code for their trouble). But next time, you should probably read the fine print a little more closely.

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Post by S7 Glock on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:16 pm

It's always in the fine print... lol

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Post by S7 Epic on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:32 pm

Standard fare. You have to sign one when you buy your first Mac.

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Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:39 pm

I'm just waiting for the company CEO to show up at my home to collect...

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:43 pm

There is really no telling what I have agreed to over the years. I just don't ever read the 16 pages worth of Terms and Conditions. If you want what ever it is, you have to agree. So, like a good sheep, I click the "I agree" button and move on.

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:14 pm

Thats a really good one. Probably best April Fools prank/joke I've seen this year.

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Post by S7 Epic on Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:36 pm

Gamestation stores always smell funny. I don't like going in them.

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Post by S7 K1ll3rKlown on Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:54 pm

S7 Epic wrote:Gamestation stores always smell funny. I don't like going in them.
LOL...

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Post by Atrum on Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:42 pm

S7 Epic wrote:Standard fare. You have to sign one when you buy your first Mac.

Don't forget the volunteer salesman clause.

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Post by S7 Zalacious on Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:08 pm

But I already sold my soul to someone else...

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Re: UK game retailer claims 7,500 souls with a legal agreement prank

Post by Animefrk122 on Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:02 am

well if you look in the itunes legal agreement there is a clause that states you will not reverse engineer this program for use in controlling or in the production of Weapons of Mass Destruction...

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