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Rumours Of Alleged Foxconn PS4 Sabotage Are Sketchy, At Best

Last month, Kotaku reported that student interns were allegedly forced to manufacture the PlayStation 4. With the PS4 now out, rumours have popped up that some of those alleged student interns sabotaged Sony’s gaming console. Those rumours are spreading online, but, juicy as they are, they’re very thin.

Report: University Students Forced To Make PlayStation 4

” link=”lightbox” size=”xlarge” align=”center” nocrop=”true” clear=”true”] While the PlayStation 3 was originally produced in Japan, Sony now outsources its hardware assembling to the Asian electronics mega-manufacturer Foxconn. So, the PlayStation 4 is being made in China. And, according to reports, thousands of university students were forced to manufacture it.

Reports In China Say Two More Foxconn Workers Jumped

Foxconn, the manufacturing arm of the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industrial is once again caught in the centre of media attention in China. Over the weekend, reports appeared saying that two workers had jumped off a building at Foxconn’s Shenzhen plant.

Rumour: Foxconn Is Building Factories In The US

Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn Electronics is rumoured to be setting up plants in the US next year, moving away from its long time “home” base of mainland China. According to rumours floating around the internet, Foxconn is planning to start up factories in either Los Angeles or Detroit. All of this comes not long after Apple’s recent announcement to have part of their Mac computer line manufactured in the US.

The Results Of Nintendo's Investigation Into Underage Foxconn Workers

From the sound of it, kids as young as 14 could have assembled the Wii U. Last week, Nintendo issued a statement to Kotaku, saying it was looking into the matter. Today, Nintendo offered Kotaku an update on the results of its investigation.

Apple Pulls Most Recent IPhone Game About Foxconn From App Store In Less Than An Hour

Surprising more or less exactly nobody, In a Permanent Save State, a serious game based around the suicides of Foxconn employees in 2010, was pulled from Apple’s App Store shortly after its listing.

Report: Chinese Kids Were Used To Manufacture The Wii U

Excited for the upcoming November release of the Wii U? New reports out of China might curb that enthusiasm. These reports claim that the Nintendo Wii U is being assembled by underage teens, forced to work nights and overtime in order to get school credit.

New iPhone Game About Foxconn Draws Attention To Worker Suicides

In a Permanent Save State is not meant to be particularly fun. It’s a serious game, by artist Benjamin Poynter, following the imagined stories of Foxconn employees who committed suicide.

What Protests? Says Foxconn

Foxconn, the assembler of most of our electronic playthings is in the headlines again this week after reports started to appear about a potential strike happening during China’s “Golden Week” holiday last week. Early reports painted a picture of upwards from 3000 to 4000 employees striking at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant located in central China’s Hebei province. Foxconn has come out today to say that nothing has happened and that production is on schedule.

iPhone 5 Foxconn Workers Are 'Hopeless'

Riots have broken out at the Foxconn factory where the iPhone 5 is being assembled. Production was suspended. Reports are that late last Sunday night, approximately 2000 workers became enraged and began to trash the Foxconn Taiyuan campus. The incident was sparked by a security guard allegedly beating two workers.

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