Devil May Cry 'Fans', This Is Not How Democracy Works

The Obama administration has a lot of important things to do. Weighed against acts of governing the world's sole superpower, the Devil May Cry series is not important, no matter what some crazy fans might argue.

Don't tell that to the creators of this petition on the White House's official site, though, who pleaded with the Obama administration to intervene on behalf of fans suffering under Ninja Theory's reboot of the series:

Dear Mr. Obama: As a consumer to the Video Game Industry there is one Video Game that has caused a lot of controversy over the past few month's.

The name of the game is DmC: Devil May Cry made by Ninja Theory and Capcom. A majority of gamer's are aggravated that this game has changed so much from it's past predecessors and the game actually insults the consumers in-game.

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. 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.

Actually, now I read that again, I'm not sure whether the capitalisation of "Gamers" is a sign of lunacy or that this is a fantastic prank.

The petition needs 100,000 signatures to go anywhere. And at time of writing has... 37. So either it's too crazy even for crazy Devil May Cry fans, or not enough people are getting the joke.

Get Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry pulled off the shelves. [White House]


    So, making it front page news probably isn't helping.

    One might argue that if the reboot was removed as per your goals with this trifle, your rights (as you hammer home with the subtlety of a point blank blast from a shotgun) to the "choice between" the original and a reboot would be violated. If you have but one option, then you have no choice. And even were you not vying for choice over some ill-conceived slight that some big mean games production company has done you, you still actually have a choice to buy the bloody thing or not, nobody is sneaking into your room at 2am with a nail gun and fixing the game to your right temple in a painful (yet by the lack of brain function required to conjure up this whole idea, a completely non-fatal) procedure then running off into the night cackling maniacally having just stolen 60 dollars from your wallet. You should be so lucky, if you were in Australia, they would get away with 100.

    Also assume that any instance of "your" and "you" is intended for the poster of the document discussed in the article and not Senor Plunkett, it is kinda early and my brain isn't set to subtle yet :P.

    I think this is retarded, but I don't see how this isn't technically democracy in action? Surely its democratic to raise issues with your elected official?

      Important issues yes. Trivial issues like this no.

    Yep, way to get gamers to be taken seriously.
    Fucking children.

    I don't like Reality TV shows, I'm not out there complaining to my government, I just don't watch them. You have to wonder if some people actually realise they have this Free Will thing that's all the rage now days.

    This has got to be a joke. What kind of moron would honestly think any politician would take this issue (or rather, non-issue) seriously?

    As for the reboot, if people are so pissed off about it, then just don't buy it; vote with your wallet. Simple as that.

      I personally think this is a joke, but you never know. Obama could be a huge DMC fan, and be equally pissed at the next game in the series.

    I cringed at the frequent improper use of apostrophes.

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