Game Company Owns The Souls Of 7,500 Customers, Do You Read The EULA?

We are all familiar with the EULA [End User License Agreement], that we need to acknowledge before installing software. But how many of us actually read the agreement? Well it seems that one game company had some fun, when they included a selling of their soul agreement, in their license that some 7,500 people ignored or didn’t read. Later the company stated they were going to return the souls to their rightful owners.

In a recent article it also stated that:

“By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from or one of its duly authorised minions.”

The terms of service were updated on April Fool’s Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point: No one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping, and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.

The company noted that it would not be enforcing the ownership rights, and planned to e-mail customers nullifying any claim on their soul.

So my question is this. Do you read the EULA? I know I don’t.

Comments welcome.


Dante’s Inferno – Video Game For The Xbox 360 & PS3

Last week I had the pleasure of trying Dante’s Inferno on an Xbox 360. The game has been out for just about 1 year, but I never gave it much thought. Well that all changed when I took the controller and went on a journey through Hell. The game itself is similar to other games I have played, but does have enough of its own flair to make it different. The story line does not follow the book closely, but one must remember,  this is a video game made for slicing and dicing. LOL

The video story line is this. After his true love Beatrice is killed and her soul is damned, Dante must find his love, while fighting through hordes of demons. The slashing and thrashing keeps one busy while you use a variety of weapons to do battle with. Getting through what is called the Nine Circles keeps one on their toes as the battle proceeds. As far as game action goes, I would give Dante’s Inferno a 7 out of 10.For graphics it is a 9 out of 10.

One reviewer over at Amazon put it this way:

The idea of playing a game that takes place in hell is what really drew me into buying this one. It did not disappoint either. The graphics are amazing, the story line is very intriguing, and the game play is extremely fun. Yes, in many ways this game mirrors GOW which I have also played but in NO WAY is that a detraction. I personally liked this game better. It is very original. For those gamer point counters out there they aren’t particularly hard to rack up in this one. I can’t give Dante’s Inferno any less than 5 stars So buy this game and go to hell.

I tend to agree with this reviewer. I also found the graphics great and playing the game a lot of fun. I would recommend the game to everyone who enjoys a good story line and plenty of action.

Dante’s Inferno for only $56.99

Muslim Holiday to Replace Labor Day for Tyson Foods

Hey guys what do you think about this? Tyson foods has succumbed to demands by their 700 plus workers to make a Muslim holiday a paid one. This means that all the workers will lose Labor Day as a paid holiday.

Does it make sense to you that this group is getting a special holiday when the Jews, African Americans, Buddists, Hindis, Germans, etc. are losing one of theirs with nothing in return? It makes me wonder if this is not just the beginning of a Muslim insurgency that will ultimately take over not just one plant, but perhaps a city, then a state and in a hundred years the nation.

Be aware, however, I am not against this holiday being made a paid holiday my problem is that instead of adding it to the already existing holidays they are removing a Federal holiday that is for everyone to enjoy. Then, too, I think that if this holiday is allowed then special attention should be given to Passover, Octoberfest, Cinco de Mayo, and Kwanzaa. No one company or municipality can discriminate against any race, religion or nationality and it appears here that Tyson foods is doing just that.

I am interested in hearing your reactions to this recently released info.