The Onion Parodies PS3 Bug

| 3 Mar 2010 15:29

America's Finest News Source, The Onion, lampooned this week's PS3 bug with their regular feature America Voices.

The Onion has been one of my favorite things ever since I heard about it back in the 90s. I used to get the print version delivered to my house in college and my mates would often read headlines out loud to the general glee of everyone within earshot. When I moved to New York City, I was surprised and delighted that The Onion had expanded there and installed dispensers on nearly every corner which gave away whole issues, for free! While The Onion has expanded into video and audio offerings on the web, it has stayed true to its roots as a perfect parody of our news culture. Geeks and gaming are typical topics at the fake paper, (such as this oddly prescient Infographic from 1996 and this spot-on editorial from Warcraft player Larry Grosnic) but I was psyched to see them moving on a story so quickly when its American Voices feature asked what people thought of the PlayStation 3 bug on Monday.

The Onion asked three people on the street the following question: "A programming bug in Sony's PlayStation 3 caused error messages to crop up this week, and the manufacturer urged owners not to use the gaming console for 24 hours. What do you think?"

Says Larry Chilton, systems analyst, "I couldn't drive my Toyota or use my PlayStation, so I just called up my Grandpa and complained about the Japanese with him."

Source: The Onion

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