Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 30 Jun 2009
Whilst sipping my coffee and eating my cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off, of course) I came across a post by MooDy on the local Xbox 360 forums. It details what, according to the accompanying press release, is the countryâ€™s first ever conviction of a video game pirate.
The brigand in question, one Muhammed Baber, ran â€œGame Zone,â€ a videogame store in the uShaka Marine World in Durban. We say â€œranâ€ because after a raid on the store orchestrated by the Department of Trade and Industry and SAFACT, the dastardly buccaneerâ€™s digital contraband â€“ primarily PC games - has been confiscated. In addition to that, heâ€™s been sentenced to 1 years imprisonment or a R20 000 fine â€“ Unfortunately, it seems walking the plank is no longer a suitable punishment.
This sets a precedent for the country, and will hopefully go some ways to eradicating those awful third-rate copies from flea markets and the like.
We at Lazygamer abhor, deplore, despise and detest piracy and those that propagate it. We donâ€™t really have any issues with the piratesâ€™ busty, buxom wenches though.
The ninjas among you are welcome to let us know what fate you would have befall your mortal pirate enemies.
As for you pirates? Leave your wenches at the door and start running â€“ weâ€™re coming for you.