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    Souls Sold for Video Games?

    7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

    A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.

    The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.

    "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 gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."

    GameStation's form also points out that "we reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction."

    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.

    While all shoppers during the test were given a simple tick box option to opt out, very few did this, which would have also rewarded them with a 5 voucher, according to news:lite. Due to the number of people who ticked the box, GameStation claims believes as many as 88 percent of people do not read the terms and conditions of a Web site before they make a purchase.

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

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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    That is awesome. I wish that I had come up with that idea first. LOL!

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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    WOW now im definitely going to read all the fine print. I actually read my all my paperwork word for word when i enlisted. Wanted to know what i was getting myself into lol
    http://forums.usmilitarygamers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3616&d=1341691069

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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    wow. give me your soul or take about $7. your choice, just click the box or not. LOL! 88% of people is insane... maybe i should read fine print stuff more often. great April fool gag though.


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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    That's pretty awesome and, at the same time, makes an incredibly good point.
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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    I guess some of you didn't read the fine print when you signed up here. :twisted:

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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLordourGod
    I guess some of you didn't read the fine print when you signed up here. :twisted:
    Oh snap...LOL! Wait 'til they find out! HEH-HEH-HEH! :twisted:

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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    Quote Originally Posted by River_Rat_459
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLordourGod
    I guess some of you didn't read the fine print when you signed up here. :twisted:
    Oh snap...LOL! Wait 'til they find out! HEH-HEH-HEH! :twisted:
    Ohhhhh...Shit, am I owned AGAIN???

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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLordourGod
    I guess some of you didn't read the fine print when you signed up here. :twisted:
    Heaven rejected me and Hell is just too afraid of let me in :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: I guess my soul being owned by a military gamers clan is better than nothing. That's even if I actually have a soul? like the rest of you mortals. :roll:

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    Re: Souls Sold for Video Games?

    That was a pretty awesome story though, you have to admit. If any of my bible pushing friends were on this list they would've threw fits, Me personally, I dont believe in Fictional Characters such as Jesus, Although I do admit that Harry Potter Kid is Pretty Cool..........lol
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