Gamers Vent PlayStation Frustration With Parody Ads

Originally published on May 16, 2011 11:34 am
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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Unidentified Man #1: Thanks for coming.

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MONTAGNE: Okay, so now it's the gamers themselves who've been feeling ignored, as you can tell from this parody posted by Joe Hagofski on YouTube.

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JOE HAGOFSKI: Unidentified Man #1: Okay. Oh. Okay, hold on.

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MONTAGNE: In another parody, this one by Leonardo Arrieta, that fictional Sony executive is reluctant to admit the network was compromised.

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LEONARDO ARRIETA: I read an article saying that someone hacked the PlayStation network.

MONTAGNE: You can't believe everything you read on the Internet. That's how World War I got started.

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