Penny Arcade vs. Ocean Marketing

(I originally wrote about the incident elsewhere, but the tumblr’s for fun, really, so I’m transferring the issue here.)

Paul on TwitterSo, here are some news:

Paul abandoned his “OceanStratagy”[sic]-Twitter-Account as well, claiming someone had been messing with his iPhone. He said he was going to take a break.

He then changed his handler to “OceanDeepSea”, using it to attack Scott Lowe, who, along with Sean Buckley from Endgadget, has publicly distanced himself and IGN from Paul. (as have G4, Kotaku and basically everyone else Paul claimed to be besties with. I’m honestly waiting fo the mayor of Boston to issue a statement…)Paul tweeting to Scott LoweIn the meantime, the interwebs have found out the following:

  • Paul had a court hearing for domestic violence. He claimed that charges were dropped. (I’m not linking this, because the name of the woman really doesn’t matter, nor does sending her facebook messages etc. do any good. You can easily google it, tho.)
  • Paul says he’s gotten e-mails and phone calls to his house over this – which probably is what happens when you do things like this AND have your number on the interwebs.
  • Paul’s website has been plagiarized.
  • Paul claims his family is in danger over controllers.
    I beg to differ.
  • Searching for different e-mail-addresses (e. g. cstrophic@hotmail.com) Paul has used in the past, the interwebs have (so far) discovered
    – Paul likes tropical Fish
    – Paul likes him some steroids, so maybe this is just a hormonal glitch.
  • No, wait – Paul also apparently commited identity theft, pretending to be Brandon Leidel. I think this is the legally gravest offense so far and hope they get him for that, if nothing else.
  • And no, he’s really not learning from all of this.

Please note:
both N-Control (distributor) and David Kotkin (inventor) have distanced themselves from Christoforo.

“We apologize for our poor representation from Ocean Marketing. We wanted to give Paul a chance. He was rough around the edges, but he had drive and enthusiasm. However his behavior was unprovoked, unnecessary, and unforgivable. We are no longer represented by Ocean Marketing.”
David Kotkin on Kotaku.

However, there seems to be some shadiness regarding Kotkin and Christoforo being in business together (which Kotkin has brushed off).

Still really, there’s really no reason to down-vote the controller on Amazon, etc., it’s still assisting disabled gamers and accuracy in controlling, despite the abysmal PR.
The issue’s Christoforo. Even though Dave seems to have forgiven him.

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Woher kommt denn Ihr Name?

“Ach, Sie sehen gar nicht so aus. Also. Asiatisch jetzt.” Hat der Ali grad gesagt, als er mir die Bestellung* aus der Pizzeria brachte.

“Naja, kommt drauf an. Manche fragen mich, ob ich aus China komme. Oder aus Afghanistan.”
– Ach so. Ich hätte jetzt türkisch getippt. Ich bin ja Kurde, ne. Obwohl ich Ali heiße. Ist ja arabisch. Ja. Die Türken sind ja auch irgendwie aus Asien. Irgendwie Huxtebude oder so.
“Ah, äh…”
Dann hat er mir noch davon erzählt, dass er für nen Türken gehalten wurde. Von nem Asiaten. Oder so. Jetzt hab ich kalte Füße…
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Gnocchi mit Pfifferlingen und Scampis in Cognac-Sahnesauce. OMNOMNOM

Who is Lawrence Russell Brewer?

Everyone fears punishment; everyone fears death, just as you do. Therefore you do not kill or cause to be killed.
Buddha

I suppose everyone has heard about Troy Davis, the black man convicted of killing a white police officer. Even though Davis has maintained his innocence until the very end, despite the lack of evidence and despite most of the witnesses renouncing their incriminating statements, he was sentenced to death by lethal injection.

In spite of international protest, Davis was executed in Georgia, USA, on September 21.

It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death.
Rabbi Maimonides

So who is Russel Brewer?

Brewer, a white supremacist, slid the throat of James Byrd, Jr., an African-American, along with two accomplices. They proceeded to tie the still conscious man to the back of a truck with heavy chains and drag him over an asphalt road until his head and limbs were ripped off. Because of the victim’s race. Brewer confessed to the crime and said “As far as any regrets, no, I have no regrets. No, I’d do it all over again, to tell you the truth.”

Brewer was sentenced to death and executed on September 21, 2011, in Texas, USA. There was little media coverage and next to no public outcry. After all, he deserved to die, right?

Right?

Who has the right to condemn another human to die?
Who has the right to hit the switch, pull the trigger, inject the poison?

He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.
Jesus Christ

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