A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

October 12, 2010 -

The Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA) Video Game Voters Network (VGVN) has posted the first batch of user submitted photos showing controllers submitted to California State Senator Leland Yee.

The VGVN, for those who missed it, is urging the gaming populace to show its distaste for the Yee-authored law, which, under the guise of Schwarzenegger vs. EMA, will appear in front of the Supreme Court on November 2, by sending in controllers with the words “I Believe in the First Amendment” written on them.

While no motion controller systems appear to have been sent in as of yet—which will surely disappoint Yee and his staff—some standard controllers, along with a few oddballs, are on their way to Yee's San Francisco office..

A few appear below, to view the rest check out the VGVN’s website or their Flickr page. All told there is around 40 entries, or at least pictures of entries submitted, to-date.

CCampaign-Chris L

ccampaign-nate-a

ccampaign-sarah-m

CCampaign-Jack H


Comments

Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

Sending him the Zapper might back fire. Just saying.

Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

Yeah, I guess I can see that. Considering the fact that although the Zapper was first released (in Japan) just a day after I was freakin' born, people like Yee have well demonstrated that that's pretty irrelevant when they have something negative to say about games.

Just be glad it's the American Zapper, in the funky-colored style required by federal regulations passed some time after the NES release in North America. The Famicom one quite literally looks just like a six-shot revolver.

http://www.gamersgraveyard.com/repository/nes/peripherals/images/fc_gun.jpg

Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

They don't like direct linking of their images it seems.

 

Yeah, the original US Zapper squeaked through with being gray and all that, wish I had that one instead of the later version.

 

I would have been more amused if "and the 2nd for that matter" was added somewhere on it.

Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

http://www.giantbomb.com/zapper/93-2044/all-images/52-328957/gunman_fami...

That one should work then.

I had an original gray, and it was great because it matched the system.

Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

To say nothing of the Lethal Enforcers gun, which looked like it was modeled on Dirty Harry's cannon.

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Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

Okay, now THAT I can get behind, and certainly not what I pictured. Although I remain concerned that a few less tactful individuals will have some other, bad, ideas...

But this is great, it gets the message across in a very tasteful manner, and shows that people aren't going to take this attack on free speech lying down. Granted, I don't expect there to be a "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" moment following, where Yee turns his back on his evil ways, but regardless, very nice.

Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

The controller with the Konami code at the bottom = epic

EDIT: Yes I said zapper, so now it's fixed.

Stupid suggestion, but why not instead send a working 360 instead so these out of touch politicians a chance to actually play them?

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Re: A Sampling of the Controllers Headed Yee's Way

Woah, was that a DS I saw in one of the pictures?!?!? Send it to me instead.

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