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Jumpgate Evolution: Evolution Name Change

SzarkSzark News ManagerAnna Regina, NSPosts: 4,420Member

The American Standards Senate has requested that NetDevil’s Jumpgate Evolution change its name to Jumpgate Creationism, or at least offer an expansion of the same name alongside of the original product. The request comes after the conservative organization became concerned that impressionable children might confuse the title with Darwin’s theories on the evolution of man.



“Of course we don’t think that this game is literally promoting Darwin’s theories,” said A.S.Senate representative Lori Stephens in response to MMORPG.com’s questions. “However, the American Standards Senate feels strongly that the word evolution is misleading and should be removed from all forms of entertainment.



While NetDevil could not be reached for comment, sources close to the company say that they are considering moving to “Jumpgate Intelligent Design” as a compromise.

This announcement comes in the wake of NetDevil's announcement that they will be changing their company name to NetAngel in an effort to promote their image as a socially responsible game developer.

Read more here.

Comments

  • MadmozzMadmozz WiganPosts: 5Member

    Um didnt they make a film in 2001 in America called "Evolution"? didnt see anyone wanting the name changed then  

  • StamfordStamford LondonPosts: 41Member

    Oh dear.  you fell for it.

  • ScorchNDScorchND Louisville, COPosts: 9Member

     LOL!!!

  • AwenyddionAwenyddion Community Manager, Star Trek Online Colorado Springs, COPosts: 14Member

    This was simply brilliant! Great job guys!

    Nicole "Awenyddion" Hamlett
    Star Trek Online Community Manager

  • gameshogungameshogun ASEANPosts: 93Member


    Originally posted by Madmozz
    Um didnt they make a film in 2001 in America called "Evolution"? didnt see anyone wanting the name changed then

    I'm not from the US, but...... you fell for it friend :p
    check your calendar ;)


  • streeastreea Dallas, TXPosts: 654Member
    Originally posted by Szark


    the American Standards Senate



    A.S.S. FTW :) This made me laugh most of all.

  • mindmeldmindmeld StockholmPosts: 226Member

    nice one :D

    -Semper ubi sub ubi!
    always wear underwear

  • SampenguinSampenguin Erie, COPosts: 5Member

    Tee Hee Hee, good stuff!

  • Raph303Raph303 Boulder, COPosts: 1Member

     RAWK!

  • TrollstarTrollstar Erie, PAPosts: 332Member

    Hey, Jumpgate is all about evolution right?  You will either evolve into a smarter or player, of be fodder for the rest of us.

    (and yes, I know what day it is) 

    Who the hell are you, and why should I care?
    Congrats! You are a victim of Trollstar!

  • MadmozzMadmozz WiganPosts: 5Member

     Well all i have to say to that is MEH!!!!

     

    lol

  • SloppyApeSloppyApe Porterville, CAPosts: 26Member
    Originally posted by Madmozz


     Well all i have to say to that is MEH!!!!
     
    lol



    PWNT

  • rsrestonrsreston BerlinPosts: 346Member Uncommon

    Excellent! had me fooled for a whole minute!

    image

  • YaishaYaisha Mt. Pleasant, SCPosts: 117Member

    This is my fave joke this year.

  • IstvanNDIstvanND Jumpgate Evolution Developer Louisville, COPosts: 42Member

    Bravo to the MMORPG team for this one!

  • phosphorosphosphoros QCA, ILPosts: 512Member

    AHAHAHAHA! That is the BEST April fools joke ever!

  • AlienovrlordAlienovrlord San Antonio, TXPosts: 1,525Member

    I have to admit, this was a good one. 

    /applaud

  • HYPERI0NHYPERI0N BirminghamPosts: 3,515Member
    Originally posted by Szark


    The American Standards Senate has requested that NetDevil’s Jumpgate Evolution change its name to Jumpgate Creationism, or at least offer an expansion of the same name alongside of the original product. The request comes after the conservative organization became concerned that impressionable children might confuse the title with Darwin’s theories on the evolution of man.



    “Of course we don’t think that this game is literally promoting Darwin’s theories,” said A.S.Senate representative Lori Stephens in response to MMORPG.com’s questions. “However, the American Standards Senate feels strongly that the word evolution is misleading and should be removed from all forms of entertainment.



    While NetDevil could not be reached for comment, sources close to the company say that they are considering moving to “Jumpgate Intelligent Design” as a compromise.
    This announcement comes in the wake of NetDevil's announcement that they will be changing their company name to NetAngel in an effort to promote their image as a socially responsible game developer.
    Read more here.

    One of the worst April fool jokes I've seen yet.... I'm surprised anyone fell for it

    Another great example of Moore's Law. Give people access to that much space (developers and users alike) and they'll find uses for it that you can never imagine. "640K ought to be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates 1981

  • RelCenturicaRelCenturica Perth, WAPosts: 80Member

    There's a lack of such jokes on April Fool's nowadays... This is the only one I've seen this year lol

    "There's one MMO developer that doesn't want the money put in front of them - SOE"

  • ahetikahetik Kamloops, BCPosts: 2Member

    seeing as how I read this on the 2nd, I did fall for it for a second....then I saw the date it was posted.  Pretty sneaky guys....

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