Group boycotts 3DS because it fuels human right abuses.

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    A Facebook movement is getting a lot of attention for its plans to boycott the Nintendo 3DS. The group posits that the 3DS is made from "conflict mineral" -- material mined in the Congo by oppressed workers led by armed rebel groups.

    The scheme has been hatched by a representative of the Enough Project, a group dedicated to fighting human rights abuses and genocide. According to the spokesman, Nintendo is "allowing people to die and suffer grave human rights abuses for the sake of video game console production."

    "What I am asking you to do is to refuse to buy a Nintendo 3DS system until Nintendo announces plans to halt use of conflict minerals in production -- and this can only happen through monitoring of trade systems," states the group. "I am not in any way opposed to the 3DS itself -- I actually think it's one of the coolest things I've never seen in person. But I am not going to be one of the millions who looks the other way purely for entertainment, and I hope you will join me."
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    Thats really evil....
     


  2. prowler

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    Out of the 497 attending right now, 496 will buy the 3DS.
     
  3. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Well my reasoning as to why I won't be getting a 3DS is certainly different to this, but hey - whatever floats their boat.
     
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    Cool story bro.

    Must be a group of Sony fanboys. [​IMG]
     
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    I did not believe this at all. [​IMG]
     
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    And yet hundreds of other people will buy the 3ds.
     
  7. Yuan

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    Boycott any hardware made on china then.

    Hipocrisy is the fuel of these groups.
     
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    thanks for making me feel bad
     
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    Bunch of retarded attention whores.
     
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    they are arguing about Nintendo supporting "cheap foreign labor??"

    doesn't everyone do that now? [​IMG]
     
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    Ok, I want too see a source to his "mined in the Congo by oppressed workers led by armed rebel groups." statement. Otherwise I think it's just a troll being a troll
     
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    >A facebook group is complaining about an unexplained subject of "conflict minerals"
    >And this was reported on by destructoid

    Call me back when you have some credible sources, like an actual explanation of what bad material nintendo is supposedly using.
     
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    I would want to see that also. Where in the world did he get this information?
     
  15. Cloak519

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    400k sales already confirms that the boycott will have no impact upon Nintendo whatsoever.
     
  16. Pyrmon

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    Even if it was true, which I'm pretty sure it isn't, I would still buy the 3DS because I don't care.
     
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    Pfft, you've obviously never heard of Unobtainium.

    Yeah, I think I'll pass on trusting some random Facebook group on what minerals are used in making the 3DS and where they come from.
     
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    jesus this is so dumb this people just want attention they know the 3DS is really hot right now so they are taking a ride on it
     
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    The worst part of this is that some people will actually believe that. And it's sad.


    Hundreds?
     
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    Well, maybe not hundreds, but still, a lot of people will buy the 3DS
     
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