Bought a Video Game? You Might Have Sold Your Soul
If you have recently bought a video game from GameStation, you might have inadvertently sold your soul to the site. GameStation added some ominous terms and conditions to their EULA:
“By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorized minions.”
“We reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction.”
The site added these paragraphs as an April Fool’s joke, but it serves as yet another proof for something we all know – no one reads the EULA. Due to the fact that 7,500 people didn’t tick the box, GameStation believes as many as 88% of people do not read the terms and conditions of a website before they make a purchase.
The site doesn’t intend to activate the clause, and will send e-mails to the customers, nullifying the claim on their souls.