Maker of Main St. Massacre video game facing legal action from Translink

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

The makers of the violent video game Main St. Massacre are facing legal action from the operators of Metro Vancouver’s transit services.

TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis is demanding the game be taken down immediately.

He says it is offensive because it displays the slaughter of innocent people and SkyTrain employees, but that’s not why a lawsuit is being threatened.

Jarvis says the game-makers don’t have permission to use Translink logos and front-line workers have complained about the ‘widely publicized gory images’ of a ‘disgruntled passenger venting his frustration with system delays by using an automatic weapon to murder staff and passengers.’

He says, ‘if someone made a video game like that about any other well-known provider of goods or services that touched so many
lives daily, be it City Hall, an airport, a library, or a hospital – Iā€™m sure the employees of that company would feel the same way.’

Jarvis is also critical of the game’s creator for seeking out publicity ‘at the expense of real human beings.’

Comments

  1. So who does Jarvis think he is dealing with ? He isn’t dealing with a rationale adult – he is dealing with an immature dweed who functions best in his parents basement at 3 AM in front of his computer

  2. OMG, its just a game, yes its crass and dis tasteful but Jarvis should be worrying about more important things like making sure the damn system doesnt break down every month.

  3. There they go again, wasting our tax dollars in order to make an example of someone that has peed in their cheerios.

    I am so glad these crooks continue to spend my money so effectively. It cheers me everyday to know where my money is going

  4. Oh, boy, I’ll definitely vote “Yes” on the referendum as I now see how Mr. Jarvis wisely spends part of the 8 Billion dollars he wants from us. Mr. Jarvis, give your head a shake. Nobody would have heard of this video game if you hadn’t of thrown a hissy fit over it. You’re giving this guy advertising he could never afford to buy !! What a waste of time and money. Get the system running, Mr. Jarvis and stop acting like a child.

  5. i DON’T LIKE THE VILINCE , OR SOME NUT BAR WITH A MACHINE GUN , BUT i KNOW THE FRUSTRATION , HE FEELS TOWARD RIDEING THE SKY TRAIN , WHEN IT RUNS AND SOME TIMES IT DOESN’T BECAUSE OF HUMAN AIRER . ESPECIALY WHEN IT TAKES 4 HOURS TO FIGURE OUT THE MAIN POWER WAS SHUT OFF . nOT TO SMART .

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