Chavez: The PlayStation is ‘poison’

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez doesn’t like videogames. In fact, the controversial political figure hates them, having named the PlayStation a “poison” that lead Venezuelan children down the “road to Hell” with its evil Capitalist ways. Oh, that wacky Chavez!

“Those games they call ‘PlayStation’ are poison,” states Chavez on his weekly radio-TV show. “Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘you’ve got to find Chavez to kill him.'”

According to Chavez, any videogame that lets players “bomb cities or just throw bombs” has been created by evil Capitalists who design them for the sole purpose of selling real-life weapons at a later date. He also states that videogames, “Promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol so they can sell them. That’s capitalism, the road to hell.”

Chavez of course has a personal grievance with videogames after Mercenaries 2 painted Venezuela in a bad light. You’d think a man with the kind of power that Chavez has could take a little criticism and not be such a little bitch, but apparently not, and that is why Sony sells cigarettes and weapons to little Venezuelan kids.

Sony’s PlayStation is ‘poison’ to children: Chavez [Yahoo]

Jim Sterling