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PS4 consoles may be sabotaged

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I'm not sure If this topic was already posted in the forums, today I just read news about the PS4s were purposely sabotaged in their assembly factories back in China. 

http://qz.com/133950/your-playstation-4-may-be-built-by-chinese-students-in-the-worst-internship-ever/

 

According to this information, interns were forced to work in the manufacturation of the consoles without being paid and in horrible work enviroment. 

I see this is the problem with all the great multinational companies which relay the production of its products in China, were working rights are constantly vulnerated and the average working chinaman lives in near poorness. 

What's your opinion about this?

 

EDIT: XBoxOne are also assembled in China. FYI.

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kinda annoying me since my new PS4 might be sabotaged after i get it

 

however i cant blame them and i cant be mad at them, they are humans and im humanist...

 

so its hard for me to leave selfishness but i gotta say, i support the employees actions and yes i heard that for a while on the web

however im wondering if Microstuff has anything to do with this "revolt", the reason im nearly paranoid on Microstuff is i know what they can do and how much they can corrupt a market to regain the upperhand

 

i find it strange that it happens just now and never before, all the problems suddenly happening not long after the Microstuff PR said "Xbox One will outsell the PS4"

 

im really starting to suspect Microstuff doing a business-crack on the market right now, which would be no surprise, they did it many times with Windows OS

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Pay peanuts.. get monkeys.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, both companies have dubious work practices in their far flung factories, but its not just them its every major western manufacturing company you can think of. Not good, all because they can make more money that way, in my insignificant opinion I feel that this is the problem with capitalism its all about money rather than about delivering a high quality service for everyone. The world is run by accountants, looking at the bottom line figure. lol there is my mini-rant

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I don't know, if these people were sabotaging consoles then surely there must be some serious consequences. I hope my console won't be DOA when I get enough money for it.

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Pay peanuts.. get monkeys.

Oh, I thought you'd say elephants. I guess monkeys like peanuts too.

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I think the way some people have been reacting to the news has been rather interesting. Particularly the ones who get angry and insult the workers who are making their gaming console in terrible enviroments. It's a rather facinating dichotomy.

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There were reports that Chinese students and engineer interns were forced to assemble the PS4/X1 in factories without pay and work long hours...and that was months prior to the release of the next gen console. 

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This article states otherwise. Not that I would wholly blame them, but it is shitty to see them actually apologizing for faulty products because people are blaming them for something so ridiculous as sabotage. As the article states, if you could blame anything, blame the awful working conditions, low morale, and high demand. 

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