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12/11/2007

Fuck you, IGN.

Filed under: Stuff — Syd Lexia @ 5:04 pm

      Once upon a time there was a website called IGN that thought it was somehow justified in charging people for the privilege of joining their shitty ass forums. They saw that SomethingAwful was doing it, so they decided to copy them… I guess shitty sites think alike. So I was going through yesterday’s site log and I noticed I had 600 hundred hits from a blog on IGN. Intrigued, I clicked on it and saw a screenshot of Qix from my Taito article. Now, normally I don’t have any problem with hotlinking. I have plenty of bandwith and if people want to use my images, I’m cool with it. But then I noticed that the owner of the blog was Erik Brudvig, the head of IGN’s XBox 360 department. Being as he was an IGN employee, I decided to fuck with him. Using my mad htaccess skils, I redirected all use of the Qix image by IGN to a better image, namely this one:

      The image was up for about four hours before anyone at IGN actually noticed. Suck on that, you worthless bastards. For anyone who’s interested, here are some screenshots of the blessed event:

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2 Comments

  • Posted by Miguelius on December 12th, 2007 at 10:15 am  

    Well done, I guess they asked for it, I hate being charged with anything, call me a communist, but hey! If it’s on the web, it should be free….

  • Posted by f11 on December 24th, 2007 at 12:49 am  

    you sir have won the internet.


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