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Submitted by Animavicion 1027d ago | news

50 people evacuated in Arizona for a block of Super Mario

Bomb technicians were called to inspect a golden mystery box with question marks on its side. (Bomberman, Culture)

Animavicion  +   1027d ago
I think all we suspected:

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NastyLeftHook0  +   1027d ago
wow what is this world coming too, i have to admit, it was funny as hell though, and clever. but with the oklahoma situation its understandable things can get a little dicey . and i also live by the area in phoenix.
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TheXonySbox  +   1027d ago
Lighten up,

Because of a few crazies people should stop trying to have fun?

No way, keep at it. Freedom to live however you want. Thats what these pranksters are doing.
Guitardr85  +   1027d ago
@thexonysbox

Tell all of the people in Boston to lighten up. I agree that people live free and not be afraid of the future...carpe diem, but there are also things known as timing and tact. Because of the TIMING of this funny joke, it lacked TACT.

Give it a year or so and it would have been a little funny!
Gh05t  +   1027d ago
@Guitardr85

So your saying in a year the Boston tragedy would be forgotten (or at least not a big deal enough to make a joke) and a possible bomb threat is funny because time passed?

This lacks TACT regardless of time but most jokes aren't filled with TACT

Or its funny because it WAS harmless and the only reason its even thought of as a threat was because people are freaked out because they live with a false since of security and were shocked back into reality just last week.
Pozzle  +   1027d ago
Better to be safe than sorry.
HardCover  +   1026d ago
"Freedom to live however you want" is extremely naive and juvenile.

Show some tact, people.
TheXonySbox  +   1026d ago
You people live in fear, what a sad pathetic world we live in. Freedom is worth nothing if you live with fear of everything that could possible (1/300,000000) chance of it being a bomb AKA it isnt likely at all.

I'll take real freedom before coping out to fear like the rest of ya.
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stuna1  +   1027d ago
It really would have been a riot if Snake jump out of the box!
1nsaint  +   1026d ago
Or if there was a bob-omb in there :p
Donnieboi  +   1026d ago
It's the sign of the times, man. People now have to worry about crazy religious fanatics randomly attacking us. I mean, they blew up a race marathon. What purpose does that do to further their cause, when they attack civilians who are not even taking place in any religious, government, etc functions?

So that's why maybe these people were afraid. Yeah it seems obvious to us that it's a mario box, but tensions are fierce.
Matpan  +   1026d ago
And some other people have to worry about a so called first world country running amok pretending to be the world police and standing for "peace" and "freedom" while preemptively attacking any possible threats. All in the name of the best business they know how to run: WAR.

Please don´t be so naive as to call all violence cast on the United States random... Sure, tragic and completely unjistifiable... but random?

And one sometimes has to wonder if such acts, which so well fit the agenda of tightening your security policies (both abroad and homeland) always come from outside...
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Tetsujin  +   1026d ago
Whoever did this earns "Troll of the year" award.
SnakeCQC  +   1026d ago
LOOOOOOOOL bubble up
teresa3smi   1026d ago | Spam
HammadTheBeast  +   1027d ago
RUN MARIO RUN, HIDE YO SHROOMS!!!
from the beach  +   1026d ago
Not funny, that could have been a bob-omb.
Tetsujin  +   1026d ago
And your princess, cuz he's rapin everybody out there
whamlollypop7  +   1027d ago
We live in a hilarious and terrifying world don't we?
elhebbo16  +   1027d ago
its called 'MURICA.
edit: it was a joke
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cerpintaxt44  +   1027d ago
haha brilliant
strigoi814  +   1027d ago
snake is inside
GetSnooked  +   1027d ago
If the snake's in there... Then what's on the plane?? O.o
ShiftyLookingCow  +   1027d ago
Samuel Jackson?
Soldierone  +   1027d ago
Living in Arizona. They always pretend to be all safe and secure after every major issue. After the movie theater thing, they evacuated an entire theater because of some bum walking by with a knife....

They also did this same thing when people were promoting Spider-Man with Peter Parker backpacks everywhere.
LKHGFDSA  +   1027d ago
that is both terrible and hilarious.
edit: didn't realize whamlollypop7 pretty much said the same thing I did.
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SheenuTheLegend  +   1027d ago
I would love to shoot each n every terrorist in the face
GanjaMan  +   1027d ago
goodluck getting past Obama's security guards ;)
majiebeast  +   1027d ago
Really stupid timing.
Irishguy95  +   1027d ago
*Really brilliant timing.
Soldierone  +   1027d ago
I don't understand how its so stupid though.

Look at actual bomb threats.... people HIDE the bombs. Rather it be out of site, or in a backpack. And second of all people bomb major traffic areas. Why would someone put a bomb in a giant obvious box in the middle of a few houses?
Gh05t  +   1027d ago
Some people just want to watch the world burn.
SolidStoner  +   1026d ago
sometimes those religious bomb fanatics blow up in dumbest places... they just are soo dumb they cannot figure out where to blow up.. this is why this middle of the street area is very plausible!
jony_dols  +   1026d ago
TBH it's not always religious fanatics. Some of the earlier suicide bombers were politically motivated & not influenced by religious doctrines.

Tsar Alexander II was killed by a suicide bomber, Jap soldiers in WW2 sacraficed themselves for the 'Empire' whilst the Marxist terrorist group 'Tamil Tigers' have murdered thousands in Sri Lanka. Timothy McVeigh had no religious motive but that didn't stop him murdering 168 people.

Violence is violence, people predisposed to it will commit it regardless of their ideology.
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Gh05t  +   1027d ago
Saying this isn't what the gaming world needs for our image is playing right into political hands as its an admittance of plausible connection so good job on doing their work for them.

Even if it was based off a game the response should never be "Oh man this is going to look bad for us." it should be "Yeah it happens you cant stop crazy people from doing crazy things regardless of inspiration they are still crazy."

Never be sorry for playing games and sure as hell don't let the politicians see you blink... correlation does not equal causation.
Animavicion  +   1027d ago
edit: I'm sorry, this comment should not go here .. but not how to delete. (stupid technology)
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MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1027d ago
omfg, genius.
josephayal  +   1027d ago
Could've had a poison mushroom inside
FITgamer  +   1026d ago
Or rattlesnakes, that would've of been a hell of prank. Haha you're dead!
Jagsrock  +   1027d ago
If it were upside then that would be a cause for alarm.
Bathyj  +   1027d ago
Nice
SegaGamer  +   1027d ago
I would have punched it, i may have got a mushroom a gotten bigger :P
Rivitur  +   1026d ago
That's what he said.

:D
Lionalliance  +   1027d ago
Yeah, it was a stupid timing.
Bathyj  +   1027d ago
They obviously thought it had an escaping German convict in it.
FlyingFoxy   1027d ago | Offensive
KrimsonKody  +   1027d ago
By the end of the year,
Gamers will = terrorists.
CanadianTurtle  +   1027d ago
Oh great, thanks a lot. Now FOX is going to be all over this event blaming it on violent video games
Animavicion   1027d ago | Immature | show
Guitardr85  +   1026d ago
@turtle

I was thinking the same thing. As one poster said above, this sends a very negative image about gamers. Whether it's immaturity or people being naive, this reflects poorly on gamers. We should be supporting the people that were hurt and coming together as a nation, not making a joke out of it. Regardless of what people think, this is exactly what happened, people turned a national tragedy into a joke in the hopes of getting internet hits...Sad day...
kingPoS  +   1027d ago
Bad timing in all likely hood. A lot of people have been set on edge due to the unfortunate incident last week.
RockmanII7  +   1027d ago
Reminds me more of Crash Bandicoot than Mario.
g2gshow  +   1027d ago
it's funny till it's you'r job to deal with it or it's next to you'r home or kids before the whole 911 thing it would be funny . but not now an surly not right now after boston ....bombing an shooting's have become a reality in the mind's of the american people ... specially parents

i as a gamer would see the humor in it but i still wouldn't go near it because you never know not all joker's have a sense of humor
gazgriff2k12   1027d ago | Immature | show | Replies(2)
Rai  +   1026d ago
man..i wish that was colorful instead, I'd run that shit over with my car and hope to get the golden mushroom to boost myself.
NBT91  +   1026d ago
lol Bomberman in the article tags

That is a pretty bad joke though, I mean I'd be a little concerned about it if I saw it even though I know it's a Mario box. No way of knowing for sure there is nothing inside it...
FITgamer  +   1026d ago
I live in Tempe, i don't know how i missed that. They must have figured out it was joke pretty quickly because it wasn't on the news. "...a college town like this I wouldn't think that something like that would happen," Seriously since when do college students not pull pranks? When i was Sun Devil we were always involved in shenanigans.
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deno  +   1026d ago
Those darn Italian plumbers, I knew we should keep our eyes on them.
Kidmyst  +   1026d ago
Should have had some turtles walking around it
Matpan  +   1026d ago
In almost any other country in the world someone would have stomped on it or tried to hit it ala Mario. In USA that´s a case for the SWAT. the state of things nowadays, that and a somehow lowsy timing, must admit. But probably anytime now a "misterious box" would have pointed fingers towards some beard wearing mosque atending ala praising dude and have some city far far away carpet bombed, right? cause that´s the way they roll!
Robotronfiend  +   1026d ago
That's the same response as a few years ago when someone put up Moononites signs of them flipping people off in front of the entrance to a tunnel.

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