Remember the hilarious game mod that turns the Stick Bomb in GTA V into a Galaxy Note 7? Yes. That video. The video wouldn’t have drawn much attention of the Internet if not for the take down notice by YouTube filed by Samsung Electronics America. The incident goes to show how petty Samsung is amidst what-could-be the tech blunder of the decade. As mentioned in a post last week, Samsung wasn’t amused a bit and had abused YouTube’s reporting tool for infringement materials to prevent others from watching this clear-as-day parody video.
As usual, YouTube didn’t bat an eyelid and removed the so-called “infringing video” without due investigation. I guess when biggies like Samsung says so, it must true, right? That’s some kind of BS there. Anyways, I am not even going to lie, it was hell lot of fun watching Micheal flinging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone-lookalike devices and blowing things up, plus the sight of common in-game folks screaming and running away from the nefarious device is totally tickles our funny bones. Southwest airlines crew not featured in the game, btw, in case you are wondering.
Anywho, the modder who started it all, YouTube channel Modded Games, filed an appeal and managed to get the unreasonable ban lifted, and so, the balance of life and peace are restored, and we can all live happily ever after. This is classic case of David vs. Goliath which only serves to make Samsung look even uglier than it already is.
Here’s the original video we were talking about:
Image: screengrab from YouTube video.