“Work for Amazon, but bring a bottle to send Jeffrey to space in metal *****’

You have to be careful about what you call yourself in live games. But also: if you, Amazon, own MMO New World, it is probably not a good idea to let people who sign up call themselves “AmazonOfficial”. Lulu Chiba is the community director for Aggro Crab Games as well as Eggnut Games. She immediately signed up and used it for chaos good. (Thanks, Kotaku.)

You can see Chiba sharing information about Amazon using the AmazonOfficial username in screenshots she shared to Twitter. While other players ask if anyone knows where the blacksmith’s bellows at fisher’s end are, AmazonOfficial globally shares tidbits like: “did you know your alexa is constantly gathering your data and listening to sell your information to other companies? Amazon is your product!

In addition to reminding players how Amazon workers have been known to need to urinate in bottles due to not being provided sufficient bathroom breaks, Chiba also encouraged other players to “play FF14 instead”, and made fun of Bezos’ oddly phallic rocket–in the only visible instance of a word being censored. This one probably wouldn’t make it to the username cut.

Bezos’s investment in space flight and Amazon Game Studios was at the expense Amazon workers who are often underpaid and subject to aggressive anti-unionizing measures. Amazon should be mocked at least.


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