Sony DADC Torched in London Riots



Rioters in London apparently set Sony’s Enfield-based DADC (Digital Audio Disc Corporation) facility ablaze last night, reducing the disc distribution center to flames and smoke. The massive multi-story, 20,000 square meter building would have likely contained stock tied to multiple mediums, ranging from music labels to video games to movies and more.


Shares in Sony were down 2.0 percent at 1,724 yen in late afternoon trade in Tokyo on Tuesday, faring slightly better than the Nikkei average, which was down 2.3 percent.


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Pedro on August 9th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Jason had posted this on the Forum. Sucks though.

    Crazy kids.

  2. #2 by EdEN on August 9th, 2011 [ 142686 Points ]

    It’s crazy that things got to this point. They started protesting about the dead of an individual of african heritage who was an alleged drug dealer who got shot down by a police officer during an attempt to arrest him. So at this point it’s basically just crazy people being even more crazy than usual.

  3. #3 by Paranoimia on August 9th, 2011 [ 1285 Points ]

    This has nothing to do with the dead gangster any more. There was a peaceful protest about his shooting, and later gangs of youths decided to go on the rampage.

    There are now riots in many areas of London, but also in other cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester – areas where no-one knows or cares about the guy who died.

    Most reports are suggesting that the riots are nothing more than large groups of youngsters who, for whatever reason, have decided that it’s okay to go around destroying other people’s property, looting shops and setting fire to whatever they can’t carry away.

    They are little more than scum, and need to be regarded as such. I am totally ashamed to be English right now.

  4. #4 by EdEN on August 9th, 2011 [ 142686 Points ]

    @Paranuimia: So basically ass#oles, douches, idiots, parasites, moochers and deadbeat good-for-nothing have joinde forces to destroy everything in their path for no reason other than their parents did a s#itty job at raising them? No wonder the world is as it is right now…

  5. #5 by Darklurkr23 on August 9th, 2011 [ 23156 Points ]

    O god this is getting ridiculous. You want to destroy shit, DESTROY STUPID SHIT. Like Abercrombie Stores or Perfume Shops. NOT OUR MEDIA!

  6. #6 by Jcmdaddy on August 9th, 2011 [ 64797 Points ]

    It’s always like that with protests. The same goes for anything here in California; you have the people who protest with non-violence, and then there are those who tag along who just want to cause mayhem and do so while staying masked in the crowd.

    It’s stupid and cowardly, and ruins any point that the organizers were attempting to display.

  7. #7 by Pedro on August 10th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    EdEN: @Paranuimia: So basically ass#oles, douches, idiots, parasites, moochers and deadbeat good-for-nothing have joinde forces to destroy everything in their path for no reason other than their parents did a s#itty job at raising them? No wonder the world is as it is right now…  

    I lol’d. Mr. Nintendo cursing is not something we see everyday! hahahaha

    ps: I totally agree.

  8. #8 by EdEN on August 10th, 2011 [ 142686 Points ]

    @Pedro: Well, every now and then Nintendo releases a Conquer’s Bad Fur Day hehehe.

  9. #9 by Ajescent on August 10th, 2011 [ 3425 Points ]

    It seems this year, Sony can not catch a break to save their life. I’m trying real hard not to sneeze now because I’m sure it’ll somehow screw Sony in one way or another :D

  10. #10 by Trieloth on August 10th, 2011 [ 3426 Points ]

    Wow how sad. There is a difference between being crazy and being stupid. There is no way anybody can justify doing this crap.

  11. #11 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on August 10th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Well this just sucks.


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