In Case Mars Attacks, Asus Might Cover You Against 'Space Invasions' After All

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that aliens will attack us at some point. For every E.T. and Alf, there's a dozen War of the World derivatives. "To Serve Man" was a cookbook, after all, and that dates back to when the world was broadcast in black and white, forget about your fancy HDTV. This inevitable fact is why it was so disheartening (or silly, as it were) to find out Asus, for a time, was specifically excluding "space invasions" from its Warranty Extension Program. Doesn't anyone at Asus have cable, or go out to the movies, or read comic books?

Here is the part that was picked up by Internet detectives and, as far as we know, first posted over at Spanish website
Exclusions from your ASUS Warranty Extension Program including the WEP On-Site NBD Limited Hardware Warranty Service
  • There is damage caused by natural disaster, intentional or unintentional misuse, acts of war, space invasions, abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or use under abnormal conditions

The part about space invasions was bolded by us for emphasis, because that's the sort of thing that should be displayed in all caps with a large font and blinking colors. Think about it. If we somehow survive an attack by Killer Klowns from Outer Space, wouldn't it be nice to know that our cotten-candy covered Asus motherboard would at least be covered by the warranty?

If these guys show up at your door and blow up your computer, Asus has decided it will, in fact, cover the damage.

Thankfully, the good people at Asus thought better of the exclusion and it appears they've since removed it. You're still on your own of an act of war destroys your goods, but goodness gracious, what are the chances of that really happening?