LittleBigPlanet worldwide delay by one muslim guy.

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  1. lookout
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    this is what he wrote:

     


  2. Jiggah

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    He was offended by the use of the Quran? I would have been offended by the implications of mass murder.
     
  3. Doomsday Forte

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    Oh man, so I should send my copy of Ocarina of Time to the past (pardon the game-related pun) because the Fire Temple had it too. D:

    Though yeah, uh...*cough*, the whole thing about "every soul shall have the taste of death" is a bit much.
     
  4. ojsinnerz.

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    He fooled us all.
     
  5. lookout
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    I have one question: how the hell did he get the copy of LittleBigPlanet?
     
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    To be fair, it wasn't an elementary case of one follower of the Muslim faith that caused all of this. It was the fears on the part of Sony of the lyrics instigating protests from the Muslim communities. Considering the last notable situation involving another form of entertainment, specifically the cartoon which first appeared in a Danish newspaper in September of 2006 and have been reprinted by others, sparked worldwide violence, including deaths, Sony is taking the safe route at a personal fiscal and possible consumer faith loss onto themselves in order to remove any signs of impropriety on their parts. No, I don't agree that we should always tip-toe around a few zealous members of any community, including my own Christian ones who I come at odds with regularly, but understandably, this is a case of a company whom do not wish to provoke in the slightest degree a tragic history that may repeat itself.
     
  7. Jiggah

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    BETA tester probably.
     
  8. TheSpade

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    According to the GameSpot story, several retailers had already acquired their shipments from Sony and sent them out to buyers.
     
  9. jesterscourt

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    I can understand why Sony did it, they are a supported retailer in Middle Eastern companies, and they do a whole lot more than just sell videogames. Although, I would like to point out the other side of the coin, if there was a quote taken from the Torah, the New or Old Testament, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster manual, this wouldn't have occurred, yet Sony wants to avoid a debacle like the Mohammed cartoons and the Hitman 2 release.
     
  10. jumpman17

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    I love when companies slap something in.

    Guy 1: This sounds cool, let's put this song in the game.
    Guy 2: Is that English? It doesn't sound like English.
    Guy 1: I dunno. I think it might be Mexican.
    Guy 2: But what's is it saying?
    Guy 1: Probably singing about burritos or something.
    Guy 2: Ah. Slap that puppy in there then.
     
  11. ZenZero

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    he is an ass
     
  12. Upperleft

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    it's not like he asked Sony to delay the game, he just asked for a patch, you know..
     
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    But they did delay it now, according to gamespot. It comes out one week later now, October 28.
     
  14. Hermessz

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    This is bullshit.
    Nothing was on purpose, and there wasn't any actuall intend of hurting muslim's feelings.
    As a jew, and a believing jew, I don't really care if someone quotes the bible in a game, I actually would feel honor.

    End of story, this is total bullshit.
     
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    While the fact that quotes from the Qu'ran are in there, I could care less. However, they could have picked some friendlier quotes. I know a man fluent in Arabic and he confirmed what it said -- so I agree that it should have been pulled from the game. I'm just annoyed it happened so close to the release date, and I didn't hear about it until I went to the store to buy it. It's just about the only game I'm looking forward to on PS3 right now. Me = Sad.
     
  16. Trulen

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    If I'm not mistaken, that's a forbidden phrase from the [insert book name here because I can't spell it].

    'S what I heard through the grapevine from an intelligent poster.
     
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    two selected quotes from the Quran....

    one is "Every soul shall have the taste of death"

    and the other is "all that is on earth shall perish"


    Not a very friendly bunch, are they? [​IMG]


    /controversy.
     
  18. Eternal Myst

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    OBJECTION!

    Are you really Jewish?

    For some reason I really doubt that.

    Because if you are you shouldn't be reading the Bible, genius.

    You should be reading the Tanakh!

    Unless you have been reading the wrong book, and had no clue.

    Also as a Muslim I would like to understand exactly why they put those two quotes from the Quran in the game.
     
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    The Old Testament of the Holy Bible of Christianity is the equivalent of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) in the practice of Judaism. Now, let's not get into a religious argument in here. He says he is Jewish, so we must take him at his word. As for why those quotes from the Qu'ran were sampled or inserted into the song, I honestly have no clue. You'd have to address the song's writer, performer, producer, etc.
     
  20. Mucuna

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    It's like those Buddha Bar musics. They must find this classy, cool or something like it. It's the genre os the music.

    I really don't give a damn.