Oct 19th 2008 1:51PM I'm actually looking forward to this. It's looking like the videogame equivalent of a B-Movie, and I think if I rent it for a weekend and play it I'll probably be satisfied.
And the storyline is just too good to pass up.
Oct 19th 2008 11:26AM Star Ocean is looking phenomenal and definitely worth picking up.
But I'm also really interested in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (it's looking damn fine) and MCLA Remix (I've heard great things about the PSP version from previews).
Oct 19th 2008 8:24AM @ P
Finally, someone who is making some sense here. And yeah there is no need to blame us Muslims. This is Sony trying to cover its ass and make sure there is no controversy with their AAA exclusive.
What you're saying is very unfair. I am Muslim and I really really REALLY want this game. I am also just somewhat offended by the use of actual words from the Qu'ran. But that doesn't automatically mean that I don't get to buy the game. Honestly you just sound pissed off because you didn't get your precious LBP on time. IT'S A GAME. IT CAN WAIT FOR ONE WEEK.
@ Eric E
Well as I recall I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to use actual lines from any of the major religions' books. But Christians don't mind, Jews don't mind, and others. But Muslims are (supposedly) the most hardcore of all religious followers just because Islam takes a lot of commitment. Well, before I get in to that sticky subject, I want to say that it really just depends. In this situation Muslims would be offended.
Oct 17th 2008 2:45PM I'm guessing they will have the first shipment and sell it but the second shipment may take a while to come out. So if you're there early don't worry about not getting the game.
Oct 17th 2008 2:37PM I am Muslim, but I was born and raised in the US. I know many artists use religious scripture in their work and I've come to accept it. But now I live in a Muslim country (Bahrain if you must know) and if I told people here about this there would definitely be an uproar. I'm not exactly sure why, but in my opinion this should have been taken care of quietly with a patch.
Oct 17th 2008 2:30PM "...we suspect it will just replace the music in question with something else -- perhaps some 50 Cent would be less offensive?"
The use of the words of the Qu'ran are not offensive, they're just misused in the song. THAT's why Sony is taking a safe route with this little controversy rather than standing idly by and letting it become a much bigger controversy that the mainstream gets a hold of.
I know you and all other PS3 fans are disappointed by the delay but that's no reason to lash out against Sony. They are doing the smart thing and making sure that they don't offend anybody. Don't be spiteful for no reason.
Oct 17th 2008 2:25PM @ Brodie-San and Ty:
You both bring up good points, but you're wrong. I am Muslim and the whole reason behind this controversy is because it is actual lines from the Qu'ran. If it was just arabic, then it would not be a big deal (there is arabic music and no one cares). But the lyrics are actual lines taken from the Qu'ran and that is why it is seen as somewhat offensive. Sony wants to make sure they avoid a controversy before the mainstream gets a hold of this story maybe a month or so after the game is released.
Oct 16th 2008 6:01PM Midway is heading down a dark path. I'm getting a bad feeling they are gonna be the next Atari.
Oct 16th 2008 5:19PM Well flash is heading in that direction too. Maybe after Windows 7 we'll see them on flash drives.
Oct 16th 2008 3:16PM Dirty walks in to a local electronics shop.
"Hey look there's that game with Jack Bla--"
Dirty is then seen sitting on his couch, holding the controller, and booting up the game.
"....what the hell?"