p2pnet news view | Games:- Sony touts LittleBIGPlanet as a unique PS3 game, “combining platform adventure with a huge community enabling gamers to play, create & share their experiences”.
Featuring Sackboy (Yup ) and designed to reinvigorate Sony’s moribund Playstation, it was officially due out on October 24.
But, sigh, “Millions of copies of Little Big Planet have been withdrawn from warehouses after lines from the Koran were found to be included in the accompanying music,” says The Telegraph.
It was developed as The Next Big Thing as a puzzle platformer and world creation video game for the PlayStation 3, says the Wikipedia, going on it was the brainchild of Media Molecule, a UK company founded in part by Rag Doll Kung Fu creator Mark Healey.
But it was yanked, “faster than you can say ‘cartoons of the prophet Muhammed’ from shops worldwide, as Muslim game forums fumed one of the background music tracks contained two sentences from the Koran,” says The Enquirer, continuing:
“The ‘offensive’ song in question is sung by a devout Muslim, freely available on Itunes and has never before drawn criticism. But Muslim gamers are apparently deeply offended and insist that mixing music and words from Islam’s most holy text is not fair game.
“The words include ‘kollo nafsin tha’ikatol mawt’, or: ‘Every soul shall have the taste of death’ and ‘kollo man alaiha fan’: ‘All that is on earth will perish.’
“Sony immediately fell to its knees and groveled in apology for any offence caused while sniveling that a version of the game without the background song would be released next month.”
Adds the story:
“Manzoor Moghal, a member of the Muslim Forum think-tank, told the BBC his organisation complimented Sony ‘for taking decisive action by withdrawing these games immediately, and releasing a version that is not offensive to Muslims’.”
LBP will be reissued on October 27, sans offending lyrics.
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