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Sony has a new game coming out for the Playstation 3 called LittleBigPlanet, getting the kind of reviews for which video game authors sell their first-born children. The amount of money riding on games like this is beyond most ordinary schlubs’ capacity to imagine.
But Sony has run afoul of the Religion of Peace™:
We Muslims consider the mixing of music and words from our Holy Qur’an deeply offending. We hope you would remove that track from the game immediately via an online patch, and make sure that all future shipments of the game disk do not contain it.
We would also like to mention that this isn’t the first time something like this happened in videogames. Nintendo’s 1998 hit “Zelda: Ocarina of Time” contained a musical track with islamic phrases, but it was removed in later shipments of the game after Nintendo was contacted by Muslim organizations. Last year, Capcom’s “Zack & Wiki” and Activision’s “Call of Duty 4” also contained objectionable material offensive to Muslims that was spotted before the release of the final games, and both companies thankfully removed the content.
And you know what that means. Sony is apologizing and delaying the release until all traces of offensive material are removed.