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Tokyo Game Show 2008: LittleBigPlanet Demo Booth

Tokyo Game Show 2008: LittleBigPlanet 80GB Japanese PS3 Bundle
Religious references unwelcome in new game

LittleBigPlanet’s release date in America has been delayed one week till October 27 due to references from the Muslim religious text the Qur’an found in the audio track. Similar delays are being implemented worldwide.

According to a Gamasutra article, the licensed LittleBigPlanet soundtrack song 'Tapha Niang' by Muslim artist Toumani Diabate's Symmetrical Orchestra uses voice excerpts from the Qur'an in its musical composition.

A now removed posting on the PlayStation Europe message boards stated, “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."

Sony reacted quickly to the controversy announcing a delay in the release date. The Media Molecule developed PlayStation 3 exclusive had previously been planned for an October 21 release in North America, October 22 in PAL region territories, October 24 in the UK and Ireland, and October 30 in Japan and Asia.

Any obstacle to the successful release of LittleBigPlanet would be a serious problem for Sony as the game is anticipated to be a system seller. The platformer is a game that is largely dependent on community creations and sharing. Fans and press have given the game positive comments in early previews.

At the 2008 Tokyo Game Show it was announced LittleBigPlanet would be bundled with the new 80GB Japanese PS3 and released on October 30 for 44,980 yen ($442 USD). The bundle will also come with two DualShock 3 controllers.



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By Mk4ever on 10/19/2008 4:11:40 PM , Rating: 5
To tell the truth, as a muslim, I find your comment disappointing, even if you were kidding or if it was just sarcasm.

I might expect (though not agree with) such comment from people unwilling to discuss their ideas and open up to others, but people in this particular website are the ones discussing critical and sensitive issues with understanding and more consideration of the opposites' views.

Why would you hint that all muslims are extremists is beyond me, especially if you believe it isn't true. If you believe in what you said, I have no idea what to tell you.

I hope you'll be more considerate before you say such things. If not for anything else; just picture yourself as an ordinary muslim and see if you can tolerate such comments.


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By DKWinsor on 10/19/2008 6:10:55 PM , Rating: 2
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Why would you hint that all muslims are extremists


He would say that because the Qur'an says that.

"When you meet the unbelievers, strike off their heads; then when you have made wide slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives." Surat Mohammed:4

I also like this verse:
4:34 . . . If you fear highhandedness from your wives, remind them [of the teaching of God], then ignore them when you go to bed, then hit them. If they obey you, you have no right to act against them. God is most high and great.

I like this verse because you can't interpret it away. Domestic violence is enshrined in your eternal word from Allah


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By hadifa on 10/19/2008 9:53:33 PM , Rating: 1
Translating Quran is considered impossible as no translation can deliver the meaning and the depth (not even considering the rhythm and beauty) of the original. That said, please use a proper translation and never quote partially.

Here are the translation of the same verses you mentioned.

"Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah, He rendereth not their actions vain. (4)" (47:4)

The word battlefield is not in the text explicitly and not as a separate word but the context is clear. I checked multiple translations and all had the battlefield word in them. So This is talking about meeting in the battlefield not in a restaurant!

As for the second one:
"Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allâh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allâh and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allâh orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property). As to those women on whose part you see ill¬conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allâh is Ever Most High, Most Great." (4:34)

"Men are the protectors and maintainers of women" I have seen this as being translated as "Men are in charge of women".

As for the beating part, It's where the translator put the (lightly...), I know that the beating should not be done by a stick larger than a tooth brush for what ever that implies.

BTW, They had tooth brushes made of a certain wood then similar in size to a modern tooth brush and they were advised by the prophet to use it regularly!


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By MrBungle123 on 10/20/2008 11:19:07 AM , Rating: 2
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"Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allâh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allâh and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allâh orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property). As to those women on whose part you see ill¬conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allâh is Ever Most High, Most Great." (4:34)

"Men are the protectors and maintainers of women" I have seen this as being translated as "Men are in charge of women".

As for the beating part, It's where the translator put the (lightly...), I know that the beating should not be done by a stick larger than a tooth brush for what ever that implies.


Im sorry but men and women should be equals. Women are not property they are people. A man "beating" a woman (however you decide to translate that) for the reason of disobedience is something that should be looked down upon. Just because men are typically physically larger and stronger than women does not give them the right to hit, dominate, or control women through intimidation. That is a childish solution to a grown up problem and only serves to confirm my prior suspicions; that the quran is a book laden with ideas and soluions right out of barbaric and backward era that we would all be better off putting behind us.

Any time when a "man" has beaten a woman the "man" deserves to have his ass kicked.


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By Xerstead on 10/21/2008 4:51:22 PM , Rating: 2
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Im sorry but men and women should be equals. Women are not property

I do agree with you, but it is just our (and many others) opinion and belief.
People are allowed to dissagree with us and hold their own belief. But we look down on, and have laws to punish, those who act on them. Each culture has its own values and laws reflecting those values.
If something upsets them the some people complain, others sue and others blow stuff up. We just consider ourselves more civilised.


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