Friday, October 17, 2008

Rated "S" for "Sacrilegious"

The release of the highly-anticipated PS3 title, LittleBigPlanet, has been delayed a week in light of the discovery that a licensed song used in the game contains lyrics referencing the Qur'an.

I can well imagine that there are no members of the LittleBigPlanet team familiar enough with the Qur'an to have caught this during development. I suppose the lesson is that, if at any point the lyrics in a song become incomprehensible, it might be a good idea to look them up, on the off chance that the words actually mean something. While one week is inconsequential to me, I have to believe that a delay this close to release is an expensive hassle for Sony.

(After looking at the lyrics in question, frankly, I think I'm offended. Granted, my interpretation of Islam is woefully uninformed, so "Every soul shall have the taste of death" might not mean what it sounds like to me.)

(Seriously, I mean no disrespect, so please don't kill me.)

1 comment:

Czardoz said...

Every soul shall have the taste of Islam.

Everyone is offended by everything; people need to get over themselves.