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Wed, Apr 29, 2009 | 19:44 BST
Sony has decided to take into consideration the backlash received by the Universal Society of Hinduism over the PS2 game Hanuman: Boy Warrior.
Refusing to comment at first over the group’s request to pull the game from shelves, Sony rep Keita Sanekata has since told CVG that the company will “review this issue”.
Spokesperson and Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated earlier in the month that “Controlling and manipulating Lord Hanuman with a joystick/button/keyboard/mouse was denigration”, and the game should be pulled.
Gamers in India agreed that it should be pulled because the game is terrible, not because of it’s content.
Sat, Apr 18, 2009 | 15:35 BST
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed wants Sony to pull the recently released Hanuman: Boy Warrior from shelves as he claims it “trivializes the highly revered deity of Hinduism.”
In a statement issued from his headquarters at the Universal Society of Hinduism in Nevada, Zed wants videogame-makers to be more sensitive when handling faith-based subjects, as it can leave a lasting impression on children, he said.
“Controlling and manipulating Lord Hanuman with a joystick/button/keyboard/mouse was denigration,” he said.
“Lord Hanuman was not meant to be reduced to just a ‘character’ in a videogame to solidify company/products base in the growing economy of India.”
According to GamingIndians.com, Zed has a history of entertainment protest and in the past has “taken up noble causes such as protests against singer Rihanna’s misspelled Sanskrit tattoo, Mike Myers flick Love Guru, and supermodel Heidi Klum’s Goddess Kali Halloween costume.”
The site also says that the gaming community is not upset over the context of the game, and the only reason it should be banned is because it’s terrible.
Full thing below.