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C'mon Sony, stand your Ground

If someone has Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe's balls please give them back.

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Ru3600d ago

this article deserves to see the light of day dont dismiss it because of the numerouse stories on it..
This is a new outlook on perspective.

And I for one believe in what this article is saying and it happens to represent how most gamers are probably feeling.

TrenchaunT3600d ago

It's a very crummy argument. Just because in World War 3 churches were destroyed it's somehow OK to act irreverently toward something which people feel is sacred? It really has to do with respecting other people and their traditions and beliefs. For example, if your favorite sister with whom you were very close died, then her grave would be sacred to you. Now if someone made a video game which happened to portray that part of the graveyard with lifelike realism, to the extent that it actually had her name on the grave with the proper inscription, I'm sure you would be pissed if the game involved ramming the headstone with a truck or splattering someone's brains out over it.

Satanas3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

Hmm, I don't know what to say about the many reportings, but the article has a point. I do agree that the Church really does not have any grounds on what they are pursuing. Whether his argument is good or not is up for anyone to decide, not going to comment on its integrity (just skimmed through it, not in the mood to analyze).

@coyote: you do have some good points there. don't know what to say about whether this is news worthy

dissectionalrr3599d ago

i find it funny that the group of people who are responsible (indirectly) for the vast majority of death and destruction over the course of human history have a problem with violence. religion and violence are like peas and carrots. it's really quite hypocritical. maybe if you were fighting jews instead of aliens they wouldn't have minded so much.

Ru3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

not Freedom when some will not get offended...
Screams out from this article.

Most of the time I agree with some of your reports but this one Im gald made it, and not just because it was my submission, but because all gamers need to really think why are we being prosicuted for this? Why is it that because a church (another giant orinazation/company)can try/manage to take away our most valuable rights, If one cannot make there own descisions on what to play or not to play who will, The Church? ESRB does just fine and I support that, but definately not what this church is trying to do.

The Snake3600d ago

True. Censoring things just because someone gets offended by them is the opposite of freedom.

I hope Sony holds their ground on this.

kingofps33600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

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razer3600d ago

How are we being prosecuted? Sounds a little dramatic.

This is a much deeper issue in freedom of expression vs offending someone. We live in a society today that doesn't have much respect for the past and as soon as someone questions expression they are immediately prosecuted as trying take away freedom. We need to have some respect for holy places whether we agree with them or not.. But I digress.

I'd like to see Insomniac make a game where they show the face of the prophet Muhammed and blow up some sacred sites.. They won't because they know there offices would be blown up.. They picked an easy target with this one(ie p*ssies) but it's OK they will only rot in hell for it.

Ru3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

Do you even listen to yourself?
This Source I submitted was correct and has new more relevent context.
If I was to submit the appology statement from Sony that would be incoherent and also duplicate.
Also this was written by a respected contributer at YouNewb.com
I cant belive giving your Nickname here, you would not want to back Sony, Cause thats what im doin... Im also backing all of gamers rights.

ITR3600d ago

Like I said before..Sony is going to settle out of court.

They are currently negotiating stipulations now.
Like pulling the game/donations/censoring the game...and whatever else they decide on.

Ru3600d ago

Why? If either of them have some balls and believe in what they are spewing there would be no settleing.
Sony needs to take a stance and I would hope if MS was in the same shoes they would as well, Not for the sake of the company but for the sake of the Gamer and to defend the rights of humanity!

I dont like to sound so cheesy and or arrogant but this is a push button argument.

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