MotorStorm Apocalypse: Sony halts Australian shipments in wake of quake

Following the recent devastating events in Japan, Sony announced they were delaying the launch of racer MotorStorm Apocalypse in the UK out of respect. Unfortunately the Australian distribution of the game had already started, so you can actually pick the game up in Aussie stores today – but this might be a limited offer.

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Philoctetes2503d ago

I don't quite understand why they're delaying this game in countries that were unaffected by the earthquake.

The main thing for me is that it arrives on time in the US.

Vip3r2503d ago

Yeah, that's like allowing 9/11 flight games in countries that wern't affected by 9/11 themselves.

Get a grip dude.

Croash2503d ago (Edited 2503d ago )

That's called Flight Simulator.

Anyway I don't see the problem, how is what's happening in the world right now related to lunatics having fun in a city being destroyed by pretty much every natural disaster possible?

There's a difference between games and reality.
While I laugh a lot when my character gets crushed during a race, it's depressing to see the death toll rise in Japan.
That's because they're not connected.
*Could also use Call of Duty + War in real life argument*

And anyway, just think about it. Do you really think we could see news saying "SONY disrespects Japan by releasing MotorStorm Apocalypse, Japan's inhabitants are outraged."
I think there's more to be worried about than pixels.

Vip3r2503d ago

Microsoft flight simulator isn't a dedicated 9/11 game. Motorstorm Apocalypse is a dedicated apocalypse game though. And for a Japanese company to promote a game based on earthquakes and scenario's similar to what's actually happening is ironic and out of line.

Usually people give a %^&* when major events like that happen and to make money from a video game that portrays that level of destruction as "fun" and "cool" is in bad taste if you ask me.

Vip3r2503d ago

COD is connect to real life. They just add a few changes like in COD4 when they invaded a fake middle east country after a wanted terrorist.

jay22503d ago

Stop ****ing around with works of fiction and instead give Japan MONEY

KillerCucumber2503d ago

They already donated a fuck load, Jay2.