That Gaming Site looks into the LBP delay to see if Sony handled the situation in the best possible way. Looking at both "sides of the coin" to ask viewers what they think on the matter.
They should've just said it was delayed to improve the game for the stupid people out there.
Read my comment from bellow. TOn of free PR, Sony on purpose went public about this, it was easy just to keep it quite but then no one would be talking about it. Smart move, if they did it on purpose as i suspect.
That's a good point, but a lot of people will view this as a negative thing, thinking the game is racist and such because they don't know the whole story.
a two week delay plenty off press why all this concern from people and sites who dont give a damn about sony?
1 week, not 2 week delay
I just called EB games and they said they are now looking at mid November (as opposed to Oct 21)...that is closer to 4 weeks now (at least for me)
I apologize, Oct 27th is the release date for North America. Sometimes I forget a lot of us live in different continents.
to improve the game sounds like they are patching a crappy game to a less crappy game... btw direct reply to the article is, I don't think there is any problem mentioning Qu'ran Well, gamers aren't all angry kids, I can hardly find anyone around me act like the German kid on youtube yelling at the computer just because he can't wait for his copy of Unreal Tournament to load....a week or two, or maybe 4 for some other continents is not good, but it shouldn't make you yell at a specific group of people or plan a terror attack targeting them...Some people really need to face it, it is a game, it is a great game, but it is not the end of the world tomorrow...delaying it for respecting some people should be appreciated by ALL of us...Imagine if you are the few that is offended(not saying its a big deal that it offends but if it happens...), you will show more respect to the devs, the publisher, and sony as well..
Better? HELL NO! They got TON of free PR cuz of this. Even here where are live (one EU country) they put it on morning news. They were actually talking about this incident and how it might offent muslims, but as they were doing that they were showing gameplay all the time, also saying that it is Sonys game for PS3 and stuff like that. I honestly think this will only help them in sales. Ton of free PR.
A good point which is also mentioned in the article, if this does end up backfiring on Sony (which it might considering how far this has escaladed) it will probably be for that very reason.
SONY SPENT ALL ITS MONEY ON EXPENSIVE 1st PARTY GAMES THEY CAN'T AFFORD A MASSIVE PRESS RELEASE SO FREE PRESS IS APPRECIATED
Yeah . . . by NOT HAVING A DELAY. If ANY OTHER RELIGION was offended, it would have been tough luck.
they could have said they are investigating the report. it was a forum report from some.................. one.... important to the gaming community? to a site? to a rival or friend of sony? i dont think it was planned. this decision was made by SCEE The same SCEE that is taking forever and bit more than they could chew with killzone 2. The same SCEE that dropped eight days later and getaway for eyepet The same SCEE that has a problem bring all the songs in the UK version of singstar to the US on time. thankfully that job is now in the hands of India. and yes The same SCEE that jumped the gun on the delay of LBP. SCEE can go to hell after they release killzone of course :)
If Sony didn't have a delay for it and Sony didn't catch the word/phrase in the song that could have offended someone of a different religion, everyone would have been all over Sony just like some gaming websites are right now just because they made the smart decision to delay it. LBP is one of Sony's biggest games and they just want it to be as perfect as it can be upon release and there's nothing wrong with that, even if it means the game has to be delayed a few weeks. Plus, the extra publicity will get more people aware of the game. And it's not like the publicity from the incident will hurt LBP because LBP isn't some violent video game.
I agree that Sony did the right thing by delaying the launch and "Fixing" the problem, even if I don't see it as a problem. Just look at a title like Resident Evil 5 and the amount of negative publicity it is getting, and all because a white dude isn't killing his usual white dudes, but is killing black zombies. 8-0 OMG!!! The travesty... *rolls eyes* In the new age of where "offending" someone is way worst then kicking the crap out of them, this is the new reality we live in.
If they'd shown the ethnic chick killing all the black guys, then it wouldn't have been a problem, just like it's not a problem for a white guy to kill a bunch of white guys. But if you're doing gender mixing, imagine a black guy killing a bunch of white guys in a game, that would be wrong also and looked at as black supremacy.
... with delays you'd think they would be good at it by now *rollseyes*
From today when i see ANOTHER(YAWN)Negative PS3 Story i'll make a Negative xBox 360 Comment!!! I hope i offened you xBot Zombie Lemmings(+Mods...Same thing???) ;-D
Did you read the article? It's neutral, not picking any side, it just puts both sides out their letting the viewer decide.
;-D (It's a Endless List from that CR*P M$ Company) ;-D
the real question his could sony have handled S.O.C.O.M massacre better? my answer to this question is no. this picture of sackboy is corny he should rince is face a bit more how can he show himself to the world this dirty? sackboy go rince your sack!
could sony had handled the S.O.C.O.M massacre any better? my answer to that is no. Sir may start sucking on sackboys sack.
Sony handled it well. Worst possible scenario if the game was delayed a month or even pushed to next year.
kidding aside i gave you the agree because sony did handle it well. they did it in a way to minimize the delay and still handle the "problem". their fanbase stays as happy as possible and the ones offended get their "issue" with it resolved as well. good job sony.
The reason I think it was handled well is because I believe a lot rides on this game. I was in the beta. Imagine had they ignored this. Ok, now imagine the press. This is a game for all ages and with the bad press it may have generated, it did not need the blemish of some religious crusade. The game is great, everyone will understand that it was worth waiting for once released. I want to mention that everyone was really fast and upfront regarding the delay and the reasons behind it. That means something right?
But Sony is the one left holding the Bag.
I think that Sony could have handled the delay better by really checking the music a little better and not allowing it before and the game itself would not have been delayed at all.
WHY DIDNT THEY DO THIS WITH SOCOM ??? The game is beyond F'ark'd and last nite I got new bugs while playing the game
If you think about it, delaying two anticipated games within a month span is a very bad image for Sony and the PS3. BTW it doesn't matter if Socom was delayed or not. It's constantly being improved with the good support that Slant Six has offered. They are actually listening to the community and improving upon feedback. Zipper Int never did that. By the time Socom is running smooth with all the promised features, it'd be the same as buying the game later on as if the game was delayed. Unless you care about great reviews for the game.
on the topic of socom, it actually plays extremely well and i'm addicted to is as ever.. when the server isnt bombarded. i play mostly late at night so i guess a lot of people are sleeping so the servers are not as heavy.. played quite a few matches with not one hiccup. its the only reason it got bad reviews.. all the reviewers praised the game mechanics and gameplay and graphics.. but its hard to give an online only game a good score when the servers are acting up.. fortunately a few of the reviewers said they would re-review the game when the server issues were fixed...
how can it have been handled better then that. Everyoen is just be stupidly selfish. You have t realise that Sony is running a buissness, they arent making games for fun or for free. if you owned your own buissness you would do anythign possible not to get into a lawsuit situation. And will all these stupid self interests groups sueing and making bad press over every little thing that is said bad about there group , sony made the right decision to put out any fires before they started, AND THEY WOULD HAVE STARTED.
Who cares if it was delayed, it could be delayed a month if it has to be, the point being made here is did Sony handle the public portion of this in the proper manner.
NO, everyone just needs to chill out
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