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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Zimbabwe Money Troubles...

Hah I just came across this on a forum and I figured it was worth sharing. Christ imagine carrying that amount of cash around to go shopping.

What a waste of paper :O

http://humorland.wordmess.net/20081025/what-the-real-crisis-is-like/



(This amount is worth £50 roughly...)

In other news...

Only 3 days till Fallout 3 comes out, the first of four games I am waiting for. Americans already have it and have shared their views, surprisingly a lot are moaning that it sucks and the animations are clunky.

Well I don't know about you readers but I don't play a game to OOGLE at animations, I play games for the story, for the atmosphere and for the fun. And I have no doubt Fallout 3 will meet these standards.

Yes the fighting animations look a bit clunky but each game has a charm and I think the good points outweigh the bad.

I would have Little Big Planet by now but as per usual my silly country suffers because of a certain group of people. I'm not going to walk down that road, seeing as I walk in their terrirtory 3 days a week.

*Silenced by the Parents*

(Source of content: "http://humorland.wordmess.net/20081025/what-the-real-crisis-is-like/" - Date Accessed - 28 October 08)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rambo said...

Yeah I've seen news clips before of workers carting home barrow loads of cash when the economy has went belly up - very worrying if your money isn't worth the paper it's printed on!

Re LBP, yes it's unfortunate there's a delay, but it's not very good QA if something like that gets through without consideration - was it even necessary to include the song in the first place? On the flip side though, my understanding is that the phrases are from an already released song, and the song itself was not previously the subject of a debate?

Still, whether we agree with other people's beliefs or not, I think it's important to respect them. In the current climate, it seems people are very wary of being politically correct and maybe there has been a bit of a knee-jerk response to this, but what is it saying about a game that includes such phrases?* While I doubt many Western gamers would understand the lyrics themselves, there should still be justification for their inclusion - I can't see that they benefit the song in any way (unless this was a big media stunt, which I doubt!)

Some Muslims themselves have stated that while there is no strict prohibition against including lines from the Qur'an in music, it is the appropriateness of the context of their sacred texts in these songs that could cause offence. Although i'm atheist, I can understand why having your religion dissected by popular culture could cause offence. Therefore, I think it is responsible of Sony, if a little poorly timed, to take steps to avoid causing offence amongst gamers.

I wasn't aware of the controversy of wearing a poppy. I will be wearing mine as a tribute to those members of the armed forces who have lost their lives in ALL combat, regardless of the machinations of the political system behind it. Our men and women of the armed forces have signed up (and historically been called up) to defend our values and our country with their lives, and they get the job done despite the debates raging back home.

*A poster on the Official Playstation Forums highlighted that in one of the songs in the forthcoming LBP game, there are two lines from the Qur'an. These lines are understood to mean: "Every soul shall have the taste of death" and "All that is on Earth will perish." On behalf of the Muslim community, the poster beseeched Sony to remove these lyrics from the game. Sony obliged by recalling stocks already issued and releasing patches to remove the lyrics. This has delayed the release of the game.

29 October 2008 at 15:54  

Blogger Habboi said...

"big media stunt, which I doubt!"

Yeah I was thinking that but it's a bit of a risk...

The song actually suited the level which was Africa...And yes it was made by a Muslim.

Either way it's coming and perhaps for the best, we all have work :P

So anyway I shall enjoy Fallout 3 on Friday. I saw clips of the intro and it seems you actually start off from birth and learn to walk as a child and you get your own birthday :D

I love that humour XD

29 October 2008 at 19:19  

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