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Little Big Planet, the all-inclusive global game featuring user-generated content, caused controversy for having included a little too much: community members realized a background song used two lines from the Qur'an.
This was deemed potentially offensive to some Muslims and Sony enacted a worldwide recall of all copies of the game before it was shipped to players. For players who had received their copies early, the game received a patch that removed the vocal track

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Left Behind, a game based on the evangelical Christian book series, came under fire as many thought it promoted religious warfare given that, in the game, players are charged with "converting" some units and killing nonbelievers. The Christian Alliance for Progress described it as "antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ;" American Atheists called it a "violent Christian video game that promotes religious bigotry and intolerance;" and attorney Jack Thompson decried it as "about killing people for their lack of faith in Jesus."
The game was also charged with both sexism and racism as female units in the game had gender-delineated jobs and many enemy units had African or Arabic names.

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The video game, released in 2002, was the brainchild of Rsistance Records, a music label that features Neo-Nazi and white supremacist bands. Techland explains the concept of the game: "it has players killing blacks, Latinos and Jews until they reach the "Jewish Control Center," where they're tasked with taking out the Israeli prime minister before he executes his plan for a world takeover."

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Described as a "mass murder simulator," Doom has gained notoriety for its graphic imagery, violence, and satanic references. It has also been linked to school shootings, including the Columbine High School shooting wherein the two shooters were cited as avid Doom players.
A rumor circulated that one of the Columbine shooters had created a level in Doom that resembled his high school and was populated with characters resembling his teachers and peers in order to prepare for the shooting rampage. However, this was never proven, as the level was never found.

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Mortal Kombat was one of the first and most popular ultraviolent fighting games featuring "photorealistic" characters, copious amounts of blood, and highly graphic fatalities. Parents were outraged when they saw their children playing a game that allowed them to rip their opponents heads off in a spray of blood.
The violence in Mortal Kombat caused the Senate to launch hearings about violent video games and resulted in the formation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

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    Doom was fucking awesome!

    • Disco
    • June 9, 2011, 1:44 am
    - Leathrneck0311 June 9, 2011, 1:50 am
    Correction. Doom is still awesome. Doom has never stopped being awesome.
    - gemie89 June 11, 2011, 2:46 pm
    I still play doom :D
    - miketehpope June 16, 2011, 5:09 am
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    It's funny how when somebody in America starts shooting up schools they are so quick to blame videogames and films. Why can't they just be absoloutely mental?

    And the mortal kombat, I still remember the move that let you punch your opponents head off 3 times xD

    Yea when MK first came out, all I remember is my parents not letting me play it because of all the bullshit that was revolving around it...

    I have a little brother now who is 7 years old and plays MK3 all the time...I'm like WTF!! At least I was older than that when MK first came out!
    - Leathrneck0311 June 9, 2011, 2:26 am
    ikr nd wat makes it worse do parent really think we can rip peoples heads off get real
    - xxkisamexx June 10, 2011, 8:27 am
    I know I can. *Rips off xxkisamexx's head and puts it back on.
    - DarkHunter June 11, 2011, 2:24 pm
    that was a clone i never reveal my true self lolz
    - xxkisamexx June 11, 2011, 7:23 pm
    - DarkHunter June 11, 2011, 11:17 pm
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    Lol Ethnic Cleansing actually sounds like a hilariously fucked up game. "Jewish Control Center" hahahahahaha

    HAHA XD I thought the same
    - thekitkatkid June 10, 2011, 6:45 pm
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    Keep 'em coming!

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    I remember the first Mortal Kombat games before some of the creativity for the fatalities hadn't run out yet

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    Little big planet? Its a children's game for god's sake! But "Ethnic Cleansing", thats just plane racist.

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    Question for Leathr,
    Have you ever heard of a game that was the equivalent to Holocaust Tycoon? We recall hearing a few rumors that there was a such game making rounds under the radar in Germany where players run and operate a Nazi Death Camp. We've never been able to find anything on it however.

    • Dawn
    • June 11, 2011, 2:28 am

    No i have never heard of that game, I wouldn't be surprised though if they did ya know...I mean Japan made a game about rape, wouldn't put it past anyone to make one about the holocaust.
    - Leathrneck0311 June 11, 2011, 4:37 am
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    Hurr Durr Billy shot up the school, and played Halo. Halo must be training people to kill everyone, as the grunts are obviously little kids, the elites are adults, with their 4 mandibles resembling 4 different sins, and the brutes are a metaphor for evolution.

    Don't forget that the Jackals are really just those athletic kids who always picked on him... And the Hunters are Swat Team members because they are armored.
    - Dawn June 11, 2011, 6:31 am
    Hmm, I think I get it now... And may I ask which one is DarkicoN?
    - DarkHunter June 11, 2011, 2:26 pm
    Fuck you. English bastard.
    - DarkicoN13 June 15, 2011, 11:15 am
    Atleast I'm not Canadian.
    - DarkHunter June 16, 2011, 4:40 am
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