Source: LittleBigPlanet Faces Worldwide Recall For Qur'an References"During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Qur'an," admitted the company in a statement.
"We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologise for any offence that this may have caused."
Indeedy (though I am not one who can spell). English English have a disdain for the letter z. The history goes that when Samuel(?) Webster, an American teacher, wrote the first American dictionary, he thought that while the English invented the language they really tried their best to complicate it, so he took to simplifying it. First s's were replaced with z's (realise to realize) and u's were taken out of a whole bunch of words (colour to color). It is generally not too much of a problem as most spell checkers will let you choose. Except word has this annoying habit of trying every way possible to force you to use US spelling and not UK spelling.
It doesn't bother me at all, as the words are similar enough that reading it isn't an issue.
Off topic: try telling that to my supervisor who makes me ctrl+f every single z in every peice of writing i do to ensure that i have used UK spelling and not US.
On-topic: My wife loves the look and concept of LBP so much that I think I might be able to talk her into getting a PS3 next year. But given it will be next year, the delay don't bother me much.
a friend of mine pointed out the irony that the South Park creators can release a movie called, "Hamlet 2: Rock me sexy Jesus" and nobody cares. But say one thing about Islam and everyone trips over themselves to be PC.
Well Christians will simply take it. While some Muslims will threaten and/or kill you. Take your pick on who to insult.
As true and as morbidly comical that statement was, it's still makes me shake my head. Why do we take it? Why don't we raise more of a fuss?