UAE Crackdown Against God of War

Even though I blogged about the issue before when it started in KSA, I am very surprised to see that the stupidity has infiltrated the UAE as well. Yesterday’s news mentioned a crackdown against God of War, possibly one of the most popular games in recent history.

The game is loosely based on Greek Mythology, and features the slaughtering of lots of mythical creatures and fighting various popular Olympian gods or one of them wonderful Titans.

Note that this is not the first game in history that features Greek mythology and it definitely is not the first game where a form of God is involved in. Heck, if this is the case then why isn’t Xenosaga banned? Or is the term Lost Jerusalem has nothing to do with religion? Why don’t they ban Final Fantasy VII? Sephiroth, Jenova anyone?! How about Final Fantasy X? Or the most blatantly controversial Tactics?

Heck, even Legend of Zelda has three deities… oh my the blasphemy!

And God of War contains sex scenes… oooh! Cuz Extreme Volleyball is fine with an all-cast women with breasts so enormous and bouncy they defy all laws of gravity. You don’t believe me? Watch this and this.

Well then… if they’re banning a GAME, why not as well ban, I dunno, the bars, the night clubs, the alcohol, and maybe close down the prostitution street?! You know where it is! The whole district shakes every night!

Practice what you preach and stop being hypocrites. Don’t say this is an Islamic country and ban non-Islamic stuff, then sell books and videos and movies and services that are anything but that!

I understand it is because kids are playing it – but it is an 18+ rated game and for good reason too. Don’t ban the game – fine the retail outlets that are selling it to minors!

  • N.

    It might have to do with the fact that a video game such as this isn’t on the “big business people”‘s interest list? I’m speculating..

  • N.

    It might have to do with the fact that a video game such as this isn’t on the “big business people”‘s interest list? I’m speculating..

  • Qwaider قويدر

    3adi ya zalameh … Take it easy

  • Qwaider قويدر

    3adi ya zalameh … Take it easy

  • KJ

    N -
    On the contrary, games are a strong part of this culture. They just believe every forward they get in their email

    Qwaider -
    It isn’t really about a game getting banned (I have it already), it is about hypocrisy that’s all. Ma fee meet alf shagleh 7aram bi hal balad, we2fet 3a hay ya3ni

  • KJ

    N -On the contrary, games are a strong part of this culture. They just believe every forward they get in their emailQwaider -It isn’t really about a game getting banned (I have it already), it is about hypocrisy that’s all. Ma fee meet alf shagleh 7aram bi hal balad, we2fet 3a hay ya3ni

  • starwish

    God of War and The Darkness are banned here amongst the many other socially/culturally/religiously “harmful media” that they ban here.

    The government regulation board even cuts off “inappropiate” scenes from some movies instead of labelling them R21. As you mentioned, why not ban the clubs and casino businesses as well?

    I really wonder how the “elites” think.

    Thinking about it, it must be the massive taxes they’re getting from those businesses.

  • starwish

    God of War and The Darkness are banned here amongst the many other socially/culturally/religiously “harmful media” that they ban here.The government regulation board even cuts off “inappropiate” scenes from some movies instead of labelling them R21. As you mentioned, why not ban the clubs and casino businesses as well? I really wonder how the “elites” think.Thinking about it, it must be the massive taxes they’re getting from those businesses.

  • Hamza

    you know..these news make me happy. At least I know that KSA is not the only stupid country to do that. :)

  • Hamza

    you know..these news make me happy. At least I know that KSA is not the only stupid country to do that. :)

  • KJ

    starwish -
    Taxes or no taxes, some things do not make sense at all. There are ratings for a reason and the ones who should be punished if needed are PARENTS and RETAILERS who let minors do these things

    Hamza -
    Something tell me you have something to do with it :P I hope you’re enjoying MegaMan

  • KJ

    starwish -Taxes or no taxes, some things do not make sense at all. There are ratings for a reason and the ones who should be punished if needed are PARENTS and RETAILERS who let minors do these thingsHamza -Something tell me you have something to do with it :P I hope you’re enjoying MegaMan

  • starwish

    Money always makes sense! :P

  • starwish

    Money always makes sense! :P

  • eshda3wa

    ya3ni what i dont get ina greek gods as we believe are made up. they are not sacred or holy or whatever
    so why ban them?

    now myths arnt allowed ba3ad!

    my god !

  • eshda3wa

    ya3ni what i dont get ina greek gods as we believe are made up. they are not sacred or holy or whateverso why ban them?now myths arnt allowed ba3ad!my god !

  • KJ

    starwish -
    Money is evil :P it should be banned

    eshda3wa -
    I knowwwwwwwwwwww thank you for your input! El7amdella someone else is seeing this as stupid! And the funny part is they don’t BAN greek mythology books… just the games! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • KJ

    starwish -Money is evil :P it should be bannedeshda3wa -I knowwwwwwwwwwww thank you for your input! El7amdella someone else is seeing this as stupid! And the funny part is they don’t BAN greek mythology books… just the games! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • Angelo

    Where did my comment go?

  • Angelo

    Where did my comment go?

  • KJ

    Angelo -
    This is your first comment here :)

  • KJ

    Angelo -This is your first comment here :)