- Hindus have reportedly urged Sony Corporation to withdraw the newly released "Hanuman: Boy Warrior" video game for PlayStation 2 console, saying it trivializes the highly revered deity of Hinduism.
To quote: We posted with some excitement a few weeks back that India had produced their first video game, Hanuman: Boy Warrior. Sadly, the game hasn't gone down too well with the Hindu community.
, an acclaimed Hindu statesman, said
that the game put players in control of the Lord Hanuman, while in reality believers put the destiny of themselves in the hands of their deities. He said the re-imagining the scriptures for commercial gain would hurt devotees.
No word on whether Sony are going to pull the game or not yet, but it's obviously a very sensitive matter for Hindus.
We can't help but think it's a shame though, we were genuinely really excited for India's developer's putting out their first release and, now this.