- 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.
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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.