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Old 10-24-02, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default EIDOS and their Insensitivity

I just learned of Hitman's developers appalling lack of taste in this game, the following link shoud enlighten some of you and if you do find yourself agreeing with the petition please sign it.

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/Hitman2Pet

I am not Sikh nor Hindu or a Dalit but I find EIDOS direction in this game certainly leaning towards that of ignorance.

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Old 10-24-02, 03:01 PM   #2
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Well someone has to be portrayed as the bad guys, as insensitive as that sounds. This sounds like some left wing Wal-Mart shopper took things the wrong way.
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Old 10-24-02, 03:45 PM   #3
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I understand. But, personally, I feel that those who play this game and confuse fiction with reality are the ignorant ones. Japanese/Yakuza, Italian/Mafia, Religious/Fanatic, Foreign/Terrorist - these things are not mutually inclusive.
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Old 10-24-02, 07:28 PM   #4
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seriously its just a game..
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Old 10-24-02, 10:22 PM   #5
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Its nice to see diversity at work. Instead of always having the same old bad guys-the union of villains has been expanded. Bravo.
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Old 10-25-02, 06:31 AM   #6
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Originally posted by MUYA
I just learned of Hitman's developers appalling lack of taste in this game, the following link shoud enlighten some of you and if you do find yourself agreeing with the petition please sign it.

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/Hitman2Pet

I am not Sikh nor Hindu or a Dalit but I find EIDOS direction in this game certainly leaning towards that of ignorance.

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Honestly, why do peoples minds have to be so closed in this day and age? Soon no one will be allowed to make games, open there mouth to speak to others, draw, paint, sing because it will "offend" somebody. Games dont make people racist, games do not turn people into killers, games are no different from books, they tell a story. In most cases if not all, a book will be alot more in depth and descripive. Seperate yourself from "fiction" and "non-fiction" they are not one and the samething.
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Old 10-25-02, 12:14 PM   #7
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Wha...wait a minute...Eidos INSENSITIVE?!?

You know what? I think the exact opposite - the PEOPLE ranting and raving about this game are the INSENSITIVE ones, not Eidos.

I hate to be a bearer of bad news but the truth is neither Eidos or IO Interactive owes us a damn thing. They aren't in business to be sensitive and politically correct. Their goal - as with any business - is to MAKE A BUCK.

They are under NO obligation to cater to Chris Rock's black ass, Cheech Marin's brown ass, Chief Nightwolf Moonsparrow's red ass, or MY white ass (if I may be so bold). As far as any business is concerned, they could care less what race, creed, or color we are and our cultures.

Why?

Because money is GREEN!
And, in the eyes of a business, it's the only color that matters.

Hitman 2 is a GAME.
It's not trying to be winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
It's not trying to solve the world's problems.
It's entertainment - pure and simple.

If anyone doesn't find Hitman 2 entertaining, they can excercise their "Freedom Of Choice" as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and find something that is. Just remember that entertainment is relative - it's in the eye of the beholder. What works for me might not work for you. For example, I hate Rap music, but you don't see me parading Anti-Snoop Dog and Anti-Slim Shady petitions around, do you?

No! Why?

Because it's easier to turn the freaking nob on the radio!!

And I harm no one by doing so!
When's the last time someone committed murder by turning the station?
Eh?!?
Anyone?!?

Hmmm, thought so!
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/me hands PsychoSy a beer



You don't like the game? Shut your mouth and don't play it. Plain and simple.
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Old 10-25-02, 12:48 PM   #9
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With ya all the way PsychoSy!
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Old 11-09-02, 02:55 PM   #10
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http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/23571

The official Hitman 2 website now has a link to a "Corporate Statement" with information about changes being made to the game. As it was, the game came under scrutiny because the Sikh community was not happy with the portrayal of its people in the assassin game. Here's what Eidos has now done, thanks Boba Fart.

In recognition of the concerns and sensitivities which have been raised, Eidos and the developers, IO Interactive, have responded in both a socially and commercially responsible manner by:
- removing from the Hitman 2 website all relevant images and content;
- taking steps to amend the game on all existing platforms; and
- adapting the next edition of the game due out for the GameCube platform.
Eidos and IO Interactive would like to stress that no offence was intended but would like to apologise to the Sikh community and other persons for any offence taken.
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Old 11-09-02, 03:06 PM   #11
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Goddamnit.

Thanks for ruining a perfectly good game. What are they going to do, change out the characters for robots? I imagine there'd be a damned protest for that too.

Great. Now I can sleep at night knowing that there are people out there trying to make life as soft and fluffy as possible.

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Old 11-09-02, 04:02 PM   #12
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Unfrigginbelievable. I'm damn glad that Hitman 2 came bundled with my Audigy 2 because after hearing about Eidos' cop-out, I would have been sick right now if I would have payed for it seperately.

Maybe Eidos chose this course of action for fear that the Sikhs might actually be terrorists and bomb their headquarters if they don't censor the games' content.
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