Some Pacific Islanders offended by iPhone's Pocket God

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Alexander Sliwinski
April 30th, 2009
In this article: Apple, iPod, pocket-god
Some Pacific Islanders offended by iPhone's Pocket God

The Brisbane Times reports that "Pacific people" are upset by the "torture and murder" of Pocket God's adorable island natives. The media outlet reports that a spokesperson for the Pacific Women's Information Network questions how people would react if players were killing Mexicans or Asians. She believes people would be outraged.

Dr. Malakai Koloamatangi of New Zealand's Canterbury University is touched for saying, "I'm not saying let's bring in the thought police but there needs to be limits on what is acceptable, and this surpasses those." Here's your sign.

Pocket God's developers, Bolt Creative, stated the game depicts no particular ethnicity. The "game," which is more like interactive art, is only a buck. Check out Pocket God for yourself to see if you think the game is racist.

[Via GamePolitics]
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