Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

February 23, 2010 -

The Quantic Dream-developed PlayStation 3 title Heavy Rain, which releases stateside today, will not see the light of day in the United Arab Emirates.

The Khaleej Times reports that the UAE’s National Media Council, in what sounds like a late reaction, stopped the release of the game. The paper speculated that a scene from the game in which a character is forced to perform a topless dance at gunpoint was most likely among the reasons for the game’s ban.

A Sony PR rep confirmed the game’s ban, noting that Heavy Rain “has been conceived from the earliest stages as a genuinely adult experience. This means that it deals with strong content including blood and nudity, but treats this content in amature and sensitive manner.”

Problem solving UAE residents that wish to play the game will probably not have too hard of a time finding the title according to one gamer, who said, “There’s a flourishing gray market out there and the title will be available there, if it already isn’t.”


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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

I wouldn't risk 10 lashes to buy it on the gray market.

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Conservative Muslims and violent fiction never really were meant to be :(

 

 

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

Mmmm I am thinking a middle eastern zomibe....mmm yyeessssss.....


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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

You must be gods punishment to your mum for having an abortion sometime in her life.

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

<Bleep> 'em!

Someone buy me a PS3, I wanna play it!

Ok, so it doesn't look perfect, it still has an interesting premise.

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

No surprise here. They just hate when can´t kill enough americans on their games [hyperbole/sarcasm]

They just hate american products on their country.

 

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

It's the United Arab Emirates, not Iran. The UAE is one of the most pro-western Muslim nations in the world.

 

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

Quantic Dream is French. Sony is a multinational company with its HQ in Japan.

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

Yep, that's why the ban EVERY american game when it's released. Fool.

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

It´s too easy to upset you... just wait some more time and they will declare western games illegal.

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Re: Forecast Calls for No Heavy Rain in UAE

If we wait for "some time" the sun will go nova too.

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