Fat Princess To Get A Name Change? by Anthony Barlow
August 1, 2008, 10:41 pm
Filed under: Gaming Rumors | Tags: , , , ,

I personally thought that Sony’s ‘Fat Princess’ (gameplay video above) was one of the best new games shown at E3, but now it seems that some people, who know nothing about games, are gonna be campaigning for a name change. It’s not been too widespread but there have been some groups who think the title is insensitive to the overweight and needs to be changed. I’m tellin’ ya now it will be because they always seem to win.

I really hate it when these ‘groups’ start to protest about things that they blatantly don’t know anything about. Now I can see what they see wrong with the title and that it could offend a small number of people but for the majority it’s just a title to a really cool looking game.

IGN’s PlayStation Team in particular have commented on this in the latest episode of ‘Podcast Beyond’ and said that they reckoned that the next time Fat Princess was shown it would have a name change. I agree but I still don’t want that to happen. You just know the title is gonna change from the simple, but effective, ‘Fat Princess’ to something along the lines of ‘Nondescript Weight Princess’, which is something that no gamer, whatever their allegience, wants to see.

It’s a shame isn’t it that people feel the need to campaign about something every chance they get. RE5 was getting a bashing for their being black zombies in the game and that it was racist (black people in Africa who’da thunk it?). Now there’s random Hispanic zombies walking around Africa (totally realistic). Hopefully someone will see sense and not let ‘activists’ ruin this game, because once the title changes it’s inevitable that other things will change too.

Rant over. Discuss.

Please note: This is my reaction to speculation there has been no confirmation (yet) that the game will have it’s name changed.

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