Penny Arcade is the Light...

February 2, 2009 -

Last week, GamePolitics reported on the case of an Indiana mother who complained that her daughter's Baby Pals Nintendo DS game uttered the phrase "Islam is the light."

Our exclusive follow-up with publisher Crave Entertainment explained how developers added the game's audio files and why the "Islam" line is little more than an auditory illusion.

Now, the Penny Arcade crew has waded into the controversy in their inimitable way. Hit the PA link for the full cartoon...

GP: Big thanks to longtime reader CyberSkull for the tip!!


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Re: Penny Arcade is the Light...

Maybe god is talking to her and telling her to change religions... lol or maybe she's just bat friggin nuts.

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Penny Arcade is the light!

Seriously, though, these people are making a mountain out of a molehill, then expecting it to come to them.

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That comic pretty much hit the nail on the head.

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BWA BWA BWA BWA!! That is awesome!


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Dang, I have their books and video games. I think their brand of humor is pretty good. I also like the fact that their written portion of the site is often as funny as the comic.

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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! 

Win! Epic Win! Gabe and Tycho have done it again!

*cools down*

Now that I've said that, I find the panel that's in the screenshot to be quite hilarious.

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Re: Penny Arcade is the Light...

Actually, the first panel kinda stands on its own.  This woman, and the media, are acting as if those words are the worst kind of foul language imaginable.  Hehe, I figured that there were some crazed Jihadists who might react to the words 'Jesus is the Light' in that way, but I guess I didn't realise how similar to the militant Islamists some of our homegrown wackos are.

But then again, our religious wackos don't wage war on people of other religions... oh, hang on... yeah, I guess they do.

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Agreed the first panel really is the entire comic to me everything else was an add on.

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

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Great win, like normal, by Penny Arcade...

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Is it really news when a gaming and satire comic produces gaming satire? It just feels like ads every time I see a penny arcade comic on this site nya.

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It's news when a gaming and satire comic produces gaming satire related to previous news posts that have appeared on this site.

It's not like Penny Arcade is the only comic they ever link, after all, but their comics do coincide with GP's stories pretty often.
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  I have been a reader of PA since about their second year, and this comic is exactly why.

  I like that they ignored the bigotry one could spot in her reaction and instead went with the idea that she's completely fruit loops.

 

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I loved the last panel especially.  Hilarious.  Standby for her reply/legal threats.

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I don't have much to say but that is awesome :D

 
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Andrew EisenIf you do, I hope you can provide some examples of people (again, other than random no-name numbnuts on Twitter) who are genuinely trying to dictate what should and should not be allowed so far as themes, topics, language, plot devices, etc. go.07/01/2015 - 9:43am
MattsworknameI'd go into why I think it's a bigger problem then most realize, but nows not the time really. I'll catch up with everyone later07/01/2015 - 9:42am
Andrew EisenThat's the thing though, rarely is anyone (again, other than random numbnuts on Twitter) attempting to dictate what can and cannot be said or done.07/01/2015 - 9:39am
Andrew Eisen"Don't write rape scenes" is being offered as advice (along with reasons for that advice) not a mandate.07/01/2015 - 9:37am
MattsworknameOh, on that last one andrew I wasn't talking about the article, I was being more general, lately it seems like all the news and media is trying to decide what is and isn't proper to say. Thats what i was refering to.07/01/2015 - 9:37am
Andrew EisenPerhaps you should consider reading the entire article. Despite quotes you can pull from the intro and conclusion, the author isn't arguing that you can't or shouldn't be allowed to cover a certain topic.07/01/2015 - 9:35am
MattsworknameOne of the things I hate right now is that people are trying to be the deciders of what is and isn't proper to be said. It's political correctness to a level that makes me angry.07/01/2015 - 9:29am
Mattsworknamemake them, i just tell peopel that I think what they did sucked. Just cause I dont like what they did, doesn't mean I can tell them "You shouldn't wrtie that" cause thats just another step on the way to telling them "YOU CANT WRITE THAT".07/01/2015 - 9:24am
MattsworknameNo, but you or I aren't the one to tell someone else what they can or cannot do beyond EXTREMELY narrow limits. Telling a person then shouldn't write something or say something. I may hate certain movies or music, doesn't mean I dont' tell peopel not to07/01/2015 - 9:23am
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E. Zachary KnightSo if it is going to turn out to be a bad scene, why even bother writing it?07/01/2015 - 8:07am
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