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Topic: Why is Zelda banned in Iran?

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N64_Gamer

1. Posted:

http://www.imdb.com/List?certificates=Iran:%28Banned%29&&...
Look at the bottom of the list.

Like what is going on? OoT and MM are being banned?

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pablo_jar

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I don't know... religious reasons?

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N64_Gamer

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pablo_jar wrote:

I don't know... religious reasons?

But what does OoT and MM have that other video games don't have? It doesn't make sense to me.

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TourianTourist

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The original Gerudo symbol and the somehow Islamic chanting in the original Fire Temple music (both got changed in later versions) were both considered to be offending in certain regions of the world.

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Corbs

5. Posted:

The Iran president is a hardcore 2D game fan. He won't allow a 3D Zelda in the country. Just won't have it!

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Machu

6. Posted:

I think that's the least of Iran's problems.

Rawr!

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N64_Gamer

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TourianTourist wrote:

The original Gerudo symbol and the somehow Islamic chanting in the original Fire Temple music (both got changed in later versions) were both considered to be offending in certain regions of the world.

Seriously? You got any sources on this? I couldn't find anything by searching.

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TourianTourist

8. Posted:

just google "Fire Temple chanting" for example

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pablo_jar

9. Posted:

http://www.screwattack.com/node/9919
http://www.hyrule.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=3007&pid=60775&mode=threaded&start=

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Adam

10. Posted:

Corbie wrote:

The Iran president is a hardcore 2D game fan. He won't allow a 3D Zelda in the country. Just won't have it!

It was put to popular vote, and the people voted 99% against allowing 3D Zeldas in Iran.

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Corbs

11. Posted:

I think Iran is just lobbying for a new 2D Zelda title.

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Knux

12. Posted:

Iran banned Majora's Mask so they do not have to worry about falling moons. :P

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pablo_jar

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Changing of chants in Fire Temple:
http://www.zeldauniverse.net/forums/n64-zelda/16544-changing-...

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apocalypse217

14. Posted:

who cares its there loss

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jangonov

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pablo jar gave the best link to an explanation. I am a hardcore zelda nut, and I didn't even know there were 7 versions of OoT. Seriously

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Adam

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apocalypse217 wrote:

who cares its there loss

Yea, who cares about an entire country of people, seriously. If their leaders decide to exercise heavy censorship of the outside world, it's not like it affects you.

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Roopa132

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apocalypse217 wrote:

who cares its there loss

wow you're so ignorant

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RabidPikachu

18. Posted:

I heard the final fantasy games are also banned in Iran.

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Stevie

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The most tame game i have heard of that has been banned from a particular country is Football Manager which is banned in China for the sole reason it lists Tibet as a independent country.

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warioswoods

20. Posted:

I think you're all misinterpreting sir apocalypse217

who cares its there loss

If you look closer, you'll notice that "its there" does not actually say "it's their". Instead, that's a possessive "its" and a "there indicating place. So, it's just a bit of poetry, and my best expository guess would be:

who cares

A quick opening: who is it that cares?

its there

This would be the place or the "there" belong to it. Since we don't have an antecedent for this pronoun, it is unclear at this point what thing possesses the there. Maybe we'll find out in the last bit...

loss

So, "loss" possesses the "there", or perhaps it owns a certain locale, in another manner of speaking. It must be that he's pointing to the fact that a certain loss has taken ownership of the place under discussion, Iran, and this ownership somehow obliquely indicates an answer the question "who is it that cares?"

It's a profound meditation on the problem under discussion here. How dare you accuse this fine poet of making such an inane statement as "it's their loss." He's clearly a man of much more refined subtlety.

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