Saturday July 16, 2016

Hindu Leader Wants Blizzard To Drop Symmetra's Devi Skin From Overwatch

Blizzard and Activision are being asked to remove an Overwatch skin that allegedly trivializes a highly revered Hindu goddess. Symmetra’s appearance can be customized to mimic that of Devi, the great goddess of Hinduism who is worshiped in many different forms and names since prehistoric times.

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Rajan Zed indicated that reimagining Hindu scriptures, symbols, concepts and deities for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it created confusion. Controlling and manipulating Devi with a joystick/ button/keyboard/mouse was denigration. Devi was meant to be worshipped in temples and home shrines and not to be reduced to just a "character" in a video game to be used in combat in the virtual battleground.