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‘Fat Princess’ feeds on controversy

Buzzed-about Sony game makes splash at E3

Of all the big-name, big-budget titles at this year’s E3 gaming confab, nobody expected that the most buzzed-about title would be a little downloadable game shown in the corner of Sony’s booth.

But “Fat Princess” has become just that, with bloggers and major media outlets arguing about whether its title and portrayal of a damsel who can be made harder for opponents to rescue by feeding her is insensitive to women.

If nothing else, the focus of controversy on “Fat Princess” may be a relief for the dozens of E3 games that have players shoot, stab, and chainsaw everyone in sight.

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