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July 2, 2007 at 6:19 pm #6104AnonymousInactive
Apparently a woman from Northern Ireland complained that the came referred to her in a manner that was derogatory to the disabled after she did poorly in a section of the game.
Does anyone know specifically what the games offensive content was?
July 2, 2007 at 6:53 pm #37515AnonymousInactive
the game called her a "spastic" after she failed a segment.[/quote:bd46135656]
LINK to 1up.com
July 3, 2007 at 11:31 am #37518AnonymousInactive
me and the mrs tried the game last nite, if you do really badly (we got 41%) it called you a "super spastic"
July 3, 2007 at 11:45 am #37519AnonymousInactive
How did that game get passed QA??
How did the text get publisher approval??
July 4, 2007 at 12:19 am #37525AnonymousInactive
quality control was in America, where the term wouldn’t be referred to as "offensive"
July 4, 2007 at 9:10 am #37529AnonymousInactive
Thats not a valid reason.
There is always a US language version and a UK language version, both should have been vetted by appropriate parties. Sounds like QA should be getting a kicking.
July 4, 2007 at 9:30 am #37530AnonymousInactive
Dont always blame QA, its not there fault if it got waived by a producer.
Whenever there are any huge bugs in games its always "How did this get past QA?"
In all likely hood it didn’t…
(I’m not saying that this is that case here though)
July 4, 2007 at 10:56 am #37532AnonymousInactive
Well, I would primarily point the finger at the publisher…its their responsibility the game content is appropriate for the region. Although, I’m gonna guess they’ll point the finger at QA…anything to get the blame away from them ;)
July 4, 2007 at 4:15 pm #37551AnonymousInactive
How do they mean it’s being pulled? Are they taking if off the shelves or are they just not supplying any new units? Both Game and Gamestop are stocking it in Belfast.
It’s an offensive term, but it says something about the insane nature of games. A word deemed to be sensitive has a game pulled, yet games glorifying murder hit the shelves every day. Think about that. A word used by children everywhere has a game no longer being sold. But that doesn’t stop you from buying a game where you’re rewarded for killing prostitutes and cutting old women into pieces.
July 4, 2007 at 5:49 pm #37553AnonymousInactive
Its the same with TV .. you cant use certain words though you can cover a variety of weird and unusual topics.
July 5, 2007 at 9:07 am #37563AnonymousInactive
Didn’t you know, "isms" are worse that actual crimes
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