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PS3/360 Version of South park: Stick of Truth is censored in Europe & Australia

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    PS3/360 Version of South park: Stick of Truth is censored in Europe & Australia

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...ored-in-europe

    Ubisoft has censored the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of 18-rated comedy role-playing game South Park: The Stick of Truth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The PC version remains unaffected.

    BT.com reported on a note sent to press alongside copies of the game that revealed the changes, which amount to seven scenes of about 20 seconds each.

    According to the document, which Eurogamer has verified, the censored scenes include:

    A mini-game in which the doctor is performing an abortion on the player.
    A mini-game in which the player is performing an abortion on the character Randy.
    Five anal probing scenes involving someone actively being probed. The scenes play out as normal before and after the active probing sequences.
    Each censored scene is replaced by an image background and a description text selected by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Ubisoft said.


    When asked about the censorship, a Ubisoft spokesperson told Eurogamer: "this was a market decision."

    That's a vague explanation, but it may have something to do with Ubisoft hoping to secure release in Germany, which employs stricter guidelines on video game content than other European countries.

    South Park: The Stick of Truth's 18-rating was granted by PEGI, the pan-European game ratings organisation that covers video games released in the UK. It does not censor games, rather, it rates games based on the content submitted to it by publishers alongside an age rating the publisher expects the game to receive.

    PEGI does not have any say over games released in Germany, whose USK acts independently.

    South Park: The Stick of Truth is also censored in Australia.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
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    Moral of the story: 'Murrica.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    moral of story: pc master race
    moral of story: pc users prefer abortions and anal probing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    moral of story: pc users prefer abortions and anal probing.
    this statement is not wrong

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    I like the sound of Parker and Stone adding their own image and text for censoring far more than the actual use of abortion and probin' jokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    this statement is not wrong
    Im sure we've all heard the saying "the internet is for porn"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    Moral of the story: 'Murrica.



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    So because of Germany, we've got censored games?? They had no problem with the damn holoc... ah, yeah.
    Meh, don't care about the game anyways. And how come it's uncensored on the PC? Does it go through different thresholds or does Germany not have PC's?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisValentine View Post
    So because of Germany, we've got censored games?? They had no problem with the damn holoc... ah, yeah.
    Meh, don't care about the game anyways. And how come it's uncensored on the PC? Does it go through different thresholds or does Germany not have PC's?
    Steam database shows that the german version will be censored too, but everyone else in europe is uncensored.


    this is why piracy exists

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    I was getting the PC-version anyway, because i'm really sick of the fact the game ain't coming to PS4,

    BUT, i don't really agree with eurogamer and i think the writer, Wesley Yin-Poole, is full of shit. He writes:

    but it may have something to do with Ubisoft hoping to secure release in Germany, which employs stricter guidelines on video game content than other European countries.

    This is absolute bullshit! the PEGI might be higher in Germany (only country in EU that has PEGI 21) and yes, some games are forbidden in Germany like the old "Wolfenstein", but that is because Nazi symbols are forbidden in Germany (duh). About the anal probing....Germans make the most dirtiest porn-movies in the world! They wouldn't cencor it, they love it! (See the southpark video below) and abortion isn't illegal in Germany, it IS illegal in the UK!
    Also, the list of forbidden games in the UK is longer then te one in Germany, games like hitman , manhunt, carmageddon are all forbidden in the UK, not in germany.

    I'm from Holland (between Germany and the UK), the land of tulips and wooden shoes, where we don't like censoring, so i hope there will be a Benelux version of the game, for the ones that want it on PS3/60 (the consoles, not the member)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    this is why piracy exists
    Piracy exists for uncensored abortions and anal probing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    Piracy exists for uncensored abortions and anal probing?
    Didn't you know?

    I get them from Kickass Torrents all the time.

    Very 'liberating'......
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    At least PS3 is region free, importing it shouldn't cost more than $10 extra if you really wanna see what it's about.
    But the fact remains that Ubisoft shouldn't have done that anyway. If a game is already rated for adults then why censor it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    Piracy exists for uncensored abortions and anal probing?
    yes

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    Suck it, rest of the world.


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    not gonna affect me. will be picking up the R1 copy even though i live in singapore. I bet its censored in asia as well

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    played it for 6 hours, not even finished with the main story yet.


    glorious obsidian entertainment delivers once again. This is seriously the best licensed game since goldeneye.


    there's so much content in this game. Refrences to earlier episodes in the form of side quests/hidden discoveries that don't overstep their boundaries, It isn't acting like "LEL WE SOUTH PARK, BUT VIDEO GAEM????", It's just a brilliant game in general.


    by the way the censored parts are hilariously overblown, it shows how sensitive europeans/australians are to the stupidest shit (The "Abortion" minigame doesn't even involve abortions. It's literally simon says with alien probing if you fuck up)



    also, here's the #1 reason to buy this game besides the amazing RPG gameplay and hilarious plot:

    http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/...BC15D24ABE277/

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