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Censored, South of the (Human) Border

By Jedireaper26-02-2014

So it seems those nasty censorships have been at it again, this time on a game that needs no introduction, and frankly you'd really expect them to do so on anyway. South Park: The Stick of Truth, in this case has received much the same treatment as the Australian version of the game, in it's European, Middle East, and African release; that being, parts of the game were removed or cut and replaced with text explaining what was supposed to happen, which is I guess better than cutting and having what might follow in the story having less or maybe no context. Here is a quote from Documentation received by BT.com:

"Seven scenes of about 20 seconds each are censored in the EMEA console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth."

"The decision to cut this content from the game was made by Ubisoft EMEA."

The scenes censored include:

-A mini-game where a doctor is performing an abortion on the player.

-A mini-game where the player is performing an abortion on the character Randy.

-Five 'anal probing' scenes in which characters are 'actively' being probed.

While it does state "console versions" one also assumes that it may affect the PC rendition of the game, which would make sense.

In my opinion, as much as I disagree with some censorship that has happened in games, like that whole Hot Coffee fiasco in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas back in 2005, which was nowhere near graphic, and hard enough to access, I will agree with it in this case given what was cut by Ubisoft, given the matters to which the cut content related.

What do you think? Did Ubisoft do the right thing by cutting the Material for their EMEA region release of South Park: The Stick of Truth? Let us know in the comments below.

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Yeah I was wondering why BT had got the docs. Odd choice.

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BT? o.O


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Much like in Modern Warfare 2 where the level where you masssacre civilians can be skipped.

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Well maybe when the player starts the game they should choose a playing mode that's either censored or unabridged, so it would be fair to everybody.