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News Ubisoft pulls Mindquiz DS from shops

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 29 Jun 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    wow okay ... This is getting out of hands, really

    does anyone know what's the word she is crying about?
     
  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    We had a lot of fun speculating in the office. Our thoughts ranged fromm **** to ****, though it wasn't funny anymore when Hiren went too far and suggested it was *****************, but then he always has been ******.

    Ha, self-lol.

    Ubisoft chose to do this though, nobody made them do it and they probably would have altered the word anyway had they found it.
     
  4. bahgger

    bahgger New Member

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    Could the word be 'Lameass'?
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    what bothers me is that these companies are saving some money hiring crappy translators.
     
  6. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    I want to know the word!
     
  7. oddball walking

    oddball walking ...!

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    I could give it a good guess, could it be "you have done c***".
     
  8. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    The post said that it was offensive to disabled people, so it could be something like retard or spastic (I don't have to star those out do I?)
     
  9. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Aye. I'd imagine it retarded too.
     
  10. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    I bet it's just something really trivial like

    "No stupid, 2^8 isn't 16 it's 512!!"

    Because we can't call those 6 yr old kids stupid! Heaven forbid!
     
  11. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Those Japanese developers never cease to amuse me. I'm sure this wasn't one of their Engrish mistakes...
     
  12. Lowsidex2

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    I'm sure the word was simply "retarded". Yeah it's offensive and improper, what I find worse is people are so afraid of using some words that they won't even use them in a quote. IT"S JUST LETTERS! It's the meaning and intent behind the letters that matter.
     
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  14. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Retard
    Spastic
    ****wit
    Cretin
    Shithead
    Mongoloid

    my personal bet though

    Irish*



    *This is a joke. I love Irish people, they rock! Connor from Neighbours is a legend! I'm just playing on an ancient stereotype.....


    edit - oooo, AJAXey...
     
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  15. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Smeg head?
     
  16. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    "Hey, way to suck you shitwizard!"
     
  17. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Okay I will ship a pack of decent biscuits (1st class and well packaged) to the first person to post a picture of the highly offensive word in question portrayed on their DS!
    (Yes I am bored and have nothing better to do with my time [except mark coursework])
     
  18. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    how do you spell those in common language ? :D
     
  19. TheVoice

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    Read this elsewhere:

    From the forum:

    "The word is Spastic btw

    And sometimes you are Super Spastic"
     
  20. Darkedge

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    and they were right to pull it from sale.

    It was a simple translation error which is why good companies spend months and hundreds of thousands localising products. It should've however been picked up by ubisoft QA - but it seems as historically and now that is still lacking.

    hey did the right things - calling anyone a super spastic is wrong.

    Hate to say I find the whole thing stupidly funny though ;)
     
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