Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Following a complaint from the British mother of a child with cerebral palsy, the Brain Age clone MindQuiz has just been pulled from the European market. The complaint was over an offensive word so heinous no media outlet is prepared to say what it is.

The word that dare not be uttered is apparently offensive to mongs, tards, spastics, or dumbfucks - but we'll never, ever know because the BBC is too gutless to tell us!!

Speculation on gaming blogs has been going wild, as people desperately try to figure out what the offending word is. So far gamers have reported that the most credible candidates are"Super Spastic" and "spazz". Someone should start a website listing all the suggestions so we can vote on the best one!

STOP PRESS: MaxConsole.net has revealed The Word to the world. European spastics can now rest easy in the knowledge that they will never find themselves confronted/offended by this word in game form.

Call me paranoid, but I detect some shady business going on behind all this. I wouldn't be surprised if the scuttling of MindQuiz's European distribution was the result of a cunning plot by rival Brain Age's evil Professor Kawashima.

The Professor demonstrating his patented gangsta rap stylins'.

I wouldn't put it past the ageist bastard.

MindQuiz publisher Ubisoft have blamed the translation from English into Japanese, so it looks like the poor old localisation department at Ubisoft is going to be in the shit over this...



At 1:26 am, Blogger Ben.H said...

I don't know too much about games, is this related to the Nintendo DS game that stole Nicole Kidman's brain?


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