South Park: The Stick of Truth censored for European release

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Because, obviously, adults cannot handle adult content in an adult-rated game. Obviously.
    :arrow:IGN

    And what exactly is being cut here?

    Here there be spoilers, sorta
    If you were planning on purchasing the game on PC, however, it seems that you're in luck. As if you needed any more validation, PC users will not have these cuts in their copies of the game. And hey, even if you do have the edited version, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are pretty well known for dealing with this sort of thing humorously; hopefully they'll make up for the changes one way or another.

    Sorry, guys. So much for "Bigger, Longer, and Uncut."
     
  2. Foxi4

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    Well, that just settles it for me - I'm downloading the uncut U.S. version, thank you very much. :)
     
  3. ilman

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    Well, another reason why the glorious PC master race is better than the console peasants.
    Seriously though, I don't think it'll be a very graphic intensive game, so anybody who has a non-ancient PC should be able to play it.
    So...I guess bad news for people who preordered/prefer to play on console or have no PC.
     
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  4. kristianity77

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    I wonder if the US version (360) will be region locked?
     
  5. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    CENSORCENSORCENSOR
    Europe!
     
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  6. Foxi4

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    >Implying that the downloadable version will not be affected when Steam has been enforcing requested region locks and/or releasing region-specific versions for the last couple of years or that the boxed versions won't when these have to go through censorship just like any other media

    Sure, brah. :)
     
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  7. Ashtonx

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    +1 for piracy
     
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    why the fuck fudge are those cunt Cake of people spoil every good thing in the gaming world...
     
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  9. FAST6191

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    Of all the issues to pick up on in Europe it was abortion?
    I always thought the main anti abortion nutjob types were US bred creatures.

    I guess if you are going to split the difference between Europe, the middle East and Africa it could make more sense but that really seems odd.
     
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  10. calmwaters

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    The stick of truth has been censored? Ironic much? I guess people can't handle the truth like they used to.
     
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  11. slingblade1170

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    You can censor South Park all you want but its still South Park and Trey and Matt could give two shits about beliefs and opinions. I feel bad for the people who have to deal with the censored version.

    Damn it, Gahars your avatar is a creepy mutha fucka.
     
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  12. Lilith Valentine

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    Is this really a shock? This has happened several times in the past, I am shocked it wasn't banned.
     
  13. Foxi4

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    I think you're mistaking Europe with Australia. :P Sure, Germany and a couple other places are censorship-crazy, but for the most part, Europe's doing fine. ;)
     
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  15. XDel

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    Personally, I prefer to watch South Park bleeped out. It makes it funnier, leaves a little up to the imagination. Just saying things out right kind of ruins it a bit.

    Though I have to admit, the episode about Lemmiwinks and Mr. Slave was hilarious because of the graphic content.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    Australia is like a different dimension - they ban games for the dumbest of reasons. I mean, they banned "State of Decay" because of... use of medicine, including methadone, amphetamine, aspirin, ibuprofen and other real-life drugs. Microsoft has to swap the names of drugs for imaginary ones in case the poor gamers get stupid ideas when playing the game... that's going to be rated for mature audiences anyways because it features shooting zombies.
     
  17. Hells Malice

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    After seeing the $60 price tag on PC I was completely turned off by the game. I doubt i'll even pirate it.

    Anywho, sucks for European console gamers. Censoring a South Park game just seems wrong considering that over-the-top shit is what South Park is even about.
     
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  18. Ashtonx

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    Happens to me a lot too, i keep mistaking america with africa.
     
  19. Yepi69

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    Oh god dammit, South Park isn't supposed to be censored, hell in Netherlands it wasn't censored, at all, I bet this is Jack Thompson's work.
     
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    AMERICA WINS YET AGAIN EUROPOORS
    Warning: Spoilers inside!