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Mario party 8 on wii-recalled

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Nintendo has recalled all copies of Mario Party 8 in the UK due to it containing an offensive word, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting. :giggle:
The title was released for the Nintendo Wii on Friday and has seen heavy promotion over the weekend with TV advertisements.
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"Unfortunately we have discovered that a small number of games contain the wrong version of the disk due to an assembly error," reads a statement from the company.
"We have therefore decided to recall all copies of the game from UK retailers so that this mistake can be corrected."
Last month, Ubisoft was forced to pull all copies of DS game Mind Quiz in Europe after it was found to contain offensive comments.
Nintendo said it will announce a new release date for Mario Party 8 shortly
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#1
Heard this last week, but the so called offensive word is a bit silly, being far too pc just shows you what the world is coming to nowadays.
#2
And the word is???
#3
"Spastic"

http://www.thunderboltgames.com/news/MP8_naughty_word.jpg
#4
Heard this last week, but the so called offensive word is a bit silly, being far too pc just shows you what the world is coming to nowadays.


Its offensive and derogitory, hence the reason it was pulled in the UK. The word spastic does not have the same commitations in the US where it is still sold with the offending word present.
#5
Simon_G
Its offensive and derogitory, hence the reason it was pulled in the UK. The word spastic does not have the same commitations in the US where it is still sold with the offending word present.


I agree
#6
Simon_G
Its offensive and derogitory, hence the reason it was pulled in the UK. The word spastic does not have the same commitations in the US where it is still sold with the offending word present.


Ok so why am I called a moron or such word and its ok, or a Jock(which is offensive)

Now the "r" word I would call offensive but spastic is only as offensive as the person hearing it believes.

There is dozens of real offensive words in our language which when put in movies and games arent taken off shelves so why in this case!
#7
I wouldn't have paid any notice to it, the only reason people are is because the politically correct like to make a big deal.

'Puff' is a derogatory term for a homosexual. How appalled was I to find 'puff pastry' on the shelves of my local Tesco. I demanded to the manager that this was just unfair on the gay community and that it should be taken off of the shelves. I said that this 'puff' pastry could probably run and throw the same as all the other pastries, it was discrimination. All pastries are equally beautiful.

Thank you.
#8
pls be good in my thread people ( no Flamming ) lol
#9
freeDUMB
I wouldn't have paid any notice to it, the only reason people are is because the politically correct like to make a big deal.

'Puff' is a derogatory term for a homosexual. How appalled was I to find 'puff pastry' on the shelves of my local Tesco. I demanded to the manager that this was just unfair on the gay community and that it should be taken off of the shelves. I said that this 'puff' pastry could probably run and throw the same as all the other pastries, it was discrimination. All pastries are equally beautiful.

Thank you.


Exactly what im saying its the people who are overly pc who this offends mainly(and some regular people)

When I was a kid you called kids you didnt like a spastic and it hurt when someone called you it, in fact a few years ago I saw a "school for the spastics" really, I think the place got in trouble.

How is it any different than calling a student a soap dodger or someone on benefits a sponge as its derogatory too but people say that about people signing on all the time and its acceptable.

It's just any kind of minority be they homosexual, non caucasian etc can complain when something is SEEN as derogatory, did the producers mean to offend anyone? no its just in our pc society people are too anal about things.
#10
I was gonna get this! Has anyone got a rough idea when it will be available again? I'd guess at no as even Nintendo haven't said!

Also, does anyone know what the offensive comments in the Mind Quiz game were?
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The lack of knowledge and understanding is truly remarkable in todays age and just shows how narrow minded society really is, even now after all the changes during the last few years.

I'll use the words that have been expressed here for this little demonstration...

Words like "poof" (not puff) for a homosexual, "sponge" for a person on benefits and "tax dodger" for a student are aimed at one set of people, and have just one implied meaning. Spastic on the other hand doesn't and hence the problem in this particular instance. Calling someone a tax dodger, a sponge or a poof is NOT the same as calling someone a spastic and here's why...

Lets look at the words themselves and what they mean...

What is a "poof"? Well we all know that it is a term used for someone that is homosexual. Does it have any other uses? Not that I can think of. Maybe used towards someone that is feminine in their ways, basically society saying that you are like a woman and therefore stereotypically you are homosexual.

What is a "sponge"? Yes its someone that takes from others whether it be the Council, a friend or whatever. There is no other connitation of the word.

A "tax dodger"? Of course its someone that dodges tax, be them a student, an accountant or whatever, but again only one menaing to the word.

Now....take the word spastic.

What is a "spastic"? As a society we generally use the word against someone that is inept, or when they have done something seen as inept. As kids we use the word for, amongst other things, someone who is "slower" then the others, cannot perform a particular task, or has trouble with a question at school for example. Both kids and adults use the word "spastic" when they see someone with a disability, regardless of what that disability is.

Already, and without going into much detail, the word spastic has many different connotations and uses in society all with different meanings all having serious effects on the person being called it (being pigeon holed into the "disabled" bin and useless for anything, as most disabled people are seen in this country).

Call someone a "poof" and their sexual preference or manner has no relationship to their ability to work, earn a living, pay taxes, become a valuable member of society, be your friend etc....

Call someone a "sponge" and their lazyness and inability to contribute financially to society has no relationship on whether they can or should have children, go to the pub, look for work etc etc

Call someone a "tax dodger" and their inability or want to not pay taxes is by far the least derogatory of the words here and has virtually no issue within society. In fact those who "tax dogde" are normally those who are working for themselves or working towards further education and as such are seen as more valuable to society than the others we have spoken about here.

Call someone a "spastic" and socitey condemns that person. A "spastic" is seen as retarded and unable to learn. Unable to work, unable to eat drink and speak. In fact think of everything you can do in this world and a "spastic" is seen not to be able to do it.

Someone who suffers from "spasticity" is someone whose muscles are in a continual state of contraction and is usually caused by some form of damage to the brain either through childbirth or through head injury, or a direct injury to the spinal cord. The degree of "spasticity" depends on the damage to the brain or spinal cord, and can be something as small as mild stiffness, right up to the extrme of complete body spasm. It is possible to have many different conditions or impairments and still have spasms, therefore still have "spasticity" in your muscles.

Although "spastics" have been shunned by society since the invention of the "institution" or "asylum" (where they were thrown into due to not being seen as valuable members of society, not allowed to have children, not allowed to vote (including anyone with a disability "back in the day")) it was really thanks in part to Joey Deacon (Blue Peter, 1981) and his story, that word "spastic" infiltrated socitey and became a commplace word used within the playground and lads nights out. Kids start using it, then the adults picked up on it and before you know it everyone and their granny has either done something to be called a "spastic" or is calling someone else a "spastic", yet no-one knows what a "spastic" really is. All society knows is that a "spastic" cannot do this, or a "spastic" cannot do that, or more disturbingly "shouldn't" be able to do this or that.

A "poof", well thats someone who is gay; a "sponge", well thats someone who takes from other; a "tax dodger", well thats someone who doesnt pay tax.

A "spastic" well thats someone who...

Can't read, can't talk, can't walk, can't do a maths sum, can't buy a round of drinks because they have left their wallet at home, can't pass their driving test on the first go; can't ..............(fill in the blanks, you get the idea). Its this negativity that society has put on the word, rendering anyone who is named it as useless. Just as a thought here... a "spastic" who has issues reading is totally different to a "spastic" who has severe physical disability in societies mind is it not? Whereas a "poof" is a "poof", no?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not holier than thou. I have used the word "spastic" before, but that was a long time ago in the playground (where in all seriousness the word "spastic" is nothing compared to some of the stuff that comes out of the little kiddiwinks mouths). I am an adult now and part of being an adult is to be sensitive to others, just like I would expect them to be sensitive to me if the need arose. It's our duty to show children how to behave towards others, however how can we when as a society we really do not know the meaning of what we are saying?

A lack of knowledge and understanding leads to things like "Turn the train spastic" being allowed to be included in a UK released game without a clue as to the reaction it would get, but for me what is more disturbing is the fact that there are still many people in the world who can't see why such thing would be seen as such a big problem.
#12
Simon_G
The lack of knowledge and understanding is truly remarkable in todays age and just shows how narrow minded society really is, even now after all the changes during the last few years.

I'll use the words that have been expressed here for this little demonstration...

Words like "poof" (not puff) for a homosexual, "sponge" for a person on benefits and "tax dodger" for a student are aimed at one set of people, and have just one implied meaning. Spastic on the other hand doesn't and hence the problem in this particular instance. Calling someone a tax dodger, a sponge or a poof is NOT the same as calling someone a spastic and here's why...

Lets look at the words themselves and what they mean...

What is a "poof"? Well we all know that it is a term used for someone that is homosexual. Does it have any other uses? Not that I can think of. Maybe used towards someone that is feminine in their ways, basically society saying that you are like a woman and therefore stereotypically you are homosexual.

What is a "sponge"? Yes its someone that takes from others whether it be the Council, a friend or whatever. There is no other connitation of the word.

A "tax dodger"? Of course its someone that dodges tax, be them a student, an accountant or whatever, but again only one menaing to the word.

Now....take the word spastic.

What is a "spastic"? As a society we generally use the word against someone that is inept, or when they have done something seen as inept. As kids we use the word for, amongst other things, someone who is "slower" then the others, cannot perform a particular task, or has trouble with a question at school for example. Both kids and adults use the word "spastic" when they see someone with a disability, regardless of what that disability is.

Already, and without going into much detail, the word spastic has many different connotations and uses in society all with different meanings all having serious effects on the person being called it (being pigeon holed into the "disabled" bin and useless for anything, as most disabled people are seen in this country).

Call someone a "poof" and their sexual preference or manner has no relationship to their ability to work, earn a living, pay taxes, become a valuable member of society, be your friend etc....

Call someone a "sponge" and their lazyness and inability to contribute financially to society has no relationship on whether they can or should have children, go to the pub, look for work etc etc

Call someone a "tax dodger" and their inability or want to not pay taxes is by far the least derogatory of the words here and has virtually no issue within society. In fact those who "tax dogde" are normally those who are working for themselves or working towards further education and as such are seen as more valuable to society than the others we have spoken about here.

Call someone a "spastic" and socitey condemns that person. A "spastic" is seen as retarded and unable to learn. Unable to work, unable to eat drink and speak. In fact think of everything you can do in this world and a "spastic" is seen not to be able to do it.

Someone who suffers from "spasticity" is someone whose muscles are in a continual state of contraction and is usually caused by some form of damage to the brain either through childbirth or through head injury, or a direct injury to the spinal cord. The degree of "spasticity" depends on the damage to the brain or spinal cord, and can be something as small as mild stiffness, right up to the extrme of complete body spasm. It is possible to have many different conditions or impairments and still have spasms, therefore still have "spasticity" in your muscles.

Although "spastics" have been shunned by society since the invention of the "institution" or "asylum" (where they were thrown into due to not being seen as valuable members of society, not allowed to have children, not allowed to vote (including anyone with a disability "back in the day")) it was really thanks in part to Joey Deacon (Blue Peter, 1981) and his story, that word "spastic" infiltrated socitey and became a commplace word used within the playground and lads nights out. Kids start using it, then the adults picked up on it and before you know it everyone and their granny has either done something to be called a "spastic" or is calling someone else a "spastic", yet no-one knows what a "spastic" really is. All society knows is that a "spastic" cannot do this, or a "spastic" cannot do that, or more disturbingly "shouldn't" be able to do this or that.

A "poof", well thats someone who is gay; a "sponge", well thats someone who takes from other; a "tax dodger", well thats someone who doesnt pay tax.

A "spastic" well thats someone who...

Can't read, can't talk, can't walk, can't do a maths sum, can't buy a round of drinks because they have left their wallet at home, can't pass their driving test on the first go; can't ..............(fill in the blanks, you get the idea). Its this negativity that society has put on the word, rendering anyone who is named it as useless. Just as a thought here... a "spastic" who has issues reading is totally different to a "spastic" who has severe physical disability in societies mind is it not? Whereas a "poof" is a "poof", no?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not holier than thou. I have used the word "spastic" before, but that was a long time ago in the playground (where in all seriousness the word "spastic" is nothing compared to some of the stuff that comes out of the little kiddiwinks mouths). I am an adult now and part of being an adult is to be sensitive to others, just like I would expect them to be sensitive to me if the need arose. It's our duty to show children how to behave towards others, however how can we when as a society we really do not know the meaning of what we are saying?

A lack of knowledge and understanding leads to things like "Turn the train spastic" being allowed to be included in a UK released game without a clue as to the reaction it would get, but for me what is more disturbing is the fact that there are still many people in the world who can't see why such thing would be seen as such a big problem.


you can't argue with that.
[mod]#13
Still being sold in my Toys'R'Us today even though this was announced last week.
#14
It's just any kind of minority be they homosexual, non caucasian etc can complain when something is SEEN as derogatory


Usually it's not seen as derogatory, it IS derogatory, hence the complaints.

did the producers mean to offend anyone?


In the US the word has a very different meaning to the UK, so although they may not have meant to offend anyone, their sher lack of thought and research has done just that.

no its just in our pc society people are too anal about things.


No, in our society, unfortunately, it has become accepted that we can make comments about people thinking that it is ok to do so and that THEY should not be so anal about it.
#15
Spastic is not derogatory.

Spastic is a state of spasm.

Black is not derogatory.

But if I say "Get out, you black bas****", it is.

But you don't go around trying to abolish the word black.
"Excuse me sir, would you like this 'opposite of white' car?"
#16
Excatly, and sponge IS a derogatory term, you even said so yourself it is meant at someone who is essentially a leech it is meant to OFFEND and sponge means inept and unable to work too.

Yes the word shouldnt have been used and yes the producers should of done their research but the funny thing is out of the people who it "offends" how many would play the game anyway!
#17
Syzable
Still being sold in my Toys'R'Us today even though this was announced last week.

I think there is only a few that are affected. American versions got into the UK, so just the US version is affected I believe!
#18
Spastic is not derogatory.

Spastic is a state of spasm.


It's not derogatory if used to describe someone with muscle spasms, but we are talking about when a word is used outside of its original meaning and context.

Society only calls someone a sponge when they are leeching off others (in what other instance would you call someone a sponge in this respect?), however society calls someone a spastic for a whole manner of reasons and 99% of these are nothing to do with the fact that they have muscle spasms.

No-one is trying to abolish the word spastic, however it is used out of context where other words (like sponge and tax dodger) are not.

the funny thing is out of the people who it "offends" how many would play the game anyway!


You would have to survey all those with spasticity to get the true answer to this, or are you talking about those without said spasms that find the word spastic offensive?

Me, I'd play the game regardless of the terminology used, however thats not what is fundimental here. We are talking about a corporate company messing up and the fact that the majority of society thinks its ok, which it simply isn't and until people are educated there will always be those who think otherwise, which is wrong.
#19
When did I say that, I meant the people like some people who replied to this thread.
#20
spas·tic

–adjective
Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by spasm.

spasm

–noun
Any sudden, brief spell of great energy, activity, feeling, etc.

I don't see a problem with the way the word was used.

If the game said "Last one to the castle is a spastic!". Then perhaps I'd see your point.
#21
"Turn the train spastic"

And you can't see what is wrong with that? I'm not talking about the Oxford English Dictionary definition of the word as you have kindly pointed out, but societies definition, which are total worlds apart.
#22
birdyboyuk
I think there is only a few that are affected. American versions got into the UK, so just the US version is affected I believe!


arent american versions NTSC though? it would need to be PAL to work on consoles over here
#23
Maybe because its a Nintendo aimed at kids is the real problem, You don't want them going round call people Spastics......
banned#24
these are selling for quite abit on ebay now
#25
funny story
#26
funny story


And that there was my point all along.
#27
Simon_G
And that there was my point all along.

what you ganning on aboot.
#28
Sounds like a waste of time to me, and a waste of all these "precious resources" people seem to be banging on about. The word probably would not have been noticed by most anyway rather than one word in on game warping the minds of all the young children who read it *if nintendo are sending trains spastic then they must mean that in a derogitory sense so im going to call all my friends spastics*

I personally dont really use the word spastic but i still think of the Spastic Society etc rather the more slang term Spazz.
#29
this is terrible, i used to care for a spastic train, and if it heard this im sure it would send it completely off the rails
#30
Now that kind of joke I find terrible.
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ok ill try again, i once knew a spastic train and if it heard this it would go absolutely loco,
#32
pathetic

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