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South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in the UK and Europe


It's being reported that certain scenes in South Park: The Stick of Truth have been censored and replaced with on-screen text that describes what’s happening behind the censorship.



The scenes seem to centre around an abortion being carried out on the player and again with the player performing the same procedure on Randy Marsh. Five anal probe scenes have also been censored.

"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.”

Given that it only mentions the console versions, we are presuming that the PC version remains uncensored. 

What do you think of this news?

Edited On 25 Feb, 2014

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Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
PC MASTER RACE!
jay.hamilton's avatar
jay.hamilton 2 years ago
WTF, bet trey parker and matt stone are pissed, im proper gutted, anal probes are how south park all began
teatime's avatar
teatime 2 years ago
I hate this news. Out of principle I'm cancelling my pre-order (sorry ShopTo, it's not your fault), I despise censorship.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Meh, another reason not to give Ubisoft my money.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
I would put money on the fact that it is German censorship. The same thing happened (I believe) with Saints Row IV. All EU games are the same so if one is censored everybody else gets the same
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Simple, import it ........ or join The Master Race
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
But I have joined the Master Race - Playstation 4
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
PC Master Race you Peon
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
PMSL ... I can't believe you bit Nox
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Where is the fun in not?
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Fair enough, can't argue with that. I need to talk the boss round to a full PC racing rig I've seen
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Why buy one? Be a Man & Build one
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Dark572Assassin 2 years ago
had a feeling this might happen as with the tv shows but i dont really mind as some one is buying it me for my birthday the day after love the rpg elements of it
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
That's the point, I would build one with a REAL racing seat
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Artemisthemp 2 years ago
Informative for PC Master Race. The last guy, who try to create a Master Race was Hitler, so the term Master Race is actually a degrading term.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Not really, the Grand Prix is a "Master Race"
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
One thing with the game that annoyed me was pretty much all the trophies consist of something to do with farting in varies different ways. That would get boring very quickly. I mean, how many ways can you effectively do the same joke?
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
my son laughs at every fart i pull, even the ones in his face lol ,
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
That's just wrong ... lol
jay.hamilton's avatar
jay.hamilton 2 years ago
we have plenty of febreeze so its ok
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wolverine77 2 years ago
Funnily enough, I have just built a pc as this doesn't seem to be coming to ps4 and this will be my first purchase! Yay!
Beazi's avatar
Beazi 2 years ago
Will the US version work if I import it?
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
Pisses me off how people are moaning about one little thing! i guess humans aren't humans unless they're moaning.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
And i've just proved my own theory correct as i'm moaning about people moaning..
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Pyroloveridge 2 years ago
This is a funny one for me, the UK airs episodes banned in the states so thanks to the EU we get a censor on it... patch for the UK? hopefully I can pick up a full version that's region free one day.
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Pyroloveridge 2 years ago
Why leave the PC version though, it doesn't make a lot of sense to release both the cut and uncut versions ...
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
The fact is if they just went ahead and cut it but didn't tell anyone no one would know the difference and no one would moan.
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superniceguy 2 years ago
It could be because PC is not set to a region, whereas console versions are. If they cut the PC version then the US would be affected.
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Dark572Assassin 2 years ago
i looked on amazon.com last night and it costs £65 to import it over here after taxes are added forget that just for some extra scenes
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mikehon1 2 years ago
they should just make it dlc that removes the censorship and make it cost five pound for fuck sake i can anal probe aliens people in saints row 4 but in south park I can't watch a scene that will likely last only like a few minutes at best
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
is it really that big of a deal?
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 2 years ago
Yep.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
No one has explained why though, because if they did it without telling anyone you'd wouldn't know any difference i think it's an excuse for people to have a moan and a whine.
Pyroloveridge's avatar
Pyroloveridge 2 years ago
It's subjective pal, I feel I'm missing out on content that's all.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 2 years ago
ahh i see when you look at it like that i totally understand.
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silkst 2 years ago
Cancelling and will get it on steam (Sorry ShopTo). NOBODY should support Censorship, especially since it's a blatant double standard that they seem to give games over movies or TV shows. @stooT ; It's not that big of a deal but if you support it (by buying it) then you are saying "I'm fine with you telling me what I'm allowed to see". As an adult of some 30-something years I find it downright insulting.
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RP36 2 years ago
Sorry shopto going to have to import it for ps3.
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Paul 2 years ago
Cancelling Pre-order now. Gutted...
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
i cant understand it though, i mean look at some of the stuff tha happens in GTA5, SPOILER ALERT graphic torture scenes, and trevor murdering a couple coz they pissed him off, but some silly anal probe scenes and abortion which weve already seen on episodes of south park get banned, bit petty really
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
i admit im still getting it though , just hope we get a patch sometime in the future to remove the censorship
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KIERON 1 year ago
Cancelled my pre-order as soon as I heard this news (nothing against ShopTo) PS3 is multi region anyway and I just ordered the game from a North American retailer for £44. I don't agree with censorship in any way, especially in video games and especially in a game based off an adult cartoon. There's far worse things out there in video games, and besides, this has a big 18 certificate slapped on it. I think most people who play this will understand South Park humour and will not kick up a fuss over a few scenes that could be considered "offensive". Censoring this game was a pathetic choice, shame on you Ubisoft.

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