Spastic train back on the rails

Spastic train back on the rails

Hoot hoot! A week or so back we heard that Mario Party 8 had been recalled in the UK. The reason being it contained the word 'spastic' which was deemed offensive.

Nintendo are pleased to announce a revised version of the game will relaunch on August 3rd. Rejoice.


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Rob Jones

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lickwid said:

Oh how I love the jest of wiisworld. I wonder what they actually changed it to.

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Scooby Jew said:

Psh. That's really rational. Recall possibly millions of games just to change one "offensive" word. That just makes too much sense, I don't even know why it doesn't make sense to me. Maybe I'm just stupid.

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jskrdude said:

I agree with Scooby Jew. Unless it accidently included "f---" in it, there was no reason to recall Mario Party 8. But I'm not British, so I don't know how offensive "spastic" is.

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pooter mcfoon said:

Spastic is a dreadful word in the UK. It's a slang word for disabled people and I cannot stress how awful a word it is. The Wii has been used in a lot of schools for physically disabled children as good therapy. It must have been awful for them to hear it.

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DragonFoxCoon said:

How spastic of them.

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tabsina said:

It would be such an irony (or something like that) if they changed it to 'retarded'.

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Splintercell4ever said:

I second that.

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whiiz said:

Tabsina, that's almost the definition of irony.

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The Doc said:

That screenshot makes me luagh.

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