Saturday, July 14, 2007

Mario Party 8 Recalled due to offensive word!

Nintendo issues this press release that notifies the public that it would recall it's Mario Party 8 game:

The above game was launched in the UK today. Unfortunately we have discovered that a small number of games contain the wrong version of the disk due to an assembly error. We have therefore decided to recall all copies of the game from UK retailers so that this mistake can be corrected.

We will re-launch Mario Party 8 in the UK as soon as possible and will announce a new launch date shortly. We very much regret any inconvenience caused.

But contrary to it's press release statement, Nintendo's real reason for the recall is because of the word "Spastic". Although it's meaning can vary from culture to culture, in European countries (especially the UK), the word spastic refers to someone afflicted with cerebral palsy. It is similar to calling them retard, dimwits, etc.


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