Nintendo Scrambling to Get Back Animal Crossing Games With Offensive Content

7 12 2008

 

Wild World sent to various media outlets with offensive save content like the above.

Nintendo is quickly trying to retreive copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World for the DS, sent to various media outlets with offensive save content like the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per a story over at WIRED.com, Nintendo apparently sent out copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World, it’s new DS game in the series, to push media support for its new content-sharing system.  Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t screen the content well enough, as the sad word shown in the picture above was still shown.  

(In the Animal Crossing series, players can teach the various animals words to say in the game, which means that whoever Nintendo hired to play the game to add the save content to the media packages sent out, taught “Baarbara” the sheep to say the N-word.  Childish and sad, yet true.)

Of course, Japan isn’t known for its racial sensitivity, but this is still not something the family-friendly console maker needs, going into the holiday shopping season.  

Personally, I can’t believe that this slipped through.  I would think that Nintendo, usually known for it’s tight-lipped nature with the media, showing only what they darn-well want to, when they want to… So why in the world wouldn’t they have someone play through the save file, to ensure it was “on message”?   Very sloppy work, Nintendo, very sloppy.

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2 responses

8 12 2008
dan

……..nice

8 12 2008
otakudad

Do you think I should censor the pic on the main story, and add it only if you click through? Too rough?

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