Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases
April 24, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM TechWeb sites:


Ubisoft's  Mind Quiz  Pulled For Offensive Content
Ubisoft's Mind Quiz Pulled For Offensive Content
June 29, 2007 | By Brandon Boyer

June 29, 2007 | By Brandon Boyer
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC



According to a BBC report, Ubisoft's DS title Mind Quiz has been pulled from store shelves after a radio show caller complained the brain training title "rated her efforts in a manner derogatory to the disabled."

The caller made her comments on BBC Radio Ulster's Nolan Show, saying she was "shocked when she had performed poorly at one part of the game" and the game made the offending remark.

"I thought it was absolutely appalling that a word like this should be used to describe someone who has not achieved very well," said the caller, continuing, "My daddy also has cerebral palsy and he is in his mid-50s and this is a word that really offends my dad."

An Ubisoft spokesperson told the BBC that distribution of the title has been stopped and the publisher is "working with retailers to pull the game off the market."

Said the spokesperson, "The game was developed in Japan, and we unfortunately did not pick up on the offending word in our quality assurance. We are currently working with the developer to find a way to rectify the issue."


Related Jobs

Io-Interactive
Io-Interactive — Copenhagen, Denmark
[04.24.14]

Gameplay Programmer
Io-Interactive
Io-Interactive — Copenhagen, Denmark
[04.24.14]

Generalist Tech Programmer
SG North
SG North — Toronto, Ontario, Canada
[04.23.14]

Director of Live Production
Turbine Inc.
Turbine Inc. — Needham, Massachusetts, United States
[04.23.14]

Director, Analytics Platform Development










Comments



none
 
Comment: