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RetroSteveUK

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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012, 01:29:33 PM »
I quite agree about why words used in story mode are censored in UGC, especially as they're not even spoken in UGC, just written.  I suppose however they're covering the unforseen possibilities of how people can use those words in unpredictable contexts.  Perhaps the censorship prevents over use or abuse of those words, and helps SP to retain a certain level of control.

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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 02:24:54 PM »
I quite agree about why words used in story mode are censored in UGC, especially as they're not even spoken in UGC, just written.  I suppose however they're covering the unforseen possibilities of how people can use those words in unpredictable contexts.  Perhaps the censorship prevents over use or abuse of those words, and helps SP to retain a certain level of control.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 02:28:24 PM »
I know from experience of playing through inFAMOUS 2 that no words were censored in the subtitled text. So the inconsistency with UGC having censored words is off putting. Some of the words don't even make sense, like after.

Sure it may be a cuss word in German. But my PS3, my PSN account, and default language as well as my copy of inFAMOUS 2 are all NA. So why censor that word for me? There has to be a better way of doing that.

On top of that, I believe there should be a option (in the PS3 system settings or in inFAMOUS 2's setting) to turn censors off. Sure, have it's default setting to on. But I'm over 18, I'd like to turn them off.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 10:23:03 PM »
Example: Yesterday's conversation. :P

I know! That was just getting ridiculous!
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2012, 10:28:38 PM »
I know! That was just getting ridiculous!
But you weren't even involved in that conversation... I'm talking about the one I had over PSN yesterday with Forreston, Matt, Metallideth, etc. :P

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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2012, 10:32:58 PM »
But you weren't even involved in that conversation... I'm talking about the one I had over PSN yesterday with Forreston, Matt, Metallideth, etc. :P

Oh...but even in that one I had the other day! "Snookums" was censored!
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2012, 01:32:44 PM »
Played GameForce's 'Spiker Stomp' today.  The phrase Cul-De-Sac was used in the on screen text and I noticed the Cul part of the phrase was censored out, so that's another one for list.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 02:10:26 PM »
Played GameForce's 'Spiker Stomp' today.  The phrase Cul-De-Sac was used in the on screen text and I noticed the Cul part of the phrase was censored out, so that's another one for list.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2012, 06:15:40 PM »
Oh yeah, I learned from a song that "culo" means "ass" in Spanish or French or something. I'll get on it.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2012, 12:14:40 PM »
Cl-de-sac oughta do it, I suppose.

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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2012, 12:16:32 PM »
Oh yeah, I learned from a song that "culo" means "ass" in Spanish or French or something. I'll get on it.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2012, 01:04:04 PM »
Cl-de-sac oughta do it, I suppose.
Nope, with words with a lowercase "L" in it, you can simply replace it with an uppercase "i"; in most fonts they look the same. The replacement is much less obvious that way.

I already changed it. Does anyone mind checking if it's fixed?
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2012, 03:53:03 PM »
But you weren't even involved in that conversation... I'm talking about the one I had over PSN yesterday with Forreston, Matt, Metallideth, etc. :P

Man, I wish I was there... I love having those conversations while I play Uncharted 3. Now I just need one of those little keyboards so I can type faster.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2012, 04:29:18 PM »
Um, I just noticed that "Pipe" is censored in UGC. Add it to the list?
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2012, 05:02:37 PM »
Um, I just noticed that "Pipe" is censored in UGC. Add it to the list?

Pipe? Strange. I'll add it.