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Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:00:22 AM »
When making an online game where players are allowed to make their own content, there's always the chance for some players to use offensive language in what they make. In order to avoid this, companies, like SPP, will censor certain words to avoid any cries of foul. For those of us who have been playing Infamous 2's UGC for a while however, we've ran into quite a few words have been censored that seem to be completely unoffensive. Obviously the F-word among others is blocked, but having to write dialogue without using the word 'after' because it's censored can get a bit frustrating.

The purpose of this thread is to list and discuss words that are censored in I2's UGC. I'll keep a list of any the people remember and update it in this initial post.

Unexpected Censored Words:

-After
-Original
-Con
-Piss
-Damn
-Cul
-Pipe
-Bite

Some solutions to the unexpected censored words (Special thanks to GaNk1n1t):
 
  • After - Aftr
  • Original - OriginaI (Make the lowercase 'L' into an uppercase 'I'.)
  • Con - Cn
  • Piss - Pss (This also works for Pssed.)
  • Damn - Dmn (This also works for Dmmit.)
  • Cul - CuI (Make the lowercase 'L' into an uppercase 'I'.)
  • Pipe - Ppe
  • Bite - Bte
  • Bastard - Bstard

(Capitalization does NOT affect the censor; since the censor is not case sensitive, it doesn't matter whether the letters are upper or lowercase.)

There are many ways to find loopholes using different accent lettered vowels. 'Accent graves' (, , , , - , , , , ) can be used for these loophole words, allowing the player to bypass the censors. There's also two other letters not added in the solution known as , from 'Colon letters' and , from 'Tilde letters'. All these types of accented letters are included in the Playstation's keyboard text, so don't worry about not being able to place them in your texts for UGC, just press 'L2' with your controller while typing something to toggle between accents and English letters.

Another solution is to use an uppercase 'I' instead of a lowercase 'L', much like some of the examples listed above.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 10:41:45 AM by jedicam10 »

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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 11:19:28 AM »
You should see the PSN chat rooms. They censor some ridiculous things. ::)
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 11:24:08 AM »
You should see the PSN chat rooms. They censor some ridiculous things. ::)
Example: Yesterday's conversation. :P

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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 11:46:47 AM »
As usual, for "after," I recommend putting an accent on the "e" like so: "aftr", or if it's capitalized, put it on the "a" like so:  "fter". "Original" is rather easy to get past; simply replace the "l" with a capital "I".
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 12:08:35 PM »
Con is censored. Don't know why.

In my Conduit War series, Cole's faction was called the Hu-Con Alliance, but until I played it outside of the editor, I didn't realize that everyone saw it as the Hu-*** Alliance. That really pissed me off.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 12:37:54 PM »
Con is censored. Don't know why.

In my Conduit War series, Cole's faction was called the Hu-Con Alliance, but until I played it outside of the editor, I didn't realize that everyone saw it as the Hu-*** Alliance. That really pissed me off.

So that's what it was!

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 12:42:30 PM »
So that's what it was!
Yeah.... this censorship thing is really annoying... I'm going to have to go back and fix that sometime.
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
Yeah.... this censorship thing is really annoying... I'm going to have to go back and fix that sometime.

I think the word 'pissed' was also censored.

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 12:44:57 PM »
I think the word 'pissed' was also censored.
Yeah, it was pissed in my Infamy level. I bet piss is also censored.
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 12:49:06 PM »
Great idea for a thread.

Oh, and scunthorpe made it through, bizarrely!  ;)

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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 01:00:04 PM »
Just a quick questions, what does it mean if a mission starts to show similar missions when you look at it?
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 01:20:36 PM »
I think any bad word cole says in infamous 2 should not be censored for UGC.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 01:30:12 PM »
Example: Yesterday's conversation. :P
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Re: Unexpected Censored Words in UGC
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 01:30:36 PM »
I think any bad word cole says in infamous 2 should not be censored for UGC.


Exactly! He said 'damn' multiple times in the game, why not in a mission?
Great idea for a thread.

Oh, and scunthorpe made it through, bizarrely!  ;)


Thanks! Really? What a strange word to have censored.
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 03:53:17 PM »
Exactly! He says 'damn' multiple times in the game
He also says the B-word to the Behemoth, S-word is also said a lot in-game, and Cole calls New Marais "GD Heaven". So WTF? Why are basic words censored in UGC missions, but not in story missions? SuckerPunch, this is messed up. Please fix this issue.
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