GTA Scrabble, motherf*ckers!


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repairmanjack
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I've played hundreds of games of DS Scrabble and the bastard never did anything like this.


If it did, I'd piss myself laughing.
#1 at 22:59:14 - 07/12/2008
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"Any doubt was removed when the next word the computer offered was 'f*ckers', which it defined as 'a slang word for chavs'."

I'm calling bullshit on the story.
#2 at 00:17:19 - 08/12/2008
NewYork
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Wasn't there some kind of hub-bub over the allowed use of "lesbo" in a DS scrabble game some time ago?

Ah, here we go.
#3 at 00:34:08 - 08/12/2008
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ilmaestro said:"Any doubt was removed when the next word the computer offered was 'f*ckers', which it defined as 'a slang word for chavs'."

I'm calling bullshit on the story.


Oh, I've definitely used that word... and it allowed it. \o/
#4 at 00:49:19 - 08/12/2008
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And defined it as "a slang word for chavs"? Seems a bit ridiculous.
#5 at 01:09:12 - 08/12/2008
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Thing is, I've played a hell of a lot of this same Scrabble game and never encountered any of those words.

I call bullshit on this one, though I'm suprised New York hasn't posted that on the front page, it's right up his street.

:D
#6 at 10:36:24 - 08/12/2008
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It could be real, if Scrabble allows custom words/definitions and mummy bought a 2nd hand copy.

But on the whole, a huge WTF goes out here. "How disgusting! This new fangled alphabet thing allowed my little darling to spell... rude words!". What next? Banning pencils because they let you draw teh b00bs?
#7 at 10:41:57 - 08/12/2008
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I can see it being a bit iffy if it prompts you to put down said swear word but scrabble games have done far worse things than that. Yes, I'm looking at you PC scrabble that has fucked difficulty that just gives you 7 vowels at a time rather than making the AI smarter.
#8 at 10:50:14 - 08/12/2008
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I immediately assumed it was a dodgy pirate copy bought from ebay, but from Asda, and brand new? Something's not right here.

Rhythm said:
But on the whole, a huge WTF goes out here. "How disgusting! This new fangled alphabet thing allowed my little darling to spell... rude words!". What next? Banning pencils because they let you draw teh b00bs?


This is not the same thing though - according to her the AI was using these words. So I definitely agree with the mum here, if true - which I doubt.

K
#9 at 10:58:24 - 08/12/2008
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I still call bullshit. If it's from Asda I reckon it's a returned copy.
#10 at 11:10:31 - 08/12/2008
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Also, I don't recall the game having a custom dictionary option.
#11 at 11:19:32 - 08/12/2008
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I love how in these stories they never mention the possibility of it being a customised entry / pirate cart (in the case of that GBA game a few years back with swearing in the *crackers* intro).
#12 at 11:20:40 - 08/12/2008
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I've never seen that in this version of Scrabble either, and I've played it a hell of a lot.

As others have said, it's the custom dictionary option which allows you to put your own words and definitions in. Schoolboy error on the story research front but hey, s'long as we can see another evil working its way into gaming, everyone's happy innit :)
#13 at 11:24:21 - 08/12/2008
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repairmanjack said:e this.
Bad-hair-do warning!
#14 at 11:41:03 - 08/12/2008
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Ubi seem to be quite bullish that the content's actually in there and that the kid should've played the junior edition. So maybe mrs power-80s-hairstyle had a point.

#15 at 12:05:20 - 08/12/2008
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i personally liked the way that the article was all

nintendo nintendo nintendo. NINTENDO.





(the game was actually by ubisoft, but nintendo some more.)

seems a little unbalanced imho.
#16 at 16:26:04 - 08/12/2008
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peej said:
Ubi seem to be quite bullish that the content's actually in there and that the kid should've played the junior edition. So maybe mrs power-80s-hairstyle had a point.

Although she still raised a chav, so she loses.
#17 at 16:27:30 - 08/12/2008
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Can't wait to see that bitch's face when little timmy brings home a copy of GTA Chinatown Wars
#18 at 16:27:55 - 08/12/2008
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NewYork said:Wasn't there some kind of hub-bub over the allowed use of "lesbo" in a DS scrabble game some time ago?

Ah, here we go.

Just realised, it's the same game :D

Poor Ubisoft :)
#19 at 21:48:23 - 08/12/2008
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Well, it's not shy of the "C" word... when I use it anyway.

I had a bad run of letters, what can I say?
#20 at 18:56:41 - 09/12/2008
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Not often I link to EG news pieces, but this is great. :)

K
#21 at 12:34:45 - 11/12/2008
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tits!
#22 at 12:44:26 - 11/12/2008
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Kay said:Not often I link to EG news pieces, but this is great. :)

K


Ellie is just awesome.
#23 at 13:00:52 - 11/12/2008
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No need to keep saying that now, she's already agreed to the interview! :)

K
#24 at 14:01:59 - 11/12/2008
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EG have covered it?

Timely.
#25 at 14:02:38 - 11/12/2008
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Apparently the words mentioned do not appear in the game and that only 1 definition is ever given per word.

Does this title allow users to add their own words and definitions?

Also, the DS used by the boy is pink. I'm betting that it belongs to the mother and that she's telling porkies. Seeing how tabloids advertise for stories like this in ents job listings.
#26 at 14:15:19 - 11/12/2008

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