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South Park’s Matt Stone: Censorship in The Stick of Truth isn’t “that big a deal”

South Park Co-Creator Matt Stone spoke to The Guardian about South Park: The Stick of Truth“that big a deal,” and “doesn’t change things that much.”

“We weren’t willing to change the content, but also it doesn’t ruin the game – it’s like 40 seconds’ worth of the whole game,” Stone said. “As long as we could make a joke out of the fact that they made us cut this, that was fine.” Stone acknowledged that the censorship came about because of the interactive nature of the video game, but still thinks it’s a bit of a double standard.

“There is an interactiveness that makes it different,” Stone said. “There are things that make people more uncomfortable in an interactive world, definitely. But that said, what we had in the game, we could have shown that on TV pretty easily, especially now.”

As we mentioned in our review, we rather enjoyed the censored bits; rather than show proper content, Australians were treated to a crying koala and a description of the scene, as written by Stone and Parker themselves.


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