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Before video games, kids played pretend. They didn't need a graphics card or CPU to show them a world of wonder and high fantasy. Get a long enough stick and, boom, you're a wizard. Put up a tent and some cardboard in the backyard and you've got a fortress. Playing pretend can be powerful, and nowhere is that more true than in the quiet mountain town of South Park. ...

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Amazon Gold Box Event discounts South Park, Lightning Returns, more

Brobdingnagian online retailer Amazon has kicked off another all-day Gold Box Event, bringing discounts to games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, Thief, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 and the Android-powered Ouya console. South Park: The Stick of Truth is today's Deal of the Day ....

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Matt Stone on South Park's censored scenes: 'It's not that big a deal'

South Park: The Stick of Truth may be censored in some regions of the world, but series co-creator Matt Stone told The Guardian that the censorship - in which offending scenes are replaced by a still image and a text description - isn't "that big a deal," and "doesn't change things that much." ...

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Joystiq Streams: Have ourselves a time with South Park: The Stick of Truth [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

South Park: The Stick of Truth could so easily have ended up as a sad casualty of the gaming business. Even from the outset, the odds were stacked against it. Obsidian is a talented developer but its games, particularly Alpha Protocol and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, have been...

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South Park delayed in Germany, Austria over use of swastikas

South Park: The Stick of Truth was supposed to launch in Germany and Austria this week, but it's been delayed because it contains an "unconstitutional symbol." Two guesses what that symbol might be. Hint: It's a swastika. The swastika is widely known as a Nazi emblem (regardless of its origin),...

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Metareview: South Park - The Stick of Truth

There may be friendly faces everywhere, but the South Park: The Stick of Truth launch trailer is prolifically NSFW, and it's slightly spoiler-y - but it's also pretty great. The game's not bad, either, according to our three-and-a-half-star review, which said, "If you can also forgive the...

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South Park: The Stick of Truth review: Come on down

Before video games, kids played pretend. They didn't need a graphics card or CPU to show them a world of wonder and high fantasy. Get a long enough stick and, boom, you're a wizard. Put up a tent and some cardboard in the backyard and you've got a fortress. Playing pretend can be powerful, and...

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I'm sorry, Dave, I can't let you see that scene in the South Park game

A leaked image shows what European console players see instead of the scenes censored out of South Park: The Stick of Truth. Clearly, Michaelangelo's David is not impressed. The text below (see the NSFW full image below the break) describes in blunt detail what players aren't seeing, and that...

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South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in a whole lot of the world

Seven scenes have been removed from the console versions of South Park: The Stick of Truth in the EMEA region, which covers the not so small continents and areas of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. That's in addition to the game's censorship in Australia, where the often prominent...

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The trials of being the new kid in South Park

It's tough being the new kid in town. In South Park: The Stick of Truth, you have to put up with Cartman calling you a "douchebag" and demanding you pay exorbitant dues just to be part of his crummy little kingdom....

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South Park pre-orders now live on Steam, bonus pack included

Ubisoft is now accepting digital pre-orders for the Steam version of Obsidian's South Park: The Stick of Truth, offering up a series of exclusive bonus costumes as incentive for players to join the game's merry band of foul-mouthed fourth-graders on their quest. Players who pre-order The Stick...

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