Sunday, December 07, 2008



Nintendo reprogrammes computer game that called players 'nigga'

We read:
"Nintendo has hurriedly reprogrammed a computer game after discovering one of the characters called players "Nigga".

Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City, designed for children as young as three, had to be altered at the last minute before its release after the racist remark was spotted by reviewers. When players came across Baabara the Sheep she repeatedly uses the word as a nickname in idle conversation. She said: "I almost forgot about you, Nigga. So got any juicy gossip for me, Nigga? Just thinking about it gets me all excited, Nigga."

Animal Crossing is a life-simulation game for children in which players assume the role of a character who recently moved to a house in a small town....

Nintendo blamed poor translation from the game's original Japanese

Source

There is some pretty amusing Japanese English around so I can believe the explanation.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

How will blacks ever understand this game without the word nigga in it?

Anonymous said...

3:55 AM, You are one stupid piece of crap

Mobius

Anonymous said...

Aww, our in-house gay little liberal is offened by the truth. How typical.

Anonymous said...

All your bases are belong to us!

Anonymous said...

"Nintendo blamed poor translation from the game's original Japanese"

Right. They were just trying to use terminology that is completely accepted in the Black community, but then realized that coming from a Japanese company, this would be considered offensive.

Just another example of the Black community lording its racial double-standard.

Anonymous said...

I remember a couch coming from somewhere in Asia with the original tag from the country calling the color "ni**er brown". They called that a poor translation as well. Those crazy Asians..