The lights are on
You know that with a headline like that, there's a bigger story underneath (mostly because there are very few South Park images that aren't offensive in some way). Today, we posted screenshots for South Park: The Stick of Truth to accompany our preview. Two of them caused a bit of turmoil.
One of of those images was of Eric Cartman erupting fire from his rear end with the help of a lighter and some natural gas (you can see it up above). Another was of a poor child about to be "probed" by some aliens (that one's down below). Ubisoft decided they would rather not have those images out there. In an email, they told us that the ESRB had not approved them and that they should be taken down "per the ESRB."
The only problem is that the ESRB doesn't evaluate images intended to accompany editorial pieces. We reached out to the organization, and here's the statement we received:
Our guidelines pertain to materials that will be used for advertising and marketing purposes. Material that is only for editorial use is exempt from our guidelines.
When we received the email from Ubisoft, we complied as a courtesy. Those images are back up. And now we know that editorial publication of an image of Cartman farting fire is something that is completely outside the purview of the ESRB.
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Check one for South Park.
love it cant wait for this game to be released
Was this Article made just so you could kick Ubisoft in the balls?
Are there enough people in the world that have burned by farts or anally probed for this to be an issue?
Typical Cartman... Always farting on someone...
Lol, thats funny.
This game looks so funny I can't wait to play it, I just hope that it is long and not short, like you could beat it in a couple of hours if so it shouldn't be $60 it should be $30 at best. I hope before this game is released they bring in some of the old south park games to the PSN Store, like South Park Kart Racing and the South Park Game I loved those games trying to unlock all the characters in the kart racing one, tons of fun. To this day I have yet to beat the south park game, the one where you got to kill mutant turkeys.
this game is quesonable i just want it to come out so we can all see how it plays