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Upcoming Stanley Parable Patch Will Remove Offensive Images

Posted on October 24, 2013 AT 04:31am


Galactic Cafe has confirmed that it will be releasing a patch in the next few weeks for The Stanley Parable that will remove a pair of images that some players have found offensive.

In one section of the game players can watch an instructional video about choice, which includes the images below. ”Choice,” the narrator says, “it’s the best part of being a real person. For example, in this scenario, a hypothetical real person named Steven has a choice. He could spend years helping improve the quality of life for citizens of impoverished third-world nations or he could systematically set fire to every orphan living within a thirty kilometer radius of his house.”

“I received two separate complaints today from people who found that the images made them significantly uncomfortable,” creator Davey Wreden told Kotaku, “and in one case a teacher expressed concern about the effect of that kind of image on her kids.

“It’s actually really tough to respond to complaints about someone being offended, but I think I would be able to change the actual images without having to go to too much trouble.

“I’m not exactly married to the visual gag there,” he added, “it doesn’t make or break anything about that particular section, and we always wanted the game to be something that could be played by anyone of any age. If a person would feel less comfortable showing the game to their children then I’ve got no problem helping fix that!”

Source: Kotaku

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