'Stealth Bastard' moves to PS3 and Vita, needs a new name

Oh, look. Another indie game coming to PS Vita and PS3. But, while PlayStation Network may have open arms for indie games, apparently it won't allow cuss words in the title.

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Oh, look. Another indie game coming to PS Vita and PS3. After GDC, this is rather unsurprising. But, while PlayStation Network may have open arms for indie games, apparently it won't allow cuss words in the title.

So, woe is Stealth Bastard, a stealth-puzzle-platformer that originally released for free on PC. Originally described as "Metal Gear Solid meets Super Meat Boy," the game's original release was quite well-received by our Indie Jeff.

Curve Studios is taking less-profane title suggestions on its official website. Whoever creates the winning name will be award a spot in the credits, a copy of the game, and a PS Vita.

Given the bite-sized nature of each level (between 30 seconds to 10 minutes, according to the PlayStation.Blog), the game seems like an ideal fit for on-the-go gaming on Vita. And although the PlayStation Network version won't be free like its PC counterpart, due in part to the creation of a brand new engine for the game, it will be cross-buy when released.

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    April 2, 2013 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, 'Stealth Bastard' moves to PS3 and Vita, needs a new name.

    Oh, look. Another indie game coming to PS Vita and PS3. But, while PlayStation Network may have open arms for indie games, apparently it won't allow cuss words in the title.

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      April 2, 2013 10:01 AM

      Apparently it's the 1950s and "bastard" is a curse word.

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      April 2, 2013 10:02 AM

      Yeah I don't think restricting game titles is unexpected. They'll run into issues if a game called Shit Ball Cunt Fucker ends up in their top download lists in an E rated store front.

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        April 2, 2013 10:36 AM

        yeah but.... Bastard is not "shit ball cunt fucker"

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          April 2, 2013 10:39 AM

          It's not E rated either. I'm not trying to make or defend the rules here but it's a very simple concept that having the word "Bastard" in your storefront will not allow for an E rating.

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            April 2, 2013 12:49 PM

            Is wielding a bastard sword allowed?

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              April 2, 2013 12:50 PM

              sure, as long as it isn't in the title

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              April 2, 2013 12:51 PM

              No, it must be renamed to the ever so clumsy "hand-and-a-half sword", which is probably more accurate in that it's about as awkward to use.

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          April 2, 2013 3:05 PM

          Bastid?

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      April 2, 2013 4:16 PM

      Just do what Tarantino did... Stealth Basterd.

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      April 2, 2013 7:47 PM

      Stealth BASTARDO!

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      April 2, 2013 7:49 PM

      Legitimate Stealth

      :D

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