swearing in games ?

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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:16 am

Just wondering if its just me but...

Now this might be that I am just an old "fuddy duddy" but I do not like swearing in games but, possible worrying, I have no problems with (most) violence (perhaps because I was brought up viewing tom and jerry cartoons, or maybe it is time for me to go talk to a "trick cyclist" ?).

So I ask, should games have an option to turn off or even tone down swearing ? Or put another way, ”What the hell do you think ?” rather than, ”What the f#*& do you think ?"

OK ladies and gentlemen, over to you...
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:59 am

Being a 'fuddy duddy' myself, I don't particularly mind swearing as long as it's in an age restricted format and is relevant to either the character or the story.

There does seem to be a tendency of late to name games with an unnecessary expletive in the title, which is just shock tactics and IMO pointless.

An option to turn such things off should always be provided in the 'Options' menu.
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:17 am

I'm not a Fan of this as well. In games that need this kind of language it's ok, in all other it should be reduced to Minimum. Games always have an educational aspect, we should never forget.
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:43 am

Can I also add, "Is it more normal to accept violence in games rather than swearing ?"

For example - "Gears of war" on xbox 360, I had only slight reservations about the "excessive" violence in it (chainsawing adversaries ?) but the swearing was (if I remember right) turned off almost straight away.
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Actually I think games nowdays use more swearing than before. Like in new Shadow warrior sometimes I get a bit suprised and think it's a bit out of place on that game. Maybe it's a selling point these days. I mean the old Lo Wang didn't swear :,( at least I don't remember there to be much else except crude humor.

Then again something like Gta or South park would be rather disturbing without harsh language.
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:05 pm

Swearing in games is like sword wielding girls in bikinis, you just know you're looking at a 3rd rate game attempting to plaster glitter glue over the rusting sump.
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:10 pm

"sword wielding girls" - now I don't object to everything :)

"plaster glitter glue over the rusting sump" - now that made me smile.
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:42 pm

I would still like to know if people now find swearing in games more offensive than the violence ?
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Post » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:41 pm

RamPackWobble wrote:"plaster glitter glue over the rusting sump" - now that made me smile.

Thx, I came up with that on the spot.

RamPackWobble wrote:"sword wielding girls" - now I don't object to everything :)

I wouldn't mind bikini clad sword wielding girls either, except it's flashing Mozambique hut being dressed up (or down) as if it's a castle. You just know that you're going to have the wrong creepy crawlies in your bed and the wrong type of females biting you (Mozzies in case you didn't know).


I don't mind violence in games, particularly when I play a violent game, but I've never heard of a game played for its swearing. Even if some don't mind it, others will, and you're simply reducing your potential customer base by having this, something which isn't even a feature.
And for your question, yes I've stopped playing games because of its swearing.
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