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Apr 08 2014
By: rouward Fender Bender 4028 posts
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Swear words in videogames

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I remember back when I played GTAV story mode (and its previous games) and other action/shooter games that they swear a lot, but because I'm Asian and not interest in bad things such as swear words, I do not really understand what it means (so I'm not really offended) and always thought those are just their expressions (sometimes it's pretty hilarious!).


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It's basically their expressions, though most of the time it's just derrogatory terms. 

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I do not swear as a choice. And based from observations, it is used in different ways. Some use it in an experssion of anger or dissatisfaction towards others, such as insults and profanity. Some use it for acceptance, you if use it with friends in a certain manner. But everyone has their own use for it. I myself don't understand why these words are necessary for speech in the first place. 

 

Swearing in video games uses this in particular for the reasons I've mentioned. Sometimes allies may swear to prove strength to others. Enemeies may swear at each other to show hatred or to express pain.

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I once had a friend ask me why I didn't swear. My response was simply that like anything else. It's learned behaviour and I choose not to learn to use it.

 

I don't really see the point of using swear words or derogatory terms. Especially for the soul purpose of tearing down or instulting folks for ones own self gratification. Seems silly and a wee bit immature.

 

My parents taught me to respect myself and in turn I repect people regardless of how I may personally feel towards them. It's just how I was raised.:womanhappy:

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I try not to swear around mixed company. But, I do with my brother / friends. Then there is always the exclaimed F bomb out of anger or even excitement. It's just become a bad habit. I know a few people who are offended by curse words, yet do not bat an eye at violence and gore. I also find it odd that there is some pretty gruesome images alllowed on cable TV, yet a lot of swear words are banned.

 

For example, during "The Talking Dead," one of the show runners said they had a take in a scene where the character Rick dropped the F bomb. Of course, they did not use this take, because it was not allowed. I looked at my spouse and said "It's weird that it is okay for them to show one man tearing out another man's neck, with his teeth, yet they can't say the F word."

 

On the other hand, I know people who cuss, but turn their heads at gore. If game companies had the extra budget to include the feature, they should start putting in swear / gore filters in games -- even if it just sells a few more thousand copies. At least people could experience the stories without being turned off by swear words and/or gore.

 

For a good chuckle, check out the video "The History of the F Word." I saw it back in 2003, but I'm sure it's on YouTube by now.

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I'd say it pretty much all comes down to the person calling the shots when it comes to editing out things they find offensive.

 

They don't like swear words they're going to go. They don't like certain gore scenes they're going to go. Many things end up on the editing floor due to folks opinions about things and their own preference.:womanhappy:

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I try not to swear around mixed company. But, I do with my brother / friends. Then there is always the exclaimed F bomb out of anger or even excitement. It's just become a bad habit. I know a few people who are offended by curse words, yet do not bat an eye at violence and gore. I also find it odd that there is some pretty gruesome images alllowed on cable TV, yet a lot of swear words are banned.

 

For example, during "The Talking Dead," one of the show runners said they had a take in a scene where the character Rick dropped the F bomb. Of course, they did not use this take, because it was not allowed. I looked at my spouse and said "It's weird that it is okay for them to show one man tearing out another man's neck, with his teeth, yet they can't say the F word."

 

On the other hand, I know people who cuss, but turn their heads at gore. If game companies had the extra budget to include the feature, they should start putting in swear / gore filters in games -- even if it just sells a few more thousand copies. At least people could experience the stories without being turned off by swear words and/or gore.

 

For a good chuckle, check out the video "The History of the F Word." I saw it back in 2003, but I'm sure it's on YouTube by now.


But in that case, the words are real; the violence isn't.  That's why it's okay for some people.  The same applies for me with nudity.  Like, look at Titanic (1997).  No one died during the filming of the movie, but there was real life nudity, and real life (though mild) cursing.  That's why violence in games and movies won't ever get to me.


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HorrorGod wrote:

I try not to swear around mixed company. But, I do with my brother / friends. Then there is always the exclaimed F bomb out of anger or even excitement. It's just become a bad habit. I know a few people who are offended by curse words, yet do not bat an eye at violence and gore. I also find it odd that there is some pretty gruesome images alllowed on cable TV, yet a lot of swear words are banned.

 

For example, during "The Talking Dead," one of the show runners said they had a take in a scene where the character Rick dropped the F bomb. Of course, they did not use this take, because it was not allowed. I looked at my spouse and said "It's weird that it is okay for them to show one man tearing out another man's neck, with his teeth, yet they can't say the F word."

 

On the other hand, I know people who cuss, but turn their heads at gore. If game companies had the extra budget to include the feature, they should start putting in swear / gore filters in games -- even if it just sells a few more thousand copies. At least people could experience the stories without being turned off by swear words and/or gore.

 

For a good chuckle, check out the video "The History of the F Word." I saw it back in 2003, but I'm sure it's on YouTube by now.


But in that case, the words are real; the violence isn't.  That's why it's okay for some people.  The same applies for me with nudity.  Like, look at Titanic (1997).  No one died during the filming of the movie, but there was real life nudity, and real life (though mild) cursing.  That's why violence in games and movies won't ever get to me.


 

Soooo, what you're saying is.... watch Hentai?
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^^  That's a whole other topic althogether.  Haha!

Though I don't know why anyone ever would...  (No offense to anyone who does)


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