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When did games start using naughty language?

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  • mspencermspencer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm pretty sure there were pornographic games for the TRS-80 Model II and III. So, um, that's worse.

    Now get off my lawn! :-)

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus IT'S DARE! Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Dangerous wrote: »
    Hey everyone remember when Spike swore in the Transformers movie? That was awesome when I was like 7.

    Fun fact: That and Ultra Magnus' line ("Open damn it, open!") were put into the movie so that it would get a PG rating, meaning parents would be more likely to accompany their children to the movie so that the kids could tell them right there that they wanted such and such action figure.

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Fallout was probably the first to use so much of it, its really heavy on the text though. If you mean the occasional word, I'm sure you could find lots of ancient games.

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  • UltravisitorUltravisitor Registered User
    edited October 2007
    syndalis wrote: »
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    fisrt mainstream game to do it.

    there were FAR more offensive PC games that go back earlier, like Custer's Revenge.

    and the result?

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  • ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User
    edited October 2007
    The first f-bomb I remember was either in Shadowman or Shadowman 2.

    Almost positive it was the first, becuase it was on the N64...

    His first line was, "I hate this shit," and it just got better from there.

    Hey, you beat me to it; I was just about to mention Shadowman for the first proper swear-word I remember. I remember it especially well since my dad was in the room at the time and tutted.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Conker's Bad Fur Day blew my mind

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Hey does anyone remember an old pc game that went by the name Die by the Sword (1998), I used to play it on my bro's 166 mhz acer desktop back when i was like 10 or something...so much swearing, i remember the first part of the game he said bastard. I remember my mom heard it while she was in the kitchen and she got so pissed at my brother...damn good times
    Also that game was really violent and had awesome game mechanics...you moved the mouse and it moved the dudes arm, and you could chop in any manner you wanted and use the limbs of enemies as weapons!!! I wish i could play it now, but I bet it has aged horribly and would just destroy this awesome image i have of the game
    Also it was acutual voice not text in the game

    EDIT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_by_the_sword
    that link has got more on the game...i really liked the game

  • DVGDVG Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    people think of 'damn' as a swear word? and considered FF7 edgy for 'swearing'? isn't the word 'damn' on, like, network TV?

    They say shit on network TV. Does that mean shit isn't a cuss word either?

    Damn is a curse word. Literally. It's THE curse word.

    This right here is why profanity is such a retarded concept. "These sequences of sounds you can make are bad because our society has decided it so, and these ones are bad when used in conjunction with the name of a popular deity, but all these words, which carry the same meaning and are effectively the same, are OK!"

    But I suppose that's more of a D&D topic...

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  • ChopperDaveChopperDave Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The first f-bomb I remember was either in Shadowman or Shadowman 2.

    Almost positive it was the first, becuase it was on the N64...

    His first line was, "I hate this shit," and it just got better from there.

    Hey, you beat me to it; I was just about to mention Shadowman for the first proper swear-word I remember. I remember it especially well since my dad was in the room at the time and tutted.

    You know, I never played either of the Shadowman games. I feel like I should, since they're apparently pretty good. You think they'll ever make it to the VC?

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  • Shazbot!Shazbot! __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Ashendark wrote: »
    The abundant use of Shazbot in Tribes has twisted my world perspective and corrupted my moral sensibilities.

    Shazbot is my favorite word ever to exclaim. More games should attempt to create words.

    Well actually, it's from the tv show Mork and Mindy...

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Orogogus wrote: »
    syndalis wrote: »
    there were FAR more offensive PC games that go back earlier, like Custer's Revenge.
    Wasn't that a 2600 game?

    Not an early game by any means, but I was kind of surprised by the swearing and innuendo in The Longest Journey. It seemed really unnecessary.

    That half-dude who floated around in the saucer was great! His dialog was enhanced twenty times over thanks to his non-stop swears. Crude dude.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Shazbot! wrote: »
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Ashendark wrote: »
    The abundant use of Shazbot in Tribes has twisted my world perspective and corrupted my moral sensibilities.

    Shazbot is my favorite word ever to exclaim. More games should attempt to create words.

    Well actually, it's from the tv show Mork and Mindy...

    Well actually, it's from the tv show Happy Days which Mork and Mindy spun off from...

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    What about the South Park games for the PSX and N64? How much cussin' did those 'gems' have?

    And who can forget the two goons in the jail cell in Max Payne 2. You'd have to be made of stone not to find it funny. "Dat's fucked up!"

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  • themocawthemocaw Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Was Ogre Battle the one with the line, "I'm gonna fuck your face up so bad the bitches in Hell won't want you?"

    And re: the PG rating on Transformers: I'd heard that too, but with a less mercenary reason for doing it: given the fact that so many beloved Transformers die in like the first ten minutes, they didn't want unaccompanied kids bawling their eyes out in the theatre. Remember, this is the age of, "DUKE'S OUT OF HIS COMA, HE'S OKAY, KIDS, HE'S NOT DEAD REALLY BUH BYE!" and the first usage of "In another dimension" I can think of: that is, Voltron.

  • FirebrandFirebrand Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Phoenix Wright says "attention whore" in Trials & Tribulations. That felt a bit out of place.

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    There's been swearing in games for a long time now, but I think the first game that really broke open the floodgates and caused it to be really acceptable was FFVII.

    Now if you want to get into really strange territory, I don't think I've played a game that had (by default, no mods) full frontal nudity since Daggerfall.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    korodullin wrote: »
    There's been swearing in games for a long time now, but I think the first game that really broke open the floodgates and caused it to be really acceptable was FFVII.

    Now if you want to get into really strange territory, I don't think I've played a game that had (by default, no mods) full frontal nudity since Daggerfall.

    Longest journey had cock and balls. yup.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The last game I've played.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    korodullin wrote: »
    The last game I've played.

    Not just cock and balls either.


    Blue cock and balls.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The last game I've played.

    Not just cock and balls either.


    Blue cock and balls.

    Oh well that makes all the difference in the world. I'd better go get a copy of The Longest Journey then.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    korodullin wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    korodullin wrote: »
    The last game I've played.

    Not just cock and balls either.


    Blue cock and balls.

    Oh well that makes all the difference in the world. I'd better go get a copy of The Longest Journey then.

    The genitalia is merely an added perk. the rest of the game is awesome despite the nudity <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

    scarab you have mental problems
  • MashalotMashalot Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I'd figure it really became common post-esrb. Similar trajectory to US films post-rating system.

    Could there be a Manhunt, etc. on a mainstream console in the US without a ratings system? Prob. not.

    Would assume the swearing would also go up, T for a damn M for a fuck. etc.

  • DelzhandDelzhand motivated battle programmerRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Blackjack wrote: »
    The first swear word in a video game I can remember is the Gold Fly in Breath of Fire 2. He gets incredibly risky and lets out a "damn."

    I remember that! In the sewers where you're looking for "ingredients" for the cooking contest! Wow, that's obscure.

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  • MitsuhideMitsuhide Registered User
    edited October 2007
    I was going to say FF7 as well, but the first time I played it, I was too young to even pay attention to the text, really.

    But once I played FF8 I thought the part when Seifer calls Zell a Bastard was pretty nifty.

  • LoneIgadzraLoneIgadzra Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Ugh, video game tip-toeing through the curse words has really been pissing me off of late. Especially to play a really violent game that can barely get out a "damn". Sounds like a high school student censoring himself in an english paper or some shit.

  • MonaroMonaro Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Soviet Strike for the Saturn in '96

    One of the enemy unit descriptions has "The commander would be pretty pissed off if you wasted a rocket on one of these"

    That's one I remember, mainly because "pissed off" seems to be muted slightly compared to the rest of the line being spoken, as if trying to hide it a bit in case it was a bit too naughty.

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  • edited October 2007
    Hevach wrote: »
    Duke Nukem 3D was pretty gratuitous on the swears. Came out later than some of the games mentioned thus far, but I think it only stopped short of the F word. Pretty tame by more recent standards, but at the time it seemed very extreme.

    I'm with you. When I upgraded out of Duke Nukem 1 and 2 and Commander Keen into Duke Nukem 3D my precious morals and high standards of education and speech were crushed to itty bitty bits after the first time I saw a pixelated stripper dancing on a pole and turning into a pig then hearing Ol' Dukem spitting out a few choice words.

    I wonder if he ever got more Gum.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I remember the manual for the Doom Troopers said "butt" in it. I thought that was edgy.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The strongest language I've ever heard in a game was from The Getaway.

    As for the first, Rise of the Dragon stands out in my memory pretty well.

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  • MonaroMonaro Registered User
    edited October 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    The genitalia is merely an added perk.

    sigged olol

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Shazbot! wrote: »
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Ashendark wrote: »
    The abundant use of Shazbot in Tribes has twisted my world perspective and corrupted my moral sensibilities.

    Shazbot is my favorite word ever to exclaim. More games should attempt to create words.

    Well actually, it's from the tv show Mork and Mindy...

    Well actually, it's from the tv show Happy Days which Mork and Mindy spun off from...

    Wow, I do not remember that word from either of those shows..
    korodullin wrote: »
    There's been swearing in games for a long time now, but I think the first game that really broke open the floodgates and caused it to be really acceptable was FFVII.

    Now if you want to get into really strange territory, I don't think I've played a game that had (by default, no mods) full frontal nudity since Daggerfall.

    I remember getting to the "hell" level of Diablo and being kinda surprised of the nudity there. Kinda like, "this is allowed in games?!"

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  • sec471sec471 __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    I know it, I played it before. It's so interesting

  • BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Wienke wrote: »
    ShimSham wrote: »
    I remember thinking it was crazy when X said "damn" in MegaMan X (or maybe X3).

    I was young and thought that was awesome because I had never really seen it before.

    It was in x3. I remember that and thinking it was awesome. Some guy at my school told me there was a special code to make X say a lot of curse words such as "fuck" and "shit." He was lying. Soon after, he died from an acute asthma attack.

    Well obviously it was the Capcom ninjas. You don't lie about Megaman.

    As silly as this sounds, I would almost exclusively ask the question for consoles since haven't there been like underground porn games and all kinds of crazy stuff for PC since the dawn of time?

    I wish I could unremember Custer's Revenge.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus IT'S DARE! Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I don't remember nudity in The Longest Journey, though they did use every curse word under the sun.

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I remember that when the not so memorable Kingpin came out, it got a lot of press for its liberal use of cussing. As a matter of fact, the devs seemed to insert expletives wherever they could.

  • sooncomes666sooncomes666 __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2007
    I don't remember it clearly, it seems like what you said

  • DarkSymphonyDarkSymphony Registered User
    edited October 2007
    KingPin and Final Fantasy VII are the first 2 I remember really clearly using swears more than, like, once and more than just "damn". I'm sure there's an NES game or something that has damn or shit like once through the whole game, but I remember thinking "oh wow, swearing is allowed in games now" with FF7.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I'm playing The Godfather for the XBOX right now and it seems like there's quadruple the swearing in it versus the movie. It's like the script writer looked at the Godfather DVD for inspiration but got bored halfway through and swapped in some Sopranos DVDs instead. Damn, Sonny Corleone, why you gotta have such a filthy mouth?

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    The first game that shocked me with cursing was BloodRayne. Halfway through the first level something crazy happens and the heroine says, "What the fuck?"

    And then Max Payne 2 drops the f-bomb every two minutes. But I learned to revel in it.

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  • DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I remember Kingpin my first year in college, and my friends and I all chuckled when the intro played and all the swear words started to come out of my Soundblaster Live! Then we blew someone's head off with the shotgun and we devolved into cavemen at the sheer awesomeness of it.

    Then we had Soldier of Fortune a couple of months later, I believe.

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