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#61

Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:49 AM

Could anyone give me an example of a 18+ game that had a profanity filter option?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:56 AM

QUOTE (DarrinPA @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 02:50)
They'd have to add alot of other filters; killing, prostitutes, ect.... if they want to clean the game up for kids. BUT - I, as an adult, wouldn't mind a profanity filter. I think bleeps can actually enhance things. Take South Park for example, I find the show to be more funny with the bleeps.

That's because they purposely use it as a joke.
You are laughing because you're supposed to.

In a mature game with themes of such natures it would take so much away from it and make it an unintentional joke.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:01 AM

QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 03:08)
QUOTE (BlackNoise @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 01:14)
Think about all the stuff you saw or heard as a child. When you think about it, does bad language really matter? That and nudity should be the least of any parent's worries. If you don't make a big deal out of it, your kid won't give a f*ck. If you try to shield them from it, it makes them wanna act like little assholes and then it's f*ck this, f*ck that. And don't act like you can keep them away from something like language anyways. Kids at school use the worst language.

So no, censorship is a stupid f*cking idea.

I'm talking about toddler/preschool ages where a child is absorbing everything they hear and repeating all kinds of stuff heard from television, not a preteen or teenager.

it's not censorship... it's a specialized mute.

I mean for a measure such as this to help the parent gamers with very young children to sort of camouflage their game time a bit from such impressionable ears, and not as a complete removal of content from the game by any means.

You're not a parent gamer, you're a parent, and you should know from the moment that child was born that parenting comes before everything.
That means gaming, going out, watching a movie and even spending time with your partner.

You wouldn't leave your kid with a foul mouthed drunken babysitter and ask them not to drink or swear would you? You'd just not use the babysitter and get one that isn't going to leave any lasting impression on your child.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:13 AM

QUOTE (Racecarlock @ Monday, Feb 25 2013, 22:41)
QUOTE (Mr. Darko @ Monday, Feb 25 2013, 20:39)
Do rated R movie DVDs come with a profanity filter option?

Well, there are DVDs that come in rated and unrated.

Look, what's the harm? It's optional. None of us will have to use it. So what's the issue?

Besides all the effort Rockstar would have to go through to integrate such a thing, not to mention all the QA that would need to happen to make sure it doesn't affect other parts of the game? Doing something like this would take more than a few lines of code.

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Exactly, think of the additional sleepless nights developers would have to endure just because you wanted a feature that censors 80% of the game. Even if Rockstar decided to integrate such an option they'd probably tone down the game to begin with so it wouldn't be such a mass undertaking, essentially censoring the game for everyone.

Besides which, if your child is going to school, they've most likely already been exposed to foul language and have probably seen some form of pornography at a friend's house. I'd worry more about your child getting it from there more than a video game they probably shouldn't be watching/playing in the first place.

As for social situations, if the adult is more offended by the swearing and nudity than they are the violence, they've got really f*cked up priorities.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:17 AM

Hey, OP: you're a moron. Every child will start swearing/using offensive terms at some point in his life, and (depending on his/her age), yours may be doing so already. What do you think happens at school? Kids swear, talk about sex, insult each other using a multitude of "inappropriate" words, etc.

If you allow your kid to watch you play a game which involves f*cking hookers, killing cops, and dealing drugs, you should be smart enough to know that swearing isn't that big a deal in the long run. However, since you're dumb, I guess I have to be the one to explain it to you.

There will be no "profanity filter" in GTAV, and you are an imbecile for even suggesting the idea. The fact that you allow your child to be exposed to such violent material yet don't want him swearing shows how unintelligent you are.

Please - leave the forums. Your opinions are far too moronic to be shared here.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:29 AM

I think some here have gotten a bit carried away with this. I believe that I worded the OP in a way that created an image that is not correct. I have edited the post to indicate what I'm getting at.

some of you need to relax...

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 04:29)
I think some here have gotten a bit carried away with this.  I believe that I worded the OP in a way that created an image that is not correct.  I have edited the post to indicate what I'm getting at.

some of you need to relax...

You have to be kidding if you manage to successfully let your just go bowling, race and play pool in any GTA for that matter, without any hint of taboo or violence, let alone killings.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:41 AM

Nope nevermind

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:43 AM

Profanity on/off switch for kids?? they shouldn't even be playing the game in the first place...

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:58 AM

QUOTE (rare.steak @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 04:37)
QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 04:29)
I think some here have gotten a bit carried away with this. I believe that I worded the OP in a way that created an image that is not correct. I have edited the post to indicate what I'm getting at.

some of you need to relax...

You have to be kidding if you manage to successfully let your just go bowling, race and play pool in any GTA for that matter, without any hint of taboo or violence, let alone killings.

did you mean to type " if you manage to successfully let your child just go bowling.." ? If yes, then I repeat that my kid doesn't play the game.. I do and sometimes she sees it, unexpectedly. and yes, I don't always kill when I play the game, and don't in front of her.

when I read my OP I did see how it didn't quite come across the way I meant, and could be taken the wrong way... like I'm banging hookers and then bashing their brains in, and then slaying 100 LCPD while making my kid watch, and I don't care. LOL

No, that's not what's going on here.



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:00 AM

It's not needed. It'll just delay the game again.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:02 AM

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:06 AM

QUOTE (johncs154 @ Monday, Feb 25 2013, 23:43)
Profanity on/off switch for kids?? they shouldn't even be playing the game in the first place...

Exactly, What kind of parent are you OP? I know my parents were bad for letting me play GTA at such a young age, but you shouldn't really repeat the things my Parents did, just look at me, on drugs and everything.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

QUOTE (VoiceoftheVoiceless @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 00:06)
QUOTE (johncs154 @ Monday, Feb 25 2013, 23:43)
Profanity on/off switch for kids?? they shouldn't even be playing the game in the first place...

Exactly, What kind of parent are you OP? I know my parents were bad for letting me play GTA at such a young age, but you shouldn't really repeat the things my Parents did, just look at me, on drugs and everything.

I started playing GTA when I was around 11 (Vice City in fact) and I think I've turned out okay even with other negative influences. I lost a parent at a young age and had friends that were heavily into drinking and drugs yet I have never drank nor have I taken/used drugs. I fully believe it depends on how mature the child is before you let him/her play and age really isn't the greatest factor in determining maturity. A kid could be 16-17 and yet be the most immature compared to your average 9-10 year old.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

QUOTE (Magic_Al @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 05:02)
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biggrin.gif Haha, yes, I was thinking of exactly this GTA IV ad while I was writing my diatribe above. Clearly it is meant to be Rockstar's pointed parody at people like the OP and I, who have the audacity to even suggest that they compromise their deeply held artistic principles. bored.gif

I didn't know what teabagging was until I looked it up after hearing this GTA IV ad. There's always something new to learn; that's what makes the world such a beautiful place. smile.gif

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 03:08)
I'm talking about toddler/preschool ages where a child is absorbing everything they hear and repeating all kinds of stuff heard from television, not a preteen or teenager.

it's not censorship... it's a specialized mute.

I mean for a measure such as this to help the parent gamers with very young children to sort of camouflage their game time a bit from such impressionable ears, and not as a complete removal of content from the game by any means.

Yeah sorry, I thought you were talking about an older kid. Some games have a dialogue volume level. Hopefully GTA V will have something like that. This is actually something I always wanted, because after awhile I get tired of the repeated dialogue.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:51 AM

QUOTE (Magic_Al @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 05:02)
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Damn, beat me to it biggrin.gif

I'm not a parent, but all my friends who are usually drop whatever they are doing when junior walks in. The pause button is probably your best bet as I can't see R* adding this feature as easy as it may be to implement. Just seems unlike them.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

QUOTE (BlackNoise @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 05:50)
Hopefully GTA V will have something like that. This is actually something I always wanted, because after awhile I get tired of the repeated dialogue.

Exactly. I looked several times for this exact control, because, just as you say, the same sound bytes got old and just reminded me that I was playing a game that can only have so much depth.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 07:58)
I'm talking about during times of driving around the map and exploring, watching the wildlife, etc., which there will be a lot of in V. I'm not talking about playing missions where I'm bashing in skulls with the kids in the room.

to a small child in the room, who is looking at the screen only half of the time, it very much matters what is coming through the speakers. Their little brains are on RECORD all of the time.

I don't want to MUTE the game, just the option to mute the trash language some of the time.

In other word, you need to look after your child but still want to play? That's what I call irresponsibility. Either do your job as a parent or leave it to your wife/relatives and play alone where the game can't hurt your child

Check this, R* makes game for public and the rating system is there for a reason - it's meant for both players and watchers. It's your responsibility to not let your child see/hear it [if you think it's bad for them]. If you can't do that, then don't play the game in front of them. Why would R* has to spend $100m for a filter just to please some parents?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

Buy a headset... PROBLEM SOLVED. It enhances your gaming experience and keeps all the profanity, violence, & disturbing sounds to yourself. Take one speaker off of an ear and BAM!!! you can now hear the game and your child. Asking for a profanity filter is like asking for an option to turn off blood (although a paintball cheat would be well accepted biggrin.gif )

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:11 AM

QUOTE (Bobbin100 @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 03:49)
Could anyone give me an example of a 18+ game that had a profanity filter option?

COD asks if you want to disable "offensive material" before starting the campaign. which i think is hilarious for a game with a war setting.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:16 AM

No, no, noooooooooooooooo. Dude the gane is rated 18A for a reason, the solution to this is simple, get headphones or else deal with it

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

Letting your kids play GTA at such a young age that they will repeat everything the character says?

Good father.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 04:58)
QUOTE (rare.steak @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 04:37)
QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 04:29)
I think some here have gotten a bit carried away with this. I believe that I worded the OP in a way that created an image that is not correct. I have edited the post to indicate what I'm getting at.

some of you need to relax...

You have to be kidding if you manage to successfully let your just go bowling, race and play pool in any GTA for that matter, without any hint of taboo or violence, let alone killings.

did you mean to type " if you manage to successfully let your child just go bowling.." ? If yes, then I repeat that my kid doesn't play the game.. I do and sometimes she sees it, unexpectedly. and yes, I don't always kill when I play the game, and don't in front of her.

when I read my OP I did see how it didn't quite come across the way I meant, and could be taken the wrong way... like I'm banging hookers and then bashing their brains in, and then slaying 100 LCPD while making my kid watch, and I don't care. LOL

No, that's not what's going on here.

I get it. No point discussing here. You should consider emailing R* because muting words is something that sounds very doable, and in short time, too.

The other members are right, though. You may want to consider your responsibility as a parent and sacrifice some time off GTA. I'm sure there are much greater sacrifices in parenthood than that.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

I actually get where the OP is coming from now. If you have a toddler to take care of, it's not like you don't have the ability to play games at the same time. The child is too young to play games, but can sit in the room with you while you play. It's not a big deal to have a dialogue volume level. A lot of games have this. The headphones idea isn't really a good one, because it's just a bad parenting move to where headphones when you're taking care of your kids.

People need to chill with the "your kids are more important than a game", because that's the point. Otherwise the OP wouldn't care about this feature. Taking care of a young child doesn't mean you can't play games at the same time. How many of you would stop playing GTA just because you have kids? If you would, I think that's setting a worse example for them. They should see you doing what you enjoy, but you should find a way to do it safely with/around them.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

QUOTE (Mokrie Dela @ Monday, Feb 25 2013, 22:57)
It's an 18 game - not for children. If you're letting your kids play it, then don't complain about it's content - that's your decision as a parent, not rockstar's

Why would rockstar put in a filter on an adult game?

exactly what i'm thinking

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:23 AM

Some of the people in this thread are amusing. Letting a child out in the real world with all of its brutalities is much more harmful than a child watching a video game being played.

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Yeah, when I get a kid I'm gonna f*ck my wife in front of it night and day.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (Dale Nixon @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 09:23)
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Yeah, when I get a kid I'm gonna f*ck my wife in front of it night and day.

Don't knock it until you try it. Up to a certain age(very young), it's the only way. You're not gonna abandon you child just so you can get your dick wet. Be a good father and f*ck in front of them!

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE (BlackNoise @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 09:42)
QUOTE (Dale Nixon @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 09:23)
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They should see you doing what you enjoy, but you should find a way to do it safely with/around them.


Yeah, when I get a kid I'm gonna f*ck my wife in front of it night and day.

Don't knock it until you try it. Up to a certain age(very young), it's the only way. You're not gonna abandon you child just so you can get your dick wet. Be a good father and f*ck in front of them!

Exactly. It's what real love entails.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

QUOTE (Racecarlock @ Tuesday, Feb 26 2013, 09:18)
QUOTE (blowtorchrepair @ Monday, Feb 25 2013, 15:12)
My only fear is the exposure of a young mind that will repeat everything that it hears to the constant barrage of horrible comments,

Of course, some might say that the foul language is a part of GTA, or at least the modern GTA games, but after I've heard the ped/NPC character comments over several dozen times then the comments aren't really funny anymore, and the foul language is certainly not integral to simple game play such as driving around the map, exploring, etc.  When I want to play GTA IV in the presence of a young person I can say that it is the uncontrollable foul language of the game which makes this impossible. 

I would welcome the addition of some type of foul language filter for GTA V.  Something like this would, of course, be an optional toggle.

your thoughts?

While an optional swear filter wouldn't bother me, I would say just tell your kids where it's appropriate to swear and where it's not. That's how my parents taught me.

Yeah same, then I called them c*nts and told them to get f*cked.

I think a profanity filter can be implemented, I honestly feel that people playing that game shouldn't need one. Then again if you are playing with earshot of others (such as kids) it could be useful.
But for the most part I think mature people should be playing.

I also agree with deffpony's point.






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