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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:18 PM Edited by theNGclan, 12 January 2014 - 07:18 PM.

Alright, so earlier today, I was bored and decided to open up GTA IV's executable with a hex editor to see what I could find. Maybe something hinting at the beta. I don't know. Anyway, what I found was pretty shocking. I found a list of racial slurs including the N word and other swears. I'll drop a link to the picture below.

 

http://i.imgur.com/0JGa8rq.png

 

This is the list of swear words for those of you who don't feel like clicking the link.

 

Spoiler

 

What do you guys think of this? I'm curious why these files were left over. I'm not trying to offend anyone, but I figured I'd share this weird discovery.

 

If you don't believe me, open up GTAIV.exe with a hex editor and search for one of the slurs listed above. I'm not joking.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:23 PM Edited by ZZCOOL, 12 January 2014 - 07:23 PM.

my god it's actually there (any admin i remove temove this if it's offensive)

 

this is not a swear so this should be ok

 

e, butt pirate,


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

If this is actually real, then it looks (considering each slur is listed in a number of ways) like a list of words to check against.  Maybe if a multiplayer name matched the list, it wasn't allowed, or maybe it was going to be used to censor texts between players, but texts were dropped?


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:31 PM

That is possible. I wouldn't be surprising if it was a filter system that was dropped as whole.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

33uvodi.jpg

 

Quit trolling, boy.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

What is so bad about this? Are you black?


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

What is so bad about this? Are you black?

Let's say I am black, should I be offended? What if I'm white (which I am), should I be interested why this is in the game?


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:28 PM

 

What is so bad about this? Are you black?

Let's say I am black, should I be offended? What if I'm white (which I am), should I be interested why this is in the game?

 

You can hear the word 'nigga' over 100 times in the first three hours in GTA V, what is so special about that? 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

 

 

What is so bad about this? Are you black?

Let's say I am black, should I be offended? What if I'm white (which I am), should I be interested why this is in the game?

 

You can hear the word 'nigga' over 100 times in the first three hours in GTA V, what is so special about that? 

 

Reminds me of those parents who buy their kids video games and then complain about how violent it is.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:09 PM

As stated earlier, it looks like some type of filter list. Don't know what it would be used for, though. I don't think you can type messages on multiplayer, besides PM'ing through Xbox Live or PSN. But those two have their own filter systems.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:43 PM

Pretty funny. Want to post the full list?


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:29 AM

Pretty funny. Want to post the full list?

I posted the full list in the spoiler.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 01:00 AM

LOL, this is actually true, just checked it for myself.

If this is actually real, then it looks (considering each slur is listed in a number of ways) like a list of words to check against.  Maybe if a multiplayer name matched the list, it wasn't allowed, or maybe it was going to be used to censor texts between players, but texts were dropped?

This might be possible.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:50 AM

It's not racist if you make fun of every race equally! Is it?

Looks like an official Baskin-Robins of prejudice there!

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:14 PM

"mcfa**ot"

Wow, rockstar got creative
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

But Randall from Clerks II told me "porchmonkey" isn't racist!

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:17 PM

But Randall from Clerks II told me "porchmonkey" isn't racist!

Haahhaa

 

I literally didn't even know that word existed - or even was a slur - until I saw that scene.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:04 AM

 

But Randall from Clerks II told me "porchmonkey" isn't racist!

Haahhaa

 

I literally didn't even know that word existed - or even was a slur - until I saw that scene.

 

 

"But she did once refer to a broken bottle as a 'ni**er knife'..."

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:21 AM

As stated earlier, it looks like some type of filter list. Don't know what it would be used for, though. I don't think you can type messages on multiplayer, besides PM'ing through Xbox Live or PSN. But those two have their own filter systems.

You can type to each other on PC only. I haven't played for a while, but I'm pretty sure you could write whatever you wanted. No filter.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

Doesn't Gerry say "Working for guineas, workings for ni**ers" in the cutscene for "Actions Speak Louder than Words"?


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:27 PM

Doesn't Gerry say "Working for guineas, workings for ni**ers" in the cutscene for "Actions Speak Louder than Words"?

Yup.

 

"All we've ever been is bitches, working for guineas, working for ni**ers, any asshole with a buck! The whole lot spent in the proper manner, of course, wine and women as quick as possible, and remain a slave forever!"


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

 

Doesn't Gerry say "Working for guineas, workings for ni**ers" in the cutscene for "Actions Speak Louder than Words"?

Yup.

 

"All we've ever been is bitches, working for guineas, working for ni**ers, any asshole with a buck! The whole lot spent in the proper manner, of course, wine and women as quick as possible, and remain a slave forever!"

 

Woah R* went pretty overboard with that! Then again they say Nigga like 50 thousand times in SA and V.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:20 AM

"mcfa**ot"

Wow, rockstar got creative

"Mcfa**ot", is that some new Maccas burger I heven't heard of before?





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