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    Default What was the first game to have swearing?

    Earliest game I can think of is Bakutoushi Patton-Kun, for Famicom Disk System. The swearing was more like a dialog screen of Engrish, but still (hilarious) swearing.

    Anything earlier than that?
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    The first game I recall having profanity in it is Final Fantasy VII, courtesy of Barrett. The first game I heard with spoken profanity is Kingpin: Life Of Crime on the PC. The first game that implied profanity, of course, is Q*bert. Not sure which game was the first to feature either of the two most popular 4-letter words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorman0 View Post
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    Didn't we just have one of these threads?

    Anyway mines FF7.
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    Yeah. I think it was this year also. I don't know if I posted about Bionic Commando or someone else did, but I remember Bionic Commando was in there.
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    "Download" for the Turbo Grafx 16 has four letter words in it. I was surprised when I saw that, being the time period it was in, was just not what you would think.

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    Maybe in a text adventure? The obvious candidate I thought of for four-letter words was 1981's Softporn Adventure. I haven't played that all the way through and am not sure, but I think it accepts a certain four-letter action verb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retro junkie View Post
    "Download" for the Turbo Grafx 16 has four letter words in it. I was surprised when I saw that, being the time period it was in, was just not what you would think.


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    Both Dragon and Shining Force III make use of 'bastard' several times.
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    Has any game ever used the word c*nt in dialog or text?

    Just wondering, since it always comes top of the list for radio presenters of most offensive word that can be broadcast (in UK at least).

    Surely someone has put it out there in this 'shock for publicity' culture we live in?

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    Has anyone played the Genesis game Ex-Mutants (not to be confused with X-Men)? One of the characters you play as shouts "Die scumbag!" when you kill bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vectorman0 View Post
    ^This, right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nintega Grafx-16 View Post
    Has anyone played the Genesis game Ex-Mutants (not to be confused with X-Men)? One of the characters you play as shouts "Die scumbag!" when you kill bosses.
    I never realized that was a swear word! That explains a lot.
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    I seem to remember the Sega CD version of Lunar 2 using the word 'hell' a number of times.

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    "Hell", "Scumbag"...Seriously? What pampered, white bread suburb are you people from?

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    Master D says "damn" in Bionic Commando. I know that isn't really profane, but Nintendo of America was really crazy with censorship back then. Hell, they still are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Megas View Post
    "Hell", "Scumbag"...Seriously? What pampered, white bread suburb are you people from?
    Light compared to shit and fuck, but they're still swear words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Megas View Post
    "Hell", "Scumbag"...Seriously? What pampered, white bread suburb are you people from?
    The topic requested games that have swearing in them, not 'List every games that uses the word fuck.'

    Although, I don't think scumbag is a swear....

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    Hell, yeah that's considered swearing where I am. But scumbag?? Where is that a swear?

    The earliest I can think of that had "serious" swearing (F-bombs, etc) was the first GTA. First I remember anyways.
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