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Topic: Disable Profanity for Bayonetta 1 & 2

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Tasuki

You can't sheild your kids forever, they will find out about this stuff sooner or later.

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JoeDiddley

I was playing Bayonetta 2 while settling my 3 year old to sleep tonight (headphones on). I kept praying he didn’t turn around to look at the screen!

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JasmineDragon

Tasuki wrote:

You can't sheild your kids forever, they will find out about this stuff sooner or later.

Yes, sooner or later every child must learn about the great war between the sexy witches and the monstrous angels and demons. You can't shield them from the real world forever!!

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I am, by most people's standards, a horrifyingly permissive parent. But there's an appropriate age for kids to start viewing decapitations, eviscerations, "torture attacks" and the like, and seven is not that age.

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Silly_G

"Hey guys, I want to watch porn with my kids and my parents (this one's got an epic tail with a happy ending) but I don't want them to see all the naughty stuff. If I set the parental lock to the G rating, will that filter my porn to be G rated too? If I have to watch another episode of Dora the Explorer, I may have to brutalise my family (with reasonable force of course). K thx. Bless. xoxo"

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Thisismycomment

This is as bad as the people that wanted Deadpool to have a PG-13 rated version. Not going to happen.

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sillygostly wrote:

"Hey guys, I want to watch porn with my kids and my parents (this one's got an epic tail with a happy ending) but I don't want them to see all the naughty stuff. If I set the parental lock to the G rating, will that filter my porn to be G rated too? If I have to watch another episode of Dora the Explorer, I may have to brutalise my family (with reasonable force of course). K thx. Bless. xoxo"

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westman98

Try to disable the shooting/knifing in Call of Duty while you're at it.

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westman98 wrote:

Try to disable the shooting/knifing in Call of Duty while you're at it.

Funny you mention that, seeing as the Call of Duty games actually do have both profanity and gore filters.

http://callofduty.wikia.com/wiki/Graphic_Content_Filter

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Silly_G

Call of Duty has a significant underage userbase though and sells like hot cakes year in and year out.

It probably wouldn't be the worst idea in the world to have simultaneous releases of both "uncut" and "cut" Call of Duty games. The uncut edition can include both versions whereas the cut version will only contain the censored edition (and can be sold with an ESRB T rating and 12-16 ratings elsewhere).

Interestingly, some of the DS CoD games were rated PG in Australia (our equivalent of PEGI 7 and ESRB E10+). The console games are generally rated MA15+ here but the more recent ones tend to be rated R18+. In fact, the latest CoD was originally classified R18+ for "High impact violence and threat of sexual violence". In order to remove the "threat of sexual violence" descriptor, a particular moment in the game was modified (though not removed entirely) and resubmitted. The modified version was then rated R18+ only for "High impact violence". Consequently, this cut affects international releases of the game as well. Frankly I think it's idiotic to censor material that is already legally restricted to adults, but Activision is well aware that most idiot parents who buy R18+ games for their children aren't paying much attention to the big black warning on the cover.

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Fight_Teza_Fight

You know there is an age rating for a reason, right?
It's an 18. Doesn't seem appropriate for a 7 year old.
Also even if you were able to disable the profanity you still have the overly sexualised combat/cutscenes.

Might be best to play this one on your own. Both games are great.

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Bart_T

Playing Rodin's Advocate for a minute, by the time I was 7 or 8 I'd probably seem some stuff that was way worse than whatever Bayonetta brings to the table (I grew up with 3 older brothers in a pretty unsupervised household). The game's gore and brutality is inflicted in such a way that it's basically cartoonesque, and only upon things that could never pass for an actual human or animal in the real world - which I think is an important distinction to make.

The swearing and overt sexual tones... weeeeeeellll... kids don't really see sex in things before they start hitting puberty -I know I didn't- and foul language is pretty ubiquitous in the world anyway.

I'm not saying you should let your young offspring play the game -that's a descision that's on you to make, weighing in their maturity and ability to reason that what's portrayed in the game is a fantasy world and has nothing to do with the real world- ... but it probably wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. I doubt the game would traumatize or shock any kid unless they were particularly impressionable or easily shocked/scared.

But hey, if you wan't something with similar gameplay but none of the T&A/foulmouthing/gratuitous violence, why not check out Heart & Slash? It's a bit of quite similar hack'n slashy, but with robots.

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Thisismycomment

Bart_T wrote:

kids don't really see sex in things before they start hitting puberty -I know I didn't- and foul language is pretty ubiquitous in the world anyway.

I discovered the playboy channel on Cable television when I was 6, I knew right away what I was looking at.

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Tasuki

I think this thread has gone on long enough without a visit from everyone's favorite doctor.

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LuckyLand

Bart_T wrote:

that's a descision that's on you to make, weighing in their maturity and ability to reason that what's portrayed in the game is a fantasy world and has nothing to do with the real world

When I was a kid I was perfectly capable of telling the difference between fantasy and reality (and certain things can be scary and/or disturbing even when you know they are not real anyway) but if I saw something disturbing I often got stuck asking myself WHY people were willing to have fantasies like those and thinking that somebody liked to have those fantasies was absolutely not less scary than if those things were real. In fact, it felt probably even more creepy. So people often use this idea that kids know the difference between what is real and what isn't but imo this don't make absolutely any difference. If someone gets disturbed by something knowing that this thing is not real does not make it any less disturbing if you ask me.

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Bart_T

@Thisismycomment Around the time I likely had some vague and incorrect notion on what 'sex' was, but I also recall not giving half a damn. Everybody's diffrent, I guess.

@LuckyLand Makes sense. Again, though, everybody's diffrent. I recall watching the original Robocop movie with my brothers (back when we rented VHS's) and thinking it was totally awesome. I must've been 8 or 9 at the time. If you've seen it, you know that movie's brutal as ****. (If you haven't, go check it out! It's badass!)

That's just me, though, and I turned out fine (mostly ). But yeah, not every kid's thesame. Some kids can take violent/sexual/shocking images better than others. That's my two cents on the matter, and of course I respect the opinions of others.

I uh... think we've been kind of beating a dead horse here, though, given that the OP's already called it. So... good discussion, chaps? Cheers.

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