The House of Dead: OVERKILL Breaks Record For Cursing Up A Storm

hodoIf you read PerezStart’s review for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL, you would know that we absolutely loved it.  You also would have learned that if the game had a mouth, it would have at least 3 bars of soap in it at the same time.

Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition announced SEGA’s latest version of The House of the Dead has broken the record for having the most swear words in a video game. Out of a three hour playthrough, a whopping 189 variations of the F word come spilling out of the game’s characters.  That’s an F word a minute, or 3% of all of the dialogue in the game!

Jonathan Burroughs, who is the writer for The House of the Dead: OVERKILL, had this to say upon hearing of the game receiving such a prestigious award,

It is a dubious honour to receive such an accolade working in an industry where so often the fruits of your labours are derided and dismissed for being puerile or irresponsible, but in the case of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL a little puerility was the order of business. Parodying the profane excess of grindhouse cinema was Headstrong Games’ objective and I am flattered that this record acknowledges that we not only rose to that challenge, but entirely exceeded it.

Bravo Jonathan on a job….. done.

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. Funny thing is the day after I could not stop cursing! It has an effect on you!

  2. yes I heard, my nieces and nephews were playing this. They were not cussing, but I think I heard one of them say “Obama”!

  3. What is wrong with Obama hmmmm?

  4. When you yell it at random times?

  5. Obama! How you like dem apples!

  6. Obama president naaaaaah!

  7. Personally, things like this really upset me. All parties in the video gaming industry know that these games are primarily played by kids. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know there are ratings out there. Bottom line: Kids get their hands on them anyway. They play these games and become engrossed in obscenity. It becomes funny, right up until the point it becomes reality.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love war games and understand that violence sells. However there are limits. Video games that include prostition, beating of women, and other obscenities such as cursing are completely unecessary and do nothing but contribute to the degrading moral values of our culture.

    We should use the video gaming industry as the perfect example of how our society will corrupt anything it can get its hands on. What started with the most simple of concepts (‘Pong’), now requires a rating system as an unsucessful attempt to protect the next generation gamers.

    Cursing is a symbol of the limitations of one’s vocabulary. If you can’t get through one paragraph without swearing, then you need to get a dictionary and starting expanding your vocabulary. It might also be a red flag that you have some anger issues that you need to get a grip on.

    Enjoy the game!

  8. @jomocpa I agree cursing is used mainly by simpletons trust me but I think it is all fun and games , even the robbing, crashing into cars, prostitution, etc etc. I think when you play games like that you release your anger or worries onto the game instead of the real word so it is alot safer and therapeutic that way.

    Kids learn about cursing, drugs, prostitution and so on in the outside world way before they play games. Sadly there is a 13 year old gamer that is a parent already that I read an article on. What’s in games is reality. I played doom and I came out great! Just ask Juan and BB! I don’t shoot people’s head off or nothing!

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