Submitted by ThatEnglishDude 640d ago | video

Watch as Xbox Kinect punishes user in video game for Swearing

The game informs him that his in-game player has been issued a penalty because of his language (NBA 2K14, PS4, Xbox One)

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jackanderson1985  +   640d ago
hey it adds a little realism to the game.. if a court player was cursing wouldn't he get a similar penalty? also the story points out this feature can be disabled in the settings
Idba  +   640d ago
Wrong kind of realism. When i play sportsgames with my friends we curse, alot. I dont want to be punished for that
bessy67  +   640d ago
So go into the game menu and turn voice commands off. Simple.
Prime157  +   640d ago

Should be defaulted off. Simple.
bessy67  +   640d ago

Why? They're actually nice for those of us who don't sit and spew profanities at our televisions...
spicelicka  +   640d ago
i find it interesting, playing with friends in the living room i can make the difference of a win or loss. But it should only happen during heated moments, like if there's a foul near the end of the quarter and I don't agree with it i swear.

And you can turn it off so not a big deal.
Mystogan  +   640d ago
Did you not get the part that you can turn it off?
Caleb_H  +   640d ago
Marquette sucks! Go Badgers!
nukeitall  +   640d ago
I'm sure you can turn it off, but imagine the fun you have when it happens the first time on surprise!

Definitely adds realism. Hilarious!
inveni0  +   640d ago
That's actually kind of awesome. (Though it would be a pain. Can it be disabled?)
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   640d ago
Hopefully this will be the bane of all 12 year olds online in mature games
StoutBEER  +   640d ago
Holy shiz. Automatic mute after high pitched screaming? That would be pretty sweet!
NYC_Gamer  +   640d ago
Yes,real life players would also get called for the tech foul for using bad lang against the ref.
Brix90  +   640d ago
Why would this even be a feature in the first place? Seems annoying you have to monitor your language around a game.
DoctorJones  +   640d ago
Apparently you can turn it off. I'd laugh if I played a game and it penalized me for swearing though, I'd be penalized very often.

I guess some people take things too seriously and have to make a big drama out of it.
Brix90  +   640d ago

I know it can be turned off just don't understand the point of the feature to monitor your voice.

I agree it's nothing to make a big fuss about or complain when you can turn it off.
Dlacy13g  +   640d ago
@Brix90 I think your question is best asked of 2K then since they put the feature in. This wasn't MS's doing it was 2K adding that feature in. It can be turned off so not sure why anyone is making a big deal of this...but if you are....bitch at 2K.
Brix90  +   640d ago

My comment never mentioned Kinect or MS I can imagine the features probably on PS4. So asking a question is bitching? lol

I mentioned already in another comment that it's nothing to complain about just seems like a pointless feature for "2k" (See what I did there).
sAVAge_bEaST  +   640d ago
No one wants to be punished for swearing, in their own living room, (that's where we can do what ever the f*** we want)

{jesus, kinect really is the telescreen from 1984 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... }
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T2  +   640d ago
ok well i am a sony fan but to be fair I have heard that the game does this for pseye too...
lesrima88  +   640d ago
Damage Control level:OVER 9000
Emilio_Estevez  +   640d ago
It does add to the realism and this is also in the PS4 version. Gotta watch my words now when the refs aren't giving me calls.

Not gonna turn it off though as you can also call plays. It's pretty helpful to call for the double team on the fly or to call for the iso when Melo gets the ball. Iso+Melo = realism.

Voice Commands:
3-4-5  +   640d ago
Can we use the voice recognition to notify us when squeaky whiny complaining douchey lil 12 year olds enter the game and act like dropping F bombs is cool or something ?

Can we have it kick them out for being annoying and screechy?

I always just end up muting ever game.
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frostypants  +   640d ago
That's actually a funny feature. Can't he turn off the Kinect mic?
C-H-E-F  +   640d ago
Blah, same thing happens when you curse on the PS4 version... If you're using a mic/the camera...
NeloAnjelo  +   639d ago
This isn't something just possible with Kinect... Its also on the PS4 as well.

At least with the PS4 the camera is not an essential part of the console, but a choice.
jackanderson1985  +   639d ago
i didn't bring up the kinect once so not sure why you replied to me... also that last paragraph unnecessary wouldn't you say?
well worth the extra $100
no_more_heroes  +   640d ago
Haha this will be a problem if I try to use it on FIFA! I get quite creative with foul language when I play that game (haven't played it since FIFA 12 though).
amiga-man  +   640d ago
Oh yes that is really what kinect should be doing, the guy is playing a game and is expected to mind his language while doing so, M$ really are so out of touch.

Just one more reason not to plug in your Kinect.
Jeedai Infidel  +   640d ago
1) It's a feature that can be turned off.

2) Last time I checked, Microsoft didn't make any of the 2K sports games

You're probably one of those people that still blame George Bush for everything bad happening, aren't you?
avengers1978  +   640d ago
Well most the sh!t is George bush's fault.
Yo Mama  +   640d ago
It does this on the PS4 also. I'm all for hating on M$, but even I have to speak up on this one.
mcstorm  +   640d ago
They had it on fifa 13 with Kinect and I got sacked for Swearing too many times at the tv. It may p some people off but I find it funny. That said the mode can be turned off.
jackanderson1985  +   640d ago
i think in Fifa you get a message from the board warning you of the use of foul language
NaAsAr  +   640d ago
that's done on purpose by 2k games. you WILL get a technical foul for swearing at the refs in a game. no "foul" done here by kinect or M$.
Riderz1337  +   640d ago
Except he wasn't even swearing at the refs. All Kinect looks for is if someone says a swear word. It doesn't know when you're just saying "fuck" because you missed a shot or when you're saying it to a ref. Stupid and useless feature, good thing it can be turned off though.
Jeedai Infidel  +   640d ago
So... Kinect programmed that feature into a 2K Sports game?
MELMAN26  +   640d ago
So blame 2k for implementing the feature, not MS and kinect.

I swear, you guys find and reason to hate on MS, its ignorant and annoying.
frostypants  +   640d ago
Kinect is stupid in general, but this is a game feature put in by 2K. I'd wager it does the same thing on PS4 if you have your mic on.
SlapHappyJesus  +   640d ago

We blame Microsoft here. Forever and always.
DoctorJones  +   640d ago
It's the N4G way.
BattleTorn  +   640d ago
This reminds me of MGS:V's Quite charcter model.

Everyone here is like "it's the developers choice!" "Politically correct wusses want to change the way it's designed"

Well guess what guys!!! The developers chose this feature - the DEVELOPERS thought it was good to have in their game.
nikoado  +   640d ago
This reminds me of the movie "demolition man"...

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DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   640d ago
Really cool movie
NaAsAr  +   640d ago
i am gonna watch that movie when i get home. classic :)
whybag  +   640d ago
Without the benefit of free toilet paper, honestly, I thought this thing was from the future.
jvelite  +   640d ago
I like it! Nice feature!
Lukas_Japonicus  +   640d ago
The dude in the video said it best at the end of the clip, you should not be penalised for swearing in your own house on a machine you have just paid for.
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Jeedai Infidel  +   640d ago
So instead of turning the feature off, which should only take about twenty seconds, he takes the extra time to make a video about bitching about the feature. Also, how is a feature by a third party dev in their game the fault of the console?

I would say I've heard it all, but I recently heard someone blame Bush for the problems Obamacare is having. Society is done, folks, we have now become what Idiocracy was warning about.
frostypants  +   640d ago
Actually the only states having Obamacare site issues are the ones that refused to setup their own exchanges (see: most red states). Karma's a bitch. But I digress from the topic at hand...
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Jeedai Infidel  +   639d ago
frostypants, keep up on current issues, there is next to no security on that site, so any information that is entered is basically up for grabs. Security analysts and hackers have chimed in on how unsecured that site is. And here's some new problems: http://www.theblaze.com/sto...

I'm not a conspiracy nut, but it really is starting to look like the plan all along was to further push the middle class down towards the lower class. Marxist Socialism 101.
JonnyBigBoss  +   640d ago
Pretty cool imo.
pandehz  +   640d ago
Try swearing in a different language
The Meerkat  +   640d ago
Or just do it with a Scottish accent.

Because my Kinect has never understood a word I've said.


'Caus ma Kinect canny underston a singel word a say.....ya bas.
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Visiblemarc  +   640d ago
Sort of clever...but really it mostly just seems like an attempt to offer a novel use for a questionable (both in usefulness and privacy issues)technology.
Ghostbuster22  +   640d ago
This is my first time posting and I am a Sony fan and not really big into Xbox anymore. But in their defense it happens on the PS4 also. As long you have the Mic or Kinect plugged in and you do curse it will do what we see in the video here. Trust me and I will be honest I will make fun of Xbox and not cover it up like most of the comments I read on here for years but, but you can even call for the ball with the voice commands. Just want to give my two cents.
bonafide732  +   640d ago
why is this being pushed like this is a new feature?


been done since last year on 360. Im just saying
timlot  +   640d ago
I think its pretty cool. Yes you can turn it off, but I'm sure there are many words one could use to express frustration other than cursing. Step up your vocab.
curtis92  +   640d ago
all in one, man. gaming console, tv xbox, dvr AND A PARENT. /s
izumo_lee  +   640d ago
I like it when the guy says 'F*ck you Kinect' the Kinect says 'Invalid Command'.

Oh man this is getting really ridiculous.
DoubleM70  +   640d ago
Dopeness! love it!
Neonridr  +   640d ago
lol, hilarious.
Bryan574  +   640d ago
So orwellian.
True_Samurai  +   640d ago
lmao that's kinda cool
no_more_heroes  +   640d ago
Kinda baffled as to why people would bash MS for this. They have nothing to do with it...
Dewitt  +   640d ago
People really blaming MS for a feature 2k and EA put in their games, so sad. It is optional and it adds realism, sigh.
fractured74  +   640d ago
I have been punished in fifa for swearing and cursing at the ref,in career mode i have had 2 warnings and action will be taken the next time.The referees a wa........
DarthJay  +   640d ago
Title is inaccurate. Should say "Watch 2K Punish User in video game for swearing." The Xbox and Kinect did not decide to implement the rule.
SpinalRemains138  +   640d ago
You're right.

2K developed the Kinect to go in your living room.

Kinect is absolutely 100% responsible. The kid's anger was directed at the machine which heard him curse.

I like that though. Its a cool feature.

The idea that MS has nothing to do with it is ludicrous though. Its their machine!
DarthJay  +   640d ago
2K made the game. They didn't have to make it respond with Kinect that way. So again, 2K is the problem.
OsirisBlack  +   640d ago
If you watch the entire video its Hilarious, F U Kinect ...Invalid Command..... bwahahahaha
DK_Kithuni_71  +   640d ago
Well, beep you Micro-beep and your beep-ing x-beep!
FrigidDARKNESS  +   640d ago
AcTually this happened with the last generation Kinect. Just disconnect the unit from the console.
dark_101  +   640d ago
looool I think the developers were trolling
GoodnessGreatness  +   640d ago
Lol, this also happened to me on with PS4 camera. You can turn off the voice command option, though this is great if you have friends over.
Trekster_Gamer  +   640d ago
Kudos to Kinect. Sounds like a foul mouthed brat!
infectedaztec  +   640d ago
I like this extension provided it can be disabled!

id love to be able to complain to the ref in fifa about persistant fouling, ask for a penalty etc. I could risk a yellow card but influence a decision. Imersion in the game would increase and arguments between players will be more important
KakashiHotake  +   640d ago
That right there is why I cant deal with Kinect. Im not even talking about the ingame stuff, just people talking to their console in general isn't natural. That guy sounded like a damn fool and i imagine other Xbox owners will as well.
SpinalRemains138  +   640d ago
Same here.

Can we please just go back to normal gaming where no one jumps around the living room, has to move furniture or swing their arms while talking to the device?

Its all so silly. As a society, we speak directly to one another less, while our electronics receive more and more voice commands. Its so ass backwards.
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