A mother who bought a Scrabble game for her eight-year-old son's computer console to improve his vocabulary has told of her disgust after it produced a string of swearwords.
"As if that wasn't bad enough, it received a triple score and won the game for the character, whose name was Camilla." Scrabble is so awesome.
Lol, first it's the Animal Crossing thing, now this :P I wonder what's going down with Miyamoto these days
LMAO! Nintendo is getting lot of this kind of attention recently!
They were - 'xBox 360' 'Micro$oft' 'Bill Gates' ;-D
You are among the most pathetic things i've ever seen in my life.
ok thats seroiusly a bad joke...
gosh darn those "computer consoles"!
go nintendo. How do you change your image from kiddie and casual to badass? first through out some blatent racism in animal crossing, then a bunch of swearing access in scrabble for DS. You even get high points for it. Wow wtf is going on down at nintendo?
A pedophile ending up on Animal Crossing talking to some girl is next. I just know its going to happen and the media is going to go beserk. So much for protecting children Nintendo because in the end its up to the parents.
WiiFit calling people 'fat'.
actually made me laugh or ltih, its new look it up. would be funny if your name was in the scrabble dictionary
How is this possible without them doing it on PURPOSE? I sure hope they did it on purpose. *adds Scrabble to Christmas List*
''bad'' words don't harm people.
Bad words can hurt people. Look at Hitler spreading lies about Jewish people, or the KKK spreading hate about black people. Words can lead to action, so in fact, they can be harmful.
You're reply has nothing to do with "Bad" words, but words in general. Saying a bad word over and over and over again will never lead to someone doing something harmful.
I was just giving examples of how words can lead to hurt.
@Elementx I have to agree with timesplitter, "bad" words don't hurt anybody. Bad thoughts and beliefs do however. Hitler and the KKK don't use "bad" words to cause harm, they use ignorant and hateful ideas to cause harm. Are you saying that profanity = hate/racism/discrimination? Does South Park cause harm cause they use "bad" words? No way.
There are no good or bad words. However people use words to spread their messages of hate and ignorance. Anyway, doesn't matter. Words can harm people, but not profanity. I was just saying... Anyway, I believe words have power, magick. Read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
^^I know! That's exactly what I said in the comment above you! They cause harm with their hateful ideas and ignorant beliefs. Why are you telling me to read anything? I'm not confused. I also understand that their message is made up of words, but it is not the words that hurt others, it is their message.
She better keep him away from dictionaries and never let him go outside or grow up ether. Seriously, people and their taboo words.
Bubbles for the Youtube Link. Very informative!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! *grins*
She might as well ban the dictionary
Kid's got a pink DS.
you beat me to it. I was gonna say, that nintendo should sue her for giving that boy a pink ds. Think of the psychological harm she did. lol Man this is the first thing i read today that made me laugh till I hurt. new internet abbreviation ltih replaces lol
don't know why they put Nintendo up there,it's a ubisoft game,the same thing happened when it was free in one of the papers for PC http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/...
I hope the stupid b1tch doesn't let her sheltered [email protected] of a son anywhere near a DICTIONARY; there's THOUSANDS of "vile" words Webster's could teach the little retard. :o
There's no reason to say [email protected] Quit being stupid, you might as well use the N word also. There's no place for those words. I know they're just words, however some things should not be said.
...and trust me, this kid is a [email protected] he's old enough to realize it yet, or not. Pink DS...Scrabble....over-protecti ve mom, who thinks "t_ts" is going to corrupt her son.... yeah, he's destined to be a "wide receiver". :o
lol dude! dont use such evil words in front of elementx ... you know he's sensitive... geez
Wow maybe that mother needs to take a look at the scrabble dictionary. Furthermore, the computer doesnt "choose" to put down these words, it searches the its own dictionary for word combinations for whats on the board and puts down what gives the best points, so yea, maybe parents should rethink, not in the sense that you might see these words but need to rethink about how scrabble is played.
The odds of having tits fallowed by f*cker, as the story indicated so so low, I'm quite certain the article is exaggerating, or just flat out lieing.
The people on Open Zone make me sick. It's so embarrassing to be a gamer with these guys existing...
I know right.You truly are a reject of society.
Those are real words in dictionaries, but they really have no place in a game that's rated 3+.
If a 10 year old walks into a store and buys a dictionary I don't think it would be front page news, or news at all because it happens every day.
How often does a three year old walk into a bookstore and buy a dictionary? 3+ means a parent is potentially going to give their 3 year old child the game, and given that it's just scrabble, not necessarily provide enough supervision to notice a bad word. I don't know about you, but I didn't read dictionaries at 3, and if I did, it would have taken a really long time to get to f, t, s, etc. (Mind you, my mother also swore around me. It was never a big deal for my family, but for a family that does feel it's important...?) On the other hand, I played lots of silly reading and spelling related games like Reader Rabbit, Scrabble, and Wheel of Fortune. Swear words, racist words... all those things should not be taught to a 3 year old. Nigger is a valid dictionary word, as is kike, but a three year old probably doesn't have the ability to really understand what they mean. They just don't have the context. I agree that a ten year old should be old enough, but this game wasn't rated 10+, and if you're going to include offensive words, I don't see why it shouldn't be acknowledged in the rating.
Those words aren't supposed to be in Scrabble anyway; the official Scrabble dictionary does not have any offensive words. Tit(s) and toke are the only ones from the article that actually are Scrabble words. The article also makes it sound like all these words were played on a single game. If she's not lying, there is definitely something wrong with this game. Even if the presence of those words can be overlooked, the odds of all of those words being played on one game is ridiculously minute. Unless the computer were TRYING to pick dirty words, discovering all those words by chance would require at least a couple dozen full length games.
oh N A G G E R S... That kid is just pissed off because he didnt know he could use bad words to win, and obviously the computer is wiping the floor with him and his mom.
If that ugly skank was so worried about her kid learning new words she should have bought the board game and played with him herself, thats called PARENTING you dumb bit**..
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