The Rock Band Network's Very Naughty Words

The Rock Band Network has gone into beta, with a comprehensive guide to offensive content that features a list of "very naughty words", such as "Anusdrill", "Paedophile" and "God". We've reproduced the list here, so be warned - this post is extremely NSFW.

The offensive content guidelines at Creators.Rockband.com is quite an interesting read, giving examples of what words and references would give a song an M rating, which would keep it off the service, or a T rating, which is appropriate for release. The page begins by stressing that these are guidelines that can be stretched, depending on the circumstances, giving the example of offensive language being more tolerable in a heavy metal song than an easy listening tune.

Here are song characteristics that would warrant an M rating. Any song that meets these criteria would not be allowed on the service.

* Frequent use of common swears or strong language (usually in conjunction with other strong content or subject matter): bitch, bastard, ass, tits, etc.

* Use of strong common swears: fuck, shit, cunt, etc.

* Explicit or frequent reference to sexual acts/anatomy: "giving head," "blow job," "anal," "pussy," etc.

* Frequent reference to use of illegal drugs: cocaine, heroin, other forms of extreme substance abuse.

* Direct or explicit reference to extreme violent physical and/or sexual acts: murder, rape, serial killings, mutilation, etc.

Now let's take a look at criteria that would qualify a song for a T rating, compared to what would be appropriate for the Rock Band Network.

The following language and subject matter will flag content for a "T" rating:

* Infrequent use of common swears: "ass," "crap," "damn," "bitch," (occasionally edited, based on context), "bastard," and so on.

* Direct and infrequent reference to sexual acts: "masturbate," "jerk off," "going down," etc.

* Allusions, masked or otherwise, to sexual acts: masturbation, oral sex, etc.

* Infrequent references to illegal drugs/drug use, alcohol, smoking, and/or substance abuse.

* Allusions, masked or otherwise, to physical violence: war, suicide, bombings, etc.

The following language and subject matter is OK for RBN:

* Infrequent use of minor swears and other questionable language: "darn," "hell," etc.

* Masked allusions to physical intimacy: For example, the Black Crowes' song "Hard to Handle," ("…baby let me light your candle…").

* Direct reference, masked allusion, or threat of mild violence: For example: "Gimme Three Steps," by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Skullcrusher Mountain" by Jonathan Coulton, "I Fought the Law" by The Clash.

Once these guidelines are laid out, the page goes on to give specific examples of exceptions. Take the phrase "god damn". In Weezer's "El Scorcho" they left it in, as it only appears once. In Fall Out Boy's "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," the fact that the phrase appears multiple times and there was backlash to the inclusion of it in "El Scorcho" cause Harmonix to censor it.

The guidelines come to a close with a link to a list of very naughty words. In context, it seems to suggest that these are words that should be avoided. We've reprinted the list here in its entirety, so read ahead at your own risk. You might be offended, or you might learn something. Anusdrill?

Sexual/Explicit/Violent Blowjob

Bugger

Cum

Dildo

Felch

Feltch

Fisting

Fuck

Fucker

Handjob

Horny

Jackoff

Jerkoff

Jizz

Motherfucker

Offscum

Poontang

Rape

Shag

Sodding

Sodomite

Spaghetti Cormorant

Spank

Sperm

Spunk

Wank

Substance

Beer

Booze

Chronic

Cocaine

Crack

Heroin

Shroom

Smoker

Smack

Weed

Whiskey

Wine

Bodily

Anus

Anusdrill

Arsepuss

Ballbag

Bedwetter

Boobs

Clit

Clitoris

Cock

Cunt

Dick

Dickwad

Flange

Foetus

Gash

Helmet Cheese

Minge

Mong

Muff

Myballz

Nob

Penis

Piss

Prick

Pussy

Quim

Shit

Shlong

Tits

Twat

Twunt

Vadge

Racial/Offensive

Chink

Coon

Dago

Deigo

Dictator

Fag

Faggot

Fascist

Franco

Gay

Hitler

Kike

Nazi

Nigga

Nigger

Paki

Poof

Queer

Spastic

Spik

Spick

Suck

Wog

Wop

Yid

Religious

God

Judas

Language/other

Arse

Ass

Bastard

Biatch

Beotch

Bitch

Bloody

Bullock

Bollocks

Bollox

Crap

Drop Birth

Monstrosity

Paedophile

Paederast

Pimp

Pimpleface

Prostitute

Rosette Sucker

Slag

Slut

Suck

Whore

Most of these make sense, but "God?" How is "God" a very naughty word? We'll be following up with Harmonix to see how a word like God made it on to the very naughty words list.

Creators.RockBand.Com Offensive Content Docs [Official Site]


Comments

    There's a few on there that befuddle the mind.

    How did shag make the list... and what the hell is a spaghetti cormorant?

      I have no idea. But I can't stop laughing!

    and the world wept when they found that AnalCunt would never make it onto the Rock Band Network.

    Well banning God will probably stop the distribution of any Christian music over the network. This is a good thing.

    woganusdrill thats a long and confused list. Noone will prevent me from using the word Bastard though, its got to be my favourite word ever!

    This is one thing that pisses me right off with the Rock Band and various Hero games. They take out "naughty" words or phrases and change them or just block them out.

    The only reason they do it is so more people will play their game and they will get more sales.

    As far as I'm concerned they should leave the censoring for kid friendly games like Band Hero and Lego Rock Band, and leave the songs in the more "grown up" games the fuck alone

    Well there go any songs about Sandra Bullock.

    Dictator and fascist are nonsensical additions. As is monstrosity.

    And franco? That's the recognised and accepted term to refer to France, eg - Francophile.

    Ridiculous, Harmonix!

    HELMET CHEESE!

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