Bulletstorm Option Will Allow For Fewer Vulgarities, Dicktits

If your sensibilities can tolerate the incineration and impaling of pus-oozing space zombies, but not the profligate use of cuss words, then Bulletstorm is your game. The raucous shooter will feature an option to tone down its notoriously salty language.

So says Adrian Chmielarz of the game's studio, People Can Fly, in this tweet. "Bulletstorm features optional subtitles, and yes, you can tone the language down if you wish so," he wrote.

While unusual, it's far from the first game to do so. Brutal Legend, another Electronic Arts-published game, featured a bleep option that made some of the dialogue more hilarious. More recently, Telltale Games' Poker Night at the Inventory has featured a variable language setting, and we don't mean Spanish or French.

Going through some Bulletstorm trailers, it's fair to say the devs behind this option have their fuckin' work cut out for them. The script, by Rick Remender (of Punisher comics fame) is gratuitously foul-mouthed, in keeping with the character of protagonist Grayson Hunt. Here's a sampling of words we've heard, and whether they should pass Bulletstorm's bleep-o-meter.

• "Dicktits": The sign off to this developer diary - if this is in the game, we bet they set the bleep flag for it first.

• "Goddammit", "piss", and "son of a bitch" (heard in multiple trailers): These are, or are close to, the kind of 10pm language you may hear on US television. Bleeping them is kind of petty and pointless.

• "Robot-head jerk ass" (Heard in the dev diary's gameplay): Borderline. I think within the context of the story "robot head" may be the more offensive remark here, as it shows bigotry toward those with cybernetic implants.

• "Ugly buttfuckers", "fuck you", "cocksucks" and "limpdick" (dev diary): No, no, no, and no.

• "Son of a Dick" (this trailer): Not unless they're referring to Nixon's offspring - and he had daughters.


    Jock language for jock gamers such as myself.

    Much like other high profile games that offer this feature I just love the fact that indiscriminate murder in a game is fine so long as no one says any naughty words.....

      I discriminate in my murderous ways: Them / Me.

      Killing is fine but no cussing and any form of nudity at all. "OMG a nipple! Ban this game!"

    I've been asked if Madworld had a G-rated commentary option.

    I cant believe we are buying Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm on the same day. You bastards.

    i think it would be hilarious to put the censor on, it would turn the characters into robots because they would bleep so much xD

    Reminds me of when I bought "Die By the Sword" and then went online to download the bad language pack, man, it made the game so much more fun!

    Crazy british Knight swearing his arse off at a bunch of trolls and goblins, that get arms, legs and heads chopped off and thrown around.

    So far every single dev diary is giving me the impression the game is being produced and designed by ten year olds who just discovered swearing, its so amazingly stupid.

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