Video games drop the F-bomb a lot these days. Not so long ago one game used it 5688 times. It wasn’t always that way though.
YouTuber DanDan went on a quest to find out exactly which video game was the first ever to take the medium into cursing’s big leagues, to the place where parents collapse into puddles of sheet-white horror and mouths are washed out of existence. F**k spoken out loud, sans censorship, was the goal. Here’s what he found by way of his own research:
In short, a few games have jockeyed for the honour over the years, including adventure games The Orion Conspiracy (1995) and Discworld (1995), and a glitch in 1991 shooter Llamatron that caused an uncensored sample of the phrase “oh f**k” to be cued up when the player died.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the mystery is solved. A commenter on the video pointed out that at least one game, Paranoia for the PCEngine, did it in 1990. And sure enough:
So it’s kinda hard to be certain. Do any of you know of games that boldly, brazenly opened a gate to the f**kdimension (spoken and uncensored) before 1990? This is no longer just about video games. This is about history.
Also the word f**kdimension makes me giggle.