Xbox One penalises you for swearing into Kinect

11 March 2014

Imagine, if you will, you're an adult. You've bought a nextgen console with your wages and some games and, in your own home, you decided to let off some steam.

This being a video game, chances are, you're going to get frustrated. And when you get irritated with a game, you might swear to yourself.

Well, if you play NBA 2k14 on the Xbox One and swear to yourself while Kinect is running, you'll find that you'll be penalised in the game with a technical foul. Seriously. A game you've bought and play in your own home, using language that you're at liberty to use, will see your gameplay hindered. Outrageous!

Have a look at the video of the incident. And, of course: WARNING! NSFW SALTY LANGUAGE!

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  • sizers
    Why is Kinect being singled out here?. It's exactly the same as the PlayStation Eye Camera.It's a gimmick for the game a simple bit of fun, get over it or simply turn off voice in the game menu or turn off voice from options on either console, so simple and yet people try and make a big deal out of NOTHING.
  • salmonmax
    In basketball (and other sports) a technical foul covers such things as bad language and other unsportsmanlike conduct. This is a basketball game aiming to simulate the experience of playing the game without, you know, getting off your sofa and doing anything strenuous. I thought from the headline and screenshot that MS were somehow blocking your access to xbox if they overheard you swearing, and forcing you to call technical support to apologise! "nothing to see here"
  • Alex
    It's madness. Another example is in fifa 2013 you get sacked as the manager if you swear during matches. It took me ages to figure out why this was happening - the kinect. I think it's one of the most ridicilous ideas anyone working with technology has ever had. And swearing is just a part of bloomin' language, right?
  • Ginge M.
    WTF is dis real?
  • Bif M.
    Old news. This was a feature that was addded to Fifa on the Xboz 360 with the old kinect. Nothing to see here, move along please.
  • yak
    Done it in fifa a while now and its very annoying, if it was accurate that would be one thing but it can pick up swears that aren't there. Unplugged the kinect, so its probably done me a favour

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