Swear at the Ref in FIFA 14 and You'll Be Reprimanded by Your Club

Kinect-supported (or sanctioned) cussin' was introduced in the FIFA and NBA 2K series last year, but on the Xbox One, both games have stepped up their penalties if you can't keep your potty mouth under control. In FIFA, you'll get a nastygram from your club's ownership, even.

Deadspin noticed a couple of users who were surprised to learn their Kinect 2.0 sensor on the Xbox One is just as alert as regular Kinect was last year in FIFA 13. However, last year the filth-flarn-flarn-filth would only result in a passive-aggressive scolding from commentator Martin Tyler.



In 2012, the FIFA development team briefly toyed with the idea of handing out yellow cards, but had to back off that when they realized the potential for off-mike trolling by friends and little brothers in the room.

NBA 2K's team also returns technical fouls to NBA 2K14—something they "fought hard" to include last year, though the league wasn't too thrilled about it being publicized. Neither is the guy getting T'd up by virtual Joey Crawford. At least he didn't get a technical for laughing.

Don't Swear While Playing NBA 2K14; You'll Get A Technical Foul

I used to throw my controller across the room when I got frustrated. These days, with touch screens and gyroscopes and motion sensors, that's probably not such a good idea. I'm well out of the video game loop by this point, but I can tell you this: I damn sure wouldn't want my console enforcing its puritan morality on me.


An Xbox One "fan" has uploaded this video of him getting T'd up in 2K14, and learning a valuable lesson: Kinect is always listening. Even in one-player mode, it's sensitive to voice commands—and swear words.

The censorship is present in other games as well (and on other consoles, it should be noted). Reddit user RossBoomsocks was playing FIFA 14 when he received this directive from his club's board of directors: cut down on the cussing.

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