Having the option to turn off blood and gore in video games is relatively new, but it seems Double Fine wants to appease concerned parents even further.
This is quite interesting: according to Joystiq , Tim Schafer was showing off the opening cinematic for Brutal Legend at this year's PAX event. At one point during the cut-scene, roadie Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black, if you didn't already know) finds an unwanted musician sneaking around his music set and says, "I don't know how many times I've told you not to crawl around up there! I don't know what the f—…" At this point, the game stops and a menu screen pops up asking if you'd like to hear the continuation of that obvious swear word. Clearly, this is a new way to censor the bad stuff in games if the person playing is underage, although we have difficulty believing that any 13-year-old is going to say, "oh, no thank you, I shouldn't be hearing any cuss words at my age." But then again, on that same token, we're willing to bet very few people turn off the blood and gore (another option that will be in Brutal Legend ) but…well, it probably makes the anti-game activists happy, or something. Whatever keeps them off our backs, right?
We just hope we don't have to constantly see that selection menu pop up during cut-scenes; we just want to make our choice once and be done with it. We'll assume that this presentation was for the sake of the PAX show and we won't constantly be asked if we want to hear the likes of f*** and sh**.
Related Game(s): Brutal Legend