Posts Tagged ‘abuse’

Rocket League now auto-bans players using abusive words

Rocket League bans

Rocket League [official site] players will face automatic bans if they use certain words in chat under new anti-harassment rules introduced this week. Developer Psyonix has come up with a list of 20 words, including racial slurs, that players will be punished for using, and plan to expand the list in future.

Under the ‘Language Ban’ system, each word on the list (which is secret) will have a different threshold for punishment. Some you might get away with using once or twice, but you won’t be so lucky with others. And if you’re a repeat offender you’ll receive a permanent ban from the game. It’s all automated, and based on whether the words in question show up on in-game reports you make about other players (or other players make about you).

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Blood Alloy Releases Prototype Demos, Don’t Throw Abuse

Blood Alloy looks an awful lot like Abuse. The game. Not… Nevermind. The 1996 DOS game by Crack Dot Com (kudos to them on that name in ’96, let’s note). But for those confused, THIS IS A GOOD THING! Abuse was brilliant. The game. The videogame called Abuse. Dear me. So obviously inspired by it (the game), and working in lots of Metroidvania elements, Suppressive Fire Games are hoping to create something new from multiple inspirations. We mentioned it last month, and its aims to raise funds. Since then its Kickstarter has rather ground to a halt, but in an attempt to enliven things, a couple of demos have been released.

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Chicken-Chaser

As an alternative to their usual marketing strategy of making design promises they can’t possibly keep, Lionhead have come up with a new way of exciting fans – asking them to hurl abuse. Specifically, to think up a new insult to be proferred by NPCs who’ve taken a dislike to your character in Fable 2, replacing the outgoing ‘Arseface’.

The rules? Simple:

“Puerile, but not too puerile, sound at least somewhat original, and not cross a certain line (as an example, “gobshite” has been rejected because, while it might sound funny and wacky to American ears, it’s still a bit too strong for Fable and British ears).The thing to remember is that it’s a way for Fable villagers to call the Hero an arsehole because they hate him/her and obviously needs to work for both genders.”

Of course, the real reason to read Lionhead’s post is not to submit your own hiiiiiilarious put-down, but to stare in horror at what absolute, moronic filth the wretched internet cretins who probably think such a challenge is the reason they were put on this Earth have come up with so far. Elegant examples to date include “Skankmuncher”, “Wank stain”, “Poodildo”, “Spacktard” and “King of rim”. Dear Christ. This probably wasn’t a good idea, was it? For mercy’s sake, RPS community, get over there and give poor Lionhead an invective they can actually use.

For my money, the original’s tamer insult, as seen in this post’s headline, remains The Win.