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House of the Dead: Overkill Sets Swear Record

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Sega's House of the Dead: Overkill has set a new Guinness World Record in the Gamer's edition, but not for its sales...

UK developer Headstrong has pushed the boundaries of adult-rated content on Nintendo's clean box by setting a record for the most swearing in a video game with 189 different uses of the f-word - about 3% of the entire game's dialogue.

This record category pre-existed for movies, music and television, but House of the Dead: Overkill is the first video game to be awarded the title in the Gamer's Edition. It's a mark of the times.

Gaz Deaves, the Video Games Records Manager for Guinness World Records

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Developer

Headstrong

Publisher

SEGA

Genre

First Person Shooter

Players

2

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Rated $score out of 10  9/10

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Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (4 Votes)

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Lol so they overkilled the F-word....

When all is bad don't look for a easy way out. Because you wont know what to do once your out

How did this sell? Apparently a lot of people have it, I hope it sold well I will buy a copy just to support these guys for their effort! Smilie GW headstrong and Sega!

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Andrezao said:
How did this sell? Apparently a lot of people have it, I hope it sold well

I think it will sell well due to it actually having Adverts.

Anyway, that's a great record to have, I thought NMH and scarface had alot of swearing in them.

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Lmao i might get this when the price drops

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Guess it beat Shadow The Hedgehog's use of "damn" then. He never did find that damn fourth Chaos Emerald.

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Stulaw said:
Andrezao said:
How did this sell? Apparently a lot of people have it, I hope it sold well

I think it will sell well due to it actually having Adverts.

Anyway, that's a great record to have, I thought NMH and scarface had alot of swearing in them.

Will sell? Here is Aus it's out already I think Smilie EB games had it under out now last time I popped in... and in US forums a lot of people say it's awesome and said they had it...
But yeah we have to support this type of effort and acknowledge their dedication.

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Andrezao said:
Stulaw said:
Andrezao said:
How did this sell? Apparently a lot of people have it, I hope it sold well

I think it will sell well due to it actually having Adverts.

Anyway, that's a great record to have, I thought NMH and scarface had alot of swearing in them.

Will sell? Here is Aus it's out already I think Smilie EB games had it under out now last time I popped in... and in US forums a lot of people say it's awesome and said they had it...
But yeah we have to support this type of effort and acknowledge their dedication.

I meant overall, it did great in first week sales over here in the UK, 15th in the all format chart I believe, and I'm hoping it will continue to sell well.

Stuart Lawrence
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nice, some muther-f$%^ing-appreci-F$%^ing-ation!!!

(btw; the game rocks! lots of unlockables Smilie )

-make it count- Hey if you wanna play Wii Games with me, check out my game portion of my profile and pm me if you wanna add me so I can add you!
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Isaac Washington said:

What does a man have to do to pacify a bitch ??


I bought it last Friday (and bought Deadly Creatures a few hours ago as well by the way) and it's f***ing awesome, it kicks muzza f***ing ass !


All the swearing in this game (or almost all) comes from Isaac Washington anyway Smilie.

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Stulaw said:
Andrezao said:
Stulaw said:
Andrezao said:
How did this sell? Apparently a lot of people have it, I hope it sold well

I think it will sell well due to it actually having Adverts.

Anyway, that's a great record to have, I thought NMH and scarface had alot of swearing in them.

Will sell? Here is Aus it's out already I think Smilie EB games had it under out now last time I popped in... and in US forums a lot of people say it's awesome and said they had it...
But yeah we have to support this type of effort and acknowledge their dedication.

I meant overall, it did great in first week sales over here in the UK, 15th in the all format chart I believe, and I'm hoping it will continue to sell well.


Ah! yes yes defo sorry for the misunderstanding lol. ^_^ I Completely Agree, this game needs to sell a ton to show devs that Wii owners like well made games. I have no doubt Madworld should do awesome, however I do want this, The Conduit (if you think about it these guys were smart, by making that claim at the start they drew heaps of attention to their game in development.) among others.

HAhaha!! 189 f's is pretty intense.

The game is awesome, and mostly for it's hilarious dialogue between G and Washington. It's well worth the record and if a Tarantino-movie may use the word 150 times an hour, so may games. Why not? It fits so totally well!

Go get the game just for it's dialogue!


If we get lucky it may be damned by some christians in USA.

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

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