Sometimes it can be hard for parents to know which video games are appropriate for their children, but you can’t go wrong when Mario or Sonic are on the cover. Or at least that’s usually the case.
According to The Mirror, U.K. dad Steve Jones is upset because the E-rated title Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games taught his daughter a bad word. A very bad word. The “c” one, to be precise. Here’s Jones describing his surprising discovery:
“During the football section of the game, there is a specific character called Shadow that every time a shot is blocked, saved or even tackled he would shout the word c**t. At first my wife and I didn’t pick up on it until we heard our 8-year-old daughter start saying it around the house.”
Of course it was Shadow — that guy ruins everything. Now The Mirror is a tabloid, so you’d be forgiven for taking this story with a grain of salt. That said, reputable gaming site Eurogamer looked into the story themselves and, well, the evidence is pretty strong.
Warning: Shadow probably isn’t actually swearing in this video, but it sure sounds like he is, so put those ear buds in if you’re at work.
Huh! Like… what else could Shadow be saying there? He isn’t just using the naughty word, he’s enunciating it very carefully. Nintendo has yet to comment on this story, but I have a feeling a patch may be coming to the latest Mario & Sonic very soon.