Scoop: Gamers cited for potty mouths

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for 2KTV personality Nick Cannon (L) and professional basketball player Harrison Barnes attend the NBA 2K14 premiere party at Greystone Manor on September 24

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for 2KTV personality Nick Cannon (L) and professional basketball player Harrison Barnes attend the NBA 2K14 premiere party at Greystone Manor on September 24

Xbox One wants you to watch your mouth.

Players of “NBA 2K14” are being penalized if the machine detects too much cursing.

“Swearing too much earns users a technical foul for bad language,” says the Onion’s A.V. Club. One user even got this message: “Refrain from using such colorful language in the future and control your overly aggressive nature.”

Yeah, that ought to take care of it. Besides, no one in the real world of professional sports ever swears during a game, right?

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Frank Ocean’s cousin Sha’keir Duarte is suing Chris Brown for more than $3 million for allegedly allowing his bodyguards to assault him.

The New York Film Critics Circle named “American Hustle” with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper best picture for 2013.

A Library of Congress study revealed that only 14 percent of America’s silent films exist in their original format.

Kanye West’s concert filled 4,000 seats in Kansas City’s 18,500-person capacity Sprint Center arena Tuesday night.

“Felicity” star Keri Russell awakened in her New York City townhouse to people burglarizing her apartment.

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Actor Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm In The Middle”) is 28.

Actress Jessica Pare (“Mad Men”) is 33.

Actor Nick Stahl (“Terminator 3”) is 34.

Actress Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”) is 37.

Supermodel Shalom Harlow is 40.

Comedienne Margaret Cho is 45.

Transgender model Amanda Lepore is 46.

Actress Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 62.

Author Joan Didion is 79.

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