You've gotta admit its come a long way since the guy who would scream as*hole in gta1.. in varying tones
Violence in a game is still not real, swearing though is. You're right it probably adds to the realism of the game, though a Russian immigrant that is able to speak perfect English is not exactly realistic.. obviously nobody would buy the game if it was entirely in russian.. but you know what I mean.
I have a home theatre system .. and it sucks when you just want to enjoy driving around/doing stunts/listening to the yet again amazing soundtrack or as chililili put it .. running over strippers.. causes so much of a stir.
Whats with the swearing in this game .. I cant go 2 seconds without somebody cursing at me. It's the main reason I don't play it often, If I do its just awkward while the family is around. It gets to the point where I put the volume so low I can barely hear the music/voices .. or completely turn off the SFX which is pointless.
I wish Rockstar would've toned the profanity down.