Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Xbox One Will Ban You If You Curse (VIDEO)
"Xbox One owners using "excessive profanity" while playing games, uploading recordings of their gameplay using the share function, could see themselves banned from Xbox Live.
Customers complained that they were losing the ability to use Skype and other applications reliant on Xbox Live on their new consoles, with one user known as rbevanx complaining "I get the message 'Choose something else to play' simply because I assume MS was not happy about a video I uploaded."
Microsoft confirmed the situation in a statement to technology blog TechCrunch, saying that while peer-to-peer communications such as Skype are unmonitored, videos uploaded through the Xbox One's "Upload Studio" game recording sharing feature were being monitored and that "excessive swearing" would be treated as a breach of terms of service."* Ana Kasparian and Ben Mankiewicz break it down on The Young Turks.