Swearing in Videos Uploaded from Xbox One Can Get You Banned
Fun times will be had with video recording and streaming on the PlayStation 4 and Xbone in the coming decade, but if you are doing so on the latter, be warned: your salty language could result in your upload privileges — or even all your Xbox Live privileges — being revoke. No, I’m actually not joking, somehow. Said an MS rep to TechCrunch:
“To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls. Also, we take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users. Excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live. We remain committed to preserving and promoting a safe, secure and enjoyable experience for all of our Xbox Live members.”
So, what in the shitting hell counts as “excessive”? Is this like PG-13 movie rating, where you can only say “fuck” once in a session with lesser curses being A-OK? Or is this more like the nebulous PG which has no clear language restrictions outside of “don’t go beyond shit, please.” Also, might there be an exception if the game you’re making a video of contains a lot of curses itself? I should think that “stay within the guidelines for whatever ESRB rating the game you’re playing received.
The reason the question was even asked, by the way, is because folks were claiming they couldn’t use a bunch of Xbox Live features — like Skype — as punishment for using bad words in videos. And as the rep says, those bad words may not simply prevent you from uploading more videos.
Damn, yo. Xboned.