Microsoft bans Xbox One gamers from recording profanities

By John Glenday | Reporter

November 26, 2013 | 1 min read

Microsoft has confirmed that it is handing down 24-hour bans to any gamer using an ‘excessive’ amount of bad language whilst recording commentary for videos of their gaming prowess using the Xbox One’s Upload Studio feature.

Any gamer who finds themselves in the sin bin for a spate of cussing will have privileges removed for the duration of the punishment; including deactivation of sound recording functionality.

In more egregious cases offenders are being banned from using Upload Studio altogether and repeat offenders will be booted off Xbox Live completely for contravening its code of conduct.

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A Microsoft spokesperson said: “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.

“To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls.”

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