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Lesbian banned from Live after admitting sexual preference

Wednesday, 25 February 2009 21:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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A woman has apparently been banned from Xbox Live for stating the fact she was a lesbian in her profile.

An email from “Teresa” has been posted on Consumerist:

I just recently saw a thing on your site about someones gamer tag being banned because it had the word gay in the tag.

I had a similar incident, only my account was suspended because I had said in my profile that I was a lesbian. I was harassed by several players, ‘chased’ to different maps/games to get away from their harassment. They followed me into the games and told all the other players to turn me in because they didn’t want to see that crap or their kids to see that crap.

As if xbox live is really appropriate for kids anyways! My account was suspended and xbox live did nothing to solve this, but instead said others found it offensive.

Today I received a message from another gamer calling me a fag. I am a lesbian, so they aren’t too smart if they cant get their anti-gay slurs right.

Microsoft does nothing to stop this or prevent it, but instead sides with the homophobes. No one will help me get the word out about Microsoft’s anti-gay policy. Not even the HRC who says Microsoft has a positive image with them. Not to me it doesn’t!

Seriously, Microsoft. That is awesome.

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35 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    Pat: Helping to ‘get the word out’. Then saying MS are awesome.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I was being sarcastic. I find the fact MS bans people for “upsetting” people by saying they’re gay abhorrent.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Trivi4l

    This is really sad and I take it offensively even though I’m straight. It seems our human rights are being taken away everyday.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    How could anyone misunderstand what you were saying there? :)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Bah… post was referring to what Pat said.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. mykem

    My advice for her is to abadon xbox live and get rid of her 360 and instead get a PS3 and move on to PSN. And do you really need to divulge your sexual preference because the last time I check, being a lesbian doesn’t make you a better or a worse gamer. I am totally against hiding in the closet but when it becomes irrelevant enough that you don’t need to set yourself up for any homophobic reaction, take the easy route. While I’m not implying things are honkey doree at PSN, at least you’re not forking out money to be insulted and of course PSN has a older more mature crowd. Live is the breeding ground for right wing christian dogma. Why? The simplest answer is Halo 3 and Gears of War- the building block for religious fanatics. Killzone 2 on the other hand is our training tool to finally get rid of God and Religion.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    I knew he was being sarcastic Psycho, i was just winding him up.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DaMan

    what the fuck, this is weird.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    mykem…

    O_o

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    I like this part in the article:

    “…even one case of a guy whose name was actually “Richard Gaywood” but his tag was suspended anyway because apparently the word “gay” is so offensive that it doesn’t matter if its actually your name. ”

    Why didnt you report that news, eh Pat?

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    That one was ages ago. If I recall correctly it happened automatically when they added to the banned word list.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. dirigiblebill

    Jesus, Gekidami, give it a break. Pat isn’t the Eye of Sauron, he can’t report on the entire bloody universe.

    Are there any stories of heterosexual people having their accounts suspended because they’ve put “I am straight” or similar on their profiles?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. loki

    Xbox Live it is not place to say what you gay, lesbian, love suck cock, prefer anal sex, love fucking with monkey
    Serious Xbox Live it is game service, there play not only adult

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Vagrant

    I’m finding it very difficult right now to resist the urge to create an account named thuperlumberjack on Live.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Roybott

    Stephen Toulouse (XBL Banhammer guy) tweeted about this on twitter earlier:

    “re: the consumerist story. Expression of any sexual orientation (straight or gay or otherswise) is not allowed in gamertags (cont)”
    “However we’ve heard from the user base they want that capability, so I am examining how we can provide it in a way that wont get misused”
    “I can’t say any more at the moment, except to say I’m working right now in finding a way to safely express relationship preference.”

    http://twitter.com/Stepto/status/1250237116

    #15 6 years ago
  16. ecu

    Typical Microsoft tbh.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Syrok

    Pat isn’t the Eye of Sauron, he can’t report on the entire bloody universe.

    :D

    Great now I have a mental image of a small house somewhere in the UK with a big red eye hovering above it.

    On topic: I shall write something like that in the about me section on my PS3 to see what happens. :)

    #17 6 years ago
  18. SERAPHEMZ

    I don’t really care what a persons sexual preference is, and I don’t thinks that its cool to harass someone who lives an “alternative” lifestyle if you will. At the same time, use your brain and know that if you put something like that on your GAMER profile it will get a reaction. Go make a political statement where it belongs.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. ShiroGamer

    thanks MS for making gaming much much more about Social Life and having fun ,than competition

    on a side note WHY THE FUCK should we care about u or anybody`s really SEXUAL Preference !
    +being lesbian actually will attract ppl 2….u know :P

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Gamoc

    Gamer Tag? More like GAYmer tag, amirite?

    Seriously though. Holy shit, MS, holy fucking shit. This offends me. I’m bisexual, not gay, but this still offends me, it’s just stupid.

    There isn’t really much point to putting your sexual preference there anyway, but it doesn’t mean they should be banned. Plus, TV programs show gay people all the time, yet Coronation Street hasn’t been banned from TV.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Roybott

    @Gamoc “Plus, TV programs show gay people all the time, yet Coronation Street hasn’t been banned from TV”

    That’s totally missing the point if you ask me, Microsoft have a blanket ban on the word gay in gamertags to prevent people using it in an offensive way (and lets face it with the amount of childish people on the internet in general some people would use it to try to offend other people). Unfortunately this means that people who use it properly to express their own sexual nature also get banned/can’t use it. This is not Microsoft banning Gay people or banning the reference to Gay people in games or anything like that, this is just Microsoft attempting to offend less people by banning the word than the number of people who would be offended if the word wasn’t band (and was then used inappropriately by some people).

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Gamoc

    She had ‘lesbian’ in her profile, not ‘gay’, and she was banned because people complained about her using the word ‘lesbian’ because they found it offensive.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Hunam

    Am I in San Francisco again?

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Roybott

    Ok sorry, replace the word gay in my comment above with the word lesbian and it still stands. I’m not saying that banning is the right way to go about handling this, but then it appears neither do Microsoft if you have seen Stephen Toulouse’s comment they are currently working on a way to allow people to express their sexual orientation without opening it up to abuse.

    The fact is your comment comparing it to not banning Coronation Street is absurd sensationalism.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Gamoc

    No, it’s not, it’s simply that she was stopped from expressing her sexual orientation and BANNED because of doing so, whereas there are definitely gay people on TV, yet the programs aren’t banned, the programs aren’t banned from having gay people on them, etc.

    I honestly have no idea why anyone should make excuses, she stated her sexual preference and Microsoft banned her because of it. They should have INSTANTLY unbanned her when she complained, but didn’t. Pathetic.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Roybott

    I agree they should have unbanned her after reviewing the case (that is pending what the actual gamertag was as I couldn’t see it anywhere), but there is a major difference between scripted programs on TV and user entered text on the internet.

    From what I see Microsoft did NOT ban her for being a lesbian, they appear to have banned her for the use of the word Lesbian in her gamertag. I say ‘appear’ becuase unless Microsoft releases a statement expressing the exact reason for the ban we can only speculate.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. MasterChiefFenix

    LIVE is not for women and children anyways. lol.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Gamoc

    She was banned because people complained about her saying she was a lesbian in a profile – apparently, they found it offensive.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Vagrant

    It’s also worth mentioning that the gamertag isn’t the same as the profile. She didn’t have lesbian in her gamertag, did she?

    In her profile, it was only there for people who viewed her profile, and she wasn’t forcing these offended people to view her profile all the time, they did that of their own volition. So I can’t see how an immediate ban in reaction to this is at all fair.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Prof Power Glove

    It’s a profile for pete’s sake. So if people want to define themselves by their sexuality in it then they should be allowed too.

    Maybe Atheists will be next on the ban list.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. DarkElfa

    Well, no offense to the gay community, which I support, but there just isn’t any reason to involve your sexual preference in your gaming unless you’re trying to meet people, trying to offend people or just trying to start shit. I mean if I were into bestiality, I wouldn’t put dog fucker in my tag simply because it doesn’t have anything to do with the price of teat in China. You’re there to game, not share which gender you prefer to screw. Just like I wouldn’t put confederate flags all over my car and attempt to drive through Harlem unless I was trying to cause problems or rub it into other people’s faces. Simply put, the basic rules of friendly interaction with the general public is don’t discuss sex, religion or politics because it only ever causes problems, keep the “sharing” to within your circle of friends and you won’t find yourself offending or being offended by others. That said, she should not be banned for it, that’s homophobic nonsense, but she should have kept her sex life where it belongs, in the bedroom like everyone else and yes I understand that gays have a need to express it because of so many decades, nay, centuries of persecution, but we get it already, hurray for your gayness, now can we please move on and just get along for pity’s sake?!

    #31 6 years ago
  32. hitnrun

    Sigh. Most likely she did not say “I am a lesbian!” in her profile, but she probably ambiguously mentioned “gay.”

    For the not-so-bright, it’s the word “gay” that triggers the response in all these anecdotes. Is banning all uses of “gay” on your service a great policy? Maybe not, but it’s a far cry from homophobia considering that the overwhelming majority of the word’s usage on XBL is as an insult.

    Major lollage at Microsoft’s “anti-gay policy.” C’mon, people. User your heads. This is 2009. You think that if MS were seriously banning gay people that a few gays and their ambulance chasers wouldn’t have already made tens of millions off of them? They certainly wouldn’t have “high ratings” from the various international hippy-dippy groups.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Blerk

    Another triumph for Microsoft’s almost entirely blinkered approach to online harassment!

    Getting abuse from random morons? No problems! We’ll sort that out in seconds for you… by banning your account.

    /slow clap

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Michael O'Connor

    “My advice for her is to abadon xbox live and get rid of her 360 and instead get a PS3 and move on to PSN.”

    Because the homophobes are only on Xbox Live, amirite?

    I’ve been bashed on *both* services simply because I “sound gay”. You know the kind of voice. It’s never bothered me enough to complain to the higher ups about it, but its still not acceptable behaviour.

    This is seriously fucking stupid on Microsoft’s part. Gamertags and profiles that degrade both men and women and promote drug culture and violence are acceptable… but admitting you’re homosexual isn’t?

    And anyone who wants to argue that point, or state that the expression of sexual preference isn’t selective by Microsoft… show me an example of someone who has been banned for stating they’re straight, or you don’t have an argument to go on.

    Banning the victims. Nice move Microsoft.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    hey o’connor maybe you should try the voice changer. Even though this is text you still sound gay in every post. In one word – MantheFuckup!

    #35 6 years ago

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    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

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  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

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  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]