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Microsoft buys ‘Xbone.com’ domain, Major Nelson deems it disrespectful

Thursday, 12th September 2013 10:54 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft has bought the web domain ‘Xbone.com’, after the popular nickname for Xbox One was been deemed disrespectful by Major Nelson.

Fusible reports that the domain’s WHOIS records show that Microsoft has indeed acquired the Xbone.com domain.

Last week, Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb took to NeoGAF to discuss the moniker, and added, “I don’t like it…it disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it’s cheeky but I don’t care for it myself.”

What do you think of the above?

Via OXM.

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  1. mreko3230

    Seems to be more of an internet thing. I’ve never actually meet anyone in real life, in everyday conversation, who has referred to it as the “XBone”. I think it sounds stupid and not really all that clever, but that’s just me.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. AngryConsumer

    so now they take down internet sites that shorten the name of their product. talk about being butthurt, i guess this is their way of winning back the customers, with censorship.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Francis O

    This is just too funny

    #3 10 months ago
  4. noamlol2

    then WHY in the fuck’s name wouldn’t you just change the goddamn name of the console?
    the X1, sounds like something that came 10 years ago

    #4 10 months ago
  5. Bomba Luigi

    Well, you get Silly Nicknames when you give your Console a silly Name.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. KAP

    This is reason why now I’ll always call it Xbone. Fuck ‘em.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    http://www.ps4skin.com

    #7 10 months ago
  8. TheDuckPortal

    “DONT CALL MY X1 XBONE :,( IT HURTS MY FEELINGS!”

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Joe Musashi

    Yes, it’s disrespectful I suppose. But expecting the internet to honour respect is madness. This goes double for the gaming culture portion of the internet.

    I can empathise with his viewpoint – but then, sure, he’s already invested years and effort into the product and working with others that have done the same. Few others will be coming from that perspective though.

    I’d also suggest Larry has a chat with his friend Aaron on the topic of ‘respect’.

    (Obligatory ‘respect’ gif)

    JM

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Aullah

    Since I first heard the Xbone, I use only that. It sounds funny and it reminds me the time when Sony boned MS. But if MS pays me a lot, I wont use it again.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. pukem0n

    what’s so hurtful about Xbone?

    i don’t get it

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Hcw87

    @12
    Yeah, calling it shitbox really makes sense in your fanboy head.

    You’re as big of a tard as the other fanboys talking shit. And just as immature.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. Biscuitpants

    nah i dont get either, i generally thought that was the nickname of it, like calling the xbox 360 the 360

    #13 10 months ago
  14. CyberMarco

    lol, they already got the http://www.xbox180.com to redirect to the official website.

    Talking about damage control! :P

    #14 10 months ago
  15. AngryConsumer

    @20 major butthurts strikes again, LOL!

    #15 10 months ago
  16. TrickyAudio

    Hilarious tbh.

    I remember DelayStation 3 as well. Xbone is just a laugh.

    @6 100%

    #16 10 months ago
  17. infernalism

    “And who made this man a major, might I ask? Did I sleep through some sort of an armed forces swearing in ceremony or something? Major? He’s a f****** director of programming and let him be happy with that. If his musings and announcements are any mark of his intellect, he’s lucky to be working at all. Tell the major that General Xbone says “Go F*** Yourself!”

    Just couldn’t help myself to paraphrase the classic.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. DSB

    I never really saw Xbone in a derogatory sense. It’s just an abbreviation.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. DSB

    If you name your console the Xbox One and you expect people not to call it the Xbone, then you’re the retarded one.

    But then that’s hardly the only thing they didn’t completely think through now, is it?

    #19 10 months ago
  20. deathm00n

    I don’t get it why Xbone is offensive, can someone explain? I used it many times now thinking it was just an abreviation like X360, Xone is weird, adding a b made it more catchy to me.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Gheritt White

    Larry Hyrb is the creepiest man in videogames and ought to be under investigation by Operation Yewtree.

    Just for that I’m *only* calling it then Xbone from now on.

    They should have stuck to their guns and called it the Xbox Infinity.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. DSB

    @31 Haha, then it would’ve been the Xfinity, which is also a Comcast subsidiary :P

    #22 10 months ago
  23. deathm00n

    @34 FFS, find the nearest bridge and jump out of it. You are the new alt of Chunky/Jesus Christ from what I get…

    #23 10 months ago
  24. Joe Musashi

    I also can’t help feeling that this effort is going to invoke the Streisand effect with regards to “Xbone”.

    Reverse psychology PR stunt?

    JM

    #24 10 months ago
  25. Hcw87

    @40
    You spend way too much time in a Microsoft topic, discussing a console you apparently do not like. Hypocrite much?

    Also, the only one looking stupid here at the moment is you.

    EDIT: Thanks @36, just proved my point.

    #25 10 months ago
  26. deathm00n

    @39 Oh, sorry for my little gramatical error. Yours by the way:
    and I guess I look like Jesus?*
    Your life’s great man*
    Mine’s tough*

    And thanks, my life is pretty great indeed :D

    #26 10 months ago
  27. Hcw87

    ”It’s a piece of shit but i didn’t say i didn’t like it”

    …..Ok then, moving on.

    #27 10 months ago
  28. Hcw87

    @47
    Atleast i’m not a 15 year old Twilight fan.

    #28 10 months ago
  29. xbeelonker

    Major nelson is a big pussy and needs to have a tampon shoved up his pee hole

    #29 10 months ago
  30. xbeelonker

    Fuckin PUSSIES

    #30 10 months ago
  31. Dave Cook

    @52 :/ Nice…

    #31 10 months ago
  32. Hcw87

    Oh man, sinking so low as to create multiple accounts.

    God man, grow up.

    #32 10 months ago
  33. xbeelonker

    I prefer shitbox one who ever says xbone is a fuckin faggot and needs a dick in their ass

    #33 10 months ago
  34. xbeelonker

    This isnt twilight u cock sucker lick my balls u fuckin homo

    #34 10 months ago
  35. xbeelonker

    im getting a shitbox one but i think that major nelson is a big fat liar who needs to go fuck himself with a big rubber dick

    #35 10 months ago
  36. xbeelonker

    And hes a pussy

    #36 10 months ago
  37. xFidelCashflow

    These comments…did I miss something? Lol

    #37 10 months ago
  38. bradk825

    A moderator might not be a bad idea…

    #38 10 months ago
  39. Beta

    What is this comment thread? Christ.

    #39 10 months ago
  40. Hcw87

    @62
    Forest Gump called, he wants his IQ back.

    #40 10 months ago
  41. Jet Black

    VG247 comments sections has gone to the dogs lately, real shame… Any chance of some moderation Dave?

    #41 10 months ago
  42. Dimaco

    @Bradk825 +1. Dave, u around?

    #42 10 months ago
  43. AngryConsumer

    @61 its another bad pr stunt by microsoft, and you can thank mister major ‘butthurts over xbone’ nelson for this.

    #43 10 months ago
  44. CyberMarco

    Don’t feed the trolls!!!

    #44 10 months ago
  45. sg1974

    Oh bless. Major Nelson is sooooo precious. Is poor billion-dollar global conglomerate MS being picked on by a nasty internet troll? Poor booboo. Mummy make it all better. Well, lawyer.

    I know who’s getting my Massive Prick of the Year 2013 vote.

    #45 10 months ago
  46. Djoenz

    Wish I owned this domain beforehand!

    #46 10 months ago
  47. sg1974

    “You are obviously a sockpuppet”

    Translation:

    “It is simply not possible that there are TWO people who disagree with me!”

    #47 10 months ago
  48. skapunkmetalskater

    Am I missing something… Microsoft are opting to go by the name ‘Xbone’? Like, really? They want a name that has the word ‘bone’ in it… like, really?

    #48 10 months ago
  49. deathm00n

    @71 I’ll take the blame for starting it. I’m a little low on patience today, sorry. But from comment 49 it’s been pretty funny :D

    #49 10 months ago
  50. CyberMarco

    @79

    Now that you mention it I’m getting the ease of if. I could probably even like all this atrocious situation! :P

    #50 10 months ago
  51. Biscuitpants

    best thread ever

    #51 10 months ago
  52. Gheritt White

    This thread is made of win.

    #52 10 months ago
  53. xbeelonker

    Major Nelson can lick my Major butthole

    #53 10 months ago
  54. xbeelonker

    Hes such a faggot i remember when he said drm lock couldn’t be taken off which obviously was horseshit considering they took the fuckin DRM lock off! Major nelson needs to get a paper clip in his pee hold and a gerbil shoved up his little tight butthole

    #54 10 months ago
  55. Djoenz

    “hope ur playing Xbox and ur Xbox fries and the disk comes flying out and smacks u in the fucking eye ball”

    Aw shit I had to laugh man haha.

    #55 10 months ago
  56. xbeelonker

    U know what just because of this shit im fuckin canceling my xbox one pre order and getting a PS4 Just because of the fact that major nelson did this and hes a pussy

    #56 10 months ago
  57. CyberMarco

    I’m getting used to it! :P

    #57 10 months ago
  58. bradk825

    @91 this is a win for the Xbox community. Getting you to cancel your pre-order is better for everyone.

    To the Sony community: Sorry about your luck on this one.

    #58 10 months ago
  59. monkeygourmet

    http://media.skateboard.com.au/forum/images/worst_thread_ever2.jpg

    Seriously…

    My IQ dropped about 20 points and i’ve only ‘scanned’ some of the comments…

    #59 10 months ago
  60. Djoenz

    Yeah those without humor I feel sorry for ya. Staff cant permaban and at the moment they might be preoccupied.

    So two options:

    Go with the flow
    Stop bitching and have some humor with that coffee

    EDIT:
    @Dave he has said/typed much worser before that :P

    #60 10 months ago
  61. Dave Cook

    @95 “Queer?” That’s banning territory. Do it again and you’re out.

    #61 10 months ago
  62. Dendroball

    That’s too bad this website came to this point, weeks if not months ago promises were made to bring some sort of moderation into the comments and look where we still are. I can see a lot of people going away because yeah it’s that bad and this thread only reinforces the point.

    #62 10 months ago
  63. xbeelonker

    @93 go chop ur balls off and suck on a dick while getting fucked in the ass by a Sasquatch while ur mother watches and plays with her hairy cunt

    #63 10 months ago
  64. Dave Cook

    @99 Well, you’re gone.

    #64 10 months ago
  65. xbeelonker

    @93 go suck on major nelsons pp u fuckin sheep go play with major nelsons xboner

    #65 10 months ago
  66. Djoenz

    @98

    What can we and the staff do? We cant prevent little children getting behind their keyboards. Thats the internet for ya.

    Ignoring is hard to do sometimes it seems or just take with some humor but nooooooooooooooooooooooooo………..

    #66 10 months ago
  67. Dave Cook

    @98 I just banned xbeelonker, the redesigned site hasn’t gone live yet. At THAT point we will have more tools at our disposal. We’ve said that several times now. I can’t speed this process up any faster than it’s already going.

    #67 10 months ago
  68. Dave Cook

    @103 with homophobic language, swearing and proper abusive speech?

    Homophobic comments are in our ban-book. Don’t do it again if you want to remain a part of the site.

    #68 10 months ago
  69. Djoenz

    @Dave

    what about pseudo-modding? Is that worth banning someone for?

    I would say Homohating comments and not Homophobic tbh cause that implies they are scared of Homosexuals?

    #69 10 months ago
  70. Major Mayhem 70

    All bullshit aside, it was a smart business move.

    #70 10 months ago
  71. Dave Cook

    @106 what does that mean?

    #71 10 months ago
  72. Xbone

    Hey guys… whatcha doin?

    #72 10 months ago
  73. Djoenz

    @108

    Pseudo-modding is people acting/enforcing rules regulations on other people while they arent mods.

    On some forums pseudo-modding is not allowed and a reason to get banned.

    @Xbone
    GROW UP DUDE. Get a life please..unbelievable man…..

    #73 10 months ago
  74. Dave Cook

    @111 Did you see anyone do that in this thread? (Sorry, too busy to trawl through it all)

    It’s an interesting point at any rate.

    #74 10 months ago
  75. Dave Cook

    @112 Yes, but homophobic comments are bannable under the site rules. I can’t change that. I’m just going by our rule-set

    #75 10 months ago
  76. Dave Cook

    @116 Of course, but I have to stick by the rules of my job. Catch-22 innit?

    #76 10 months ago
  77. CyberMarco

    @Dave

    Now you are having a “serious” conversation with a troll? :P

    #77 10 months ago
  78. Djoenz

    @Dave

    No not in this thread, but Ive seen it before. Sorry to bother you, but I was just wondering. Thank you for replying lol.

    @Twilight213 its about decency and respect. Swearing too much purely for trolling is immature. It doesnt make you a hotshot especially not on the internet. Do it with moderation and dont overdo it.

    #78 10 months ago
  79. Dave Cook

    @119 that’s OK mate, I’ll keep an eye out. Cheers!

    #79 10 months ago
  80. salarta

    Why do topics like this always bring out the stupid in some people? Yeesh, just looking at some of these past comments is disappointing.

    #80 10 months ago
  81. Dave Cook

    @122 *faith in humanity….eroding….*

    #81 10 months ago
  82. salarta

    @123: My name’s not Richard. :D

    Anyway, to make my comment applicable to the actual news article, Major Nelson or whoever came up with the name XBox One should’ve expected XBone. People like to shorten names, it’s why Square-Enix gets called Squeenix even by big fans of the company, and Microsoft pretty much set up the name perfectly for that kind of shortening.

    #82 10 months ago
  83. Dendroball

    @111 I’m sorry but we are way beyond the pseudo-modding matter, when you read cocksucker and faggot in regular instances in the previous comments, we can consider moderation is needed (or maybe I’m wrong and this website is out of the realm of good manners). Free speech is good but not when it’s used vulgarly in order to start flame wars, what’s the point of allowing this behaviour ?

    #83 10 months ago
  84. Dave Cook

    @123 I’m from Scotland, not America.

    #84 10 months ago
  85. Djoenz

    @127
    I agree totally, but the staff mentioned several times they are working on it. Dave just said it again. We have to be patient.

    #85 10 months ago
  86. Dave Cook

    @130 you’re pushing your luck now.

    #86 10 months ago
  87. Eregol

    The comments section here gets more and more highbrow as time goes by.

    #87 10 months ago
  88. salarta

    @135: I’ve lined my name with tin foil and newspaper. Keeps me warm in the winter! Though I’m not sure if it’s because of the heat, or the fire.

    #88 10 months ago
  89. Dave Cook

    @136 I know what the word means. I’m a journalist.

    #89 10 months ago
  90. Fin

    @134

    Yer, it’s a common trend round these parts.

    #90 10 months ago
  91. Dave Cook

    @141 you were using it in the derogatory sense.

    #91 10 months ago
  92. Dendroball

    @130 You still didn’t get it, it’s not only about homophobic slurs, it’s actually also about the way you’re currently being rude to me while I didn’t even insult you (yeah I know I’m surely a sissy since I can’t appreciate it). I’m sure you’re aware that your behaviour wouldn’t be tolerated on mostly all respectable websites/forums around the internet.

    #92 10 months ago
  93. Cobra951

    Wow. I just came in here to say what salarta said in 126, but the condition of this thread totally took my thoughts in another direction.

    Free speech means the government can’t censor what you say. Private sites, on the other hand, can censor whatever they want. Dave, you are being way more forgiving than you need to be. Obvious trolls are obvious.

    @106: I agree, but the established term is good enough, even if it isn’t accurate.

    #93 10 months ago
  94. salarta

    @146: I think the green skin gives it away, but then again that nose looks suspiciously long, crooked and warty… :)

    #94 10 months ago
  95. salarta

    @148: I’m a Major Nelson lover. MST3K was the shit!

    #95 10 months ago
  96. CyberMarco

    I think this situation is more than enough.

    One thing is waiting for the redesign, another thing is letting this kind of situation on VG24/7.

    #96 10 months ago
  97. Dave Cook

    @154 I very highly doubt that. Also, I don’t hate America, don’t be stupid.

    #97 10 months ago
  98. Dave Cook

    @153 totally man, this shit has to stop.

    #98 10 months ago
  99. salarta

    @152: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI5YFVagu8M‎

    #99 10 months ago
  100. Dave Cook

    @159 I banned him for being a prick. That’s one thing you both share in common.

    #100 10 months ago
  101. CmdrVOODOO

    Respect? What makes a company that tried to bone their loyal customers feel like they deserve respect at this point? Is it because they changed their policies only after public revolt? I don’t know, I feel like Xbox is very deserving of the obviously disrespectful moniker.

    #101 10 months ago
  102. OwnedWhenStoned

    @159 Why should special treatment be given to people just because they’re soldiers? I’ve never understood that.

    #102 10 months ago
  103. Ekona

    Anyways…

    I refer to the Xbox One as an Xbone now too, despite the fact that it’s my console of choice. At first the term irritated me too as it’s a bit childish, but then I decided that I would reclaim the word, much in the way that some folks do with ‘nigger’ and ‘queer’, and now I rejoice in the usage of it.

    It’s always going to be used now it’s out there, so I see no reason to not try and embrace it. At least that way, it would annoy me slightly less. Maybe slightly illogical, but if you can’t beat ‘em then join ‘em!

    #103 10 months ago
  104. salarta

    Yeah Dave, stop cutting the heads off my Persians! It’s almost like you don’t want to be invaded!

    #104 10 months ago
  105. Dave Cook

    @167 he used homophobic abuse. That’s why he was banned.

    #105 10 months ago
  106. deathm00n

    @161 I think you are still talking to him Dave, it’s clearly an alt account

    #106 10 months ago
  107. salarta

    @165: That’s a pretty good approach, I think. Besides, there’s absolutely nothing about the term XBone that’s in itself bad or disrespectful. It sounds disrespectful because it’s silly and sounds a lot like “boner,” which people are starting to remember (thanks to that one old Batman comic) used to mean the same thing as screwing up. But a good marketing campaign could spin that one around, maybe use it to suggest mature content or something along those lines. It just takes the right spin and enough people adopting it.

    #107 10 months ago
  108. Dave Cook

    @175 Go for it. Go get him :)

    #108 10 months ago
  109. salarta

    @170: Being serious about the twilight situation for a moment, I hesitate on just rushing to such a conclusion if it’s based purely on the person exhibiting undesired behavior. I’ve dealt with cases on other sites where users that hated me or things I said (mostly on GameFAQs, when I posted there more often) would claim I was some other absolutely horrendous user sockpuppeting about, and other users were also claimed to be me on a new account just for liking the same characters.

    Now if it’s based on IP addresses or the same two people saying almost the exact same things, then I can see the assumption being reasonable. But in this case, it could just be two different people both displaying bad behavior.

    @175: Eat him out, eh? :)

    #109 10 months ago
  110. Dave Cook

    @177 Go for it. I’m giving you permission to go speak with him :)

    #110 10 months ago
  111. salarta

    @180: Davy Crockett and salarta, hating America together for the love of Major Nelson!

    #111 10 months ago
  112. Eregol

    Is this clusterfuck still going? Seriously people?

    #112 10 months ago
  113. Dave Cook

    @182 I think you’re actually insane. Like properly off the hook. I banned the guy because he was being a homophobe, not because he was American. Don’t ever call me racist again.

    #113 10 months ago
  114. salarta

    @182: http://www.vg247.com/contact/

    There’s the contact form for ya!

    #114 10 months ago
  115. Hcw87

    @185
    It’s the same guy, doesn’t take a genious to figure that out. Just go back and look at their posts.

    Check their IP’s too if you can.

    #115 10 months ago
  116. Dave Cook

    @186 “I work with kotaku and all u guys do is copy and post everything we post” Well, that’s bollocks and I think most of our readers would agree with that.

    @188 already did, different IPs.

    #116 10 months ago
  117. Dave Cook

    @190 Really? ;)

    #117 10 months ago
  118. Eregol

    ‘he said those things because they are true about major nelson’

    I’m struggling to see how anything he said was anything other than slander rather than facts.

    Beginning to think there’s a case for another banning here really.

    #118 10 months ago
  119. Dave Cook

    @194 I think you’re right.

    @193 go ahead mate, but all I see is a nut-case speaking utter nonsense and everyone else being quite rational.

    #119 10 months ago
  120. Hcw87

    @191
    Well still, maybe he and his twin brother escaped their mental institute.

    I don’t see why keeping him here is good for anyone though, and it’s not like he can do anything if you ”wrongfully” ban him. He can cry all he wants, everyone else will thank you for it.

    #120 10 months ago
  121. salarta

    @191: The reason I included “two people saying almost the exact same things” is because it’s still possible he could be using a proxy, but you guys can probably figure out which IP addresses are and aren’t proxies.

    #121 10 months ago
  122. Eregol

    @196 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alan-chittock-railway-worker-suspended-2254762

    Although he has now been re-instated to his job. ;)

    #122 10 months ago
  123. Eregol

    http://www.insixgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/ban_hammer1.gif

    #123 10 months ago
  124. salarta

    @195: “and everyone else being quite rational.”

    Damnit Dave, how crazy do I have to be! :P

    @196: Wrongful banning is a problem of ethics as well as reputation no matter what the banned person can or cannot do. However, I don’t see anything wrong with it here. Enough’s been said and done, I think.

    #124 10 months ago
  125. Ireland Michael

    Wow. Just… wow.

    #125 10 months ago
  126. Sylrissa

    is this STILL going on?

    #126 10 months ago
  127. salarta

    @202: “keep playing with yourself”

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vi1-4sfDaro/TzLUBi5j53I/AAAAAAAAALo/Jcv8qU-9rBA/s200/mirrors.jpg

    @203: Done and done! http://compliance.safetysmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/benfranklinlightning.jpg

    #127 10 months ago
  128. salarta

    @208: But I’m Quasimodo, this is my house. D:

    #128 10 months ago
  129. Hcw87

    Fun fact: He’s been here for 4.5 hours, and he’s still going.

    Nolife award of the day, hell of the entire month.

    #129 10 months ago
  130. Sylrissa

    It’s a shame to see VG24/7 comment section devolved into this horrendous display.

    I’m going to bed, hopefully this mess will be cleaned up by the morning, and we all go back to enjoy the site.

    #130 10 months ago
  131. darthroseman

    I find Major Nelson to be disrespectful to most fans and media, so I guess we are even?

    #131 10 months ago
  132. Eregol

    Xbox fanboys, Sony fanboys and platform agnostics uniting under the Banhammer banner.

    GO DAVE GO!!!!

    #132 10 months ago
  133. Dave Cook

    @211 damn shame. But don’t worry, the redesign is rolling on.

    @201 I’m worried that if I ban him he will actually do some sort of hate blog on Kotaku, and that’s a shitstorm I could honestly do without right now.

    #133 10 months ago
  134. OwnedWhenStoned

    @208 If anyone here is anti-american it’s probably people like you that made them that way.

    #134 10 months ago
  135. Hcw87

    @216
    Really? Why would anyone care what some internet random rants about?

    He can’t spell for shit, he can’t formulate proper sentences, i think you’re safe. The only thing he would accomplish is making an even bigger fool of himself.

    #135 10 months ago
  136. salarta

    @216: I think he’ll be too busy documenting the adventures of Davy Crockett and salarta. ;)

    #136 10 months ago
  137. Phoenixblight

    @216

    You have to be joking. This guy has trolled an entire page what “shit storm” could possibly arise especially with his inability to type and his constant attacks.

    #137 10 months ago
  138. Dave Cook

    @222 I’m still paranoid after you know what. Some people can’t let things go.

    #138 10 months ago
  139. OwnedWhenStoned

    This thread highlights why VG247 needs an ignore function.

    #139 10 months ago
  140. Eregol

    Twilight213: Shut the fuck up.
    Show me the point where it was stated that Dave banned him because he was American.
    Show me where it was stated that the guy was a war vet.
    Show me the truth. You like to claim you and your buddy speak nothing but it, but you’re incapable of backing it up.

    If I was Dave I’d be talking to Kotaku right now, ask if the ip is registered with them in some way and then lay down the banhammer. You’re contributing nothing and deserve to be banned from everywhere.

    #140 10 months ago
  141. DSB

    Wait… You honestly believe that that guy works for Kotaku?

    Holy shit dude.

    Could you please wire me 500 dollars? I promise I’ll send you 1000 back tomorrow.

    #141 10 months ago
  142. Stephany Nunneley

    I think some people need to calm the fuck down and remember the “posting rules” laid out by Pat, specifically the following:

    No personal insults.

    No derailing of threads purely for platform trolling.

    No sustained trolling of either formats or posters.

    No homophobic/racist/sexist slurs.

    Now, be good or I will have to lay the smack down.

    #142 10 months ago
  143. Hcw87

    @224
    Well what’s worse?

    People from other sites coming here and seeing how easy it is to troll here without anyone doing anything about it, or some underage dumbass threatening to talk shit about this site?

    #143 10 months ago
  144. Phoenixblight

    @229

    Uh huh and this guy has violated all those rules at least once. I have seen less happen and the ban hammered was laid out.

    #144 10 months ago
  145. Eregol

    GO STEPH GO!!!!!!

    #145 10 months ago
  146. Hcw87

    @229
    The twilight fan is guilty of all 4 of those.

    #146 10 months ago
  147. Stephany Nunneley

    @229 I am still dredging through this thread. Give me time. My fingers are itching, trust me.

    #147 10 months ago
  148. DSB

    This has just gone from like… Stupid…. To something much, much worse.

    This is easily the dumbest conversation I’ve ever seen on this site. Congrats guys, you’re fucking idiots.

    Thank you, Mr. Super Legit Kotaku Journalist.

    Seriously, if I roll my eyes any harder right now, something somewhere will snap.

    #148 10 months ago
  149. Eregol

    @234 The guy sacrificed nothing for me. The guy was banned for the language he was using and the way he was directing it at people. Violation of Ts and Cs is ban material. As such, he was banned.
    It’s pretty obvious you’re a troll, so trying to make you see sense is obviously going to fall of deaf ears as you’re purposely stoking shit up.

    Grow a pair of testicles and either put up or shut up. Everything you and your buddy have said are nothing more than baseless lies and you deserve the banhammer.

    The sooner it lands on you the better.

    #149 10 months ago
  150. Dave Cook

    @228 no dude, I don’t think that, but he may be a big forum user or whatever.

    #150 10 months ago
  151. Eregol

    @238 It’s not about the possibility of him working for Kotaku, it’s the possibility of him posting a blog on Kotaku. There’s a difference.

    #151 10 months ago
  152. Stephany Nunneley

    @237 I AM America, genius. Apparently you just came to the site to troll recently, otherwise you would know this.

    Time to put the hammer to use. The idiocy in this thread has gone on for far too long.

    #152 10 months ago
  153. Hcw87

    @241
    And what’s the worst that could happen, seriously? It would actually be funny to see how long he’d last before he’d get thrown out on his ass there.

    #153 10 months ago
  154. Phoenixblight

    @241

    So? Oh no big man with a blog. We must not offend the precious. I have a blog too. I can write about how VG247 lets trolls run the show. It works both ways.

    #154 10 months ago
  155. Dave Cook

    @244 people can be nasty, vicious bastards. I’ve honestly become that broken and paranoid over what happened last year. Its not good.

    #155 10 months ago
  156. deathm00n

    @Steph
    https://sphotos-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/p480x480/1014233_207488016084342_821517668_n.jpg

    Do it.

    #156 10 months ago
  157. Eregol

    @244 and 245: The internet gaming space isn’t exactly suffering a dearth of websites. A blog full of negative press for a site undergoing a redesign could have more harmful effects than good, especially regarding advertising and suchlike.

    #157 10 months ago
  158. Eregol

    @247: ‘he have up his eye and left arm for you’

    This is actually getting funny now. Might be worth keeping him around to let us know of all the imaginary suffering his buddy has been through.

    Seriously, I need a good laugh today.

    #158 10 months ago
  159. DSB

    @241 Dude, dude, dude…. Who the fuck cares?

    The guy could make 50 different tumblrs dedicated to photoshopping dicks in Dave Cooks mouth – Why on earth would Dave Cook care? Let alone refrain from banning his ass.

    I understand that he’s been through some bad shit in the press, naming and shaming and all, but you gotta have a backbone, and you gotta stand up for what you do, instead of bowing to any anonymous internet troll who may or may not write nasty (and undoubtedly false) things about you somewhere that absolutely no one gives a fuck about.

    This is like the internet version of a Monty Python skit from hell. Except everyone is totally serious, so it’s a million times more absurd.

    Holy crap. Troll level = NUKULAR.

    #159 10 months ago
  160. salarta

    Dave, I sent a message to your boss about this through the contact form. :D

    Also, I can see the risk of problems with or without banning this guy. He seems like someone that will stick around to troll and screw threads up constantly, but this has gone so far and for so long now that I can see trolls rushing in to take advantage whether he’s banned or not.

    I think the real questions are, will he get bored and go away, how long will he be put up with before he actually IS banned if he doesn’t, and how much worse could the situation be the longer it’s not dealt with?

    #160 10 months ago
  161. Eregol

    So, now that’s over with…..who else thinks Major Nelson is a tool?

    #161 10 months ago
  162. Stephany Nunneley

    All four pages of his comments have been removed. Reply numbering will be “off” now, so don’t take offense to anything.

    His IP for both user names have been blocked – if he comes back I will do it again. I can do this all day. I have no problem doing it.

    I only wish it had been brought to my attention earlier.

    #162 10 months ago
  163. Dave Cook

    @159 I know man, I just worry constantly now, like if I even sneeze some bad shit will happen. It’s not good.

    #163 10 months ago
  164. Dragon246

    Just so you know guys, the entire numbering is messed up.

    Did around 100 or so comments were deleted? Wow.

    #164 10 months ago
  165. deathm00n

    Did anyone noticed the comments count going down? :D

    Thanks whoever swung the banhammer.

    #165 10 months ago
  166. Sylrissa

    @Eregol I’ve noticed he can be a bit rude at times, like in his Angryjoe Review, telling him quite strongly that something wasn’t possible that then was announced only 4 days later as being done.

    #166 10 months ago
  167. Eregol

    @159 (Numbering has gone squiffy now) DSB: Yes, he could, and there’d be the majority who would pay him no mind, but a website depends on it’s traffic, and for every 100 people that would ignore a shitty blog, there’s one that may read it. People can be influenced, and if they spread it then it’s influence can be far reaching.
    Websites need the clicks, and as such bad press is sometimes not worth it.

    #167 10 months ago
  168. Sylrissa

    @Steph Thank you!, so glad to see that dealt with.

    #168 10 months ago
  169. salarta

    So, how many ponies are we buying Stephany? :)

    I vote all. All the ponies.

    #169 10 months ago
  170. Dragon246

    Btw, who got banned?
    I missed the fun again, as was when tea was banned :P

    #170 10 months ago
  171. Phoenixblight

    @167

    Again, so? So someone reads that guys posts and anyone that actually listens to him, hell even follow him, doesn’t matter. Its the internet, grow some balls.

    Thank you, Steph!

    #171 10 months ago
  172. CyberMarco

    Finally, Steph here’s a virtual cookie for you! :)

    #172 10 months ago
  173. DSB

    @163 Yeah, it must’ve been really unpleasant. But that stuff is history, and as long as you can vouch for what you do, all those insults should just be water off your back. Clearly everybody appreciates your work, and I don’t think anyone honestly believes you’re a shill.

    Whatever you do, just don’t feed the trolls. It’s really a mogwai/gremlin disposition. It’s better to keep ‘em begging than to have a gremlin dancing on your face.

    @167 Either way, if an anonymous internet troll talking garbage is enough to keep you from maintaining your site, you’re really not helping anyone.

    A few bad words on Google may be a bummer, but if you look up Dave Cook you’ll find a lot more proper articles that I think carry a lot more weight. He doesn’t have the worst wikipedia stub in the world.

    #173 10 months ago
  174. Ireland Michael

    “No personal insults.”

    Then why isn’t Da Man banned? Every single pos he makes is “personal insults”.

    Just to give a recent example: http://www.vg247.com/forum/topic.php?id=41998&page=1

    Purely for discussing something that interested them.

    Edit: So I’ve just been politely informed that Da Man can no longer post on the site. Hahahaha. I’ve been given the freedom and go ahead to delete any abusive post he makes on the forums.

    It seems to me that it would be much easier just to delete his entire account, but at least some justice is being administered on the site. Makes me feel far more comfortable about posting.

    Thank you to the staff for putting your foot down where its needed. Nice to see some positive change finally occurring.

    #174 10 months ago
  175. Hcw87

    @174
    That’s not nearly as bad as we witnessed here today.

    Someone calling you a nerd shouldn’t matter to anyone, especially when it’s coming from some internet random.

    #175 10 months ago
  176. Stephany Nunneley

    @all

    No problem! Insults don’t personally bother me. They roll off my back like water on a duck’s back (I have brothers and the youngest is a hateful little shit). But I won’t tolerate it being dished out to others and having to remove 4 pages worth of “internetz rage” drivel from the site was just uncalled for. My ban finger has been sated for now though. :D

    Like I said, I am just sorry I didn’t see this earlier or it would have been dealt with in a more quick manner.

    Anything abusive – as in excessive – will not be tolerated. Now, if someone calls you a wanker a few times just deal with it – but there is a line. Adults know “the line” but childish trolls do not and will be dealt with accordingly.

    #176 10 months ago
  177. Ireland Michael

    @175 See my updated post.

    #177 10 months ago
  178. fearmonkey

    Wow…I missed all the hoopla, guess it must have been pretty bad for some many commented to get deleted. Nothing wrong with strong opinions, but people who insult another user directly need to get a life.

    #178 10 months ago
  179. salarta

    @176: And so begins the tale of Stephany and her blood-thirsty ban finger. :)

    #179 10 months ago
  180. Stephany Nunneley

    @180 Bards in pubs across the world will sing of it by the roaring fire! :D

    #180 10 months ago
  181. Dragon246

    DA MAN IS BANNED!
    HOOOOORAY :P

    I hope you are reading this Mr.Da Man.

    @174,
    So, you know what to do right :D

    #181 10 months ago
  182. Gheritt White

    ALL OF YOU ARE CUNTS

    #182 10 months ago
  183. salarta

    @180: http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/gMAbNFptzAA/hqdefault.jpg

    #183 10 months ago
  184. Ireland Michael

    @181 Only from the site. I still have to clean up his abusive behaviour on the forums. A straight up deletion of his account would remove that problem entirely.

    #184 10 months ago
  185. Dragon246

    @184,
    Really?
    Don’t you think its better to let him comment on the forums, only to have them deleted (by you) ?
    Seems fun :D

    #185 10 months ago
  186. DSB

    I hope someone took screenshots. I swear, this is exactly how it happened.

    … Steph is obviously Billy Connolly. Henceforth she’ll be known as Il Duce!

    #186 10 months ago
  187. Lengendaryboss

    Uh can someone give insight on the comment section? What argument happened here?

    #187 10 months ago
  188. bradk825

    Just coming back now, this got into the 200s? Wow. Glad to see the trolls have been sent back under the bridge.

    #188 10 months ago
  189. Dragon246

    Again, if someone is kind enough, can you tell me who got banned?

    #189 10 months ago
  190. CyberMarco

    @DSB

    More like this actually! :D

    Steph dealing with all the troll posts!

    #190 10 months ago
  191. DSB

    @189 Some troll went apeshit, and people indulged him, and then Steph slapped a ho. Shit was popcorn.

    #191 10 months ago
  192. Ireland Michael

    @189 A random troll who didn’t like being told not to call people faggots. Nobody whose a regular.

    #192 10 months ago
  193. CyberMarco

    There was just a random internet troll who started trolling about anyone who called the Xbox One with the name Xbone, something about Major Nelson’s rectum, those who have some interaction with it. Also making ironic and homophobic puns, accusing Dave of racism and shit like that.

    #193 10 months ago
  194. Lengendaryboss

    @191/192/193
    And i missed it, oh well.

    #194 10 months ago
  195. RageOfThorn

    Im American, I visit this site every single day multiple times, I think the staff is great, the site is better than the other sites ot there in my honest opinion, and I have NEVER one single time witnessed anyone of the VG247 staff ever say anything remotely discriminating towards Americans, Hell sometimes I don’t like the attitude, or agee with the actions of the general populace in America, but that doesnt make me anti-American. Assulting someone or a group of people for sexual prefference is just out of line. I don’t have to agree with a persons lifestyle, thats their choice and right to live the way they see fit. If this guy that got banned recieved it for anti homosexual comments and hate, then power to the site. You could be Superman, not just some common soldier, make horrible remarks and harbour hatred and guess what….YOUR NO LONGER SUPERMAN, JUST A SUPER JERK.

    I say this to fellow Americans, think about something before you put your foot in your mouth, mabey some people hate us for where we come from thats a given, but even some Americans dislike Americans, in the end our place of birth and where we are raised is our lineage, and the title we are given. Humanity is humanity the world over no matter where you come from. The world would be a better place if we all had a lot more love in our hearts. Its ignorance that causes divison and strife, and next time you feel wronged, take a long look in the mirror and chances could be that the grief you recieve from others might be a reflection of the manners you show to others, and in general its seldom to do with where you come from.

    Heros don’t scorn, face the odds for personal gain, or hurt those they protect no matter their beliefs. Heros rise above the call in selflessness, thats what defines a true hero. Just because A guy gets wounded fighting, or is a soldier, it doesnt make him a hero.

    Keep your head up Dave.

    #195 10 months ago
  196. Ireland Michael

    @195 Someone give this guy a podium, a microphone, and some epic music to monologue to.

    *claps*

    #196 10 months ago
  197. Eregol

    Also @ Dave: Stop kicking yourself over last year. I had completely forgotten about it and had to Google it. Re-read it and I’m still non-plussed over the whole debacle.
    Keep up the good work dude.

    #197 10 months ago
  198. Lengendaryboss

    @197
    Uh last year? Context?

    #198 10 months ago
  199. RageOfThorn

    Lol Michael lol.

    As far as The Xbox One, and Nelson not liking Xbone, I think they should have given the console a better name anyway.

    I refer to it as X1.

    #199 10 months ago
  200. Ireland Michael

    @199 Personally I think Xbones is a far more interesting name than what we have now, if for no other reason than the fact that the current name has made me have to refer to the older machine as “the original Xbox”. Ugh.

    #200 10 months ago
  201. bradk825

    My pre-order slip from EB Games says “Xbone Day 1″ as the product name.

    #201 10 months ago
  202. RageOfThorn

    Yes, they could have shaped it like some kind of mid-evil demons skull with the disk port being a serpents mouth, and the skull being nailed to a wooden looking X or something lol.

    #202 10 months ago
  203. DSB

    @202 I think we’re really onto something here.

    You should work in the industry.

    Call it something like the Gaping Maw of Mutilation. I’d buy that.

    And people would really expect draconian DRM on a box like that. It’s supposed to be painful.

    You sir, are a genius!

    And whenever you start it up, the splash screen will be Steve Ballmer jump-scaring you, like just hopping into the frame and going “AAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!”.

    I could keep editing this post all day.

    #203 10 months ago
  204. sg1974

    Da Man is banned? About six months too late.

    #204 10 months ago
  205. Ireland Michael

    RageofThorn is my new favourite member.

    #205 10 months ago
  206. RageOfThorn

    Lol.

    #206 10 months ago
  207. hitnrun

    He does realize that it’s going to be universally used as the informal name for the system, and that he himself will be using it in a blog update within 2 years, right? OK.

    I mean, what the hell does Microsoft’s marketing wizards think we’re going to call it? The “Xbox 1?” There already was an Xbox 1.

    How does a company as rich as Microsoft staff itself so deeply with tone-deaf idiots?

    #207 10 months ago
  208. Kreion

    @207

    …the X1, one, X-one, look at that it really was difficult to come up with names that didn’t spawn from the juvenile rage which the internet is partly comprised of.

    And no one calls the original Xbox the Xbox 1, they never have and now they never will. Everyone just called it the Xbox because unlike the Playstation it didn’t go: Original, 2, 3. It went Original, 360. So maybe you should go back to the hole you crawled out of hmm?

    #208 10 months ago
  209. Unknown_Gamer

    Sounds like a porno site
    The name is ugly , Deal with it M$

    #209 10 months ago
  210. Ireland Michael

    @208 I always called the original Xbox the Xbox 1, and so did everyone I know.

    #210 10 months ago
  211. Beta

    So, what have I missed?… ;)

    It’s always fun when there’s a troll and it explodes into a 200 comment thread.

    #211 10 months ago
  212. absolutezero

    I still have my Xbox 1 and called it the Xbox… 1

    #212 10 months ago
  213. hitnrun

    @208

    Juvenile? Hey, you’re the one who hears “Xbone” and thinks of an erection.

    Are you really suggesting that actual humans went around calling the Xbox 1 “the original Xbox” in casual conversation? Because that sounds like nobody on Earth I know.

    #213 10 months ago
  214. noamlol2

    major douchbag should just stfu

    the name is bad, change it
    therefore people will stop thinking the console still has all that DRM bullshit they said at E3

    #214 10 months ago
  215. xbla rip

    woa…major nelson knows what disrespectful is? How about telling people for 8 years to buy digital games then create & back a new system that won’t support them? I find that absolutely disrespectful, esp. to the hard earned cash I’ve spent on XBLA titles…man what a world, what a hypocrite!

    #215 10 months ago
  216. xbla rip

    also I can’t wait for the next next gen when they call their new system the #2…who do you work for? Seems like this system should’ve been titled that as that’s what it is doing to us XBLA users.

    #216 10 months ago