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Xbox One: Microsoft is reportedly banning users from using Skype and Upload Studio for swearing

Xbox One gives you the ability to record your voice to accompany a gameplay clip and upload it to Xbox Live using Upload Studio, and it appears that multiple users have been temporarily banned for swearing in those clips.

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Banning headlines

  • Major Nelson: We ban modded 360s from Live for the "health of the video game business"

    Major Nelson’s issued a statement on the reason for banning Live accounts for modded 360s, saying the games trade survives on the fact that people buy “genuine products”. “The health of the video game business depends on customers paying for the genuine products and services they receive, both from manufacturers and the local companies that […]

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  • EA: Forum banning does not ban you from all EA games

    EA has sought to clarify an obviously daft rumour that if a user was banned from an EA forum they would be banned from playing EA games altogether. In short, it’s bollocks. “Players who have been banned from EA Forums are not automatically banned from online access to their other EA games. Posting in EA […]

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  • Spore DRM talk bring ban threats from EA

    Oh dear. EA’s threatened to ban users from its official Spore forums for causing “arguments” about DRM. This doesn’t just mean banning from the forums: this means having your account banned, thus rendering you unable to play your copy of the game. Yep: that means you’d have to buy another copy if you wanted to […]

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