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Xbox One accounts suspended over profanity-ridden video uploads

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Microsoft has suspended some Xbox One Live user accounts after they posted Upload Studio videos with “excessive profanity.”

Temporary Xbox Live bans are being handed out to select Xbox One users using “excessive profanity” in their Upload Studio creations.

Although punished gamers will still be able to play online multiplayer with their Xbox Live account, Microsoft will bar them from attached Kinect camera recordings to gameplay clips.

Microsoft may also ban them from using Upload Studio altogether for a period of time, just to prove that using bad language has consequences on Xbox One.

“We take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We want a clean, safe, and fun environment for all users”, said a Microsoft spokesperson. “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.”

The punishments have caused outrage on Xbox One forums, with users suggesting the Upload Studio isn’t actually mentioned in Microsoft’s Xbox Live Code of Conduct.

Previously, Microsoft had said it would allow Xbox One users to share videos created in Upload Studio “without restrictions or limitations.”

The new suspensions have caused users to wonder whether Microsoft is monitoring private conversations as well as Upload Studio creations. Microsoft insists this isn’t the case.

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

Upload Studio is a new Xbox One feature that allows users to save clips recorded with Game DVR to their personal SkyDrive account.

The Xbox One was released on Friday, November 22 and retails for £429.

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Via: The Verge

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