Microsoft has updated the Code of Conduct portion of its Terms of Service to clarify a few points. Today, Microsoft provided a summary of changes coming to its Code of Conduct which will go into effect May 1, and while most of it’s old hat, there are some noticeable tweaks. For Xbox owners, the updated Code of Conduct notes users could face bans, suspensions, and have their Xbox Live Gold membership revoked. The latter would also result in the loss of funds associated with the XBL account. Nothing super new on that end. More than anything, the update seeks to provide clarification for what’s already in place for Xbox users, as noted in sections 5 and 13: “We’ve clarified that use of offensive language and fraudulent activity is prohibited. We’ve also clarified that violation of the Code of Conduct through Xbox Services may result in suspensions or bans from participation in Xbox Services, including forfeiture of content licenses, Xbox Gold Membership time, … [Read more...] about Microsoft updates its Code of Conduct for Xbox Live
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Microsoft will ban offensive language via Xbox, Skype, and other services. The changes, which are part of the company’s new Terms of Service agreement, will come into effect on May 1. Here are the best new PC games of 2018. The new ToS will cover a variety of Microsoft services, from Cortana to Office. It could mean that players face bans or suspensions from Xbox Live services; a summary of the changes released by Microsoft states that “violation of the Code of Conduct through Xbox Services may result in suspensions or bans from participation in Xbox Services,” meaning the brig might not be all you have to fear if you’re being rude in Sea of Thieves. The new terms also extend to Skype, so you’re not completely safe even if you’re just chatting with your friends. What exactly constitutes offensive language isn’t clear, but Microsoft claim they have the right to go back through your data to check what you’ve been up to, (in the event of an … [Read more...] about Microsoft are banning offensive language from Skype and Xbox
UPDATE 28TH MARCH: Xbox VIP Mike Ybarra clarified overnight there will be no policy change for Xbox Live, so the rules already in place there will remain the rules come 1st May. There is no policy change for Xbox Live. https://t.co/NbpxkGXDUX— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) March 27, 2018 ORIGINAL STORY 27TH MARCH: Using offensive language on Xbox Live - as if! - Skype or even in shared Word documents may get you into trouble with Microsoft's newly updated Code of Conduct. And if you get into trouble you could face suspensions or bans, have Xbox Live Gold membership time revoked or even lose money associated with the account. If Microsoft investigates you it reserves the right to "review Your Content in order to resolve the issue", too - which sounds a lot like 'dig through your personal data' to me.The Microsoft Service Agreement changes come into effect 1st May 2018, so you'd better get those swear words out of the way now, you silly old s**tbags.The relevant point about offensive … [Read more...] about Microsoft to clamp down on offensive language across Xbox Live, Skype, Office, everything
Before Microsoft's Xbox One X hit the market, virtually all talk about the machine was focused on what it could do - how many pixels it pushed, how smooth a framerate it delivered, how many flops it could flip. It was touted as the world's most powerful console, meant to show off the kind of power only Microsoft could deliver. If you wanted true 4K gaming, if you wanted your games to look their absolute best (setting aside competition in the PC realm), you needed an Xbox One X. Three months later, it's become apparent that the device once known as Project Scorpio is fulfilling another purpose: repairing Microsoft's tarnished image. Phil Spencer gives us a new Xbox When the Xbox One was revealed to the world, it was a confusing mess of ideas and half-baked compromises. Executives (in)famously talked up what many anticipated being the next great gaming console as a place where you could... watch TV and track your fantasy football stats. And be interrupted by a Skype call while you were … [Read more...] about Xbox One X is the beginning of a new era for Xbox, and the Master Chief Collection update proves it
The conversation around harassment and toxicity in some of the biggest gaming communities has amplified in recent weeks. As companies like Blizzard and Twitch try to figure out how to rid their games and platforms of the worst offenders, Mixer is being highlighted as a company doing things right. Mixer is Microsoft’s streaming platform — and competition to Twitch. It became the center of conversation last week after people on Twitter began pointing to the company’s strict, transparent outlines of what behavior is considered toxic or harassing. The rules aren’t new, but the platform’s clear outline of what it considers harassment became a new example in how should handle vicious communities. Mixer’s specific rules on harassment state that the following behavior can result in bans for streamers: Using clips, audio files, or out of context quotes to mock or make fun of another community member Creating multiple accounts to evade channel bans Calling … [Read more...] about Why is Mixer’s community seen as more positive than Twitch and YouTube?