Parading around Call of Duty: Black Ops wearing a swastika might earn you a ban on Xbox Live, but that's just the tip of a very troubled system.
As far as I know Treyarch bans for people violating their game. If MS takes over an account as a whole I agree that there is some inconsistency but this is no different from any other law or policy. I'm not sure if "420" violates anything considering that marijuana is well legal in numerous places. It's not the same as a Swastika IMO because the Swastika is rooted in global history and indicative of a hateful ideology. I don't expect any system to perfectly catch all the rulebreakers or not to have any gray areas but I sure as hell am glad they are trying, regardless of inconsistency as it at least keeps a majority in check.
I agree that the weed and hakenkreuz are on totally different levels. It's when people report them as offensive that it becomes offensive to MS and developers. Sad too since most of the time they're only reporting because they got whomped in-game. I've had two perfectly legit gamertags banned for that reason.
Ive had one taken from me for that reason.
I have a friend who's gamer tag was BaldBastard for 5 years then out of nowhere he was forced to change it or be banned.
Sid, fuck yea! Look at that 'Cross the street There's a car built just for me To own a car would be a luxury But right now I can't afford the gas A brand new convertible is out of my class But that can't stop me from thinkin' to myself "That car's fine lookin', man, it's something else"
Again censoring for any reason is wrong.I don't understand why people are okay with it.If this is okay to you ban the cross to,christian's have murdered millions more then hitler could dream.An for far less reason,at least hitler was trying to feed his people when he started.christian's did it because they didn't believe in the same invisible man.An 4:20 is a number how can a number be offending.
Ummm, I'm sorry, Hitler was trying to feed his people? By invoking hatred in his country for anyone that wasn't white, taking over Europe and killing millions of innocent people because of their religion? Thats a pretty wierd way of feeding his people, don't you think? Did you even take history class or you just taking what you were taught from a raving hobo as fact?
Maybe you don't know this but the german people were starving.And yes war brings in finances when you kill and take what was their's.Not the nicest way to do it,but extremely affective.Its you that doesn't know your history.Look up how germany was left after WW1 you might learn something.
Probably because most people aren't okay with neo-nazi fuckwits. See, it's only censorship when you're doing it to "protect" someone else. When you suppress content so you yourself don't have to see it, that's a choice.
I know must people are not okay with "neo-nazi fu*kwits".But where do you draw the line either censor everything or censor nothing censor or what you don't want to see.Censoring of any type just seems wrong to me it creates ignorance.
So spending a lot of money on a Military and machines like Panzers to the point of being able to bulldoze their way through Europe is the best way of feeding people? Yes Germany was left crippled after a war they willingly entered, but entered on the team that wasn't going to win so they ended up in a bad state of affairs rather than riches, but that doesn't mean that Hitlers motives were for the well-being of his people which is what your implying. Germany would of recovered without taking over neighbouring countries. Economies do bounce back over time you know.
I said when he started it was to feed his people.It was the reason his people put him in power.They were being forced to pay damages for WW1 that cost was starving there country.Yes building tanks and robbing other country's was financially a good decision.Instead of continuing to pay another country your money.Use that money building tanks creating jobs employing a large military creating jobs.This feeds your people.I should say I don't condone anything germany did in WW2,there were other ways to go about it without killings millions of innocent people.But more often then not human's take the easy way out.
i see what you mean however even though Hitler thought what he was doing was for the best of Germany, he tried to take over the whole world and in the name of religion yet ofcourse failed. I'm pretty sure he was not a Christian. communism/fascism = atheism in its purest form...Oh btw the Jewish God is the same as the Christian God unless your a zionist jew... anyways enough of the religious talk lol, 4:20 may, to many Americans mean national weed day but it is also Hitler's B-day.
LOL: "Maybe you’ve also noticed a lack of people named Adolf in the last 70 years."
What do you expect from ignorant white trash aryans full of hate due to that ignorance.
Hitler really Fxxked up that sweet stash style could you imagine the possibilities? "wanna ride the landing strip baby?" wo0t!
yea, before his shenanigins it was called the chaplin. http://bkgg.files.wordpress...
well, now we have to deal with all these brown pride mexican racist fucks. they are worst than any nazi, aryans hardly even exist these days. you got all the hispanic garbage flooding in with all their racist ways and problems!
where you going after this, clan rally?
i hit a nerve? where u live, in europe? lol, come on down to Cali my friend and youll see what im talking about! dont be so closeminded.
no, i'm from rochester ny. i just found your out the blue racism kinda funny. example: person 1: you shouldn't call people fat. person 2: those smelly sweeds really piss me off. madmax: there are gang problems everywhere, gangs of all races. i just don't have the time too be racist to all those people. it's not a freedom of speech issue because we all clicked agree on the terms of service.
would u get banned using the buddhist version of the swas.
I believe in Freedom Of Speech & Expression. I've been called the "N"Word (Shocked I Know) and everything else online. And it doesn't bother me one bit because I know the world is full of different people and thanks to online gaming I've met people some I probably won't have. But if they have a problem with people being whoever they want to be maybe they shouldn't have online gaming. ...See that's one of the many things the "N"Words stand for "Keeping it Real" no matter if it offends whoever, atleast it's real. Can U handle the Truth??? The Mature +17 Rating is clear on the box.
i understand and agree, but this isn't a freedom of speech issue. xbl is a service and unfortunately they have the power too pick and choose what they deem to be offensiv.
Hmm, its not freedom of speech? I think it is, when they wanna censor something like a swastica for gods sakes! Comon,i have to agree with plissken on that one. I am from CA too and there is a huge problem out here with hispanic brown pride gangs, bigtime! That stuff is much more important than any logo, those guys are doing hate crimes all the time against blacks, asains and whites and of course the media refuses to cover it because they are so pro hispanic out here.. If you disagree, either you are Mexican or are indeed oblivious. Wake up!!!
@thebudgetgamer..True but I don't think its should apply to M+17 rated games that are online for adults. If they have a problem with the Swastika maybe they shouldn't have it in the game at all. I can play Co-Op zombie Nazi's controlled by computer but when someone wants to be one in the same game that's wrong?? Its getting out of control.
I just find some of XBOXlives policy's to be plain stupid
Censorship is bullcrap, I get the fact that things such as the swastika are deemed offensive. But for Gods sake get over it, it's just an image, it can't do anything, it only represents what people want it represent. If we don't think it represents something offensive, then it's not offensive and we'd all be happier. Take away what the image represents and it loses it's power.
Clearly, the swastikas are way too offensive for the audience of such a non-violent childrens' game! Boo swastikas!!! Hooray for the blood and the gore!!!!!
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