Eurogamer.net are today reporting the latest word from the US, where television's own Dr. Phil, a celebrity therapist, has been rather concerned by reports of bullying and racism on the Xbox Live service.
Speaking to Dr. Phil, gaming guest Terry described some of the abuse he'd suffered playing games on Live, having been called a "monkey," and other slurs.
"I love playing videogames as much as I like eating food. I've been a loyal customer to Xbox Live and Xbox 360," Terry offered. "Now it's gotten worse with the racial slurs, the name-calling and the bullying online. I've been called 'monkey,' or 'Are your hands greasy from eating all that chicken?' [and] 'I'm going to put a lynch on your door.'"
The gamer also revealed that he no longer lets his kids play on Live because of the rise in the name-calling. More over, when he complained to Microsoft, he was told 10 separate complaints about a user would be needed before action could be taken.
Microsoft has now promised to investigate thoroughly.