Sony Exec Admits He was Banned From MiiVerse for Promoting PlayStation

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wait, so if i understood this correctly, he got banned for saying that he loves playstation?
This is on the level of the only time i got banned from a SAMP server because i said in chat that i dont agree with another person claiming that this server is the best and i like another better. i didnt evne say the name, they insta-banned me for not thinking their server is the best. fun times.

Ken_J:

Well MiiVerse has the rule of don't advertise a product and the PS, competition or not, is a product. It's similar to getting slapped on the wrist on the escapist for giving a two word post. Those two words could be 'Escapist Rulz' or 'NeoGAF SUX' for all they care it's still only two words.

and you would get a low content warning, not advertising warning.

KazeAizen:

The White Hunter:
Hah.

In defence of the Miiverse it is very well moderated, they tend to deal with bullshit quickly and effectively, and it does make it a nicer place to be when all the trolls are nuked from orbit.

Now if only Microsoft could pick up the pace on their "griefer hell" idea they announced a while back. Unless they've already started it and its just been that damn long since I last played a console of any sort.....college sucks sometimes.

I honestly couldn't tell you if they have since I don't yet own an X1.

Hell I only just bought a 360 tody (and got every exclusive I missed for £25, at least the ones I'm interested in.)

Griefer hell sounds like a good idea though, just not sure how it'd work out. Steam should implement something similar.

CriticKitten:
I think that the far more likely situation is that he did an awful lot more than just proclaim "I love PS" a single time. It's not that easy to get a Wiiverse ban, otherwise I'd agree that it's semi-petty.

Agreed, but I'm just going by the information given here. Still, I can't imagine the guy who has every single console went out and spammed "this sucks, go buy a PS" or something. It'd have to go a LOT farther than "I love PS" in fact before I'd consider that a legitimate ban.

CriticKitten:
For those who will inevitably rush to bash Nintendo for this, or claim "First Amendment!!1!!!11" on it:

This is the digital equivalent of standing in the lobby of your competitor's company and boasting aloud about your love for your own brand, how it's better than your competitor's, and trying to convince people to go to your store instead. It is not "unfair" for the competitor to ask you to leave or to have you escorted off the premises as a trespasser.

No one was rushing to bash Nintendo, people were simply amused by the situation, but someone was evidently rushing to defend Nintendo. A wee bit too invested in a single company methinks

The White Hunter:

KazeAizen:

The White Hunter:
Hah.

In defence of the Miiverse it is very well moderated, they tend to deal with bullshit quickly and effectively, and it does make it a nicer place to be when all the trolls are nuked from orbit.

Now if only Microsoft could pick up the pace on their "griefer hell" idea they announced a while back. Unless they've already started it and its just been that damn long since I last played a console of any sort.....college sucks sometimes.

I honestly couldn't tell you if they have since I don't yet own an X1.

Hell I only just bought a 360 tody (and got every exclusive I missed for £25, at least the ones I'm interested in.)

Griefer hell sounds like a good idea though, just not sure how it'd work out. Steam should implement something similar.

The basic idea is fantastic. Allow for player behavior rating post game. The rating drops with negative ratings and when that person gets tries match making he'll get stuck with people of a similar rating. Therefore all the racist and sexist griefers and trollers would all eventually end up stuck together and away from everyone else. I suppose if you can't stop them you can at least coral them away from everyone else. There is room for abuse of course but its freaking Microsoft. They have money and smart people. They could figure it out.

KazeAizen:

The White Hunter:

KazeAizen:

Now if only Microsoft could pick up the pace on their "griefer hell" idea they announced a while back. Unless they've already started it and its just been that damn long since I last played a console of any sort.....college sucks sometimes.

I honestly couldn't tell you if they have since I don't yet own an X1.

Hell I only just bought a 360 tody (and got every exclusive I missed for £25, at least the ones I'm interested in.)

Griefer hell sounds like a good idea though, just not sure how it'd work out. Steam should implement something similar.

The basic idea is fantastic. Allow for player behavior rating post game. The rating drops with negative ratings and when that person gets tries match making he'll get stuck with people of a similar rating. Therefore all the racist and sexist griefers and trollers would all eventually end up stuck together and away from everyone else. I suppose if you can't stop them you can at least coral them away from everyone else. There is room for abuse of course but its freaking Microsoft. They have money and smart people. They could figure it out.

Oh they could certainly figure it out, however you have to draw a line between regular trash talk and having a laugh and genuine malicious bullshit.

Post match text-chat japery can be fun, but screaming racist 10 year olds who have had sex with my mother should be banished into the abyss with hackers.

Hmm, I'm going to avoid the low hanging fruit regarding how stupid it is to equate an expression of opinion ("I love PS") with advertising, and mention instead that for some reason, I find this Yoshida guy to be pretty likable. The open, friendly way that he discusses potentially embarrassing events that other business execs would probably never talk to journalists about is refreshing and pleasant.

Still won't upgrade from my PS3 though :P

Scrumpmonkey:
No one was rushing to bash Nintendo, people were simply amused by the situation, but someone was evidently rushing to defend Nintendo. A wee bit too invested in a single company methinks

Yes, clearly given the zero Nintendo products I've purchased over the last several years, I'm definitely much too invested in Nintendo to think fairly.

Alternative explanation: this forum is overly critical of Nintendo, and someone opted to make a plea for sanity BEFORE the insanity began. Naw, that makes too much sense, can't be right.

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