Posts Tagged ‘microsoft

05
May
09

Those wacky video game makers

untitled1Up has a wonderful piece up called Talking Heads, giving us the strangest quotes throughout the industry. My personal favorite:

“We don’t provide the ‘easy to program for’ console that [developers] want, because ‘easy to program for’ means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?” – Kaz Hirai, Sony

Ha ha, you crack me up, Kazzie! Good one!
The two quotes from Activision guy Bobby Kotick on the last page are also interesting, in a more serious and scary way.

26
Feb
09

Gay? No Xbox Live for you!

4f6cef875973d35084109a823efacf4aHello there.

Are you gay or lesbian? Like to play on XBox Live?

If so, then STFU (apparently).
Turns out, mentioning that you’re gay or lesbian is enough to get you banned from XBLA. Saying that you’re not gay is OK, and it seems as though declaring your straightness is acceptable, but if you happen to mention a sexual preference other than that, you’re fucked.

Sexual orientation is a sensitive issue, sure, and I can understand that Microsoft wants to put a lid on it on their networks. But how about doing something about the actual problem – ban the people who act like dickheads when someone mentions a sexual preference other than straight.

I’m tempted to go on XBLA and start reporting people who say that they’re not gay. “OMG that person just totally hinted at their sexuality! I’m personally offended by this! Burn, heretic!”