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Old 08-15-2007, 10:25 PM
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I find this funny as heck...however, me and the family have already planned our home, decorations and all that

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August 14, 2007 - Speaking at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, Peter Edward, head of the household for Sony's Home service, has revealed details about the company's plans to supervise the content and behavior of its residents. Users who are found to repeatedly cause a nuisance or offend others on the service risk not only being personally kicked out of Home, but their PlayStation 3 could be banned, as well. In these extreme cases, the user would have to purchase a new console in order to return Home.

According to gamesindustry.biz, Sony does not plan to actively police Home in Big Brother fashion. Instead, it will rely on a complaint system that allows users to formally register their grievances about another resident.

"If you really feel like you've been abused or that someone has just shown wholly inappropriate behavior then you are able to complain about it," Edward said. "If you really, really misbehave you can have your console disconnected at a machine level, so you would actually have to move house and buy a new PS3 before you could get online again.
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Great. But where's the smackdown?
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Great. But where's the smackdown?
Notice the "OT"....I just thought it funny and slightly newsworthy. I can just imagine people "reporting" their neighbors to the authorities all the time just because they don't get along...it'll be just like this forum
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Wait, wait... wha? Sony can BAN consoles from going online without you needing to PAY them to do that as a service?!

Huh...
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Wait, wait... wha? Sony can BAN consoles from going online without you needing to PAY them to do that as a service?!

Huh...
I sense some major PR disaster in the making:

"If you really, really misbehave you can have your console disconnected at a machine level, so you would actually have to move house and buy a new PS3 before you could get online again.
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Moving Thread to "Game Room"
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i think this is actually a great thing. rampant asshattery is ruining the online experience for tons of people and making the web flagrantly inappropriate for children. i certainly don't want my future kids to be immersed in the kind of asshattery that i see on a daily basis in online games.
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it's a good thing, we dont need trouble makers in there.
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