Don't Be A Jerk While Streaming Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Or Treyarch Will Ban You
That headline...it reminds me of that spoof movie Don't Be A Menace While Drinking Juice In The Hood. If you didn't know already, Black Ops II enables users to live-stream their gaming sessions and upload those sessions directly to YouTube. However, with great power comes great responsibility and for buttheads who don't exercise responsibility Treyarch will drop the ban-hammer on you.
Original Gamer spotted the amended Security & Enforcement policy for Call of Duty, and Treyarch tossed in a few extra tidbits for newcomers and veterans alike. Check out the updated ruleset below.
Any user who is found to have offensive or unauthorized content in their live stream is subject to penalty. Offensive content includes but is not limited to foul language, racially charged language, and nudity. Unauthorized content includes but is not limited to unlicensed music, TV shows, movies and brand logos.
* Minor offense: User will be temporarily banned from using live streaming and may have camera streaming privileges in the game revoked.
* Extreme or repeat offenses: User will be permanently banned from using live streaming.
* Extreme offenders will also be reported to the live streaming service provider and may have their account revoked by that service provider.
Oh, what are unlicensed brand logos? What, you can't wear a Nike shirt while live-streaming? Or wait...maybe sport an EA hat and Medal of Honor: Warfighter sunglasses? I'd love to see someone get hit with a ban-hammer for wearing a competitor's logo...that would be some silly crap right there.
Anyway, most of the rules above are all standard fare (except for that brand logo crap, wtf is up with that?). I doubt they'll be upheld anymore than the standard rule-set for Xbox Live, but I'd love to see Treyarch try to tame the digital wild west known as the interwebs. Many have tried, all have failed.
You can pick up Call of Duty: Black Ops II for home consoles and PC next Tuesday on November 13th. You can visit the Official Website to learn more about the game.
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