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Home is Where You Can't Say 'Hello'?
Posted by XanTium | 28-12-2008 23:57 EST
From kotaku.com: [QUOTE] Anything as deep and complex as PlayStation Home is bound to have its growing pains. SCEA's hometown paper, the San Francisco Chronicle, took a look at some, including some hypersensitive chat filtering.
For a time, seems "hello" was filtered out of chat (I'm assuming this is if a user entered it from a keypad himself, not as a shortcut) because it began with "hell," a no-no in Home (but entirely permissible by the FCC, so, come on ...)
Others also take issue with the blanket supposition that words like "gay," "bisexual" and "lesbian," -- not to mention "Christ" and "Jew" are pejoratives, when they can be used to identify interest groups and communities that one reasonably expects would organize in this virtual world. Sony, in all fairness, faces a difficult task (are insult-recognition-heuristics out there?) but says it's working on a solution.
"The key message is it's a beta and it's evolving on a daily basis," SCEA spokesman Patrick Seybold tells the Chron. "We've said early on that user behavior and feedback will shape where we go with Home." [/QUOTE]
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"The key message is it's a beta and it's evolving on a daily basis," SCEA spokesman Patrick Seybold tells the Chron. "We've said early on that user behavior and feedback will shape where we go with Home."
Well, I better hurry up and get on there to show them what I want! lol
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I like the bowling section, it's probably the best feature, but I would like to decorate my summer house more, like with game paintings and what not. Also it would be nice to invite your online friends into your house, I mean is that possible yet?