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CNET Update: Microsoft says 'tsk tsk' to Xbox potty mouths

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CNET Update: Microsoft says 'tsk tsk' to Xbox potty mouths

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Xbox players can be punished for cursing in upload videos, YouTube cracks down on comment spam, and Thanksgiving in space is a bit dry for NASA's astronauts.

Xbox One's players to keep it clean. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. The Xbox One game console has a code of conduct policy that has upset a number of owners. There's this new tool called Upload Studio. It let you save, edit and share a short clip of your game to show off to other Xbox users and you can include your own audio commentary or reaction captured from the Kinect camera. But if you use profanity and swear in your audio commentary, it violates the Xbox Live code of conduct and it could result in a suspension of privileges on Xbox Live. The punishment includes being blocked from using the video chat service Skype for 24 hours or more. Some Xbox users had no warning about this potential punishment. They just discovered that they couldn't use Skype with a poorly written message on the screen that said they couldn't use the program because of past behavior. As of now, a user has no indication of what they did wrong or how long they're blocked. These upload studio clips can be posted to a player's Xbox Live profile and share with friends or with the full Xbox Live community. A Microsoft spokesperson didn't answer detailed questions on exactly how this profanity punishment works. But here's the funny thing about it all. It appears that players are not getting in trouble if they upload a clip of a mature-rated game like Battlefield 4 or the characters in the scene are cursing up the storm and showing graphic violence. Rather it seems Microsoft has just punishing gamers who don't keep their language clean. And another Xbox One news for the early buyers who got a broken console that cannot re-disks. Microsoft is offering a free launch game download to anyone who reports the issue to customer support and goes through the Xbox One advanced exchange program to get a new machine. There's been some drama over YouTube's new comment system in which it ties in to Google+ and has seen a rising spam. But the YouTube team has announced it launched three updates that can combat the spam and have the system recognize malicious links and impersonation attempts. It's also changing how long comments are displayed. Next up, YouTube will work on a way for video publishers to moderate comments in bulk. And I'll leave you with something to chew on this holiday. Well, many in the US enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family, the NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be enjoying their very own Thanksgiving meal out of bags. In a video sent from ISS, we learn that there will be irradiated turkey, thermo-stabilized yams and freeze dried green beans. Not exactly how Mom used to make it but it's something. That is your tech news update but you can find more details on the show blog cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
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