Microsoft is selling a pornographic game on Xbox, and it will ban you if you take screenshots

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Metropolis: Lux Obscura is a match-3 puzzle game which features vaguely pornographic cartoon comic panels, and you can get banned from Xbox Live if you take screenshots of it.

Ah, algorithms. Smart for reducing your human work force, yet often a dumb way to treat your customers. Microsoft’s NSFW-shy image processing A.I. has been banning people from Xbox Live for screenshotting a game on Xbox Live, known as Metropolis: Lux Obscura.

Metropolis: Lux Obscura is a $7.99 match-3 style puzzle game which intersects with a Sin City-style noir comic book, featuring many many racy scenes. It sports the “Mature +17” ESRB rating for violence, blood, drug references, strong language, nudity, and sexual content.

Players using the Xbox to take screenshots or video clips using Microsoft’s own Xbox Game DVR have been finding, however, that doing so can land you with hefty bans (thanks, K4rn4ge) on Xbox Live for “pornographic content,” even if you haven’t shared the clips publically. Facepalm.

Source: Windows

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