Surely I can't be the first to create this little logo tweak? It seems too obvious!
It would make a nice t-shirt though, what do you think?
It seems odd in this world of web 2.0 that we're still subjected to some rather draconian censorship techniques. Surely in spaces such as SecondLife, PlayStation Home and Facebook there should be the ultimate freedom of speech? Racism and sexism should be non-existent and the equality of living life through an avatar should reign supreme.
But no. You're live on the internet, please do not say fuck or bugger.
This little rant comes about because Home is apparently filtering words such as gay,lesbian, and bisexual from text chats, club naming, and club forums. Whilst it's understandable for Sony to censor profanity, censoring the aforementioned words is taking things too far...
Whatever next? Disabled? Overweight? Middle-aged?
Once again Sony has disappointed. Home could have been a great form of escapism, unfortunately it isn't. There is a proliferation of kids running around, machine-gunning insults at other users; some of these insults would be described as homophobic - is this why Sony has censored them? To protect it's gay users?
Ultimately I feel Sony has missed out on their potential Home audience. Should there have been different levels of censorship for age of user? Should the gender of your avatar be locked from the start? - It's hard for a female gamer to walk around with a female avatar without being mobbed by idiots! And should they have invested the time to moderate Home more effectively rather than leaving it to what is little-more than a hyperactive bleep machine?
Home should have been huge. Now it will become the online equivalent of Beavis & Butthead hanging out in the mall.