New York State Removes Sex Offenders From Xbox Live. Sensibility ++

This makes almost too  much sense. New York State went out of their way this week to remove registered sex offenders from Xbox Live.


New York will be removing the state’s registered sex offenders from several online gaming services, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced. As part of “Operation: Game Over,” over 3,500 of accounts have been removed from various gaming services run by “Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony.”

The purge was done with the consent of each company. Xbox Live is the only service explicitly mentioned in the press release, though each company certainly has recognized services, including PlayStation Network, Origin, Game Center,, etc.

The press release notes that New York law requires sex offenders to provide the state with email addresses and screen names, which can then “be made available to certain websites so they can purge potential predators from their online networks.” This marks the first time the law has been applied to gaming services. Vice president and deputy general counsel Rich Wallis noted that the company is “supportive of Attorney General Schneiderman’s efforts to make the Internet, including online gaming environments like Xbox LIVE, safer for everyone.”

‘Cause as bothersome as those disrespectful douche teenagers are on Live, there’s far worse skulking about.