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Bun B Shares How Taking An Advance From Sony Led UGK To Not Make ‘One Dollar In Royalties’

UGK is marked in history as one of the greatest Hip-Hop duos. However, their solidified spot in the culture since their official debut in the 90s didn’t make them exempt from the pitfalls of the music industry.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 6, 2023

Sony Will Automatically Change Your PSN Name If It's Offensive

Last week, Sony announced it would be rolling out a new feature that allows users to change their PSN name — the ID that follows you throughout the Playstation gaming world — freely and openly. It’s a big step for Sony, since Microsoft allowed XBOX users to do it for years. While gamers are very excited about the change (not being bogged down to one name while you’re owning people in Overwatch is very exciting), there’s one issue. T he new feature has the potential to stir up one of the gaming world’s oldest problems: hate speech and offensive language. Sony recognizes the problems that allowing people to change their PSN names more frequently could bring, and the company is trying to get ahead of it. A company blog post last week outlined that any PSN names using racial slurs, profanity, or any other offensive language that breaks Sony’s terms of service would be automatically changed to “TempXXX.” This punishment is actually light, considering that Playstation used to ban people...

John Ketchum

Apr 15, 2019