Xbox’s new Code of Conduct: yes to “get wrecked,” “potato aim,” no to hate

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An artist's approximation of an Xbox Live player crossing the lines as set by Microsoft in a new Xbox Community Standards page this week.

Enlarge / An artist’s approximation of an Xbox Live player crossing the lines as set by Microsoft in a new Xbox Community Standards page this week. (credit: Getty Images / Sam Machkovech)

An apparently new page at the official Xbox website, dubbed “Community Standards for Xbox,” was recently unearthed by members of the ResetEra gaming forums. The page appears to be the first of its kind from a console online-gaming provider, as it translates the legalese of Microsoft’s existing “services agreement” to straight-up “l33t” speak.

The page, which has yet to see a signal-boost from Xbox representatives like Phil Spencer or Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, goes into detail about 10 major points in Microsoft’s Services Agreement—the form you must scroll through and click “accept” on when creating any Xbox or Microsoft account. These 10 points have been rephrased slightly to better reflect an Xbox use case and are followed by examples of hypothetical activities, including smack talk.

The most notable section may be the “keep your content clean” category. In Microsoft’s official agreement, this is described as follows:

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