ReasonUser banned (1 week): Inappropriate and hostile commentary towards devs
For me, so far so good. Can't complain about the output of their first-party and third-party partnerships. Got a good number of console and platform exclusives this year. And there is already a ridiculous amount slated for next year too. And we know of at least one for 2023. Can't fault that kinda output.
What I want to know is who we should hold responsible for PS OS + Services... whoever that person is needs to make themselves known so he/she can be harassed.
GamingThreadAngry Joe accused of sexual harassment/predatory behaviour
ReasonUser Banned (3 Months): Ignoring staff post; inflammatory false equivalences and victim blaming rhetoric in sensitive discussion.
The dude shot his shot...
Disgustingly, like a sleaze and using his position of influence as some sort of entitlement to gain sexual favors. Unfortunately, something very common and typical of most men (and even women) in a position of power.
As they say, power corrupts... I tend to believe it just brings out the worst in people.
I would say to women though if you ever find yourself being in a position where you feel uncomfortable, its best to say you are uncomfortable and leave and apologize for getting it all wrong if at a later time or date you end up finding out you were wrong to suspect the guy than to stay and hope you are wrong and give him the benefit of the doubt. An honest and decent man would understand and even apologize for making you in any way feel uncomfortable.
Oh, I also agree that hearing both sides of the story is only fair. Wanting to do so doesn't mean the victim isn't being believed. Because there are also people that actually can lie about stuff like this for whatever reason. Not saying that anyone is lying here though, just saying that its ok (and even necessary) to hear both sides of the story before any judgment is passed.