March 12th 2011 2:37 am PT

Show 390: Xbox LIVE Enforcement: Tales from the Din Part 3: The Conclusioning

Recorded on Friday, March 11, 2010 at PAX East


Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)


Enforcement on the Xbox LIVE service isn’t just about whacking the bad guys. Join Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse, head of Xbox LIVE Policy and Enforcement, and his team as they walk you through the ins and outs of policing the service (along with some fun stories), working with game developers to keep ahead of the miscreants when designing their titles, and working with the gaming community as a whole to understand how gamers want to be safe online. Stepto and his team will also take your questions about banning, cheating, or anything else you’d like to know about protecting the service.


Panelists include: Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse Boris Erickson Andreas Holbrook Jason Coon

Show Details:

Duration (approx): 1:01:36
File size (approx) : 28.2
Format: MP3

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  • Tjoeb123

    This caught me by surprise since the post is labeled “Show ###”. I was like “Wait, what? Really?”

  • mccalejk

    Too bad you can’t see the videos. :)
    I can’t take this too seriously as my main account was suspended for a week for a word taken out of context. I posted on the forums and even emailed MS and no one would admit my account should have not been banned.

  • Tjoeb123

    And unless you can somehow read Stepto’s mind like Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear Solid, that’s not going to happen.

  • CuddlyClamShot

    Don’t put “NWA and The Hamburglar “**** the Police 2011″ in your Bio, you get banned for a week.

  • freddo3d

    I love this discussion. Great insight into the way things are done behind the scenes…it’s simple people.. play by the rules and you won’t get into trouble! Check this discussion out via


    Is there video of this up yet? There’s a lot lost on this by only hearing the audio.

  • UnrealCh13f


    They have been up for a while and dugg them up for you! Enjoy! – “Myth 1″ – “Myth 2″ – “Myth 3″ – “Bore you to tears Powerpoint from PAX 2010″

  • Dazzle369

    I would also like video….in sync with audio…for further enjoyment

  • Adaptor

    That was quite interesting. Somehow reassuring to know that my complaints about tenth prestige lobbies aren’t for nothing.

    To everyone annoyed by cheaters and ‘hackers': don’t be lazy and do file a complaint. The more complaints the higher the chance they will be investigated.

  • TG kolz4ever

    I would love if the modified xbox people are finally taken care of. Because much as they BS everyone that they can’t cheat it’s more than obvious it can cheat. And Adaptor, I always send in complaints about the obvious cheaters. Always doubt much will be done but wtf I figure.

  • freddo3d

    Hey Guys …. just heard that Gears of War 3 have some awesome stuff they are giving away via facebook. Check out this article at the Game Guru.
    I for one will be signing up to the new gears FB page.