Just talking about weed is enough to get the ban hammer from these games, apparently.
Gamers are catching bans for simply talking about weed, whether in-game or on social media.
Last month, Emanuel Maiberg at VICE wrote about how the first-person shooter game Call of Duty will censor or even ban players for typing the word “weed” — regardless of context — in the game’s chat system. Yet the game also sells a “weed gun” item covered in pot leaves as part of its $10 “Blunt Force” pack, and whipping it out to light up some noobs won’t catch anyone a ban.
“It is the height of hypocrisy then that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will actively try and get me to spend real money on a weed color scheme for my gun, but attempt to silence me if I profess my love for smoking weed in the game,” Maiberg wrote.