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PlayStation Rejects Gamer's Legal Name Because It Inadvertently Contains A Rude Word

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PlayStation Rejects Gamer's Legal Name Because It Inadvertently Contains A Rude Word

A perfectly innocent PlayStation owner has apparently found himself in violation of the the PSN's Terms Of Service, all because his surname just happens to contain a rude word. And to be fair, it's not even that rude of a word.

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Over on the PlayStation Subreddit, a user with the last name MacManus has had to call on the help of Sony's tech support because his legally given surname doesn't comply with the TOS. Why? Because Sony apparently thinks MacManus is trying to get away with sneaking "anus" in there. As if anyone would want to do that on purpose.


"It's great when your legal name doesn't comply with terms of service," MacManus wrote on Reddit, to much tittering from the assembled crowd. But there were also plenty of gamers who could relate to MacManus' struggle.

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"Coming from someone with the last name Dickerson, this checks out," wrote one sympathetic user. "I can no longer create a character on Madden."

"I've seen some pretty offensive names used on PSN, and they just let them go, and here you are getting rejected for that. Dafuq?" added another.

It seems Sony has yet to officially respond to poor MacManus' plight, and it's unclear what he's decided to do in the meantime. One user pointed out that "manus" is actually slang for "idiot" in New Zealand, so there's a chance Sony could be taking issue with "manus" rather than just "anus". Either way, this is pretty ridiculous and clearly not MacManus' fault. Just let the guy game in peace, would you?

Featured Image Credit: Sony/Nickelodeon

Topics: News, PlayStation

Ewan Moore
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