From what games you like playing, to "do you want a free pass to watch me practice my show"...
I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, recently I have been receiving likes for almost every screenshot I take on Xbox by random people (usually girls) that have hundreds/thousands of followers. If you're Average parent, who buys a Switch for their kid and just hands it to them without looking at those features and then you find your kid playing with Harold the 50 year old from the next state over.
Yeah I'm not going to follow you for liking my picture lol Sadly, this just makes me doubt all those other random college girls which randomly message me to chat. It doesn't matter that parental controls existed, all the news see is "Kid talking to 50 year old dude playing Splatoon 2".
but it's obvious that many don't, and while that's bad PR for any company, it doesn't mean they can't be active in actually being a solution to the problem, instead of ignoring it or actively keeping others away from such things because they have to protect the children. A friend of mine kept on messaging and ended up on one of those cam sites where they asked for his card details.
@ Nintendew Kids use all sorts of other social services like Facebook, Steam, PSN, XBL, Instagram etc and you don't see half the dumbass functionality that you do on Nintendo's service Also Nintendo's console is no more a family system than Play Station and Xbox, so that is not a legitimate excuse for why they can continue to put out a lackluster service. She said she's going through a list looking for people to chat to as she's bored. Edit: I noticed some of them go through the communities list where they find you and so pretend having similar interests I got one of these a few weeks ago.
The person claims to be an american college girl, but is mostly probably a fat loser with fat stains on all over his shirt Had one on psn contact me a few weeks back... Someone hits me up, says "hi", I ask who is this and they tell me that they're bored and just want to chat. first article I have ever read on N4G where I am struggling to see a single dislike to any of the comments! I used to play with a big You Tube streamer all the time so I thought it was a fan that recognized me the first time.
It started off all innocent and escalated quickly... I instantly think Chris Hanson is going to come out from behind some curtain and ask me to sit down while he holds my chat log. Clearly angry fanboys don't enter articles about college girls!
@Weeb But wouldn't it be better if all these companies actually made a more concerted effort to inform people that these features exist?
Sure, these things do get bad reports, which paints the system or service in a negative light, but there are tools there to protect the children.
@Weeb, If you're going to be an absentee parent that's on you and I feel sorry for your kids.
However, if you pay any attention at all to what your child is doing, then this would be a non issue.
This needs to get approved so the message to stay away from this scam gets out to gamers I got message too.