When you think of Xbox Live, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's all young adolescents who have horrible things to say about your mother or your sexuality.
This is of course a large turnoff for people playing multiplayer games, so Microsoft is ramping up efforts to cull the vitriol on Xbox Live, ready for the Xbox One...
They will be using a new reputation system, driven both by active reports and by passive actions such as communication blocking. If these trends continue over time, the player's Reputation score will lower, and they'll be more likely to be matchmaked against other vitriolic players - keeping them safely away from the other, happier users.
Although this approach will be successful for most of the gamers who use the system, it doesn't actually help the punished players reform. League of Legends and DOTA 2 both have fairly harsh communities at times, but Riot and Valve are working hard to not only stop bad behaviour, but help the offending players to stop them getting reported again.
Regardless, it will take a lot of work before people are happy risking the wilds of Xbox Live rather than their safer party chat. What do you think, how bad is the Xbox Live chat at the moment? Do you think these Reputation methods will help the problem? Tell us below!