Xbox Live's Top Cop Turns in His Badge

Stephen Toulouse—known as StepTo to those listening to Major Nelson's podcast, or unfortunate enough to feel the cold kiss of the Xbox Live banhammer—has given his two weeks notice to Microsoft. The director of Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement will leave Feb. 16, after 18 years with the company. » 2/03/12 11:00pm 2/03/12 11:00pm

Hackers Snare Website of Xbox Live's Top Cop [Update]

Stephen Toulouse, known to many as Stepto, is Microsoft's director of policy and enforcement for Xbox Live. That means he's the guy with the biggest, baddest banhammer on that service, making him a prime target for grudge-nursing hackers. Apparently one just seized control of his personal website, » 4/03/11 1:00pm 4/03/11 1:00pm

In Defense of — and a Salute to — The Pro

Two jackasses baiting an Xbox Live moderator and getting banned isn't worth much outrage. But when they doctor a video and expect everyone to believe it on the knee-jerk faith that mods are fascists, that just insults your intelligence. » 2/24/10 6:20pm 2/24/10 6:20pm