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If, for whatever reason, you are looking for a well crafted Christ Benoit created wrestler or if you upload one -- you will find trouble of different sorts it appears.

According to an article from Kotaku, uploading a digital version of Benoit can and will result in you being banned from the online features of WWE 2K15.

"I only delete profane, nudity, and inappropriate creations," said 2K's Marcus Stephenson on Twitter.

The article from Kotaku dives further into the why of the decision, but it's honestly somewhat understandable that WWE wouldn't want anything related to Benoit in the game. It's worth noting other potentially inappropriate characters such as Adolf Hitler are also being deleted from the servers.

This of course does raise questions about how much control you should have over a game you bought -- despite the fact you are using free public servers to move said content around. As it stands, uploading any created wrestler which can be deemed as inappropriate can result in a ban from the 2K servers. You can contact 2K support to get your status back, although there is no word on if that step is working for anyone who has been banned or not.

So let us know what you think, should 2K be clamping down on their created wrestlers or should they be more open to any and all created content?

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# 1 Turbojugend @ 12/12/14 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MMChrisS
This of course does raise questions about how much control you should have over a game you bought -- despite the fact you are using free public servers to move said content around.
You can create whoever you want and put them in your game, you just can't share them (if they are deemed to be controversial). Seems reasonable enough.
 
# 2 Stormyhog @ 12/12/14 02:04 PM
I agree with the move as you can still create whatever you want so just keep the inappropiate & controversial stuff on your own console. Just because you have a right to create what you want doesn't mean you should be able to abuse it. A little common sense still needs to be used.
 
# 3 StevenSD @ 12/12/14 02:31 PM
Still though, what if someone wants a Chris Benoit in their game, but doesn't want to go through the obnoxious load screens of creating him? He should have a choice whether he can download a CAW that someone else put time in to create and is willing to share for free.

It goes both ways; at the end of the day nothing can be done because 2k owns the servers.
 
# 4 Rashidi @ 12/12/14 03:08 PM
Banning seems a bit harsh considering 2K didn't exactly warn anyone before hand. Benoit was one of my favorite wrestlers and I'd be pretty pissed if I got banned without warning for sharing him.
 
# 5 ironjumpman_23 @ 12/12/14 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rashidi
Banning seems a bit harsh considering 2K didn't exactly warn anyone before hand. Benoit was one of my favorite wrestlers and I'd be pretty pissed if I got banned without warning for sharing him.
Agreed, it is a bit harsh to ban someone, especially if the person is not aware of what is right or wrong to upload in terms of player creation. I mean whether anyone agrees or not, Benoit was the most popular creation in 2k14. It's a double edged sword really cause in terms of a wrestling career Benoit was hands down one of the greatest. It's a shame that things happen the way they did, cause if it was different he would've been one of my go to legends in the game.
 
# 6 Bolt957 @ 12/12/14 04:54 PM
Ultimately, it really isn't 2K's fault, it's WWE's rules.
 
# 7 elgreazy1 @ 12/12/14 05:44 PM
Seems harsh if players didn't know ahead of time.

Such a shame to see a HOF'er removed from wrestling lore. Granted, what the man did was reprehensible, but a shame none the less.
 
# 8 bigdipper88 @ 12/12/14 05:46 PM
I understand WWE has erased Benoit as if he didn't exist, but 2k allows uploading of other killerrs such as Manson, Dahmer, and O.J. to name a few as if that's ok. Double standard in a way
 
# 9 Turbojugend @ 12/12/14 06:03 PM
Assuming this is WWE mandate, I don't have the WWE Network but apparently there are several PPVs with Benoit matches on their service. Which is a double-standard as well.
 
# 10 JohnDoe8865 @ 12/12/14 06:20 PM
I don't agree with the censorship here, especially considering that A) It was fine to upload whoever you wanted on last-gen WWE games and B) If you paid $60 for the game, including it's online suite, then you should be able to create, upload, and download whoever you want.
 
# 11 bigbob @ 12/12/14 06:24 PM
Apparently my thread wasn't good enough. Lol, jk.

As I said in the thread I made, I think it's ridiculous. I could upload Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer etc. and it wouldn't be an issue.

But like others have said, it's most likely a WWE decision.

What I've noticed now is that they are not even allowing non-facial Benoit's up on Community Creations like they were.
 
# 12 nhthelegend @ 12/12/14 07:38 PM
Considering you can watch PPV's with his matches included on the WWE Network, this is really stupid.

Community Creations has been a thing for years now and I don't ever recall any controversy over Chris Benoit CAW's. WWE is making an issue out of a non-issue.

End Result: Whoever decided to enact this rule is actually BRINGING ATTENTION to Chris Benoit in an attempt to draw attention away from him. Self defeating and inane, but also, a microcosm of the WWE today.
 
# 13 lynkraid @ 12/13/14 12:08 AM
Why don't people just make up someone who looks like Benoit and just give him some other name? And who wouldn't expect this from WWE. They like to think they in control of everything and then some.
 
# 14 JoeMimic @ 12/13/14 07:25 AM
LoL @ the typo of Christ Benoit. Also I'm pretty sure before this year there were plenty of Benoit CAWs in previous games that people weren't being banned for.
 
# 15 NYBorn81 @ 12/13/14 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by nhthelegend
Considering you can watch PPV's with his matches included on the WWE Network, this is really stupid.

Community Creations has been a thing for years now and I don't ever recall any controversy over Chris Benoit CAW's. WWE is making an issue out of a non-issue.

End Result: Whoever decided to enact this rule is actually BRINGING ATTENTION to Chris Benoit in an attempt to draw attention away from him. Self defeating and inane, but also, a microcosm of the WWE today.

You can watch PPV's & matches with Benoit, but WWE doesn't advertise him. In fact, they don't even mention him being in the matches until you actually watch it. The WrestleMania XX description lists Triple H Vs. Shawn Michaels, that's it. No mention of Benoit, same goes for every other match he was involved in.


The fact that we could make him all the years before this one, and that everyone isn't being banned for uploading a Benoit, just the ones they happen to catch themselves, I think this is stupid. I feel like if we pay 60 bucks for a game, we should be free to involve whoever the hell we want in our game. But I suppose we still can, we just can't upload him to share.
 
# 16 spidertour02 @ 12/13/14 02:15 PM
I'm sure that people will find a way around this. I was seeing "Adulf Hutlor" and "Ju Puncher" in Fight Night for years.
 
# 17 nhthelegend @ 12/13/14 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by NYBorn81
You can watch PPV's & matches with Benoit, but WWE doesn't advertise him. In fact, they don't even mention him being in the matches until you actually watch it. The WrestleMania XX description lists Triple H Vs. Shawn Michaels, that's it. No mention of Benoit, same goes for every other match he was involved in.


The fact that we could make him all the years before this one, and that everyone isn't being banned for uploading a Benoit, just the ones they happen to catch themselves, I think this is stupid. I feel like if we pay 60 bucks for a game, we should be free to involve whoever the hell we want in our game. But I suppose we still can, we just can't upload him to share.
Your first point is obviously true, but they wouldn't be advertising him on 2K either. You would have to specifically seek him out, and on the user generated content portion of the game at that. Seems very similar to WWE's Network stance on Benoit.

We agree though so I'm preaching to the choir, haha.
 
# 18 Black4track @ 12/14/14 12:39 PM
This is silly. I understand WWEs stance on Benoit and their reasons, but its CAW's for people to download. Let it go. No one should be banned for this.
 
# 19 cusefan74 @ 12/14/14 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Black4track
This is silly. I understand WWEs stance on Benoit and their reasons, but its CAW's for people to download. Let it go. No one should be banned for this.
They have to draw the line somewhere and I think it's fine to not allow things like Hitler on there. With the world the way it is now days, if you let something like that slide through and a jewish person sees it, oh boy that could lead to a lawsuit.

I agree with the Benoit stance, but like I said, Hitler and things like that I think they need to draw the line on things like that.
 
# 20 nate1986 @ 12/14/14 05:15 PM
i can see 2Ks stance on banning users over this but they really should have laid out rules that stated if you upload any offensive content you will be warned, then suspended from the servers for 30 days and then a permaban, but they basically Ray Rice'd people and i think those that had gotten banned should consider a lawsuit on 2K
 

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