Prepare the ban hammer

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida may maintain one of the busiest Twitter profiles in the industry, but the affable executive occasionally finds time to play games. Despite his lifelong ties to the PlayStation brand, however, the straight talking suit is a big fan of all of the current consoles – including the Nintendo Wii U.

Alas, while the head of the Japanese giant’s first-party operations has heaped praise on the rival platform in the past, that’s not stopped the gaffer from being banned from the system’s MiiVerse social network twice. Speaking as part of a candid question and answer session with Marble Madness creator Mark Cerny, the luminary explained why.

“The first time was because I had my Twitter account in my profile and that's against the rules," he laughed. “The second time was because I wrote, 'I love PS'. You're not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse, so they correctly interpreted 'PS' as 'PlayStation’.” As astute reader rastamadeus pointed out a couple of years back, that message could have been referring to Paul Simon. After all, who doesn't love the soft rock star?