Xbox Live Says No To Gay Gamertags

Is Xbox live cracking down on specifically “gay” gamertags?

When the user ‘theGAYERgamer’ had his name banned, he cried foul and wondered if it had to do with the sexual orientation implied in the gamertag.

A spokesperson for Xbox insisted, however, that at issue was the sexual nature of the name, not homosexuality itself:

“We view these situations objectively during our review under the terms of use. To answer the question another way, yes ‘TheStraighterGamer or ‘TheHeterosexualgamer’ would have gotten the same treatment and would have been found to be in violation and forced to be changed. We’ve actually done that to tags like that before.”

(via Computer and Video Games)


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