Reports claim that the big 'M' has banned the gamertag 'theGAYERgamer' due to the homosexual reference. But check this out, even worse than that is that it also banned the gamertag Richard Gaywood, who is actually and rather unfortunately a real name.(We kid you not).
We're assured that Dick Gaywood is also a straight, women-loving guy who just happens to have a 'gay' sounding name. Poor chap.
Anyhow, why are Microsoft banning such names? We can understand the banning of names that contain swear words, but this seems an utterly ridiculous and archaic move by Microsoft.
Of course, our first thought was to tell HEXUS.gaming editor, Nick Gaywood to check that he hadn't been banned. Luckily it seems the MS police haven't caught him just yet.(I'll pack my bags now).
Microsoft has responded to the Internet criticism by stating that it merely responded to complaints made about the gamertag:
Fair enough, but a bit of common sense should prevail in these situations.
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Source :: Kotaku