19 May 2008

Banned for gay gaming?

Banning usernames, are we?

According to site, a user was banned from ..er.. using a name that proudly proclaimed his sexual orientation and his love of gaming. Hence "gayergamer".

Apparently that ruffled a few feathers.

The company [Microsoft] said the name was in violation of its XBox Live network’s terms of service, saying the name was of a sexual nature and therefore inappropriate.

Is it offensive because it mentions homosexuality or is the added combination using the word "gamer" that conjured up a colorful picture?

I suppose the miffed user can migrate to other consoles.

Wii anyone? Wii?