Xbox Live, the real-time gaming service from Microsoft, has a history of stupid policies dealing with gay play. In what was supposedly an attempt to crack down on homophobia from other players the system, even gay users weren’t allowed to declare their orientation, as more than one CGI ass kicker learned. So strict was the policy, even subscriber Richard Gaywood was forced to change his actual name in order to use Xbox Live. That’s all about to change, starting today.
With 23 million members, and at least a couple million of those being family, Xbox Live’s new policy is sure to affect a whole slew of gamers. Says the company in a release:
So return to your original handle, theGayerGamer. As for xxxGayBoyxxx, who caught some Halo homophobia? The triple-X rating might still be too much for Microsoft.