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Gay Gaming Glitch

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Wonder if Microsoft is aware of Fort Dix?

Microsoft Corp. and the chief rules enforcer for Xbox Live are apologizing to a small West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service’s code of conduct by publicly declaring he’s from Fort Gay — a name the company considered offensive.

The town’s name is real. But when Moore tried to tell Seattle-based Microsoft and the enforcement team at Xbox Live, they wouldn’t take his word for it. Or Google it. Or check the U.S. Postal Service website for a ZIP code.

Instead, they suspended his gaming privileges for a few days until Moore could convince them the location in his profile, “fort gay WV,” wasn’t a joke or a slur: It’s an actual community of about 800 in Wayne County, along West Virginia’s western border with Kentucky.

“At first I thought, ‘Wow, somebody’s thinking I live in the gayest town in West Virginia or something.’ I was mad. … It makes me feel like they hate gay people,” said Moore, an unemployed factory worker who plays shooters like Medal of Honor, Call of Duty and Ghost Recon under the gamertag Joshanboo.

“I’m not even gay, and it makes me feel like they were discriminating,” said Moore, who missed a key Search and Destroy competition because of last week’s brief suspension. His team lost.

Could this be counted as a … HATE CRIME?!?!?!?!?

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

September 8, 2010 at 11:40 am

Posted in Entertainment

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  1. That article must be a joke.


    September 8, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    • Surely you jest. This is the INTERNET.

      Actually, I kinda believe this one. This story is on enough credible websites and by now I’m sure a “this-is-fake proclamation” would have been made by Microsoft.

      I’m more skeptical of the Craig’s List cat orgy posting, but real or not it’s funny as hell.


      September 9, 2010 at 8:54 am

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