Microsoft’s explained why it banned a man from using his surname as a GamerTag on Xbox Live. As reported yesterday, Richard Gaywood – GamerTag RichardGaywood – had his named blocked on the service as included the word “gay”.
“We want the Xbox LIVE community to have the freedom to express themselves, but we also have a responsibility to create an inclusive, safe environment,” Microsoft’s Stephen Toulouse told Kotaku.
Pathetic. Let’s hope there are no gamers out there called Allcock or Bender. They’ll be coming after you next.