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Submitted by KingJFS 2005d ago | news

Xbox Live is so gay (and bi, lesbian and transgender too)

Gaming Target writes:

"Marc Whitten, the General Manager of Xbox Live, has posted a new letter to the community describing a change in the Xbox Live Code of Conduct. As of today, Xbox 360 owners will be able to describe themselves as straight, gay or bi in their Live profile or Gamertag." (Xbox 360)

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Mr_Bun  +   2005d ago
Fantastic...They can now truncate their gamertags since "Gay" uses less characters than "Super" and "Fierce"
rroded  +   2005d ago
welcome to the 21st century live users
dont worry most of dont bite unless you ask nicely ;)
KingJFS  +   2005d ago
RE: welcome to the 21st century live users
It really is embarassing how long it took. But I'm glad to see Microsoft finally did the right thing.
zoks310  +   2005d ago
What is this a dating application or a game sever, who cares if you are gay or straight on Live, is that information ever necessary when playing video games?
inveni0  +   2005d ago
I don't care if anyone is gay anymore than if they're straight. The only reason people threw a fit about this is because they weren't allowed to do it. In reality, this will just open the door for homophobes to collectively launch attacks against gay players, prompting a bunch of false reports and unwarranted suspensions. Sure, gays should be allowed to say they're gay...I'm just not sure that the game--scratch that--I'm just not sure that the Live community is mature enough to handle the information.

I guess everyone will find out, though. Don't be surprised to see this decision repealed...
Mr_Bun  +   2005d ago
@inveni0
I'm sure the community isn't mature enough, but more importantly, why would the GAMING community want to know where you slide your sausage?

Bottom line: If you are going to go out of your way to inform a bunch of strangers what your sexual preference is, don't expect them to be silent
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HxCGamer  +   2005d ago
@Mr Bun
def not mature enough, haha but c'mon just imagine all the new possibilities!!
irepbtown   2005d ago | Spam
Mr_Bun  +   2005d ago
@HxCGamer
I don't want to imagine it, and I definitely don't want to be teabagged by your clan, lol!
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LordMarius  +   2005d ago
^^^ lol @ irepbtown
yep this is going to end well
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HxCGamer  +   2005d ago
@irepbtown
whats ur gamertag big boy ;]

and Mr Bun.. we'll be gentle lol
Tiberium  +   2005d ago
can't they just leave your sexual preference out of the GT.
Mr_Bun  +   2005d ago
HxCGamer
LMAO...I bet you will!
Remind me never to turn my back on you!
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Aaron Colas  +   2005d ago
HUH?
A person teabagging another person of the same sex has always been a gay activity, so yeah; most xbox/Halo players are gay...

If you are one of those online teabaggers, then you are a f@g, sir.

Lawl.
sikbeta  +   2005d ago
Must be a Pain for a dude who is gay, when a lot of dudes on Live scream gay or f@g and more cr@p in every game, not talking about how bad-mouthing the crowd is, just pointing out that if a dude who is gay listen @ two kids using the word gay as an "Insult", it must make him feel bad, probably....

Edit:

I remember a video on youtube about 2 guys playing F2 and then the guy who upload the Video, stop playing and wanted to quit, then the other guy started to talk to him with a feminine voice...it can be offensive and such but the video was a Huge laugh....lol

Gaming FTW!!!
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HxCGamer  +   2005d ago
@Aaron Colas
"A person teabagging another person of the same sex has always been a gay activity, so yeah; most xbox/Halo players are gay...
If you are one of those online teabaggers, then you are a f@g, sir."

dude its not gay if you are the one sucking it.. duh
pimpmaster  +   2005d ago
wow, MS always does this bs to steal money. now all the gay people are gonna have to pay 800 points to change their GT back to what it used to be.
SilentNegotiator  +   2005d ago
That just means more hateful talk and awkward teens trying to find people on teh internets.

They should have stayed with the old policy. I'm all for freedom of speech, but some discussion just doesn't belong to certain situations.
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edgeofblade  +   2005d ago
@inveni0:
Toulouse recently gave an interview for G4 where he spells it out that NOTHING in Live moderation is automatic (not even getting people to "help" you change your gamertag). So, no, people might gang-up on people who are homosexual, but it won't lead to unwarranted suspensions. It might lead to suspensions against people who abuse the reporting system, though...
JackBNimble  +   2005d ago
This is really odd!

I would like to know why homosexuals feel the need to tell the gaming world their sexual preference? You never see straight gamers labeling themselves do you? Why? Because it doesn't matter.

So we have gay gamer groups, girl gamer groups now all we need to do now is make straight gamer groups.....But then again if we straight people did that it would probably be considered offensive towards the gay community.
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menoyou  +   2005d ago
This is just plain gay. Microsoft should have stuck to their guns but I guess no one has the balls to stand up to politically correct cry baby activist groups these days.
irepbtown  +   1996d ago
So i write about what i think of Gays Bis etc and it gets deleted?

F***king hell, and
HxCGamer
I own a PS3 and my Gamertag has got nothing to do with you or this thread, so stop being perverted ok?
LordMarius  +   2005d ago
now all the N4G bots have the freedom to express themselves. lol
dangert12  +   2005d ago
posted in both zones
did microsoft excite you?
Bill Gates  +   2005d ago
HAHAHAHAHAHA......nothing funnier than a GAY BABOON....AHAHAHAHAHAHHA
.
SilentNegotiator  +   2005d ago
Can I identify Xbox LIVE as "gay" too?
irepbtown  +   1996d ago
What's wrong with posting on both zones?

Have you got no life? Do you check peoples comments constant?
Wake up man,
LordMarius  +   2005d ago
MS should stop providing headsets with their consoles cuz this could turn ugly for some of the N4G folks

TGSI
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Aaron Colas  +   2005d ago
Also
Lesbian clan is win.

Machoish women wielding rifles = hawt. As long as they're not fat and hideous. Sign me up, b!tches.
irepbtown  +   1996d ago
This would be a funny story if it happened,

Some kid aged 10 gets an Xbox, and headset. He plays MW2 or w.e and some bloke adds him, he accepts. Just as he clicks the profile to check who the bloke is, his mom comes in, she reads and sees that he is Gay.

Just imagine that,
AK46   2005d ago | Spam
HxCGamer  +   2005d ago
hahaha
totally starting a gay clan.. lol

yea im immature..
STICKzophrenic  +   2005d ago
You should come to the immaturegamer forums then!

http://imgforum.immaturegam...
DevilWillCry289  +   2005d ago
crap
what a waist of time. As far as I know, Xbox Live is not a dating sever, so why the hell add that crap. this world is getting worst as time goes on.
Saturnize  +   2005d ago
Agreed
Why would they do that? To show that they are more "in with the times"? No one really gives a f--k what sexuality you are and if they knew it was something other than straight or male im sure xbox live wouldn't be the best place to have that information available. But atleast they give a "neither" option.
TooTall19  +   2005d ago
Devil just gave me an idea for a future Zelda title
Legend of Zelda: Waist of time
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IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2005d ago
I believe this is an optional feature. You don't have to disclose your sexuality if you don't want to. You don't have to look at others profile if you don't want to.

It seems like complaining about this is as silly as complaining why there is a short bio section in your profile.

This is just more choices, so what's the big deal?
mastiffchild  +   2005d ago
Yes, it's a non -issue as you don't have to put it or bother looking at someone else's sexual preference. It's entirely optional as Avatars should be. I find it INFINITELY more insulting that I HAVE to make and keep a gimpy Live Avatar that made me feel like a fool as a thirty something man dressing up a wikkle , virtual dolly just so I CAN PLAY SOME BLOODY HALO NOW AND AGAIN. GRR. WHERE'S MY CHOICE ms?
no_more_trolling  +   2005d ago
retire gaming for now, and learn how to spell properly
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2005d ago
@mastiffchild
You have a choice. Buy a PS3!

If the avatar bothers you so much and you feel threatened by its existence as a reflection of yourself, the PS3 is just $300 away. If you trade in your 360, the difference is even less!
JackBNimble  +   2005d ago
If Xbox live was to become an all adult gaming site then I would say fine , have at'er. But guess what ? Kids are on live every day and though that may not be a problem for some of you it sure is a problem for me.

Why you ask?

Because I don't need my kids playing online with people who need to define who they are as a person by their sexuality and if you can't play games with out telling people who you like to sleep with then I think you're on the wrong site.
I thought LIVE was about gaming so how did sexual orientation ever become an issue?

The internet is a pretty big place and there are tons of sites to go to other then LIVE if you need to talk about your sexual orientation.
cereal_killa  +   2005d ago
Funny I thought everyone was Gay on Live I mean that's all I heard when I was playing....Your a f@g, I pwned you homo,.... I wonder if this has anything to do with a lost lawsuit.
Mr_Bun  +   2005d ago
MS puts the "gay" in "gaming"
HxCGamer  +   2005d ago
.
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2FootYard  +   2005d ago
I'm the gayest person on Live.
Karum  +   2005d ago
Didn't they ban someone from LIVE like a year or so ago because they described themselves this way?

Either way it's decent of MS to allow people to express themselves in this way.
Baka-akaB  +   2005d ago
I dont see this as progress , both claims of heterosexuality or homosexuality got nothing to do in a gamertag , period ...

And before we are fed the usual "but xbl is more than gaming it's a community..." crap , isnt this one of the cases where facebook or twitter accesses for the 360 , are supposed to take the relay ?

Mention your preferences that got nothing with gaming in your nice facebook account already tied to your xbl , not the gamertag .
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Cherchez La Ghost  +   2005d ago
Whatever you do and you status is your business.
I can care less who you are and what you do. If you're on my team, you better let me know which side they're attacking from! LoL!!
Wii360BeatsPS3   2005d ago | Spam
washingmachine  +   2005d ago
but why would you want to. you dont see straight people with a name like str8dave or str8abby etc,so why is it such a big deal anyway.anyone with gay etc in there name is just askn for bullying simply cause thats how humans are,if they can do it they will etc.
ElementX  +   2005d ago
For those of you complaining and saying Live isn't a dating service, then people shouldn't have dude, chic, blk, azn, latin, girl, boy, or anything else in their gamertags
Mr_Bun  +   2005d ago
Trying to emulate your personal appearance vs where you stick your meat-missile, is not the same.
danielle007  +   2005d ago
Lol.
Really? You think announcing your sexual preference is the same as putting dude in your gamertag? I disagree.

I mean, I really think that M$ shouldn't feel forced to to this. I think they were correct that sexual preference of any kind should really just be a non-issue on XBL. Plus, if you really wanna tell people you are gay, you can just . i don't know. tell them, without having it in your bio.

But, I guess it's really just a non-issue as a whole, really, I'm indifferent.. Couldn't care less what people do outside of XBL. I just don't honestly see the point whatsoever of M$ changing their policies.
Baka-akaB  +   2005d ago
I just find it pitiful that MS would bow down to peers and popular pressures , when they actually for once had legitimate and logical reasons for their rules .

Oh well maybe they'll now just concentrate on banning rude people .
Mr_Bun  +   2005d ago
@Baka
MS didn't "bow down"...they bent over!
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Wii360BeatsPS3  +   2005d ago
Now you can tell the world just how much you like taking it up the poop shoot, great isn't it.
clarkjudo  +   2005d ago
President Obama plays on Xbox Live?
Since when does President Obama's social agenda invade the on-line gaming community?
DevilWillCry289  +   2005d ago
@ ElementX
I dont even get why people put in their gamertags: ****dude;****gal;****chick;*** *boy;****girl;****kid;***asian; etc.
I dont give a **** who or what you are. All I care is for the people to play the games right.
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no_more_trolling  +   2005d ago
this wasnt necessary

xbox live is not a frikkin dating site
ElementX  +   2005d ago
People should be able to express themselves as they see fit.
JackBNimble  +   2005d ago
No they shouldn't ,Xbox Live is not the place for a tell all BIO.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   2005d ago
They can take up watercolors...
Microsoft has control on the content on XBox LIVE. They don't have that entitlement. Can I put racial slurs in my gamertag? No.

Now is it a big deal? No. Most gays would be smart, discrete enough to know not to announce it to the world when it is mostly 18-25 year olds.
PSNsecrets   2005d ago | Spam
hadouken007  +   2005d ago
ha ha
thats just nasty. g@y avatars next! they really meen jump in huh.
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hadouken007  +   2005d ago
.........
oh my! not cool, X marks da spot. ....jump in!
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chrisulloa  +   2005d ago
Herp derp, conservative, judgmental pricks in here. Only PS3 fanboys.
jack who  +   2005d ago
you like peins
jack who  +   2005d ago
you like penis
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   2005d ago
Because...
So-called homosexuals believe they are biologically mandated in their sexuality just like gender. Therefore calling yourself Gaygamer is no different than GirlGamer.

I don't believe it, but it's no biggie. I think Kinsey was right...sick in the head, but right.
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