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Posted: 9/8/2010 1:08:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2010 10:57:20 AM EDT by hondaciv]
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –– 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 Josh 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.

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Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:13:20 PM EDT
"Fort Gay has been a community since 1789" and was known for having the best-decorated stockade fort on the frontier.




Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:15:05 PM EDT
Come on!

If this was Apple banning someone over "Fort Gay" it would be good for a 5 page thread.

Then again, Apple doesn't ban gay.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:17:46 PM EDT
More suprised that someone took the time to write that article.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:18:30 PM EDT
Bunch of PC bullshit.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:18:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Vaux:
"Fort Gay has been a community since 1789" and was known for having the best-decorated stockade fort on the frontier.



Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:19:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Vaux:
"Fort Gay has been a community since 1789" and was known for having the best-decorated stockade fort on the frontier.



Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:19:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 583:
Bunch of PC bullshit.


duh. It's Microsoft.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:19:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Come on!

If this was Apple banning someone over "Fort Gay" it would be good for a 5 page thread.

Then again, Apple doesn't ban gay.


Thats because....... uhh fuck apple.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:20:52 PM EDT
I am supposing they missed the 12 year old screaming "Your faggot mom sucks ****** cocks" over and over on MW chat.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:21:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Come on!

If this was Apple banning someone over "Fort Gay" it would be good for a 5 page thread.

Then again, Apple doesn't ban gay.

They would alienate 87% of their computer market consumers.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:22:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:22:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Moore, an unemployed factory worker who plays shooters like Medal of Honor, Call of Duty and Ghost Recon under the gamertag Joshanboo...Moore....missed a key Search and Destroy competition because of last week's brief suspension. His team lost.

I've got $1000 that says this guy is a 99er.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:23:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Vaux:
"Fort Gay has been a community since 1789" and was known for having the best-decorated stockade fort on the frontier.






I'm sure it's fabulous.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:23:40 PM EDT
Do you know how I know you are from Microsoft?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:26:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dedfella:
I am supposing they missed the 12 year old screaming "Your faggot mom sucks ****** cocks" over and over on MW chat.


This is exactly why I don't play Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, MW 1/2, or any of those types of games online anymore. I sign in and the first thing I hear is "**** you you ****ing ******* I'll **** your mom and sister as I pwn your homo *** up and down this *****!"

Got annoying after a while. Yea, there are some good servers out there, but it's mostly this crap that runs rampant. So now I generally play these types of games just single player or on campus with a few friends.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:26:49 PM EDT
Good thing he doesn't live on Negro Mountain.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:28:22 PM EDT
Yeah, dont take it as a sign that you fucking need to go find a job. Instead, spend days fighting some company so you can play your video games!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:28:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 1:28:59 PM EDT by ScaryBlackGuns]
I named all of my video game characters Captain Ass.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:28:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dedfella:
I am supposing they missed the 12 year old screaming "Your faggot mom sucks ****** cocks" over and over on MW chat.


All players under 16 with chat function should be required to be hooked up to electrodes. They would receive a shock every time someone over 21 hits their shock button.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:29:41 PM EDT
They used Bing to try and find the town, and couldn't, no doubt...

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:30:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 1:32:18 PM EDT by 583]
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Two more words: Enola Homosexual.


Wow, I googled it.

ETA; I guess my 57 year old cousin will have to change her first name so no one gets offended.....
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:30:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 1:31:25 PM EDT by orangelo]

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Two more words: Enola Homosexual.

And in other news, Seattle Mariners' pitcher Homosexuallord Perry was finally inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:33:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By 583:
Bunch of PC bullshit.


duh. It's Microsoft.


That's fucking hilarious!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:34:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By targettarget:

Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Moore, an unemployed factory worker who plays shooters like Medal of Honor, Call of Duty and Ghost Recon under the gamertag Joshanboo...Moore....missed a key Search and Destroy competition because of last week's brief suspension. His team lost.

I've got $1000 that says this guy is a 99er.


+1 Get a job and put the crack pipe down.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:38:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dedfella:
I am supposing they missed the 12 year old screaming "Your faggot mom sucks ****** cocks" over and over on MW chat.


no shit.
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