Microsoft has apologized
to a 26-year-old gamer after suspending him from Xbox Live because his online profile listed "Fort Gay" as his location. It turns out that nobody Binged
Fort Gay, West Virginia, the happy hamlet of 819 citizens. Heads-up, Microsoft: Mount Gay, West Virginia is also a real place.
Xbox Live enforcement master Stephen Toulouse
acknowledged the mistake and said that the training of his banhammer-wielding team had already been updated. Microsoft altered its Xbox Live policy earlier this year to allow acknowledgement of sexual orientation terms
for people, following concerns
over the company's policies toward the GLBT community.