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Microsoft wary of Fort Gay, WV

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Microsoft's Xbox Live suspended a gamer for living in Fort Gay, WV.

Microsoft, the Greg to Apple's Dharma, has done it again. The embarrassing software giant has been issuing apologies after Xbox Live suspended a gamer for living in Fort Gay, WV.

Josh Moore, an unemployed 26-year-old who pays monthly fees to use Xbox Live's online services, became upset when he found that he had been banned from his games because his hometown's name violated Xbox's code of conduct. 

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. I'm not even gay, and it makes me feel like they were discriminating.

Flustered, he called customer service to defend the reality of Fort Gay, WV. "Google it!" he exclaimed to an agent representing Microsoft, which owns the search engine Bing.

Xbox policy director Stephen Toulouse promptly sought atonement for the error. "In this very, very specific case, a mistake was made, and we're going to make it right."