Urgh, the X-box live community. What more can I say? I try to play Modern Warfare 2, only to find huge amounts of thirteen year olds who shouldn't even be playing an 18 game, throwing around "Your mum" and "Jew" like they're insults, and the first retaliation is always "Hah, you're so gay". The last thing I need when I get back from a long day is a bunch of prepubescent kids, often American, shouting down their mikes while I'm trying to line up shots. And on Halo 3, it's even worse. The fact I'm British has been used against me when I first got a mike. I tried to start a simple conversation, and all of a sudden they decided to mob me. They're even worse against foreigners though. Should anyone dare speak non-English, then all hell breaks loose....But enough about that, for I am now becoming tangential.
I think this move is a good one. I mean, on the internet, sticks and stones can't break your bones, and names are nothing more then something hilarious to laugh at. Who knows? If it becomes accepted, then it might be a good thing, conditioning all these young and upcoming skirt chasers to accept that being homosexual is not akin to being hit by the plague. On the other hand, many of these kids are so pants-on-head-retarded that I think they'll miss the point. A key issue with Liberty, I should think. Still, we can be hopeful, and to be honest, it's the thought that counts. It took all of maybe a couple of hours of programming time to do, and they've won over a LGTB group. So, good PR move, even if the practicalities are somewhat limited.