A gay gamer wrote in and tipped us off to what happened when he decided to come out to his fellow online players during a recent game of Halo 3 by using the gamertag “xxxGayBoyxxx”. He recorded the video (audio NSFW).
xxxGayBoyxxx writes, on his YouTube page: “Other than maybe a quick ‘hello’ to the chat room or a request to ‘veto’, I didn’t ever say anything first or taunt anyone. What was said by these players was initiated by them with no provocation on my part. The vast majority of the times I wouldn’t even respond back so the audio would be clear.”
Of course, although the reactions are certainly disturbing (and not altogether surprising), you know what they say about homophobic bullies.
Released in late September, Halo 3 rang up an astonishing $170 million in its first 24 hours on sale and $300 million worldwide in its first week of release.
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