According to this report, Microsoft has recently updated its terms to service to allow expression on sexual orientation, race, religious and nationality in gamertags and user profiles.
This is a nice welcome to some people, but after reading the wall of text in the article, the next statement that caught my attention is that "Gamers interested in flexing their new liberties can change their existing Xbox Live gamertags for the standard fee of 800 Microsoft points ($10) under the Edit Profile menu of the My Xbox section of the system’s dashboard."
There’s something about that statement that I do not agree fully. Personally, I know of a friend who was asked to changed his gamertag because the former was referring to ‘something from the adult movie business’. If Microsoft hopes to increase its market share, it should allow previously affected users to call in and get their old gamertags back, for FREE. Chances are, doing these people a favour would help to create a better awareness on the policy because they are likely to share this great news with friends who may share the same inclination.
Share this news to the common people and not many would jump for joy because it doesn’t affect them.
The only person I know who would be pleased, in my opinion, is Gay Tony.