WARNING: This video is extremely NSFW (audio) as well as very disturbing. This article does not imply any wrong doing on Microsoft or Xbox Live's part, but merely those players involved.
I have had this video in my possession since last Friday and have been trying to figure exactly how to handle it. But the fact of the matter is, there is no way to present it other way than to just show it like it is.
One of our readers went on to Xbox LIVE with the Gamertag "xxx GayBoy xxx." He went on to play some Halo 3 and recorded the whole experience. The reactions he got from other players may not be surprising, but it is still appalling behavior and very upsetting. I emailed xxx GayBoy xxx and asked him a few questions and this is what he had to say about the making of the video:
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.
I had a lot more footage but the movie would have been a lot longer and I don’t have the time to edit all that. One thing you don’t see are the betrayals, I was shot by my own teammates. Most don’t want to party up with me, they even say "gayboy don’t party up", some even leave mid-game so they don’t have to play with me.
Back when we were hacked, the story got around to various websites and the one question that many uninformed readers asked was "Why does there need to be a gay gaming website? Can't we all just be gamers? Why do they have to segregate themselves?" I think one viewing of this video will explain exactly why. While xxx Gay Boy xxx's Gamertag may not conform to the Xbox LIVE TOS and may soon get yanked, it was an incredibly eye opening experiment.