Christopher Gooche has been a loyal fan of Xbox Live for many years, using his last name of “Gooche” as his ID when playing games like Call of Duty. But Microsoft apparently has a problem with the name.
“I mean its not the end of the world, but for the last decade its been my name… my online persona… even on [PlayStation Network],” Gooche tells Kotaku. “How do you change that in five minutes?”
This isn’t the first time that there’s been a dust-up over user names and IDs on the popular gaming platform. You may recall a few years ago when a 26-year-old gamer was banned after identifying his city as Fort Gay, West Virginia — an actual city in the U.S.
Microsoft later apologized to the gamer and the town.
Meanwhile, Gooche is appealing the decision, and Microsoft sent a statement to Kotaku outlining its enforcement policy.