Halo Reach is right around the corner and they have already released the Limited Edition controller. My son wanted it for his 4th birthday so we got him one. I decided to keep the code for the avatar item that was included with the controller because my 4 yr old doesn't have an account.
I opened it up and put the code into my account. Then I got this message:
Can't redeem your code because the item only fits male avatar. Your avatar is female. You may want to share this code with a friend who has a male avatar.
Wow. I mean wow. Sorry girls, we can't stand the fact you play games so we will deny you. Get back to the kitchen. That message is worded very badly.
I loaded it onto my husband's account so I could have a look at what it was thinking maybe it was armor or something reasonable. Nope, it's a remote controlled Banshee.
Way to support girl gamers there Microsoft and Bungie.
Now I know this is probably a coding glitch but it reinforces the idea to those special guys that girls shouldn't play video games.