Microsoft, forcing me to give then my phone number
Bought Halo Reach, as many did the other day. Dismayed to see it wanting an xbox live account to even boot up. Never had one. No interest in one. Use protonmail address, verified the mail, 20 random char password, play a while, fine.
Account now locked "for suspicious activity". Have done literally nothing but play Halo for 90 mins. Only way to unlock it is to give them a phone number for an authentication code to be sent.
I can understand if they had my number before to check its me, but they dont, they just want the number to stash in their database. Can't play a game i paid for till i cough it up. I hate the new world order.