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Microsoft Performs Mass Bans on Modified XBox 360 Consoles

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268w ago - Update: Microsoft's [Register or Login to view links] has now officially confirmed the bans.

This Halloween it appears Microsoft has pulled a TRICK with no TREAT on modified XBox 360 console owners... specifically, mass bans have been initiated against them.

IGN (linked above) have confirmed this news, to quote: "We have taken action against a small percentage of consoles that have been modified to play pirated game discs," a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN.

"In line with our commitment to combat piracy and support safer and more secure gameplay for the more than 20 million members of our Xbox LIVE community, we are suspending these modded consoles from Xbox LIVE."

Though Microsoft wouldn't confirm specifically when these bannings took place, a quick look over on its official forums suggest it's been going on over the course of this past week.

Plenty of users have created threads on the technical feedback forum reporting of having their Xbox 360 console banned.

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#15 - Mantagtj - 268w ago
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yep ps3 always on line , had loads a 360 RED RING OF DEATHS plus paying to play online, who invented that pants!, used to be pc online all time but sorry m$ you robbing bunch of runts im sticking to me ps3 from now on see where that gets you, I know I wont be missed but I aint gonna get banned either. BLESS YOU SONY xxx oh and THANK YOU.

#14 - adrianc1982 - 268w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
When you have a limited budget it makes sense. Its not that you don't "like" them, its that you wouldnt buy them on a limited budget. 1 game a month is not a serious gamer

Gamefly etc depends on where you live. I aint in the US or europe.

Well between working all day, having to take out the girlfriend and family, I cant even finish a game in 1 month and still with all the games from the other months give me plenty of multiplayer to play with friends. At least MW2 will take me 2 or 3 months to get only one prestige plus story mode.

So to me $60 a month keeps me plenty occupied and I only buy whats really worth it to my tastes. Im pretty happy, enjoy lots my ps3 and try to catch up whenever I can spare time. Sorry to listen that its more expensive for you but maybe you should try playing your games with friends and try multiplayer that way you can milk them more.

#13 - Glassice - 268w ago
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an openXBL?!!!

that would be so interesting, but remember: until they make profit from XBL and other xbox components such as games, accessories..., they'll fight the piracy.

#12 - semitope - 268w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by adrianc1982 View Post
Seriously I dont see that "value" of playing games you probably will never buy. I mean downloading games you dont like just to get the value of out of the machine is pretty lame. Buying games that you like is not that expensive, and you play them from start to finish unlike having tons of backups you will only play 5 minutes and then ditch away.

If you are a serious console gamer you could also get a gamefly membership I hear they are pretty cheap and play all you want. Gaming can be 60 bucks if you like buying the games you like, I warranty you that 1 game a month will be a huge collection down the road with tons of multiplayer action, plus single player, trophys and unlockables. Sure some people might say 60 a month is expensive, but I pay more for my cel phone plan than that and besides most of us are grown ups with 60 dlls to spare.

When you have a limited budget it makes sense. Its not that you don't "like" them, its that you wouldnt buy them on a limited budget. 1 game a month is not a serious gamer

Gamefly etc depends on where you live. I aint in the US or europe.

#11 - lonix81 - 268w ago
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if they banned all the modded consoles out there then they would be seriously reducing their revenue from xbox live.

its more that they are doing it to send a message to people that it is possible to be banned. I wouldnt be surprised if this was posted by a msoft employee.

hopefully one day we can program an OpenXBL and modify the dash to connect to the free servers instead...


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