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Microsoft Begins Banning Homebrew XBox 360s from LIVE

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239w ago - The inevitable has happened according to a multi-page thread on XBox-Scene (linked above), it appears Microsoft is now beginning to ban homebrew XBox 360 consoles running freeBOOT or XBReboot from XBox LIVE.

This move comes just under two months from their last XBL ban wave, and while there are guides to unban your XBox 360 from LIVE and to prevent XBox 360 HDD crippling, it appears the safest route if you use XBox 360 homebrew is to simply keep the console off XBL.

To quote from -DeToX-: "Well.. it seems new bans have been handed out, just now.

I just have over 7 people with XBR/FreeBOOT consoles report to me that they have been banned, and I as well have. However, anyone who played hacked games with these people remain untouched.

I was playing MW2, when I was disconnected...
 

Steam Banning MW2 CD Keys Bought From Illegitimate Sellers

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244w ago - Apparently IV/Activision has Steam de-registering Keys activated in regions where they weren't sold originally.

This is affecting persons who've bought their keys from online Key stores the most.

To quote from the site, linked above:

"If you've bought a MW2 CD key lately from a so called 'online cd key store', such as G2Play and CdKeyHouse, you'll probably end up getting your game revoked from your Steam account soon.

According to official Valve employees this is due to the fact you've bought the key from an "illegitimate seller"."
 

Video: Halo 3 ODST Unboxing, Leaked to P2P Sites, No Banning

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255w ago - A few days ago a Halo 3 ODST unboxing video (below) hit the Internet, as apparently some French retailers started selling it early.

Since then, the inevitable has happened... according to 360junkies.com (linked above), it has now leaked to P2P sites across the globe.

Microsoft France has issued a [Register or Login to view links] that they are not planning on "banning legitimate customers from Xbox LIVE who play early."

Initial reports are claiming that more than 100 copies of Halo 3: ODST have been leaked.

Those interested can check out the Halo 3 ODST unboxing video below!




 
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