Xboxer360.com writes: We're getting reports that the Microsoft Ban Hammer has crashed down again, this time targeting Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty 5 pirates.
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so glad i have a ps3 where i dont have to wurry about this crap. oh and it doesnt matter if people steal games they still get paid. dont buy the bs of them losing money. they dont get paid after the game is made they get paid during tards
Getting banned is their own fault.
you dont buy a stolen game you down load it on line and burn it or put in on a hdd. what kind of person are you to buy a stolen game? thats worse than downloading it. and they demand you NEVER play on line with a stolen game
Ban their asse$!!! They are just leechers anyhow making games more expensive for all of us (or lessening the profits for the publisher/developer, whichever)....
After the modding pandemic that was Halo 2, I say ban them and have them hunted down and beaten.
Well thats the chance they took and as Micosoft or games developmers aren't getting any money from them - then they are no loss to MS. Personally I haven't had a modded console since the PS1 days - If I had modded my console then I wouldn't have got my RROD fixed and a brand new 12 month warrany for a 2 year old system.
but if you can mod a 360, you can fix rrod... its not really that hard.
LOL.... they're taking modified consoles online. The majority of people who pirate their game are smart enough to know that's a no-no.
I 100% agree with you but people can actually 'Stealth' the firmware which means xbox servers think there real games - microsoft will know about this tho and will come up with a solution
no they wont, but these people are playing reviewers copies... they were also not stealth patching the game (thus not making the game an exact copy). @ Fishy Fingers, what are you trying to say? They got banned from playing online, not using their xbox 360... so if they can't play online they may as well be banned from xbox live.
You do realize that publishers have records of people of who actually have review copies .... gamertag included.
If it's true. Reap what you sow.
they are just so dumb to play online with a game that isnt out in stores yet. Is easy for MS to ban people that play with early leaks, all they have to do is see who is online playing GeOw2 or Cod5 before the release date.
but whatever, lets punish the customer for that too.
well, in that case you can call MS support center, and tell where you bought the product, and provide the product ID, then you will be unbanned. That something that someone with an illegal copy cannot do.
that sounds reasonable... (saracasm)
It clearly states that the bans are affecting those with MODDED consoles, not people who got the game early. They don't ban a person for getting an early copy of a game, they ban them for playing pirated games via a modded console, which is a bannable offense in and of itself.
The only thing is that modified 360's and illegal copy's these days are stealthed, so MS cant find the majority of pirates just by checking if their console is modified or not. Their best chance is to ban everybody that is on before the release.
re-read the comment, it seems like you have lost track of the conversation... Sticking with the comment, does it sound reasonable to ban everyone who played the game early? It is reasonable for someone who got the game from a store who broke street date to have to call microsoft, wait on hold for several minutes, and then argue with a rep that doesn't speak english very well?? It seems like you haven't thought about what I said at all. @ amsterdaam it would help if you actually read the original comment I was responding to. @ Foxgod I understand what you are saying, its just not a can of worms microsoft would want to open.
I don't see how this is worthy of news.
I am glad they banned these people, they shoulda known it was coming anyways.
"There’s one thing in common in these comments (No, not there very bad grammer and spelling)" - ROFL.
you mean 'their' very bad grammer do you not?
I hope you realise that was a quote.
Heh...it's spelled "grammar".
Lol you got called out on a quote. Well kiddies, see the quotation marks? There is a reason they're there!
give it a few months and someone will find a way to create a way to either bypass it or findout wat makes it banned you cant stop pirats they always win at least in colsoles and games
Good now start figuring how to ban those people w/ the turbo controllers so when I'm playing Gears 2 MP I don't gotta worry about facing Mr Turbo when I'm having a chainsaw battle lol
well then if i get another 360 soo i don't have too mod my bros 360...soo when i get another 360 for the reasonable price of $70 cause 200 is too much for something that doesn't have HDD wireless controler Wifi free online soo yeah $70 dollars is a good price im gonna mod it and play for free and if i want too play online il just buy it fro ps3 free online play and better service
Modding is wrong, you are ripping off the people who make these games, and hence they won't be able to make any more if we keep not paying for their games. If you excuse is that you can't afford it, get a job!
I don't think people that got the game before the release date from stores will get banned. I think those leaked versions where incomplete versions and therefore had a different structure. Or maybe they where leaked by the developers a few weeks early so that they would know either by an achievement or save file that is different from the original copy in order to ban the pirates. Conspiracy anyone?
Good job, go Microsoft...
they deserve it..
It's good to here that they are banning these people. People who pirate games should be dealt with accordingly. I just hope they don't start banning people who have done other kinds of mods (none pirating), like adding lights and other fans into the system. I remember hearing about people who did this and ended up banned from live. I've done that to my console (2x 120mm fans, 2x 80 mm fans, water pump and some cold cathodes) and nothing has happened to me yet.
well i got gears 2 1 day early lol plus M$ let me in the new experince preview so i wonder whats gonna happen 2 me lol anyway if i get banned i ll just buy another 360 lol
....glad the Gov. doesn't crack down as often. Torrents are awesome.
Yay.take that. Geow2 pirates especially deserve it.Geow2 is just too awesome
You do know that M$ doesn't just happen to find a lot of people pirating all of a sudden right ? They just want more sales for the holiday season. Just like last year. M$ doesn't really care about piracy. They know that they can't stop it. If they did they wouldn't just ban a few thousand once a year. They would do it all the time. Look at it from a monetary standpoint. 1 modded 360 costs about the same as 3 or 4 games. So if M$ is just gonna ban once a year that's not a whole lot of money per year. If you even happen to get banned. Now if they would ban continually a pirate could get a ban right away... And no they don't ban because some people play a game early. Stores break release dates all the time. And they can't sort out the real from the pirated. When they ban they have to be 100% sure or they will get a lot of bad rep and/or a lawsuit. Just wanted to say that to the people going "Go M$ ban em".. They do it just for the holiday sales nothing else.
heck games are so costly whats wrong with downloading them yourself or buying them cheap? oh its against the law... face it a lot of people break the law... ever downloaded a film or music? games should be no different but for some reason you guys throw a fit when an article about piracy onvolving games hits the front page... How many of you guys have snes / genessis emu's and a bunch of roms?
Stop drinking all that Haterade and get some intelligence so you too can mod your system and join the darkside. We have cookies and free games! ~Peace
theyre not going to ban many, how would they make money of those people from xbox live
They don't make money of Xbox live fee's. Not much anyway. By their standards ofcourse. They will however make money of all the new xbox 360 boxes the banned people will buy. I assume they have come to the point that they make money of the boxes.
>They will however make money of all the new xbox 360 boxes the banned >people will buy. I assume they have come to the point that they make >money of the boxes. Nah, don't buy a new one, just get it to RROD and send it back!
Ban them they certainly were stupid modders why didn't they use a stealth on there games lol, in any case they will be back up and playing online in no time.
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