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Microsoft comments on Xbox 360 console banning

Videogamer writes: "Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE director of programming, has confirmed that Microsoft has handed out Xbox LIVE bans to a small percentage of Xbox 360 consoles that have been illegally modified in order to play pirated games.

"In our continued effort to keep gameplay safe and secure for our community of more than 14 million members, Microsoft has taken action against a small percentage of Xbox 360 consoles that have been illegally modified in order to play pirated games," said Hryb. 'You should know that modifying your Xbox 360 console is also a violation of the Xbox LIVE terms of use, will void your warranty and result in a ban from Xbox LIVE.'"

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no_more_trolling3321d ago (Edited 3321d ago )

well i havent been banned. i guess i got lucky ^_^

wanna report me to MS. my tag is no_more_trolling

The Matrix3320d ago

It's nice to see Microsoft trying. They have good intent.

Chexd3320d ago

reporting you could be difficult considering MS dont allow underscores in gamertags...

you are indeed retarded.

GiantEnemyCrab3320d ago

Oh wait!

"The gamertag you tried could not be found. Please try again using the search box below."

Now why don't you give me your real gamertag instead of lying?

haha figures, you steal so why not add liar to your resume as well.

comm133320d ago

"It's nice to see Microsoft trying. They have good intent. "

You mean trying to protect their revenue stream? LOL they are a nice company indeed doing it out of their good heart haha.

"haha figures, you steal so why not add liar to your resume as well. "

I am sure you yourself have never EVER downloaded a movie or a song for free.... self righteous hypocrites.

no_more_trolling3320d ago

chexd.......that was the point. r u too stupid to see that?

badz1493320d ago

I don't think that banning consoles needed any justification in the 1st place. they did wrong and M$ have rights to ban them! plus, they are dare/DUMB enough to go online with those filthy consoles! it's like a robber who robbed jewelleries and then came in a police station with the jewelleries still in his pockets!

bottom line is, if you pirate, fine! but just don't encourage it and stay low by yourself and don't socialise with others who don't!

no_more_trolling3320d ago

^^^ lolololol real funny. whats it to u? shut up

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rehan3321d ago

get it unbanned infectus chip rulez .

DJ3320d ago

I wonder what the number of modded 360 consoles is. 500K maybe?

Captain Tuttle3320d ago

Nah. It still sells a ton of games.

sak5003320d ago

Yes, and due to that ps2 reached 100+ million sales. Thanks in large amounts to 3rd world countries buying it in millions cuz of cheap $3-$4 pirated gmes.

360 games are already available in these regions in 5-10$ range. But with all this the attach rate is still higher than wii or ps3.

InMyOpinion3320d ago

Not having piracy seems to be a huge problem for Sony. How come the PS3 games aren't selling like the 360 games?

pangitkqb3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

If you pirate or purchase pirated games...you are an asshole.

Look at what piracy has done to the PC industry. It is ironic that people who want to enjoy console/PC games want to do things that make things more difficult for the gaming industry. What a bunch of freakin' idiots.

Boink3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

it would likely happen less if the games were not so overpriced. especially kids games.

I'm sorry, but half of the games outhere are not worth anywhere near their retail price.

(canada prices)
40-50$ for another viva pinata?
lego batman 59.99?

the list goes on and on...

v1c1ous3320d ago

wtf kind of excuse is "the game sucks, costs too much, thus i will download it cause its suckage doesnt warrant me paying full price for it, yet doesnt stop me from playing it regardless"

comm133320d ago

You could wait few years to get it cheaper or you can get it for free....

Are you paid to defend those companies that profit in billions of dollars regardless because of an overpriced product?

mariusmal3318d ago (Edited 3318d ago )

how young are you ? piracy killed pc gaming ? i've been a pc gamer for almost 16 years and the piracy already existed. and pc games and pc hardware thrived even with the rampant piracy. and dont come telling me that priacy is way bigger now.

that current trend of OMG PC PIRACY... is just so retarded and writeen by ppl who come to life in terms on gaming in this or the previous generation of consoles.

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dirtrider3320d ago (Edited 3320d ago )

i guess ps3 games are over priced too since all are 60 us dollars at launch.(or at the same price at launch everywhere )no excuse for modding or piracy PERIOD. im glad micro atleast tries to keep the players that play fairly protected from the scum that want to cheat. there again maybe this is another reason why live is the premiere online service!! time to check my live list from my pc and go play the left for dead demo!!!

Kaneda3320d ago

The last time I checked.. Blu-ray disk is more expensive than DVD disk. Since Xbox360 uses DVD. Their games should be cheaper than PS3..

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