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Microsoft Confirms Banned 360s

Today Microsoft spokesperson Major Nelson confirmed on his blog that modded Xbox 360s are being banned from Xbox Live. Nelson says Microsoft has a zero-tolerance policy towards modded consoles accessing the service in an attempt to ensure a level playing field for all users. If Xbox Live detects a mod chip in the console, those 360s will be banned and unable to access Xbox Live.

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Havince3533d ago

you mod it and go online knowing the risks, you cannot complain

Nik3533d ago (Edited 3533d ago )

Users mod mainly for piracy since games are region free so I'm with Microsoft on this. Users who paid for Live Gold are screwed btw, and they won't get their money back since they broke the TOS.

TheMART3533d ago

"If Xbox Live detects a mod chip in the console, those 360s will be banned and unable to access Xbox Live."

Its also the ones with flashed firmware of the DVD (not even a modchip). Bad thing though, also original 360's are hit by the banhammer.

Lets hope MS will take some care cause when the wrong ones are banned, it will have a big impact on the sales...

gta_cb3533d ago

true, as one of my friends (on the xbox 360 friends list) had flashed his DVD fw etc, and i got a message from him yesterday night saying he is going to have to get a new Xbox 360.

i obviously had to send a message back to him saying haha! =D
but anyway at LEAST one good thing is you can still use your gamertag, means when he gets his new Xbox 360, his GamerScore wont change etc.

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