Xbox Mods Unequipped for Ban Backlash

Koku Gamer writes: "Moderators over at the Xbox Forums seem to be unable to cope with Microsoft's recent banning spree as users complain about console bans.

Numerous posts regarding the console ban on the Account Suspensions and Player Feedback forum remain unanswered by mods. Those that have got replies are full of identikit responses from mods, with the most common one being:"

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mau642868d ago

just don't mod your xbox...

Fullish2868d ago

But think of all the homebrew you'll miss out on! ...

Elven62868d ago

PC is the best place for Homebrew. ;P

On topic, even before they would only respond to some of the questions, unless it was something worth responding to (aka an honest question and not "I know I modded my console but maybe I can trick these chumps").

Ziriux2868d ago

@ Elven

Exactly, most of them think they can trick a mod into letting them back in, but at the same time it sucks having to buy a new console just to get online.

Parapraxis2868d ago

mau64, and if somebody didn't mod or open their XBOX and are banned, what then?

Ziriux2868d ago

No on accidentally get's banned when it comes to modding software or hardware trust me.

Elven62868d ago

You could be banned for fraud, using "key gens" (for points, live subscriptions), etc. There are plenty of reasons for being banned other than modding your console. In some cases if someone is using your account and they do something to get you banned they say it's your account hence your responsibilty to police what happens.

There are also times when someone may be wrongfully banned.

Raf1k12868d ago (Edited 2868d ago )

I feel bad for anyone who unknowingly bought a second hand modded Xbox that got banned.

edit: Everyone else deserves the ban and have no right to complain about it.

JokesOnYou2868d ago (Edited 2868d ago )

If you are 100% sure you or someone else hasn't modded your console, or any other procedure(taking it apart ever) then its simple, sue microsoft, take your un-modded console with the SAME serial number, gamertag id that micro banned to court(don't try to buy a brand new 360 and switch out the HDD, they'll know) and win a huge lawsuit against microsoft...somehow I don't think many will do this, theres plenty of modders complaining about the bann or otherwise looking for sympathy with no ground to stand on.


BRG90002868d ago

If it's someone accessing your account from another Xbox, then your console shouldn't be banned. If it's someone using your Xbox, you should be keeping them accountable for what they do on your Xbox, or holding them responsible to get you a new one if they get yours banned.

Only in the most outlandish situations would you be in the right here... maybe someone broke into your house and used a key gen on your Xbox? Then you probably have bigger issues to deal with than a banned Xbox.

Saaking2868d ago

They should only ban pirates. This is just a lame excuse to make those people buy another 360 and increase sales. Why ban someone who fixed their console that YOU made TERRIBLY? Just ban the damn pirates and leave everyone else alone. MS is just a disgusting company.

ambientFLIER2868d ago

I wish you remained in the open zone...

Malacath2868d ago

They make a loss on every console sold. So they haven't done this just to increase sales.

In fact I blame all you pirate scum for the fact that games are so expensive.

Games can cost millions to make. And because of the scum stealing the games they have to raise the prices to get the money back.

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cb8102868d ago

Poor moderators. I just feel awful for them.

Double Toasted2868d ago

thats all, I feel for them...just when MW2 came out too....DAYYYUUUUMMM!!!!

Campy da Camper2868d ago

They knew the COD addicts would freak out and rush to buy an Arcade. And they are....

ReBurn2867d ago

Then everyone except the modders win! Score!

thematrix12982868d ago

epic fail once again first
1) you release a half tested product
2) your console is infected with problems
3) Your security is hacked, enabled gamers to play burned games
4) You realize there is a problem so you ban who 'may' have modded?

Rocco Siffredi2868d ago

the only half tested product infected with problems is the PS3, getting patches for nearly every game.

YOu = epic fail not MS by banning the modders and pirates.

nycredude2868d ago


Yeah whatever helps you sleep at night.

To all those banned F*&k MS come to the dark side. Ps3 "It only does everything", except RROD, and charge you extra for everything, and make you wait 9 months for a good exclusive.

GarandShooter2868d ago

Rocco, you have got to be able to do better than that. How the hell is a SOFTWARE patch caused by the HARDWARE?

Matrix is obviously referring to MS's rush to beat the competition to release and the documented problems that exist in reality, such as RRoD, E74, etc.

Yeah, it's old news, but it is what it is.

Noob2868d ago (Edited 2868d ago )

Same could be said for 360. I haven't played a game on it that didn't ask me to update it. I'm not sure what makes people think this only happens with PS3.

Roper3162868d ago

@ Rocco at least PS3 owners get their patches & play their games for free unlike you who have to pay 50 bucks a year to get & play yours.

ReBurn2867d ago

I don't remember having to pay anything extra to get patches and play games on the 360. What kind of fee are you talking about?

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Subzero200x2868d ago

that's what they get for cheating

thematrix12982868d ago

Did you even bother reading the article? There are people that got banned for no reason.

GarandShooter2868d ago

Correction. There are people who CLAIM they got banned for no reason. Koku presented zero evidence other than 'this guy sounds innocent' one way or the other.

ReBurn2867d ago

Prisons are full of people who would tell you that they're innocent. All you have to do is ask them.

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