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Microsoft Will Not Ban for Recent Code Exploit

At PAX today Microsoft was asked about the supposed $1.2 million they lost due to the code exploit. Two days ago I received a response from Microsoft stating that their “Policy and Enforcement team is evaluating whether or not certain individuals have violated the Terms of Use for Xbox LIVE”. The audio in the following video makes it sound like they could not find anything in the ToU to rightfully punish those who took advantage of the website. Microsoft puts the fault on themselves.

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SixZeroFour2096d ago

dang...now i wish i got some msp codes lol

Brash_Attack2096d ago

Agreed. I really tried to stay away from this out of fear of being banned. I would have loaded up on them knowing all would have been fine. I'm not doing anything else that could get me in trouble.

DaCajun2095d ago

Yea but did they say they wouldn't go after them for theft? You never know they might try to take the person who created the code generator to court for damages. They just said no bans this time which I'm sure they will fix that so next time they will drop the ban hammer. Don't you worry they will get their money one way or another out of you.

Everyone of those idiots are blimps on MS radar. You know what is funny they re probably the same idiots that keep buying console after console and getting them banned every time for modding, hacking, cheating, or something else just to have to buy a new console, so in the long run these idiots probably lose more money than they scam from MS.

Wenis2096d ago

Interesting. If you find an exploit in Xbox's system, Microsoft humbly blames it on themselves. If you find an exploit in Sony's system they try to sue you and ruin your financial life forever.

tails132096d ago

Might contribute to the fact that Microsoft's console is so easy to pirate games for.

SixZeroFour2095d ago

what does the ease of hacking something, have to do with whether or not one can take legal action against?

Emilio_Estevez2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

They're not blaming themselves, they just can't find anything in the TOS that justifies a ban. I think they will find something and ban eventually.

f7897902096d ago

Exactly. If they ban without quoting something from the TOS, they'll get sued.

sashimi2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

So you are comparing a exploit that maybe gets people a few dollars and cause Microsoft to lose less then a million dollar to exploits that cause piracy?.

Exploits that not only allow cheaters to ruin the online experience for us the gamers, but also cause 3rd party and Sony developers to lose profit on games they spent time and money creating for us gamers(you not included).

Yeah you are o so smart /s If M$ could they would ban everyone who used that exploit in a heartbeat but apparently there is nothing they can do about it.

Adva2095d ago

Use your brain, if you have any. MS couldn't find anything in their ToS to get rid of the scrubs, Sony did.

Try again kid.

maxcer2095d ago

that's because sony changes the TOS every fucing time you update your FW. not hard changing the rules any time you see fit.

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gman_2972096d ago

And you begin to wonder why people keep doing crap to the 360. Cause they can get away w/ that shit, that's why.

8thnightvolley2096d ago

MS is like the new saint of companies.. first welcomes hackers to kinect, and now this.. wow.. ok.. they got a "Halo" on their head now..

PandemicPrawn02095d ago

They certainly have mellowed out over the last twelve or so months. I wonder what the reasoning is behind it?

8thnightvolley2095d ago

they wanna be "the big green friendly giant.."

AWWWWWWWWW... and make their brand more appealing like apple or something i dunno

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