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Microsoft reminds Halo 3 fans that cheating is wrong

With Halo 3 online in full swing, Microsoft is reminding users that any sort of tampering with the legitimacy of the game will result in a no-refund account closure.

Larry Hryb, the community manager for Xbox Live, wrote a statement in his official blog warning users about a scam that's taking place in the Halo 3 community.

"If you run into that person in Halo 3 who claims if they could have your LIVE ID name and password to recover your Xbox LIVE account to their Xbox and they'll rank you up or find you all the hidden skulls in Halo 3, I urge you not to fall to temptation," wrote Hryb.

It has been a long-standing policy for Microsoft to ban Xbox Live accounts that have been linked to cheating in online games, which includes preventing them from ever playing online again, and could mean a rollback of the user's gamerscore to 0.

Hryb wrote that, while these online scams "may be appealing, in addition to violating the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use, it can also result in you permanently losing your account... Canceled. As in you can never get it back."

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kingfury3523d ago

Maybe micro$oft needs to fix their servers instead of watching what other companies do.

Leathersoup3523d ago

What do you mean by "watching what other companies do."

I didn't see anything in the report about company other than Microsoft. Also their server performance is quite good in comparison with other online services.

Some companies take down their online services for several hours on a weekly basis (World of Warcraft) to keep everything running smoothly. The biggest problems I've had with Xbox Live (aside from the random jerk) is usually due to problems with my own ISP.

Feel free to elaborate on what you were saying. I'm not trying to start a flame war. I just didn't understand what your message was getting at.

MakgSnake3523d ago

Good thing what M$ is doing. Little 12 years will not stop ever though, still ... these kinda things will teach em some lessons and all.

The highest level I reached in Halo 2 was 28, cause cheaters were ahead of that level and I couldn't win and would level down from there. But thanks to HALO 3 cheat free (for the time being) I am level 43 with 3Star Colonel. And only moving up..

socomnick3523d ago

im level 37 I get raped when playing clans though.