Do you own an Xbox 360? Congratulations! You're well on your way to a life of street crime!
not really, gangs don't always meet up in person, they use the internet chats and other ways of spreading important info. Also since the 360 has the more popular online system for its socialism (one of the main reasons why people buy it is because their friends have a 360). Besides since it is the most popular system of the three in america then isn't it more likely they would use a 360 than a PS3 or Wii? @Raiinstorm81 There are a ton of gangs, not all are the smartest groups. Also since it is the FBI they are dealing with all groups within the states. Don't expect the mafia to be using this as their primary source of communication. BTW how many millions own a 360 and use Live in america? It is highly likely that there must be some gangs that use Live as a means to communicate.
What idiot would use XBL when there are a million better ways to talk without being monitored.... Then again they are gang member and not geniuses..
Raiinstorm81 they only monitor public games. Lot of people in the US own 360's so I'm not surprised they found "gang" members on Live. My only fear is that a violent state of mind and violent video games don't turn into a bad day.
@Drazz Why? Gang members communicate using social media. And since online gaming tends to be popular around young adults...surprise, surprise; there might be some gang members using XBL and SL. @Raiinstorm81 Xbox LIVE isn't 1984. Cops patrol the streets, too, but not constantly with scopes on everyone. And your phone history, internet history, etc can be checked if suspicion is aroused.
maybe they use Live as a mean to avoid wiretap or surveillance. Kinda ridiculous that you concludes without knowing anything.
Breaking news..Gang Members own computers and some actually own an Xbox. You won't beleive this but they also have Facebook accounts (which is very rare). They also have infiltrated (sit down for this one) Twitter. These notorious gangsters who own X360s (wait for it) have an Xbox Live account. When they play Halo Reach and Gears of War 3 they chat with each ther (which is a felony in 48 states). So if you have a Computer, an Xbox, or breathe then that clearly means that you are gang affiliated. Evil
Yea it's not the fact that they play together, it is what they talk about, which is what the FBI is after. Information is the most valuable thing in the world; who cares what they play in their spare time it is what they talk about over Live or internet chats.
'Information is the most valuable thing in the world; who cares what they play in their spare time it is what they talk about over Live or internet chats.' LOL @ you REALLY caring what gang member talk about on Facebook, Twitter, Live or even PSN. This line from the title is REALLY what they were trying to insinuate.. 'Do you own an Xbox 360? Congratulations! You're well on your way to a life of street crime!' When does the silliness end Evil
It's not that I care or not, humans never care until it affects them personally, it's what the FBI care about and what they can do with the information. If they learn that an attack will occur on a said date, they can prevent it, they can use info to lead them to a leader, and so much more. I agree with the stupidity of that line, but I don't disagree with the FBI trying to make their country a safer place.
This is the real question, how does the FBI know whos XBL accounts to monitor, just because some one is talking about drugs & killing & robberies doesnt mean they are in a gang maybe they just are into Saints Row....
FUCK the FBI. Its called gaming clans not gangland. Call that shit a gang if you want. As for real gangs using a digital device that is connected to the internet to communicate. How is that surprising? PSN is free, why bother with XBL? lol
Really? What kind of Gang Activity is really happening on XBL ??
more like communications. there is actually more gang activities going on in ps home than xbox live as far as activities go.
Lol, Second Life.
Hey, if you were serving life in prison a Second Life could come in handy.
last thing i want is the feds poking around xbl or psn because it will lead to nothing but trouble even for those not involved .
Wouldn't it be eerie that one day you overheard some guys chatting in an online X box 360 game and you don't make sense what they're talking about due to the slang...not realizing that they were actually planning your own assassination because you unknowingly pwned/tea-bagged one of them while online several days before in another game. The Feds poking around might ruffle your privacy a bit but having gangs play with you with the extremely high potential of you stepping on their toes is not what we want, do we? It did happened in real life in some cases with MMORPGs. A noob killed a veteran and took his stuff. The veteran looked for the noob's IP address and hunt him down and demand for the return of his stuff. Demand here means to beating the noob to a pulp first before asking for anything.
This has probably been going on since release....so....
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