Major Nelson's statement regarding the recent console bans on Xbox Live.
Viva la Piratas!
I was watching a live stream of someone playing MW2 and I got to see him recieve the message that he was banned. Freaking hilarious. http://www.ustream.tv/chann...
the only thing I don't like about they way Stepto and his team ban people is that they don't even notify people on WHY they were banned and what they did. I mean what if one of these MW2 players actually bought a copy of the damn game, lucky enough to do so early at least but bam, got banned. Oh well doesn't concern me since I didn't mod my 360.
Actually they do message you. Also if you think you have been banned for something you didn't do, there is a whole area on xbox.com that you can't talk about it.
lol i saw the section on the xbox forums and that's just terrible service. all they do is just close your topic and link you to some FAQ or whatever.
he was also pwnd in his comments by comebosy telling him a load of his friends are playing the new COD on modded consoles right now.
I like MicroSoft's way to solving the piracy problem. Instead of making it extremely hard to make pirated games for that console or giving the 360 a firmware update where modded 360's can't pirate games anymore, they just BAN!! BAN EVERYONE! WITHOUT WARNING!!!!! EVERYONE BANNED!!!1!!1! Their way is so much more subtle and doesn't piss anyone off. /sarcasm
just got banned :/
and use your login? Or no. Seems like a great way to boost sales imo.
Someone who had a legit RROD 360 and was sent a refurb unit that had a flashed drive and was then subsequently banned because of this new detection system. That would make for good watercooler conversation. (just to be clear...I dont know if MS even checks for modded drives when doing RROD repairs so this is just a big..."what if")
yeah, I mean after all we should all just reward pirates. It's not like they are parasites in our society like actual paying customers. /sarcasm Reality is that Nintendo when faced with piracy disables others machines. At least your machine is still functional and in my book that is already too nice!
i no people who have been banned and just buy another one on ebay and im not talking about the whole thing e.g. controller and cables i mean just the white box and nothing else if you buy just that, probably preowned, you can get it for as low as £30 to £40, which, they just mod again because it will always be cheaper then buying original games
What if the banning of consoles that have upgraded hard drive or possibly nothing done to them. Just to possibly boost sales for the holiday season and create more revenue for microsoft how else do you explain no id banning of course we will still take your money for live you just need to go out and get another box.I smell greed and lots of it but what do you expect it is microsoft after all. My personal opinion is this also has to do with ps3 sales in U.S. They need to come out after holiday and say they sold x amount of consoles. This will only help further that cause and delay the inevitable downturn of the 360. I make no excuse for my rant about there greed and i don't know why so many do it makes me sick. I don't know bout you but x amount of dollars per year is set aside for entertainment and i want to get maximum value for my hard earned cash
good, pirates ruin it all for us.
stepto ftw !
http://twitter.com/stepto I wonder how many people have tweeted him hate messages after these bannings lol...
I bet a lot people cursed him out .
Mine still works though however it's only for keeping the 360 stable and not getting it's errors like RROD, E74, etc.
Stick it to 'em Bill! I do my part to support the industry. Those free loaders can go to hell for all I care.
That would have been interesting and really not a surprise to me. :P
Cause with Modern Warfare out next week-chances of running into these pusshies are nil!
They say a lot of people are getting banned....But we are not see you online
yea...a lot of ppl are getting banned i was online today playing odst firefight with 3 of my buddies...and one of my buddies friends came in and joined the party and started talking to my buddie...he was playing mw2 on his modded xbox (which he was really proud of :S ) and was starting to get worried that hes gunna get banned cause one of his buddies already got banned right after that. he said (word for word) "meh, i guess i dont care...ill just keep playing until i get banned, then ill be able to focus on my studies, start working and get the limited edition mw2 xbox" lmao...right there i literally did a facepalm..and then he started thinking about his excuse and said hell try to say he got it from uk so he was able to play it early (we're in canada)...honest question, anyone know if mw2 is region locked?
I dont think they should ban people like that. They should create a console with bluray and put hardrive in each of their units.THATS WHY PIRACY DOSENT HAPPEN IN PS3. ITS NOT THE PEOPLE FAULT
Bluray isn't the reason ps3 doesn't have a lot of piracy .
Agreed with Kiotic There are plenty of Blu-Ray rips on torrent sites I dont know exactly why PS3 hasn't been cracked yet but it is not because of Blu Ray
I wonder if these people become PS3 defectees. Its interesting, M$ has to enforce the ban, but it might work against them too. I wonder if Sony has thought of opening a store to mod XB consoles. Just kidding. ;)
I'm sorry to say this but MS is right about this. They shouldn't be modding the consoles to play pirated games.
So if you get an early copy of mw2 will you be banned
Assume yes, unless you want to leave it to chance.
chances of you getting caught is only possible if you brag like an idiot. Or get an achievement.
This just happened to 3 people I know, one of them one of my best mates, oh well. Shouldn't of been doing it.
Pirates can walk the plank. They are not only stealing from the software companies, but in extension also from every person that buys the software. We are subsidizing the products that they steal. So they are burning us as well as the software makers. They better keep hiding under a rock as far as I am concerned, because they really do deserve an ass kicking if they come out of their hiding places.
its easy to avoid being banned keep up with firmware updates/changes to new games (wave 4) DONT PLAY unreleased games online, its so simple and logical, why bother anyway? how many online games could there be with only pirates and people who got it early?
TELL M$ to F OFF and make Xbox Live Free
of the Caribbean.
They should ban the ps3 and there crappy fanbase into holocust
wtf is Holocust? Did you mean Holocaust? Dumbass bot.
"This would also be a good time to remind you that the warranty on an Xbox 360 console is not transferrable and if you purchase a used console that has been previously banned, you will not be able to connect to Xbox LIVE." So if I buy a used Xbox 360, I'll be banned for life? Bots, why do you continue to support such moorons?
WHEN YU SEND YUR CONSOLE IN FOR REPAIRS AN THYS WAZ AH BIG WORRY FOR ME THEY DONT CHECC IT CUZ THEY CANT OR AT LEAST THEY COULDNT AT THAT TIME AND I SENT IT 2 FLASHED XBOX BOTH CAME BACK FINE
why are people bashing ms for banning people who play copied games,and talking crap about them being greedy,if you dont play copied games then you wont get banned and ms dont check for flashed drives when going for repair,if the warranty sticker is still on then you have no problems and even if you have the latest firmware and the games are stealthed you still have a chance of being banned. but a lot of people who got banned are the ones who have not been banned for years so played games early thinking it would never happen to them and why would the pirates go to ps3 if they got banned? would be a lot cheaper just to buy another 360 and flash it again and keep all the content they have on their hdd than buy a ps3 and pay for all your games.
If you're actually stupid enough to play MW2 online before release, you deserve to be banned.
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