With the newly dashboard update rolling out today on the Xbox 360, players who owns a flashed DVD drives will be crippled today as they will no longer be able to play burned games.
HA! And the pirates take another hit! I don't own an xbox but anything that hurts the hackers is a plus to me!
So True. Sneaky Microsoft but good the industry cannot bow down to hackers
Nothing sneaky about it...this has been known for weeks now
nice, in your face pirates
It means my spare xbox which I repaired with a new DVD drive (had to flash to make it compatible) will no longer be able to play online :( May as well set it up to pirate games and play offline instead.
(voice of the bully from the simpsons) ...HA...HA!
@Kurt Russell If you download the update, you won't just be unable to play online, that particular console won't be able to play games period. It won't read the discs, you will only get a disc read error or disc unsupported error.
Come on people..it will be hacked in less then a month. C4eva(the number 1 360 firmware hacker) says he already has it cracked.
Exactly. Don't know why people are celebrating this.
The fact that they can still play pirated games by staying offline doesn't really help at all. Playing pirated games online may slow down or even come to an end for a little while, but there will be a work around and people who don't update can always play offline. Pirates will never be stopped, just slowed down. Sad.
Im not a fan of Ms but i will always support them here because this is a win for all gamers. Unfortunately they will just buy another one and pirate off of that.
pirates =/= hackers... pirates are dbags.. not all hackers are.
Jtags still run perfectly and Lt is working on a new firmware that will probably be out in a few weeks tops. Microsoft will never end piracy...
NO ONE can end piracy!
The only way to end piracy is to have something completely alien to what we know! But then again, if no one knows it, who the hell will program for it? Waiiiit! I got the solution! Make it so that all consoles are connected to the net. That way even if someone doesn't have an online account, you can track it's usage. Then fry the insides! And if they try to use a pc to hack it... fry that as well! Naahh... that won't work.
Hackers will always find another way, You can't stop 'em.
Actually I heard that if they re-flash their drives again, it will work. The dashboard update only flashes the drive once. Also, apparently, the infamous creator of the 360 CFW, c4eva, is planning to release a new version that combats this.
well mine has already been down for a few days. hopefully i can get a new mod done soon
Agree. No matter how smart you are a Pirate will always be many steps ahead
dam i was this close to flashing my dvd drive to fix it...:D (my laser in the drive died btw) ps: flashing doesnt always = hacking
Wait, how would flashing fix your dvd drive? Flashing is extracting your dvd firmware and replacing it with another firmware. A new firmware will not fix a broken laser...
You shine a light on it.
You have to spoof a drive with the firmware from the drive thats broke, so your xbox thinks it is the same drive and you dont get banned. cheaper than buying a new 360.
Microsoft has really been cracking down on pirates and hackers this generation, as they should. With all the massive bannings, way to report users, and updates like this it has really helped them out.
last banwave was nov 2009... i would know as i was apart of it and now have another one flashed again. then again if your looking at it from a generation standpoint then yes theyve done mighty well.
I never said this would be the end, nor is it full proof. What I'm saying is they have put a lot of effort into keeping gaming fair. And just all around giving hackers and pirates a hard time.
Kudos to MS.
ya please research a little more "hackers" have known about this change for a month + and already worked around it...no news here move on
im sure some hackers got the shaft... i hope their 360 over heats and burns down the house.. we dont need no water,let the matha fvcker burn!
Thats a bit too harsh to let a person burn to death for hacking. Its not like its murder or rape
Good! That's what you get for stealing. Hope they all get bricked.
Pay attention Sony this is how you do it.
I thought you were supposed to let your entire network go down and/or go after a single 20 y/o kid? You mean you're supposed to just build a stable network and catch thieves red-handed? Well yea, I guess that is the way to do it, lol.
this is old news and unfortunately hackers and pirates already have a way around it! pay attention to what again? still SUCKS though that pirates always find a way! :-(
How is THIS how you do it when they get around it everytime? i mean seriously i know people getting XBLA games + Games on Demand and DLC and Full disc games right this second... this is just a band aid on the titanic... besides games on 360 still sell millions i think the pirates are the vast minority but its going to happen nonetheless
This is an all out war. Good job MS; down with hackers and pirates.
Is this really that big of a triumph against pirates?
probably not... but its good that ms keeps these broke bastards on their toes.. they dont just say fuck it lets go to court, ms actually fights back.
LMAO, This story is false.. All it did was reflash there Drives for the New Disc Type coming to xbox.. The Modder just flash it back until they fix it... READ READ READ
Even if it just inconveniences the hackers it's another battle won. Well played ms.
dam M$ so much security,just to be bypass an hour later!The author of the article is late to the party.
So is Anonymous gonna throw a temper tantrum over this?
until M$ starts suing somebody that is!
and it starts for the xbox360 now... The geohot for M$ (whoever is the xbox's main hacker) will get pissed and people will back him up, then they will attack xboxlive madness.....madness!!!!!! THIS IS.....(insert something here)!!!!!
c4eva (xbox's main dvd drive hacker) has been working on firmwares since basically release. its not going to be madness but rather he will release another firmware update and ms will be back in the same situation, he already has been working on the slim lt 2.0 firmware for this dashboard and its going smoothy as he has said.
Thanks for the info alex, wasnt aware of what goes on in the xbox community too much
Why doesn't MS just fry their motherboard if they dare go online with a illegal flashed drive or instantly wipe their achievements? They shouldn't be able to go online. People who have pirated games are not entitled to achievements and XBL.
Tomorrow, 'New flash firmware/tools (or what ever the bloody things are called) released'. And ok I don't like the 360, but I hate piracy a lot more.
Didn't see one here so might as well... Haters gonna hate.
It would be even better if it RROD'd their systems.
Give me 10,000 men armed with bludgeons and a few helicopters and ill combat piracy. And hopefully end it
Hackers have heard about your plan and they supply you with 10.000 turds and a few spoons to help you fight against piracy. Bon Appétit.
Surely I'd just use the spoon to fling shit at them,How on earth you imagine the first thing id do is eat it is beneath me.
Microsoft cant stand people who bypass software and use pirated copies. This doesn't surprise me at all. Look at Windows...the windows authentication tool? Hahaha
So is anon going to go after MS now for doing this?
So Hackers go after Sony because they sue someone who hacked their system. Microsoft does it under cover of night and no one cares...
I think this has nothting to do with the lawsuit, they went after sony because SOny eliminated features that it marketed when they sold the system. In other words, some people bought it for certain features and then Sony just took them away without any sort of compensation. FYI cool picture of bears fighting..lol
lol every time they release a big update they find a way to own pirating gamers. GG Microsoft GG
Let's hope so. Game piracy is bullshit.
Nah, this was fail The only thing this update will do is reset the DVD key. The only thing you have to do is reflash it. Also the update is coming in a few weeks, so these news are for idiots.
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