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 May 18, 2007 - 10:47 AM - by Michael
* Modded 360 Crackdown

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Word is coming in that Microsoft is banning modified Xbox360's from the Live service:



The banning measures appear to have started alongside the release of the Halo 3 beta, perhaps in what is best described as a crackdown on Crackdown bootlegged copies that contained Halo 3 beta access. Just as it did during the original Xbox days, Microsoft is permanently banning modified consoles from connecting to Xbox Live, but not the user account.

Microsoft acknowledges its new initiative with an entry in its Gamerscore Blog: ?As part of our commitment to our members, we do not allow people that we have detected to have modified their console to connect to Live. This is an important part of our efforts to try and maintain a fair gaming environment for the large majority of gamers that play by the rules. This topic is more important than ever given the recent release of the Halo 3 beta.?
Before anyone starts complaining, they DO have the right to do this; they can't stop you from modding it and playing backed-up games on the local console, but they CAN ban you from their own controlled network.
 

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