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 Nov 11, 2009 - 04:06 PM - by Michael
* MS boots modded Xboxes

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MS has booted over a half-million Xbox Live users, claiming they used modified Xbox360's and justifying it as fighting "piracy":

But many gamers modify their consoles by installing new chips or software that allows them to run unofficial - but not always illegal - programs and games. However, some chips are specifically designed to play pirated games.

Microsoft has not said how it was able to determine which gamers to disconnect.

"We do not reveal specifics, but can say that all consoles have been verified to have violated the terms of use," the firm said in a statement.

Affected gamers were met with a message during the login process. It read: ""Your console has been banned from Xbox".
Slashdot carries a vigorous debate on whether this is good, bad, or otherwise.
 

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