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Microsoft kicks modded Xbox 360 owners off of Xbox Live

Microsoft kicks modded Xbox 360 owners off of Xbox Live

xbox-360_logoMicrosoft has claimed before that players who modify their Xbox 360s will be kicked off of the Xbox Live network, and today, followed up on that promise.

Modifying the console is against the Live terms of use and a number of subscribers have been banned for it.

Microsoft refuses to reveal how many of its 20 million Xbox Live player base has been given the boot, but rumors from the internet speculate it to be about 600,000 people, or 3%.  The company also refused to note if the kicks had been made over time or very recently.

So let this be a note to anyone considering modifying their consoles: Microsoft, at least, truly will not stand for it.

Comments

  1. Cliff_Forster
    Cliff_Forster Yet another reason to game on PC.
  2. lordbean
    lordbean I game on a modified PC, yo.

    ... oh wait.
  3. AlexDeGruven
    AlexDeGruven This will only work until the Modders figure out how to update their mods so they don't leave a signature on the network.

    It's a constant arms race.
  4. CrazyJoe
    CrazyJoe I see nothing wrong with this. It's in the terms of XBox Live that everyone signing up for the service agrees to... If you chose to ignore the rules then you get the banhammer...
  5. Bandrik
    Bandrik Hopefully people that have modded their 360's have had the foresight to know something like this would happen. I'd hate to lose access to my LIVE Arcade collection.

    But then again, my 360 isn't modded. Gooooo team "plain vanilla"!
  6. Bagjuioce My 360 is modded, but I haven't connected to xbl in a couple months... I think this may cause that hiatus to go a bit longer.
  7. Xbox Modder I my friends have a brain, I have had my xbox modded for years and play on xbox live everynight. Ive downloaded and copied over 70 games, laugh in microsofts face everyday. People get banned because they dont understand how it works and quite frankly they are total Idiots.

    How am i so successful, because i dont give a flying f**k

    Add me online : gamertag - ScottMclean1990

    Thats just how confident I f**kin am.

    Have fun playing outside.
  8. randomGuy Just to clarifiy:

    You won't lose access to anything that you've purchased on LIVE.

    Microsoft only bans your console, I.E. it's specific ID. You can always buy a new one and transfer your existing LIVE account to it.
  9. GnomeQueen
    GnomeQueen Thank you for the clarification, RandomGuy. I've heard that this is true as well.

    I did also hear though that some people may have had problems with recovering all of their data from Xbox Live, which is why I held off on confirming whether or not the account was safe.
  10. Ryan Be legit you cheap asses xbox live is the future offering so much to gamers for £40 a year its a bargain
  11. photodude
    photodude wow a flood of $40 linux boxes ;-) and who knows maybe someday microsoft will soften up on this....
  12. GnomeQueen
    GnomeQueen
    photodude wrote:
    wow a flood of $40 linux boxes ;-) and who knows maybe someday microsoft will soften up on this....

    There are some sites online that are claiming that there's a way that you can unban your Xbox, involving some shenanigans and access to an unbanned box. I thought about posting an article about it, but I figure Microsoft is in the right here, so I haven't. I sympathize with those that had their consoles banned, but they did break the rules.
  13. Reza Dear Sir

    my modified 360 does not start playing some DVD games and when i put the DVD,It shows xbox logo.While i play some other games.
    Is that a region code problem?
    Is there any update to enable it playing?
    Recently I bought two DVD of Black Ops of free and NTSC but none of them doesnot play and after i push A button,It shows the logo.
    Please help me.I'm confused.
  14. Snarkasm
  15. Canti
    Canti
    How am i so successful, because i dont give a flying f**k

    So by not caring your XBox remains undetected.

    Cool story.
  16. cola
    cola
    Ryan wrote:
    Be legit you cheap asses xbox live is the future offering so much to gamers for £40 a year its a bargain

    Steam for PCs is free, and for almost all PC games there is free use of the internet... PC ftw.

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