Microsoft has finally evened the odds. After so many months of people seemingly getting off ‘scott-free’ playing pirated XBOX 360 games online, Microsoft has finally chosen this day to cut them off completely. If you have a modded system, and somehow think this gives you the right to play on XBOX Live among legit users with non-hacked systems and no cheats installed, you might want to think twice before turning on your 360 today. You might just be greeted with this:
Source: Gamerscore Blog (official Xbox 360 blog)
No warnings, no excuses. If a mod is detected, your console is blocked from being able to connect to Xbox Live for good.
Needless to say, a lot of people may be begging their parents for a new console this week. And after that, surely they will never again try to use Xbox Live. At least, until the next mod chip comes out that bypasses this detection. Then comes the next round of bans from Microsoft. Let the cat & mouse games continue!
Gaming on Xbox Live is about to get much easier (and I think I will try turning on voice chat again).