NEWS - Friday, October 30, 2009

Microsoft Performs Mass Xbox Console Banning

Wake up this morning only to find your Xbox Live account has been banned? That’s probably because you had a modded console and were playing illegal, pirated copies of games. "We have taken action against a small percentage of consoles that have been modified to play pirated game discs," a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN. "In line with our commitment to combat piracy and support safer and more secure gameplay for the more than 20 million members of our Xbox LIVE community, we are suspending these modded consoles from Xbox LIVE." Though Microsoft wouldn’t confirm specifically when these bannings took place, a quick look over on its official forums suggest it’s been going on over the course of this past week. Plenty of users have created threads on the technical feedback forum reporting of having their Xbox 360 console banned. Microsoft also added this is a standing policy and isn’t tied to any specific time-frame. "All consumers should know that piracy is illegal and that modifying their Xbox 360 console to play pirated discs violates the Xbox LIVE terms of use, will void their warranty and result in a ban from Xbox LIVE," the spokesperson added. "The health of the video game business depends on customers paying for the genuine products and services they receive from manufacturers, retailers, and the third parties that support them."


Site Statistics

Registered Members: 43,984
Forum Posts: 725,139
Xbox One Titles: 655
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 583
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,448
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,078
Screenshots: 28,839
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

GOW 4 Horde Credit and XP Earn Rate Updates
Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 33 Views

Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 47 Views

Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing Fall 2017
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 103 Views

Xbox One S Protoype Zebra
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 137 Views

Xbox One South Korea Edition Limitee Mother Pearl
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 86 Views

Xbox One Official China Edition limitee Lunar New Year Monkey 2016
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 95 Views

Xbox Play Anywhere Set up.
Post by Nato King
6 Replies, 164 Views

CONTEST! Win a copy of Worms W.M.D.!
Post by Variation-XBA
9 Replies, 312 Views

The Gears of War 4 Live Broadcast Airs Today
Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 205 Views

Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 257 Views

Spoiler: First 12mintues of Battlefield 1
Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 233 Views

Custom Xbox Addict Controller!
Post by Variation-XBA
8 Replies, 316 Views

Post by BananaMan
5 Replies, 269 Views

Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 261 Views

Club for Forza Horizon 3
Post by TheOutcast-XBA
9 Replies, 1152 Views

© 2000-2016 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics