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Old 11-11-09, 08:41 AM   #13
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Default Re: Rumour: Insider says MS Plans to Ban 1M Console

Reaction from a lad on a local forum I go on, he admits to having the hacked 360.


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It's laughable but unfortunately it's the most they can do.

These ban waves happen without fail every November, coinciding with the modification of the video partition on Xbox 360 discs. I'm sorry Microsoft, but you aren't really winning this battle, are you? 45 every time a game comes out, or 60 every time the console gets banned which is once a year, at most. Hey, and you can carry on playing on your old Gamertag!

Unfortunately the pirates are still winning and will continue to win. They should have taken a leaf from Sony's book, and not used weak, hackable PC drives in their console
Doesn't sound over bothered does he....
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Old 11-11-09, 10:23 AM   #14
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They should totally ban me as well. I haven't touched my Xbox in almost a year
Did you two get into an argument?
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Old 11-11-09, 11:17 AM   #15
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Too bad they can't just remotely disable the console. Banning someone from XBox live doesn't really seem like that much of a piracy deterrent...but maybe that's just because I rarely ever play games online. Hell, being banned from XBox Live might almost be a blessing, then you wouldn't have to listen to a 12 year old kid call you a "flaming faggot" while he teabags your corpse on Halo 3.
Don't they ban the console?

I am pretty sure they ban the console from accessing XBL. So no updates, no multiplayer, nothing.
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Old 11-11-09, 11:31 AM   #16
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They ban the console but you can still play your pirated games, albeit offline. What BB is probably saying that M$ should be able to destroy the hacked console..

"Like, meh I got MW2 for free!

Guy goes online and joins a team deathmatch.

Throws a nade.

- M$ Banhammer comes racing through his net

BOOOOOOMMMM!!!! Xbox 360 console explodes like a ****ing nade!"
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Old 11-11-09, 11:36 AM   #17
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They ban the console but you can still play your pirated games, albeit offline. What BB is probably saying that M$ should be able to destroy the hacked console..

"Like, meh I got MW2 for free!

Guy goes online and joins a team deathmatch.

Throws a nade.

- M$ Banhammer comes racing through his net

BOOOOOOMMMM!!!! Xbox 360 console explodes like a ****ing nade!"
Or they could just release incomplete games that require XBL to download some parts. Then if the console is banned, they can't get the update and the game won't work.
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Old 11-11-09, 11:42 AM   #18
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Or they could just release incomplete games that require XBL to download some parts. Then if the console is banned, they can't get the update and the game won't work.
This could work, but hackers could easily make boot discs that has those updates in it. In fact, I've read some modded xbox 360's are already using boot discs coz newer games like MW2 etc won't work with their old hacked firmware.
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Old 11-11-09, 12:54 PM   #19
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Hell, being banned from XBox Live might almost be a blessing, then you wouldn't have to listen to a 12 year old kid call you a "flaming faggot" while he teabags your corpse on Halo 3.
Umm, wasn't that the reason why people play Halo3..
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Old 11-11-09, 01:25 PM   #20
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This could work, but hackers could easily make boot discs that has those updates in it. In fact, I've read some modded xbox 360's are already using boot discs coz newer games like MW2 etc won't work with their old hacked firmware.
There aren't any loopholes for internet based authentication unless you create a fake server and somehow get the game to try and load off that. But these consoles are all tightly closed code. It's not like a PC where you can track connections, sniff packets, hook programs, and mess with the inner workings.

Alternatively, make the updates dependent on the system ID so it only works on one system. Then you can't distribute.
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Old 11-11-09, 01:58 PM   #21
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Personally I think it's a brilliant idea from MS. I would bet there is a strong spike in XB360 sales this holiday season. They ban 1M consoles and then ~1M more get bought up and modded again. They wait till the next quarter or two figuring out how to ban the next batch of modded boxes and do it again when they want their console sales to get a bump up in numbers. Just keep doing it and they have a good profit coming in from the pirates every 4th quarter.
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Old 11-12-09, 12:43 PM   #22
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Default Re: Rumour: Insider says MS Plans to Ban 1M Console

I didnt even know there was that much possibility on hacking the xbox

Are they software or hardware based mods?
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Old 11-12-09, 01:10 PM   #23
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both, and if you read xbox-scene, only old mods are detectable
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Old 11-12-09, 01:15 PM   #24
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So many in North America alone. But I think there ar may people who download xbox 360 games on DVD. 360 has been hacked long time before they should know about it. But it is good they are trying to ban them at least now they can't play online lol
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