Got A Modded 360? Look Out!

4. November, 2009 XBL, Xbox 360 39 comments

A quick heads up to anyone using a modified Xbox 360 to play pirated games. Major Nelson has reported on his blog that Microsoft is clamping down on these people and has been banning, and will continue to ban many more accounts if this is spotted. Read his full statement after the break.

“As you may have read online, we’ve been actively banning consoles from Xbox LIVE that have been modified to play pirated games. Our commitment to combat piracy and support safer and more secure gameplay for the more than 20 million members of our Xbox LIVE community remains a top priority. 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 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.  This would also be a good time to remind you that the warranty on an Xbox 360 console is not transferrable and if you purchase a used console that has been previously banned, you will not be able to connect to Xbox LIVE.” – Major Nelson (Microsoft)

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  1. Gordii

    11 / 5 / 2009 12:08 am

    Lol Hold up. This is because people are playing MW2 before its release date. Anyone that has a brain knows not to put your 360 on the internet if you want to play the game before the release date…

    Gamertag Gordii360

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  2. kyuubipr

    11 / 5 / 2009 6:24 am

    still i have a flashed xbox and i got banned. they are really getting people that have modified xbox so if u still not banned you will be.

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  3. BeastModeYM420

    11 / 5 / 2009 7:11 am

    lol this is awesome.

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  4. 11 / 5 / 2009 7:56 am

    @kyuubipr:

    Why would you go online with a flashed Xbox? Rookie mistake. Do they ban your IP or your Xbox’s MAC address?

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  5. 11 / 5 / 2009 8:12 am

    I blame this on Microsoft behalf. There is ways around this but they didn’t stop it.

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  6. kaijui

    11 / 5 / 2009 10:09 am

    that picture of the xbox… looks well sick, it that was just a normal xbox id rathe rhave that then the premium, the elite verison looks better anyway… my puzzles me is how you actually get pirated games and consoles, never even heared of em before now

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  7. Rocc-Monsta

    11 / 5 / 2009 10:29 am

    I don’t care if people play pirated games they cost too damn much, thats why people pirate them. Every generation the game price goes up $10 I dont feel bad about these companies losing money. Microsoft should be more smart like Sony and make it nearly impossible to mod the system to play pirated games. The ps3 doesn’t have this problem because people can’t crack the system to play pirated games.

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  8. DiPLoMaTiC_Wayz

    11 / 5 / 2009 10:56 am

    Only reason I own a box is to play pirated games. I never take it online so I wont get caught. Thanks to MS for making a system so easy to hack. I only pay 5-10 dollars for my games now on the box.

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  9. BeastModeYM420

    11 / 5 / 2009 11:03 am

    Damn Diplomatic lol. I might have to check that out myself.

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  10. 11 / 5 / 2009 12:19 pm

    LOL snake-oo better look out
    WHAAAA

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  11. kyuubipr

    11 / 5 / 2009 12:23 pm

    @Undercovermc:
    yeah i know it was my bad. but i just bought one and that’s it and i wont flash this one i’ll just buy the games that i want to play on the xbox that i really like.

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  12. 11 / 5 / 2009 1:19 pm

    I’d say it’s in everyone’s best interest to just buy your games [legitimately].
    @Rocc-Monsta:

    Exactly. Sony built their system the right way, in that respect.

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  13. Gordii

    11 / 5 / 2009 1:34 pm

    its simple you can play online but every game you get copied must be xbox live safe its not hard im not going into details really about it but i have over 200 games for the xbox and never got caught :) plus i dont play games alteast a week after they come out aswell

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  14. donnellz

    11 / 5 / 2009 1:52 pm

    blumatt your right sony did build there system the right way i remember you can do the first x-box the same way. in that respect HAIL SONY.

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  15. 11 / 5 / 2009 2:06 pm

    Haha this is wha THEY GET FOR MODDING THERE 360 LOL iTS NOT GOOD TO haCK ANYTHING CAUSE YOU Will get in truble later

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  16. 11 / 5 / 2009 3:03 pm

    microsoft is doinbg this so ppl go by a new 1……… typical

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  17. beans

    11 / 5 / 2009 4:38 pm

    me and like 8 of my friends modded our xboxs only one of us got banned yesterday

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  18. 11 / 5 / 2009 4:46 pm

    @beans: …so far. I hope none of you get banned, but the chances are most of you will sooner or later.

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  19. boyracing007

    11 / 5 / 2009 5:22 pm

    thats what they get for modding their console.

    i mean if you can buy ps3 games u can buy 360 games as well

    getting ur xbox modded is kind of low

    plus if the banned u all ur achievements are gone and pay $50 again for XBL

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  20. Cheese

    11 / 5 / 2009 5:53 pm

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  21. 11 / 5 / 2009 6:14 pm

    @Cheese
    A bentley and a $60 game are two wayyy diffrent things. 60 is too high of a price point to buy games at, Some of
    which are not even worth the money in the long run. Also I seriously doubt it’s hurting the industry in a MAJOR way. Lol once upon a time Quake 1 was a pirated game.

    Jewel case and Sharpie FTW
    see you all on the frontlines
    XBL: Altophobia

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  22. 11 / 5 / 2009 6:19 pm

    If you own more then one 360 it shouldn’t matter. you play one offline and play the other online.

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  23. donnellz

    11 / 5 / 2009 6:51 pm

    you cant tell me that microsoft ant losing alot of money.especially now that times are hard for alot of people. they better jump on this quick.

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  24. donnellz

    11 / 5 / 2009 7:43 pm

    who’s moded x-box is this in the picture?

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  25. boyracing007

    11 / 5 / 2009 7:43 pm

    games cost more now a days since they are they are more expensive to make

    just look at grand Turismo $60 million
    http://kotaku.com/5397660/how-much-did-gran-turismo-5-cost-to-make

    but i do think wii game are a rip off

    how much would it cost to make some miis and play sports
    i bet it doesnt even reach the million

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  26. BeastModeYM420

    11 / 5 / 2009 8:38 pm

    I have no Idea. I’ve seen pics of them on google.

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  27. Cheese

    11 / 5 / 2009 8:57 pm

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  28. kazzhack

    11 / 5 / 2009 10:08 pm

    now we’ll see why and if the xbox had sold that much console for a real definit honorible reason

    hah hah hah – hah hah

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  29. Rocc-Monsta

    11 / 5 / 2009 11:11 pm

    @cheese

    who cares I used a double negative look @ your shitty grammar. As far as stealing goes I don’t steal I buy my games for $7 hahaha. Movies don’t cost $60 a DVD cost $15 Transformers probably cost $100 million to make they don’t charge $60 for the DVD I bought it on bluray @ wal mart for $20 game companies charge so much because they know people will pay. Why do you think Microsoft wants all digital downloads, so then people can’t pirate games any more

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  30. 11 / 5 / 2009 11:22 pm

    F* That..lol
    Thats why many people have a 360.. Free Games..

    Piracy FTW!

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  31. Cheese

    11 / 6 / 2009 1:58 am

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  32. Rocc-Monsta

    11 / 6 / 2009 6:19 am

    @moldy cheese

    yeah it wasn’t funny. A double negative who cares? You want me to correct my sentence? Microsoft should be smarter like Sony. If that’s not the correct way of saying it I don’t give a fuck.

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  33. 11 / 6 / 2009 9:06 am

    When you Mod your 360 what stuff do you get besides Games for free I think

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  34. 11 / 6 / 2009 9:42 am

    @Cheese:

    There’s difference between stealing a Bentley and pirating a game, if I steal a Bentley – the owner no longer has it in their possession, if I pirate your copy of Halo 3, I’ve simply made a copy of it and you still have the game.

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  35. Rocc-Monsta

    11 / 7 / 2009 12:58 am

    @joe bevis
    Good point.

    @cheese
    your an idiot comparing bentleys to video games thats just dumb. You steal a bentley your going to jail, you pirate a game, ooh I get banned from xbl. It’s not like people are walking into gamestops and stealing games, every body downloads music, movies and games thats why the internet is the best.

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  36. BeastModeYM420

    11 / 7 / 2009 9:41 am

    I blame Napster lol

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  37. Cheese

    11 / 8 / 2009 4:31 am

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  38. Rocc-Monsta

    11 / 8 / 2009 11:20 am

    This little argument can go on forever, so whatever. Cheese your an idiot your trying to argue a point you won’t win and I can’t lose any respect for you if I never even respected you to begin with. Your just so witty and smart with your comments, get the fuck out of here!!!

    If someone copies a game they’re thiefs and criminals but everyday people buy and burn CD’s and can make 10 copies and give it to their friends but they’re not considered criminals.

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  39. Spider Dragon

    12 / 10 / 2009 12:24 pm

    @Cheese: WTF is up with all the Transformers bashing that movie was amazingly well done.

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