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    Microsoft bans 1 million Xbox Live players

    This week, Activision's new Call of Duty was released, and InformationWeek speculated that because pirated versions of the game appeared on various sharing sites in advance of the release, the game's developer may have exhorted Microsoft to enact the bans.

    "Xbox 360 consoles are equipped with digital rights management technologies designed to detect pirated software," InformationWeek wrote, "but some players have successfully 'modded,' or modified, their machines to circumvent DRM protections."

    Even if someone has been banned, their Xbox will still play offline games, InformationWeek said. But it's not at all clear if the bans are permanent or if Microsoft will allow those who have been booted from Xbox Live to return at some point down the line.
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    That probably has something to do with how often I was getting booted from XBL last night. It was predictable, after every 2 games I could count on losing my connection.

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    That's funny... I know some people that pirate games and I told them it would happen...

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    Funny how many people don't consider that as theft and don't take it seriously.
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    And suddenly, work productivity went up around the nation...

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    My brother got the banhammer. He's always asking me, "Do you want me to mod your Xbox?". I'm always like, "Nope. I'm fine as is".

    Serves him right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    And suddenly, work productivity went up around the nation...
    Probably true.
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    I'm trying to get my productivity down but I just can't seem to get the use of the controller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    And suddenly, work productivity went up around the nation...
    Jenna,

    Now they are just trying to figure out how to buck the system again.... Work, what the hell are you thinking
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

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    Upside is there are cheap modded Xboxs being dumped on Craigslist around the country. You might be able to score a deal on a 2nd system. Downside is you can never game online with it or you'll get banned too. If you're an offline player though or have other offline uses...just FYI on the ups and downs.

 

 

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