Microsoft are getting tough!! XBoxes being corrupted??

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  1. savantuk

    savantuk Read Only Funster

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    I've just heard on the news that any X Box owners, who have been playing games on the net with 'pirated' software are being targeted on line by Microsoft. Any gamers found using 'iffy' software are being sent via the net, a patch or some other sort of fix which is shutting their X box down. There is no way of avoiding it, and many owners have reported that it is impossible for them to go live on the net.

    I would suggest that any owners who have not yet been targeted, and who have this sort of software on their machines, delete it immediately before going on line again.

    I'm not an X Box owner, but I thought I'd give a heads up to anybody here that is.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Doug .. more info here

    http://www.animenews.biz/microsoft-disables-hard-drives-on-banned-consoles-2418/

    jim
     
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    If someone was stealing from me I'd send a patch that gave a short sharp electric shock to the thief:Smile:
     
  4. savantuk

    savantuk Read Only Funster

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    Here's a video crib that can tell you if your box has been banned.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVmuJw_IPNg&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - How To Check if Your XBox 360 is Console Banned | Microsoft November Ban Wave | Mattie4321[/ame]
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    It reads like a low grade SiFi film. All this kids who are hooked as badly as any opium addict. Must keep their credits.

    I suspect the world would be a much better place if they shut them all down. Big banner comes up

    GET A LIFE

    It's real 1984 innit. It's George Bush to perfection.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Don't have one meself Brian, each to their own..

    but maybe Jim could get a big banner that comes up after we are logged into Fun for more than 30 mins .. ?

    GET A LIFE>> GO AND USE THE VAN !
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Ah - it's YOU that started that bit of fun.
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Easy, a couple of you should have seen the notice already:Rofl1:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Oh you are a one, <T H W A C K>, but I like you.
     
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    it depends on the firmware and cd drive in the 360 if it gets banned, xbox use samsung,hitachi,ben q, and light on drives. the hitachi on 1.51 firmware still seem to be running on xboxlive but the rest on 1.61 firmware have been banned from playing online, but none of that matters if you dont play online.
     
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    Well we are massive xbox fans with 3 in the house, one each to play each other on line. I am currently at war trying to save planet Earth in modern warfare 2 or Call of duty or COD as its known on the street.

    Yes people do chip there boxes to get cheap downloaded games.... When caught they get banned from going on line which is what is the best bit of xbox and rightly so,,, its stealing.

    The thing to be careful of is if you are planning to buy one for you or a loved one from the big bearded red fella. Make sure you go to a respected retailer if buying used as many have appeared on ebay because they have been kicked off line.:Eeek:

    See you in a few days,, of to kill some baddies in Russia.
     
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