Microsoft Bans Modified Consoles from Xbox LiveCategory: Gaming
Posted: November 11, 2009 01:59PM
Of course, being banned from Xbox Live doesn't render a console completely useless, and it will continue to work normally offline. But with a large part of many games being the online experience, those banned from the service will be missing out on a lot of the action, leaving them with the decision of whether to purchase a new console or not. It certainly isn't surprising to see MS cracking down on modified consoles, with game industry body the ELSPA (Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers' Association) claiming copying and other illegal activities cost the industry more than £750m (approx $1.2bn) every year.