Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Microsoft Confirm Xbox Live Ban is Permanent Xbox Live Ban Bars Xbox Consoles For Ever with "No Recourse for Terms of Use Violations"

Microsoft have confirmed that if you ve been banned from Xbox Live and
are looking for a way back in you re luck s out " as any ban is
permanent meaning that your barred console will never access Xbox Live
again, period.
Microsoft s announcement that bans are permanent for the life of a given
console, meaning that if a banned user wishes to access Xbox Live
services again they ll have no option but to purchase a new console, was
seemingly timed to coincide with the release of Call of Duty: Modern
Warfare 2, the BBC reports, as MS look to stamp down hard on those using
pirated copies of gaming titles.
Users of banned Xbox consoles can recover their profile to another,
unmodified Xbox 360 console to resume their Live service, the firm told
BBC News, whilst adding We can assure you that if an Xbox Live member
follows the Xbox Live terms of use, purchased a retail copy of Modern
Warfare 2 and played the game on an unmodified Xbox 360, no action will
be taken.
Microsoft are keeping particularly tight-lipped concerning how they
determine which Xbox consoles should be banned from the Xbox Live
service but its widely known that modified Xbox 360 s are a prime target
as MS looks to crack down on modifications that allow users to play
pirated games. Of course there are those that argue that they have only
modded their consoles to allow for making (and using) backups of gaming
discs but it would appear that this isn t going to hold up as a defence
as MS has also categorically stated they offer �no recourse � in the
even that a console is banned.
So if you re already banned, you now know that you can complain all you
like, but, ultimately, you re finished unless you splash the cash for a
new console with which to re-register for the service.
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