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Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:19
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:22
Microsoft swings banhammer at Halo 4 pirates
UPDATE: Microsoft has issued Eurogamer the following statement on the Halo 4 Xbox Live bans.
"We are aware of isolated cases in which Halo 4 content has been propped on the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately.
ORIGINAL STORY: Microsoft is issuing permanent Xbox Live bans to those it finds have pirated Halo 4 from Xbox Live.
Users on Reddit report Microsoft's Live enforcement team is sending emails notifying pirates that they've been permanently booted off Xbox Live for "prerelease title play" (thanks, carma!).
Over the weekend Halo 4 leaked onto torrent sites for use on hacked Xbox 360 consoles. Microsoft is investigating and taking down gameplay spoiler videos from YouTube.
For Microsoft to know you've been naughty and pirated the game, you'll have had your hacked Xbox 360 connected to Xbox Live.
"Your Xbox Live privileges will not be reinstated," reads the email. We've asked Microsoft for comment.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:35
Posted 16 October 2012 - 13:11
and next we'll have forums rushed with whining 15 years olds complaining that they got banned falsely and have never done anything illegal on their xboxes.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 14:03
Posted 16 October 2012 - 19:02
Not that many, and the journalist can just call them and tell them he is one. they probably have some sort of tag on journalist accounts anyway, just for this kind of thing.
What about preview copies etc for magazines? How do they differentiate? As I've played a couple of games early due to helping out on reviews on crappy little websites/newsletters with MS issued discs.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 22:10