Major Nelson Discusses 360 Console Banning

on November 4, 2009 3:36 PM

Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb discusses the recent uproar of Xbox Live Piracy and console bannings, giving some heads up news to those purchasing used Xbox 360 consoles from retail stores.  Issue all started when Microsoft slammed the Banhammer last week on many modified, to play pirated games, 360 consoles which do not allow them to sign on to Xbox Live.  Microsoft is finally putting their foot down and defend those who spend the money to buy original games because as these pirated games are release, money is lost from publishers and developers.

As you may have read online, we’ve been actively banning consoles from Xbox LIVE that have been modified to play pirated games. Our commitment to combat piracy and support safer and more secure gameplay for the more than 20 million members of our Xbox LIVE community remains a top priority. All consumers should know that piracy is illegal, and that modifying their Xbox 360 console to play pirated discs, violates the Xbox LIVE terms of use, will void their warranty and result in a ban from Xbox LIVE. The health of the video game business depends on customers paying for the genuine products and services they receive from manufacturers, retailers, and the third parties that support them.

Major Nelson also gives anyone tips on making sure they don’t receive an already banned console when purchased as used.  Check out his blog HERE.