Getting Banned?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by darkpaladinmfc, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. darkpaladinmfc
    OP

    darkpaladinmfc GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    149
    0
    Nov 15, 2006
    Is it possible for Microsoft to suddenly start tagging/banning people, or do they have to release a Live update first that allows them to do so (In that case I can just not download any updates until I'm sure I wont get banned), if so then I wont bother going online until the new dashboard update.
     
  2. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

    Member
    2,344
    42
    Nov 5, 2005
    Canada
    Outer Space
    Sure it's possible, why wouldn't it be? Going online right now is no different than going online yesterday or even the month before; you play with pirated games online and you always run the risk of raising a red flag on their end.
     
  3. darkpaladinmfc
    OP

    darkpaladinmfc GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    149
    0
    Nov 15, 2006
    SO say if they suddenly discover a means to detect pirated games, they can quickly detect people without making them DL an update?
     
  4. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    Microsoft have been banning people since the 360 came out. They don't need a update to ban people.
     
  5. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

    Member
    2,344
    42
    Nov 5, 2005
    Canada
    Outer Space
    If they discovered a means, then right now it would have to be included in an update, as currently it is impossible for them to detect it if you do it right. However if they have something in the NXE that will combat piracy, you're effed [​IMG]
     
  6. mr deez

    mr deez GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    327
    15
    Jun 17, 2007
    Your question is sort of flawed anyway, if ms release a major update and you choose NOT to install it, you won't be allowed on live anyway. So a self imposed rather than official ban.

    Don't stress too much though, if you do things correctly you won't get banned, even with NXE (IMO of course, no responsibility taken...!). I'm certainly not even slightly worried.
     
  7. gk.7

    gk.7 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    181
    0
    Nov 6, 2008
    Mexico
    Oh well... you just can't have everything in the world...
     
  8. cardyology

    cardyology GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    566
    0
    May 2, 2007
    Chorley Uk
    I'm rocking an elite which I got about a month ago. It had a lite-on drive which has since been swapped for a BENQ & spoofed.

    Im worried about getting banned, but then when I think about it, the only thing I'll miss is halo 3 online. & i've played about 1000 games of it across 3 different gamertags so I aint too bothered.

    If i get banned, then I'm banned. No more halo 3 online. Nothing I can do so sod it.

    I think this is the best way to look at it.

    You can still upload your gamerscore even if youre banned if you got a memory card, just plug it in& copy your profile to a different xbox thats got a working live connection for a sec.
     
  9. Jarjaxle

    Jarjaxle Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    0
    Aug 20, 2007
    Canada
    after you spoof the info where would you get the benq?
     
  10. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    3,664
    0
    Nov 7, 2007
    Under your bed
    From a online retailer
     
  11. Jarjaxle

    Jarjaxle Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    0
    Aug 20, 2007
    Canada
    oh ok i see now was never sure thanks
     
  12. 754boy

    754boy :D

    Banned
    3,469
    1
    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    Mississippi
    Well they apparently don't right now lol, backups have already been confirmed working with the NXE including storing games on the HDD. So unless they whip up something in the next 2 weeks, I'd have to say we good to go lol [​IMG]
     
  13. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Member
    2,053
    0
    Mar 16, 2007
    Canada
    Vancouver, BC
    If you copy the game onto the HDD, I think there's even less differences between data that originated from retail copy and data that originated from a backup copy (which originated from retail copy =P).

    I'd say MS assumed the new Lite-On drive would solve piracy from their introduction onwards, which didn't go as well as they hoped.
     
  14. cardyology

    cardyology GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    566
    0
    May 2, 2007
    Chorley Uk
    I got my benq drive from ebay - £40

    If you wanna risk it you can use a hitachi or samsung - they cost less on ebay about £25