How can you get banned on XBOX live?

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  1. SlyGuy
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    If I have a flashed XBOX 360 and I want to buy and play some of the XBOX live arcade games, will they check my firmware and ban me? Or is the check only done when you try and go online with a burned copy of a retail game?

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  2. Costello

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    I think at this time there is absolutely no accurate explanation as to how you get banned.

    If you try connecting to XBLive now, you might already be banned... even if you've never used XBLive before
     
  3. Bob Evil

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    I go on Live all the time with my flashed 360 ... I have bought many a Live Arcade game, and play on Live with copied games too [​IMG]
     
  4. Takrin

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    usually people get banned by playing games with bad security files, i backup my games since sometimes i stop playing, the disc never gets put away and ends up as a coaster after i step and slip on it... anyhow i've purchased arcades and game contents and seems fine.

    best thing to do is check all your games with xdvd mulleter and not play suspected bad ss/burns, also make your own backups to be safe.
     
  5. science

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    Me too. What is your firmware first of all?
     
  6. Bob Evil

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    the latest ixtreme ...
     
  7. gekiwolf

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    One way is by violating the terms of service. Or by doing something stupid like for example downloading and playing gta4 before it was released anywhere.
     
  8. Bob Evil

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    Way to know nothing ... you cannot get banned for something like that, as they have no way of knowing who is supposed to have it early and who isn't ...
     
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    I'm not using the latest firmware but still no ban =P
    If I get banned I'll just buy Arcade for HDMI connection. And I'll just flash that too.
     
  10. gekiwolf

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    Why not?
     
  11. Bob Evil

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    Right ...

    Shop owners and managers would be taking copies home, as well as letting some employees take them early, too ... these are legitimate copies sold internally, or even simply loaned ... the ycannot block these ... plus, how would they have everyone's gamertags?

    Then you have reviewers ... of all types ... from big magazines and sites, down to little indie sites ... their copies are legit, too ...

    Then, you have indie shops who sell games as soon as they get them ... they cannot block them either ... you cannot ban someone playing a legitimate game, who just happens to have struck lucky and found a place selling it ...

    No games company would be able to supply a comprehensive list of gamertags, showing who is allowed to have the game already to Microsoft ... plus, Microsoft would have to have a whole tream devoted to catching early players ...

    I could go on in more depth ... but this has been covered so, so often ... on many sites ...
     
  12. gekiwolf

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    "I could go on in more depth ... but this has been covered so, so often ... on many sites ..."

    Oh, didnt know that. I dont visit many sites so thanks for the answer.
     
  13. Bob Evil

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    No worries ... I only just spotted you were new after I posted the first time ... so sorry for being so abrasive at first [​IMG]

    Welcome to the site [​IMG]
     
  14. gekiwolf

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    Thanks for the welcome...now which flash card do I buy?? [​IMG] just kidding

    Back on topic (kinda). I know a few people that flashed their 360 and got banned. After that they bought a new core, swapped the insides and returned the console with the banned hardware. They did not get any complaints or suspicions from the store.
     
  15. lenselijer

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    that's not a really nice thing to do.

    anyway i use latest ixtreme + check all files i burn with xdvdmulleter.
    not banned, but you never know what new checks ms will build in the next update [​IMG]
     
  16. SlyGuy
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    And once you're banned, it's permanent, right? Or is there a timeframe afterwhich you can get back online?
     
  17. Bob Evil

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    You are banned until 9999 ...
     
  18. science

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    I actually meant whats the OPs firmware lol
     
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    Man its a roll of the dice. Just go online and play till you get hit and enjoy yourself with no worries [​IMG]
     
  20. SlyGuy
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    I don't have my 360 yet. I'm just doing the research first! [​IMG]