Microsoft [MSFT] has banned Xbox 360 owners from Xbox Live who are using modified consoles.
The modified consoles can be used to play pirated games, and it looks like as many as 600,000 Xbox 360 owners have been banned from the Xbox Live service, out of its 20 million users.
Xbox 360 owners who were using a modified console no longer have access to Xbox Live, and they will not be able to play any online games with the modded console.
“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,”
Although it seems that thier Xbox Live account still works and it is only the modded consoles that have been banned.
So it looks like a lot of Xbox Live players will have to purchase a new console from Microsoft if they want to continue using Xbox Live.
via TG Daily