Microsoft cracks down on modified Xbox 360s
|USERS WHO have modified their Xbox 360s might be finding that the machines they paid for suddenly donâ€™t work.|
Microsoft seems to have been searching its Xbox Live subscribers to find those who have dared to improve their Xbox 360 consoles and is pulling the plug on them.
OK the 'improvements' do allow users to play pirated games, but Vole seems to be trying to stop software pirates by clamping down on the hardware that they have actually paid for.
The bans enforced are reported to be permanent, with no method available to contest the decision through Microsoft.
It is the second time that Vole has had a go at purging the mods from its life. The first Night of the Long Knives took place around the Halo 3 launch. This purge appears to be connected to the release of Gears of War 2.
What has freaked the modders is how Vole actually knows their consoles have been modified. On various modder forums, users have claimed that they had made numerous efforts to avoid detection through the use of hardware and software based 'stealth patches'.
A few users claim that they had disconnected their network cables while playing 'backed-up' copies of retail games, but were still switched off. Âµ