Xbox gamers banned for their life, second life, third life…

Xbox gamers who managed to get a leaked copy of the third Halo game have had their Xbox Live accounts banned for 7,992 years for violating the Terms of Use.

On 12 December, 9999 these gamers will be able to play online once again. One person said to me, “At least they have something to look forward to.” On the official Xbox forums, Sam Herrett said, “Well I hope you have good patience :P” (Xbox forum hat tip: Brian Anderton).

I suspect that the ban will stay in place, but not for 8,000 years. The ban might just have been put in place to scare while the game is still awaiting release and to gather media attention. But then, the message displayed to banned gamers includes this: “There is no recourse for Terms of Use violations.”

The ban will be easy to overcome, for a price. All they need to do is buy a new Xbox, etc.

Story hat tip: Netguide Editor.


1 Response to “Xbox gamers banned for their life, second life, third life…”

  1. 1 xbox 360 Trackback on October 26, 2007 at 2.09 am

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