Microsoft - 'banned Xbox users will need to stump up for new consoles'
Following criticism over the recent blocking of hundreds of thousands of Xbox owners from the console’s Live service, Microsoft have come out swinging in retaliation, saying that the banned punters will need to buy new Xbox consoles if they want to be reconnected.
In a stern speech delivered to BBC News, Microsoft said: "Users of banned Xbox consoles can recover their profile to another, unmodified Xbox 360 console to resume their Live service. The banned console will be unable to connect to Xbox Live." Ooof!!
Almost equating piracy to the distribution of heroin to toddlers, Microsoft added: “We believe that even one modified console on the system is one too many.”
The announcement could have been amid as speculation grows that hackers will soon create new mods that will allow the shamed, banned individuals to get back on Xbox Live, which wouldn’t surprise us in the slightest.