Microsoft to cut the connection of Xbox gamers
Most people, when they buy a games console, open the box, plug it in and play games on it until it breaks or goes out of fashion. However, there are some mental people who scratch their chins and think "How can I make this better? How can I piss about with the innards so I can play copied games on it?" These people are clever, but mental.
These people should be bracing themselves for a barrage of angry words on personal blogs and forums as Microsoft are threatening to chop the connection of Xbox Live users who have modified their consoles to play pirated games.
Apparently, as many as 600,000 gamers may have been affected already. Of the 20million users of Xbox Live users worldwide, it seems a bit small fry.
"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."
One thing that is puzzling me is just how they know which gamers have been mucking about with their consoles.
It seems that the only thing getting mucked about is the gamer's connection. If you've got a chipped Xbox, it should still work just fine... apart from the fact you won't be able to go online with it. It could be a good thing because, instead of spending every waking hour pretending to be a soldier in a made-up world, you could actually go outside where real people are. Should you do such a thing, please email us and tell us what the outside world is like and what women smell of.