600,000 pirate gamers banned from Xbox Live
The modifications allow gamers to circumvent the console’s Digital Rights Management technologies and run pirated discs, and can feature game-hacks to give pirate gamers an unfair advantage whilst gaming online.
“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,”
Anyone with an Xbox Live-connected modded console will find the message “Your console has been banned from Xbox Live” when trying to connect to the service. They will still however be able to play their pirated games offline.