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Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:51

Microsoft brings in piracy checks on Xbox

Written by Nick Farell
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All in the latest update
Players updating their Xbox games consoles will find that Microsoft has slipped a bit of code into it that checks to see if any of their software is pirated. The update makes chanes to the Gamercard, and re-enables booting from discs on the Xbox 360, may have a piracy check included in the update.

Some users have been reporting that the software runs checks against some of the more popular Xbox 360 games like Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Get Your Gadgets Going.com has an updated story which details how the update targets modders and anyone who does things that Microsoft does not like.

It will cause some headaches for those who are  playing pirated software on your Xbox 360. The new piracy check is similar to the AP 2.5 checks which appeared in November and will induce pirated software to render as unrecognized media.

The dark satanic rumour mill claims that the console is then flagged for a banning from Microsoft down the road, although there is little to prove this.


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+3 #1 PainPig 2011-01-20 12:34
The PS3 is next! It's a well known fact that consoles are for the cheapo. Cheap people would rather pirate then pay!

Enjoy your one way trip to buying another console to keep playing.
 
 
+8 #2 123s 2011-01-20 12:45
Well then pirates will just buy 2 consoles, 1 for solo and 1 for MP games, M$ is happy, pirates are happy.
 
 
-4 #3 yasin 2011-01-20 14:57
Quoting 123s:
Well then pirates will just buy 2 consoles, 1 for solo and 1 for MP games, M$ is happy, pirates are happy.

depends on how much they game.you need quite a few pirated games to justify buying two consoles.
 
 
+8 #4 123s 2011-01-20 20:00
Isnt 360 around 250€ now, every game is 60-70€
so, like 5 games
 

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