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Microsoft's bricking of modified Xbox 360 consoles may bring the company its latest class action suit. Microsoft tells the over 1 million banned customers to buy a new Xbox 360 or deal with their crippled unit.
Legal firm is looking for banned Xbox owners to participate in suit

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+1 to Microsoft
By donjuancarlos on 11/23/2009 10:47:42 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think Microsoft is going to lose this one. They can simply use the argument that they prevent modding to promote fair online play. Nobody can argue with that. People can still use their Xbox 360s offline.

I can see Microsoft having to allow bricked Xbox 360s to update to the latest firmware, if that firmware is required to play certain games. Other than that…

RE: +1 to Microsoft
By tmouse on 11/24/2009 12:04:16 PM , Rating: 3
Actually I have heard that it prevents you from installing things to your hard drive (what that has to do with XBL is beyond me). I have also heard (but I'm not sure) that it also prevents media streaming (I'm talking about streaming movies from sources other than XBL. It also damages saves on the drive by removing the decryption keys, here again I am not sure if its only XBL saves or all but I believe it's all. These consequences are NOT part of the XBL service. The mixing of the service and console off line functions could be an error on their part. I'm no fan of cheating online (I totally oppose efforts to stop offline cheating you should be allowed to ruin your own fun if you want).I do not support pirating of software however I think people should be able to watch any movie they want without the regionalization crap. I also feel limiting hardware to only those vendors that provide kickbacks to line their pockets is wrong and counterproductive to a free market.

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