Slightly obvious fact here, but if you happen to be in possession of an illegal copy of an unreleased game it's probably not a good idea to connect to your hacked console's online service to advertise it. At least one person has done so with the now-available-on-BitTorrent Halo: Reach, and is now suffering the wrath of Microsoft.
Consoles and Gamertags are not safe from the mighty hammer with which Microsoft swings, according to MaxConsole
. Anyone caught playing the leaked version of Halo: Reach
will have the company come down on you like a tonne of bricks. Similar measures were put in place when Forza 3
and previous Halo
titles were leaked to the public ahead of release.
One particular user has shared an email sent by Microsoft informing of the ban. It mentions a permanent suspension due to "illegitimate prerelease title play" and pre-empts any buttering up by stating that "Customer Support is not able to modify or provide any further details about your suspension."