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Microsoft Cracks Down on Xbox Changes


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 02:37 PM

SEATTLE (AP) - In the days before Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) released the hotly anticipated Halo 2 video game for the Xbox game console, some gamers noticed a sudden spike in the number of people being kicked off the company's online game service. That was no coincidence.With Halo 2 expected to entice a new batch of users to the Xbox Live online gaming community, Microsoft says it got tougher with people suspected of making unauthorized modifications to their Xboxes. Gamers who modify Xboxes usually do so either to be able to cheat on games or use pirated copies, although some also have made changes so they can use the Xbox for other functions, from running Linux to playing music.
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 12:22 AM

Isn't it interesting that MS can tell if a mod is made? Bet they don't tell you they spy on you when you buy the Xbox or subscribe to the on-line service!
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Posted 17 November 2004 - 08:43 AM

And isn't it even more interesting how long it takes sometimes when one checks in for an "M$ Windoz" update and it seems to take just a little bit longer for the auto check system to scan for updates when using the IE.

What is really being scanned?

This doesn't happen when one downloads using "another browser" e.g. Firefox via the non-IE link.

Just something to consider. And one of the reasons I do not use auto-update, and instead I check in weekly using "another" browser.

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