As you have probably already heard the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops leaked last week, last night when I was online I saw quite a few friends who were playing Black Ops, which got me thinking, will there be another mass ban?
Almost exactly a year ago today Microsoft banned modded Xbox 360 consoles from Xbox Live, this was mainly due to the fact they were playing pirate versions of games online before their release date, therefore don’t be surprised if the same happens again this year.
At midnight tonight Call of Duty: Black Ops will launch, in my opinion this is the biggest day of the year in terms of gaming, therefore people will be keen to play Black Ops online as soon as possible, I wouldn’t be surprised it Microsoft carry out a mass ban within 24 hours so that they can benefit from all of the Black Ops hype.
I know people who have modded their console’s to play copied games, they accept the fact that they are doing wrong and would buy a new Xbox 360 and a legitimate version of Black Ops just to get online, therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if Microsoft take this huge opportunity to gain console sales and get rid of pirates.
On the other hand Microsoft may perhaps wait until after the Kinect launch, if not they could potentially lose Kinect sales as people will not be able to afford a new Xbox 360 and Kinect in the same month.
Do you expect Microsoft to carry out another mass console ban soon?
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