Microsoft Drops The Ban Hammer

Microsoft “Mod” police are out once again and have banned a unknown amount of modded consoles from Live, if you are one of the many banned you should have learned from past experience because this is not the first time Microsoft has banned modders from Live, and the way things are going this will not be the last.  Microsoft has issued this statement:

In our our continued effort to keep gameplay safe and secure for our community of more than 14 million members, Microsoft has taken action against a small percentage of Xbox 360 consoles that have been illegally modified in order to play pirated games. You should know that modifying your Xbox 360 console is also a violation of the Xbox LIVE terms of use, will void your warranty and result in a ban from Xbox LIVE. The health of the video game business depends on customers paying for the genuine products and services they receive, both from manufacturers and the local companies that support them. We will continue to employ and bolster anti-piracy security measures to counter piracy in the gaming industry and improve security in the Xbox LIVE community.

So if you where banned let this be a learning lesson, but as always there probably will be a few out there that might not have broken any rules and have still been banned, and that really stinks.