NO, MS is not banning accounts/consoles from Live than have modified firmware at this time.
- They may very well start to do so as soon as I finish writing this post. Maybe not.
YES, you can play your backups on Live.
- We at X-S do not condone this as it constitutes a violation of Live's TOS, so don't discuss it here. You may very well be getting flagged for doing it. Maybe that'll result in a ban when they start handing them out. Maybe only those doing so after the bans begin.
NO, there is no evidence either way that MS is collecting info on those with modded firmware at this time.
- Lots of rumors and speculation but nothing official. You run the risk of possibly getting the ban hammer at some time by going anywhere near an ethernet cable with your firmware flashed.
When deciding if you want to run modified firmware, remember that every 360 game attempts to connect to Live if only to update acheivements and tell others you're playing that game.. even the purely offline RPGs, etc.
This is simply a brief summary of all the discussion occuring about possible MS reactions. It is not gospel, but please stop asking questions already answered here.
Edited by Xombe, 20 September 2006 - 02:54 AM.