QUOTE(not2able @ Feb 21 2012, 10:41 AM)
Reason I say this is because MS has had to goto other ways of stopping backups, AP 2.5 and XGD3 for example. Constant checks on the disc, which is why we now have to burn topology data to our discs too.
Did they really think that C4E would create burnermax then use the amazing silver bullet? Nah, no way. They thought we'd be screwed, where else can they go now? They could rewrite our firmware on every update, but way too much hassle. I know you can never say never with MS, but maybe, its over..maybe..maybe.
If they rewrite the firmware every update, but not do anything else, this will accomplish nothing.
if the same firmware continues to work after the update then they did nothing but allow people who know what they are doing to reflash their console and those who dont they just go back and get it remodded.
Now if they did this on a monthly basis, it will only make people who dont know how to do it learn so they can save money and the people who know how already wont matter, but would be annoying, but then people will just do a SATA mod so they only have to take off the side panel to access the drive to flash.
inevitably they should just throw in the towel this gen, better luck next time? probably not.
The only path to stop piracy is to make games "online purchase" only reduce the price to $30-40 a game, and people will be happier. With the economy and shit the way it is, can they even question why people would pirate stuff. If you live paycheck to paycheck how can you afford entertainment? They are just milking people for what they can at $60+ a game, and sad thing is about 80% of games that are released are horrible/lame/kiddy games not worth more then $30. Ive had games I picked up for 10 minutes and said this is horrible and way over hyped... Graphics look good, but gameplay is horrid. Game is just not interesting. Controls suck or camera angles suck. etc.
QUOTE(ca102455 @ Feb 20 2012, 04:03 PM)
Im sure there is a business reason why M$ havne't banned on mass for a couple of years now. LT V.3 is safe for now but im sure they could crack it if they wanted to?
Considering Xbox is worth more to M$ than windows is now their obviously happy to let a small percentage pass them by............
Long live the scene
I was kind of thinking because of "2nd hand sales" pawn shops, gamestops and the like. People sell systems to unknowing people on craigslist or go and trade them in, etc. Innocent people maybe never knew it was modded, it got flagged before they bought it, or some other reason. Then maybe MS is afraid of lawsuit from a customer who gets treated like a pirate piece of shit by MS phone support and gets no answer why the used system they bought from gamestop got banned from Xbox live till 12/31/2099 or whatever.
or the firmware is just doing a really good job. Also I remember them saying that retail discs fail AP25 sometimes, so maybe they can't ban on that.