QUOTE(Chancer @ Oct 25 2008, 02:54 AM)
I don't for a moment think that MS uploads any games before release to catch anyone out. I think more likely when major release is due, there is an influx of people playing non original games on XBL. This presents the chance to attempt to discover who is doing this. If they find a successful way the ban hammer drops as all people logging on are then checked. Plenty will then be caught playing other backup discs that fall outside the criteria of checks. I reckon at a guess the next big one may be hitting just after GOW2 is released publicly.
So you are saying you think MS uses people playing games early as a kind of tag to watch more cloesly those accounts and hopes that those users pop in a backup that is not properly stealthed and then ban them?
But if MS has an automated detection system (which they pretty much have to) why do they need to flag people? Wouldn't those people just be caught using their bad backups sooner later anyway?
Or are you just saying MS keeps it's ban hammer hidden until big release time so as to catch the most fish with it's net?
Either way it still seems like people with detectable backups will be caught by a system that can catch them, waiting for releases makes for big numbers during a certain time period but doesn't seem to offer much benefit in percentage of detections.This post has been edited by Devedander: Oct 25 2008, 10:25 AM