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    Microsoft respond to Xbox 360 firmware hack

    The big boys have responded to the news that the 360 firmware has been hacked.

    Check out the Headline for more info.

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    Genuine and unmodified Microsoft Xbox products provide gamers with the reliability, security, support and dynamic gaming experience that they expect.
    Lol, so it overheats? I guess that does lead to quite a dynamic experience, if not a reliable one.
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    It's a bit of a rubbish response really. 'Don't play pirated games as you won't get tech support'. How many people really need tech support on their games?

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    Genuine and unmodified Microsoft Xbox products provide gamers with the reliability, security, support and dynamic gaming experience that they expect.
    Hmm...

    a few points I'll add to this discussion ;

    1) My Brother has had 2 xboxes since he got his. They have all suffered from the crashing and overheating bug. Each time MS have replaced it with one they say should not be affected but it has been.

    2) Security ? A few months ago when you logged into the Xbox live system you could clearly see all the card information inserted for the live service or to buy additional content, with no masking at all.

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    lol my bro has an xbox 360 since christmas and its not overheated once.. and he runs it basically constantly. Mine has not overheated yet and I've had it for 2/3 weeks and my room is an oven!
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    which could allow people to play illegally copied and modified games
    Urghh. How could MS get something so basic wrong? You can not modify the game at all- no region change, no game file change, no texture changes, nothing. If you did this, it will break the digital signature and the game will not run.
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    What did people expect MS to say?
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    "Yeah, well done chaps. Nearly there, eh?" would have been nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel
    What did people expect MS to say?
    Same gist, less spin.
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    This looks like it's targetted at the average ignorant american mother, who is bombarded with adverts warning about the dangers of 'internet security' and might think 'The X-Box has been hacked! Now it's not safe to buy for the kids!'.

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    Same gist, less spin.
    Yes, because any large multinational is likely to do just that
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeePee
    This looks like it's targetted at the average ignorant american mother, who is bombarded with adverts warning about the dangers of 'internet security' and might think 'The X-Box has been hacked! Now it's not safe to buy for the kids!'.
    Got it in one. Its to scare the non-tech oriented parents. Anyone else has the common sense not to believe it.

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    gah, its this sorta thing that makes me feel sick, and reminds me why i hate M$

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