Xbox Live cull attracts legal action

November 23, 2009 by Jeff Barker  
Filed under News, Xbox


In an amazing case of “cashing in”-ness, US law firm AbingtonIP is actively encouraging anyone banished from Xbox Live for having a modded console to contact them.

Although they agree that modded consoles are against the Xbox Live code of conduct, AbingtonIP’s main bugbear seems to be that Microsoft timed the ban to conincide with the release of Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2 - presumably accusing Microsoft of sucking as much money out of pre-orders as possible before bringing the banhammer down.

With up to one million users potentially being banned during the action worldwide, we expect AbingtonIP to make a shedload of cash before retiring to a place in the sun and chuckling to themselves whilst sipping Mojito’s.

Were you banned during the action? Would you consider contacting the law firm?