Modern Warfare 2 leak: MS takes “vigorous action” against pirates

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 14:06 GMT

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Microsoft’s issued a stern warning to those who’ve “borrowed” Modern Warfare 2 from the internet in the past few days, saying it’s committed to taking “vigorous action” against illegal game-playing.

Live banning is also mentioned, although the statement – given to CVG – doesn’t mention MW2 by name.

The full thing:

Our commitment to combating piracy and support safer and more secure gameplay for the more than 20 million members of our Xbox Live community remains a top priority.

All consumers should know that piracy is illegal and that modifying their Xbox 360 console to play pirated discs violates the Xbox Live terms of use, will void their warranty and result in a ban from Xbox Live. The health of the video game business depends on customers paying for the genuine products and services they receive from manufacturers, retailers, and the third parties that support them,” added MS.

We take vigorous action against illegal activity related to our products and services, but we do not comment on those details. Consumers should be aware that piracy is illegal and that modifying their Xbox 360 to play pirated games will void their warranty.

Be warned. Buy it instead.

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