Xbox Live banhammer hits DLC thieves

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 9 September 2011 05:08 GMT

Those who have illicilty scored free content from Xbox Live will find themselves taken permanently offline.

“During the course of a recent investigation, we have discovered users who illegitimately accessed Xbox Live Marketplace downloadable content. Our investigation reveals that this access was intentional and not accidental, constituting a blatant violation of the Terms of Use for the services,” a Microsoft representative wrote on the Xbox forums.

Eurogamer reports many users have appealed the bans, some of which are permanent – or rather, extend to December 31, 9999 – but Microsoft is firm in its resolve.

“We will not divulge additional information regarding individual suspensions for these offenses,” the post continues.

“Please know that we are being very careful regarding these suspensions, and have clear evidence regarding each account issued a permanent suspension from the service.

“We apologize for any frustration or confusion resulting from our inability to share individual details, and thank you all for your cooperation in this matter.”

Thanks, GameInformer.

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