Microsoft Xbox Live
I think that I speak for most gamers when I say it is about time that Microsoft takes a stand against those gamers that have decided that they are too good to pay for games. I have probably spent thousands of dollars on game consoles and games over the years, and not one time have I looked for a way to cheat the system. Of course, the situation I am referring to is the banning of Xbox Live accounts by Microsoft. The video game manufacturer banned over 1 million accounts this past weekend, and has plans set in place to ban more if they find that consoles are playing pirated video games. Over the last few days, I have heard a lot of these “gamers” come out and speak on the fact that their accounts got banned. Most, if not all, of them feel as if Microsoft unfairly did this to them without warning. There is really only one thing that can be said to these claims…Are you serious? That is the argument you’re going to make when you are the one cheating? I guess that you breaking the policy, that every person on Xbox Live has to agree too, gave them no right to take away your access to their product. How can you justify this argument?
Let’s take a look at some of the more ridiculous things that some of these banned “gamers” have said:
- “It’s like telling someone their dog just died”
- “Its scary idea that a company that sold you an item can change the way that item works.”
- “The console should be under the control of the purchaser not the manufacturer.”
- “How much will people allow their freedom to be remote controlled.”
These guys are idiots, plain and simple. Who in their right mind thinks that this argument has any legs to stand on? What this tells me is that people have become very ignorant when it comes to how business works and what their “freedoms” actually entail. Your freedoms do not give you the right to steal from a corporation, whether you purchased a product from them or not. That would be like purchasing your cable box and then stealing cable. You’re going to get caught and when you do there will be penalties. Just like when you signed up for Xbox Live and agreed to the terms and conditions you waived your right to complain. I have a solution, someone tell me if this is completely off the wall, but how about instead of worrying about your account being banned…DON’T CHEAT!!! As to the comment about the product should be under the control of the purchaser and not the manufacturer, I bet these are the same people that complained when they got the “ring of death” and Microsoft would not doing anything about it. No matter how you look at the situation the only one thing that is true is that these “gamers” cheated and got caught. Quit your crying and whining and pay to play the game, just like the rest of us do every month.
Personally, I am overly enjoying the fact that millions of these so called “modders” are having there accounts ban. I have wanted this to happen every time I log in and see someone playing a game that doesn’t come out for another month. It is really a slap in the face to all of the people that spend their hard earned money to purchase these games and people like this are just stealing the fun out of it. I have no sympathy for these people that got their accounts ban. I think that Microsoft has begun to take a step in the right direction in combating this epidemic that is causing a drain on a very great product. Let us not lose focus, this is a great service that is provided “for” us, not provide “by” us. This means that in order for us keep these services, we need these things to happen.
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