Playing a pirated version of the game requires a modified console. That, in and of itself, is enough to warrant a ban if used online. Using it to play Halo 4 though, is a no holds barred permanent ban. That's right kids. Those members who are spoiling it for everyone else are seeing their profiles locked for the next 8,000 years (year 9,999 close enough).
Microsoft issued a statement saying,
"We are aware of isolated cases in which 'Halo 4' content has been propped on the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately."Be wary of youtube comments as well as videos.
"There are people putting the whole thing on YouTube," -Frank O'Connor, Halo franchise director at 343 Industries343 wasn't finished there:
And as for those players who have been playing Halo 4 and haven't been caught yet, here's a preview of the message you will shortly receive:
"This email is to notify you that your Xbox Live privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play," the email reads. "Because your conduct is in violation, the Xbox Live Enforcement Team has issued a permanent suspension ... Your Xbox Live privileges will not be reinstated."
Isn't being a Pirate fun boys and girls? I can't wait to see these bans brought up on the xbox.com forums.