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Gabe / on Fri, Nov 22 2002 at 10:56 am

Xbox Live not for hackers!

If you read News.com you may have seen the article they did on Tuesday entitled “Xbox Live not for everyone.” Apparently a bunch of hacker types took a break from giggling with each other about the irony of installing Linux on their M$ Xbox and noticed they can’t connect to Live. David Beck actually wrote an article sympathizing with these poor souls who took it upon themselves to totally fuck over the insides of their Xboxes. David reports that “Numerous owners of modified Xbox units reported in forums at the Xbox Hacker site that they were locked out of Xbox Live.” I’m sorry, tell me again why I am supposed to care that a bunch of thieves and jackholes can’t use their modified systems to fuck up my online games with cheats and hacks? The article goes on to quote one of these winners as saying “All I know is I have two machines—one modded, and the other not. The one that’s modded can’t connect at all, and the unmodded one works perfectly.” DUN DUN DUN! Holy shit this is like an episode of fucking Murder She Wrote. Someone call Matlock so he can solve this mind bending puzzle! News flash Hacker Bob, Microsoft announced months ago that modded systems would not work with Live. Here’s an idea for all you poor saps with $200.00 coffee tables now. How about in the future you don’t crack open every piece of electronics you get and fill it with illegal hardware. At the very least how about you don’t bitch to me when your soldering iron escapades leave you high and dry.

Safety Monkey commented on the article from a slightly different perspective over at his site. Check it out here.

Oh and a quick shout out to my MechAssault buddies from last night. Borf, Bane, Snacks, Grunt, good games as always guys. You can’t coach that.

-Gabe out


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