Ok first and formost i will admit to having a modded xbox, and that my console was banned, this is how my story starts, i went out on the 1st day that the 360 was released and bought my console and in general was very happy with it, until about 7 or 8 months later i had a hardware failiure, had intact warranty so it was ok, another 3 months later another fault, 5 months later same problem and then joy no problems. Then 1 day i got the famous rrod so i call up m$ and get told that i am 20 odd days over my 3 year warranty, but they can fix it for £65 and £30 delivery, now at the time a core was only £139 so do the math, so i decieded to take mine apart and fix it myself which i did for the cost of £1.07. Now i must admit i felt rather slighted by m$ for trying so much for bad hardware they had applied to the console in the 1st place, once i had already taken my machine apart i got my friend to flash the machine, and got some games, although i can honestly admit that 90% of the games i got were games that i had honestly bought before but had traded in. Now i have been banned, but although M$ tried ripping me off before it is my fault and my fault alone that i got banned, at the end of the day i have to take it on the chin, i knew i was violating terms and conditions, but then i did that when i fixed my own xbox. Long and short is that i will go out and buy a new console as i love online gaming, (by the way i have a ps3 and apart from their service being free nothing else compares), and i love M$'s machine. I have learned my lesson and other people out there that have been banned should do the same, quit bitching, you knew what you were doing and knew the risks.