Hackers download Halo: Reach off Xbox Live

By Matthew ยท 23 replies
Aug 23, 2010
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  1. Update: Microsoft has delivered a swift and mighty blow with its ban stick. Everyone caught with the prerelease game is being permanently suspended from Xbox Live. Read the full notice after the break. Thanks to Relic for the tip.

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  2. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    ooh comon MS Be glad that the games is so loved that people what to break in to get an early glims. .. and then hire the ones who did it to create better security.

    The games is obviosly in demand, thats a good thing...

    The public beta of Windows 7 and Office 2010 worked great didnt it, and helped push sales when it was later released for sale....look at this the same way.
  3. TheDumbass

    TheDumbass TS Rookie Posts: 22

    in your face MS
  4. Haha I love the two contrasting comments above me
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    The person who decided to upload it to xbox live will be rather red faced at the next meeting! haha.
  6. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Oh, man! This is hilarious! Why would they put it up on XBOX Live?? XD
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    I'm with Judaz on this one. This is a XBOX game, not a PC game. If you want to play it on the Live servers against other XBOX players you'll need a legit copy.
  8. with all the resources MS has at their disposal, this was their best idea, put the game up on LIVE. They distribute beta and trial stuff for enterprise and developers via Virtual Machines all the time, and the VM's even have a timed expiration.
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    This has happened before and it'll likely continue to happen in the future. I remember when my friends got the Halo 2 leak, we were all angry at the pistol nerf =( .
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    No kidding. The pistol in Halo 1 was awesome.
  11. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    I preordered this game through Walmart, and got a $20 ecard for their online store. I don't even have to leave my house to get the game since its delivered, although I do work that day : ( Oh, and the ODST pistol is great once you get shields down.
  12. thats something to get EPiC back to pc gaming lol
  13. cyrusjumpjet

    cyrusjumpjet TS Member Posts: 87

    Am I the only person on the planet who can't stand the Halo games? Everything about them just feels dull and wrong to me....
  14. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    Pistol + Swat = WIN!
  15. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    @JudaZ. Halo reach already had a MP beta.
  16. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,595   +257

    Its just a game guys... wow.
  17. please put it on PC!!!
  18. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413


    I wonder how many got banned. I think this comes under illegal activity. Anyways, they got what they deserved. Next time, Microsoft should just send the game to the reviewers directly. Pretty big ban. Hopefully the reviewers didn't get banned. You'd think Microsoft would've learned their lesson by now.
  19. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    I wonder if any 13 year olds got mom's credit card and paid the legitimate $1,250 price for it. I remember some kids when I was that age were so obsessed with some game franchises enough that they probably would have tried it.
  20. metrex

    metrex TS Rookie

    This looks like an "inside job" to me Come on 3 times. WOW come on Microsoft you love the publicity..
  21. You can't buy the game for 99999 MS points, because there is a limit at 50000.
  22. yeah it fif push sails for windows 7 but it was also hacked much earlier than it would have been if there was no beta
  23. All hackers get banned but they somehow unbanned themselves. The Call of Duty franchise (especially Modern Warfare 2) is proof of that.
  24. You can easily get into the Beta by following some very simple directions found here:


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