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Report: 1 Million Xbox Users Banned for Piracy

A report on InformationWeek claims that the Redmond-based company this week banned a significant number of users from its Xbox Live gaming service due to the company's belief that they modded their consoles to play illegally downloaded games.

IW goes on to cite a Microsoft spokesman who basically says if you've been banned, you only have yourself to blame.

"All consumers should know that piracy is illegal and that modifying their Xbox 360 console to play pirated discs violates the Xbox Live terms of use, will void their warranty, and result in a ban from Xbox Live," Microsoft said in a statement.

The upshot of this is that there are now countless modded consoles for sale on eBay and Craigslist. Did any of you guys get banned? Let us know in the comments below!