Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Why don't you just "hack" your 360?

So I just got my NTSC-U Xbox 360 and I've been asked multiple times before I got it why I don't just hack my PAL one to play any game. It's legal as long as I'm not using it for piracy other such things, so why don't I just do that? According to them, I can't be banned if I play offline and only come online to update my score. Well that's just it, my score, that is the reason that I don't want to do something like that. It's against Microsoft's terms and conditions to connect to Xbox Live to hack my Xbox 360 and that's the reason I won't do it. I care about playing online on the console and I care about my Gamerscore. I want to be able to get a consistent update of my position on the now not MGC but TA leaderboards. I also want to know how I'm doing in the 360Voice challenges and time stamps on my Achievements. I can't get any of this by hacking my console, so I won't do it.

I want to be able to also project the integrity of Gamerscore in every way I can. Whilst I have no objections to people hacking their console assuming it's for a legitimate reason, I can't condone it in the world of Gamerscore. I know that there are game saving sites out there which to my knowledge you don't need a hacked 360 to use them, but I'm convinced that some of it could potentially come from hacked consoles. I think of the recent PS3 hacking and yeah, it's a lot more serious but I believe that you can unlock Trophies using a hack. The same could be true for the Xbox 360 and I don't want to have any potential reason to be banned. I love the Xbox 360's and I'll get a Japanese one when I have the money, I want to increase my Gamerscore with games from all around the world, legitimately.

Thanks for reading, bye :)