Play Halo 4 Early and Get Banned Forever

By Sam Gibbs on at

In a wholly unsurprising move, Microsoft's taking the ban hammer to anyone and everyone who fires up that leaked Halo 4 image on their Xbox Live-connected console. You may get to play if before everyone else, but you'll never connect to Xbox Live again.

Press and other people meant to be playing pre-release copies are put on a safe list, but the rest of you are fair game I'm afraid. Considering you have to have a modded console to do it, and the fact that this is basically one of Microsoft's biggest marquee titles, I should think Microsoft's screaming bloody murder at whoever leaked it online. [MCV via Kotaku]