When it comes down to it, criminals are generally stupid people. Sometimes you’ll see one steal an iPhone, only to immediately start posting on Facebook about how he “acquired” the device while simultaneously broadcasting exactly where he’s at. In this case, we have software pirates who decided to download pirated versions of Halo 4, which isn’t due to come out until November 6th, and then logged on to Xbox Live and play it.
A console ban is some serious business, after you paid over 200 bucks on a system only to have it be practically useless. But, at the same time, I can’t feel sorry for anybody dumb enough to pirate a game 3 weeks before its release date and start playing it on Xbox Live. Did those people really not think Microsoft was going to notice?