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Xbox 360 update bans Call of Duty dupes

Microsoft stuffs cracked copies

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Microsoft's mandatory Xbox 360 update, issued yesterday, was described by the company as a fix for a known bug. It turns out that it also combats gamers who own illicit copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops and other games.

Posters on the Xbox-Scene forums discovered their "back-up" copies of CoD and Modern Warfare 2 no longer run. They say the enforced download was somewhat larger than what you might expect for a simple bug-fix patch.

The update claimed to give users the ability to boot a pre-inserted game when you power on, a feature that was apparently disabled by accident in November. ®

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