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Xbox 360 update turns on Boot to Disc, squashes pirates

updated 12:40 pm EST, Wed January 19, 2011

Mandatory Xbox anti-piracy 2.5 update released

Microsoft released its latest Dashboard update for the Xbox 360 on Wednesday. It re-enables the Boot-to-Disc option once disabled to discourage piracy but also blocks those flashed with hacked firmware to load bootleg games. Officially known as the anti-piracy 2.5 update, it's reportedly effective as a large number of modders on forums have said they can't load their burned games after the install.

The update is mandatory to play on Xbox Live.

At the same time, Microsoft's Major Nelson confirmed the company will make subtle changes to Xbox Live gamer cards on January 20. The look will be different, while a user's gamer zone has been removed. [via WinRumors]







by MacNN Staff

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  1. facebook_Tristan

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    This is missing crucial details

    This block only works for certain games and not all. This article is missing key information compared to this one: http://getyourgadgetsgoing.com.../

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    This is missing crucial details

    This block only works for certain games and not all. This article is missing key information compared to this one: http://getyourgadgetsgoing.com.../

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