Class action lawsuit filed by banned Xbox modders
“Fighting the good fight” is a term that we often hear used to describe a seemingly insurmountable foe, force, or object. The term ftgf instills in us that while it may not be the easiest or most popular choice at any given moment, it is the “right” thing to do. So what would you call it when a group of pissed off banned Xbox modders joins together to file a class action lawsuit against Microsoft for banning them? Stupid. As much as I support hacking and modding your own personal hardware, filing a lawsuit is dumb because it’s clearly against Microsoft’s ToS. Again, I disagree with their ToS but suing them while knowingly violating several rules just doesn’t seem the right way to go about it.
It’s worth mentioning that they aren’t necessarily suing Microsoft for outright banning them, but instead playing on the idea of timing. They suit alleges that Microsoft timed the banning perfectly with the release of Halo 3 OSDT and Modern Warfare 2 in which to force gamers to purchase new systems specifically for those games. Ya, it’s a long, long stretch. A stretch that I don’t think is going to get very far. But hey, they’re simply “fighting the good fight….”