Well... DuhYou may or may not have heard that Microsoft has decided to ban a whole bunch of people for abusing an exploit in Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2: Really Long Name.
Basically, if you equip a missile launcher and then something something, when you get killed, your body explodes taking out everyone in a huge blast radius.
This round of bannings has come under criticism (read: internet forum bitching) as players say they are being unfairly punished, that they were simply taking advantage of a glitch in the game. This is not a hack or a mod or anything, but is instead simply using a broken game mechanic.
Their argument is:
a) very logical
b) completely and utterly retarded
There is no way anyone playing the game could have thought this was an intended game mechanic and that using it would be in any way fair.
You explode when you get shot killing everyone within a city block of you.
You really thought that shit was normal?
You can posture all you want about how it's perfect legal to use and/or abuse an exploit you find in a game. By all means, feel free.
See, the fact of the matter is, the whole argument is moot. No matter what their argument is, it is still wrong.
When you sign up to use Xbox Live, you basically sign over full ownership of your little virtual soul.
Or your actual soul. I haven't read the full agreement.
Basically, to play on their servers, you sign a contract stating that they can kick your ass off their servers any time they see fit.
There is no whiny bitching clause.
You exploit, you get banned.
It's that simple.
And, moreover, you freaking deserve to get banned. You went into a game fully intended to f&%@ over everyone you're playing with.
I don't care if the glitch was their fault. Using it was yours.
Do you know a bank can leave all of their money on the counter? Hell, they can leave it on the floor in a big pile if they want.
Still doesn't mean it's okay to take some.
Yeah, yeah. They forgot to lock it up in the big vault and it was right there for you to take.
Still your fault.
If you make the active decision to use exploits like that, then you have to accept the consequences of your actions.
Be happy. If it was me, I'd mail an armed Javelin missile to your house.
We'll see how freaking funny it is then.