A minority of Xbox 360 gamers who have modded their consoles are fighting back against Capcom’s latest decision to charge players for content already shipped on a disc at launch. Unreleased Street Fighter X Tekken content is sitting on the disc awaiting 1600 Microsoft points to unlock it, but more and more players are going online with their modded consoles.
Although laws vary from territory to territory, it generally is completely legal to play and access all content contained on a disc that you have purchased. You are in effect buying a license to use everything that is contained within the disc that you have purchased – so why did Capcom leave it their locked with the intention to charge for an unlocking code? GREED?
On the Capcom-Unity forum’s, Christian Svensson, Senior VP of strategic planning and business development, told fans:
“Yes, we’re seeing news of this. Quite ballsy for folks to be taking hacked Xbox 360s on Live where they are detectable.
“In any event, we already have opened channels of communication with Microsoft on these issues Friday night. If you can capture screens or video of this in action (as some have already) we’re working on bans for boxes and accounts with Microsoft for haxxors.”
Rather than fight back by modding consoles and or game data, the best way to fight against greedy developers with the mindset of throw it on the disc and charge for it later is just not to buy the DLC in the first place – modding a console will get you banned on Xbox LIVE.