Microsoft sends nasty email to Halo 4 pirates, bans them from Xbox Live

Microsoft is not too happy after several videos of gamers playing the not-yet-released Halo 4 began to appear on YouTube and the game appeared to have leaked onto the internet. Now, Microsoft is taking action and banning those who are playing the leaked/pirated version of Halo 4.

“We are aware of isolated cases in which Halo 4 content has been propped on the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately. Consumers should be aware that piracy is illegal and we take vigorous action against illegal activity related to our products and services. Playing pirated copies of games, such as Halo 4, is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use and will result in enforcement action, such as account and console bans,” Microsoft stated. Microsoft is basically going around and sending emails to pirates letting them know that they have been banned permanently from Xbox Live for playing a pre-release title. Microsoft is even investigating and taking down YouTube videos that showcase the game and offer spoilers. Halo 4 isn’t officially available until November 6th. Take a look at the email that Microsoft is sending out below:

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