Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
I'm going to be completely honest - and I don't think anything I'm going to post breaks PA forum rules (if it does, I apologize). I bought points for my 360 from a site that was offering them "wholesale" - which apparently meant stolen. I was stupid, I saw a deal, the site was a huge site, seemed legit and said it was perfectly safe. I fell for it, and tonight my console got the ban hammer all because I wanted to save money on games/songs.
As a 35 year old gamer, I don't play like I used to - frankly I only keep Gold at all for Netflix. My initial (angry) response was to think about trading in my games for a PS3 just so I could Netflix without Live subscription fees. My next response (once I simmered down a bit) was to post on the Xbox forums banning section begging for forgiveness. I said realized I screwed up, but I'm a model gamer (one of those plus sized models) and thought maybe I could appeal to them. I haven't heard back - but was wondering A.) Do I have a shot in hell at reinstatement and B.) if I don't are there any places online to recycle my old 360 that pay anything? I don't want to trade at Gamestop because even if they took it I definitely don't want some kid buying my console only to find it can't connect.
Anyone deal with a 360 ban when they were actually in the wrong and knew it/admitted it? It seems super extreme to ban without warning but I get it. Please don't flame my stupidity - I've already cursed myself out quite a bit.