Xbox One Leaker Gets His Console Banned By Microsoft [Update]

Xbox One Owner Moonlightswami apparently got his Xbox One banned by Microsoft for leaking Xbox One info before the release date.

Moonlightswami posted this info on twitter, in which he stated that he just got a ban from Xbox Live, most likely since he was posting and leaking stuff about Xbox One before its eventual release date.

What’s more surprising was that he wasn’t really doing anything illegal and was using a legal account for all these leaks. He leaked various things related to the OS and the Marketplace along with the Install Sizes for Xbox One games, that can be purchased digitally or are currently available on the web store.

From his comments, he might have received a console ban along with a account ban, which is the most strict punishment from Microsoft. We hope that this is a temporary ban and gets lifted when Xbox One is released officially.

Moonlightswami ordered his Xbox One from Target but due to their mistake, he got it earlier than the expected release date. It wasn’t his fault that he got an Xbox One early yet Microsoft spared no minute to ban him and his console.

What do you think of this news? Let us know in the comments below.

Update: Moonlightswami confirmed that his gamertag is not banned but the console is.

Stay tuned to GearNuke for latest news and info on Xbox One.

  • Ana Helušić

    PS4 FTW

  • Pauperswilldie

    LOLing hard at the $0N¥ PauperStation N4Gay NeoFAG pauper desperation in here again. It’s classic!

    • You are flat out wrong

      Another Xdrone defending his cancer company. Keep your mouth shut, Zaire!

    • BoomBoom

      The fanboy is intense in this one.

  • Robert Jones

    be nice if they updated the story.

    Major nelson reached out to the guy and basically his xbox live access is restricted until closer to launch since they still touching things up. In addition, they invited the guy to the launch event for the X1 and will allow him to release information about the system closer to launch.

  • TakerWillReturn

    We all know he was never going to return it, returning it being the right thing to do. He loves publicity. A responsible gamer would have contacted Target and see what the next best step was to prevent this from happening. But nope, he went right to the Internet.
    Guilty as charged.

  • spideynut71

    You don’t really think these morons can/will read something like that, do you?

  • Monni

    UGH…PS4 FTW

    • Pauperswilldie

      Definitely NOT. Poor paupers!

  • Trim Dose

    Terms of Use fuck that!, is not hacking the console, he bought it, it has all the right to play it.

    • mrperson0

      He had the right to play it on release date. Not before.

  • Trim Dose

    I would sue those mothe#$%ers at MS right away!!

  • BrianC6234

    He should throw it away and buy a PS4.

  • Ana Helušić

    PS 4 wins

    • Pauperswilldie

      … only if you’re a pauperbimbo like you.

      • Ana Helušić

        what talking about your mom again??

  • Jason Mounce

    What can you expect? You bought a Microsoft product.

    Expect worst-case scenarios, Xbox fans get treated like dirt and they still kiss the boot that feeds them.

    • Zohak Diaz

      Lmfao….. drink ur medicine Mr troll

      • Jason Mounce

        I didn’t think saying the Truth made people trolls.

        Xbox original > Microsoft ditches the console pre-emptively.

        360 users Banned for getting and playing GTAV early.

        X1 user BANNED for getting X1 early.

        Oh yeah…I’m just TOTALLY trolling with these snippets of truth and the reality of Microsoft. If they don’t unban him at X1 Launch, this is a serious issue.

  • xHDx

    This isn’t a valid argument. You did something wrong and you have been punished for it. It’s stated under the rules in the XBL programme. Not reading it was your own fault. If you thought leaked info was legal, then you don’t deserver to have a console at all.

    If you posted a video on the Xbox One running on-camera, that’s copyright as the console has not been released. If you have posted leaked information without permission, that’s leaked information and it’s an offence for which any company can remove your privileges from their products.

  • jacksjus

    I don’t think it was a mistake on Target’s behalf. How do you accidentally box up and ship something that isn’t even released yet?

    Dude had a homie at Target that hooked him up and shipped it to him.

  • Obambush

    This isn’t a permanent ban

    • You are flat out wrong

      As if anyone can trust ol’ Larry Hryb.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Your damage control is hilarious!

  • PachterStation

    He must’ve had an idea that once Microsoft got sniff of this, the only thing they could do is ban him. As if the police was going to come knocking on his door. He hasn’t done anything wrong, but as I’ve said, he must’ve had an idea that it could backfire. Microsoft have spat their dummy out, banning him was the only thing could do. Petty, but he was daft enough to take the risk.

  • Unfortunate but predictable. That’s what happens when you’re spreading information that’s under NDA – even if you didn’t sign the agreement.

  • jacksjus

    It’s clear the owner’s intent was to display something that MS has yet to hence which is why the idiot uploaded the info to begin with. On the flip side he did rightfully purchase and receive the system, and MS apparently had the OS Server readily available. MS would have no choice but to reactivate his account come Nov. 22nd because they have no proof that his intent was illegal, so all they could do within their power was to block his account. Unfortunately stupidity is not a crime.

    • OnlyWar

      He is not under any NDA’s and doesn’t work for MS… He is free to do whatever he wants, and should NOT have been banned.

      I hate the way MS treats their customers, which is why I will never buy that crappy XBox One anyways

      • Pauperswilldie

        Poor redneck racist pauper. You can’t even afford to game properly.

  • Orlɛanž

    This is why I won’t spend a dime on MS console. People, make the right choice this holiday. This piece of shit ain’t worth $15.

  • Arron Clements

    Microsoft get handed PR gold and wipe their arse with it. They really are the new Sony.

    • Convergence87

      sony were never this bad and haven’t done anything close

      • neko working

        right, Sony even warn PS3 CFW users to switch to Original Firmware before they did the mass account ban.

        • Convergence87

          cfw is completely different to normal use

  • Moonlightswami

    Actually, I got banned for playing on the console. They also removed a video of my unboxing the system from YouTube and putting a strike on my channel. The video was only taking the legally purchased console out of the box and unwrapping it. I did not plug it in, turn it on, etc. on camera.

    • mrperson0

      Even then, you did something you knowingly were not supposed to do. I don’t see why this is even an argument. The ban will be wrong only if they don’t unban you once the official release is here.

      • Convergence87

        He legally purchased it. He has the right to do whatever the hell he wants to do with it.

        • mrperson0

          Tell that to the people who legally bought GTAV, played it early, and got rightfully banned.

          • Convergence87

            i got it early on my ps3 and no ban the same goes for a few of my on the ps3. Its just ms who for whatever reason want to ban their users.

          • mrperson0

            Didn’t know that. Nonetheless, MS can ban because they have the right to. Same with Sony. Xbox Live is a service, not a right.Moonlightswami purposefully released info, which doesn’t help his case at all.

          • Convergence87

            Really? you actually think that? Well that’s how ms sees it and im never going to buy a ms console again. The fact that they can ban you see easily for minute reasons is complete bs

          • mrperson0

            PlayStation + is also a service, and they, too, can ban your account if you break their rules. It’s literally how everything on the internet is. How can you not know this?

            Also, lol at you for think this is a minute reason. This is a very big reason (leaking info about games’ size and whatnot).

          • Convergence87

            Which rules seem unfair and insane? its quite hard to get banned on the ps3. Unless you’ve done things in the extreme. Well reviewers have all discussed games on the xb1 etc alot of footage is already out there. What is he really ruining?

    • spideynut71

      Dude, stop with the nonsense. You called yourself “#1 XBOX One Source”, and posted a long list of game info ; MS couldn’t risk you releasing embargoed info….spoilers in particular…so they LEGALLY BANNED YOUR CONSOLE.

      • Polygon

        you are legally stupid

      • Monni

        embargoed info? really? as in: “…the partial or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country.” i agree with polygon: “you are legally stupid.”

        • spideynut71

          LOL…. you 2 tools have never heard of review embargoes in the video game industry, and you’re calling ME stupid. Oh, that’s rich……

    • Trim Dose

      Sue them my friend and let MS know the powa of gamers!!!!!!!!!! MS HAVE TO LEARN THE HARD WAY!!

    • You are flat out wrong

      TheRedButterfly and your banning is your reward after years of loyalty to Xbox. It’s time to ditch them, friend.

      • Gabrielsp85

        You Sony douchbags really are fucking morons… Smh

        • You are flat out wrong

          Why? He can get a Wii U. I am.

  • Bob

    Um so what’s stopping the dude from returning it?

    • jacksjus

      Oh he most definitely could blame Target for his troubles. Haha!

  • Peter Strabow

    Everybody who buys the Xbox One despite Microsofts attack on gamers in May (DRM), should be punished! Thank you, Microsoft!

    • Guest

      …and every $0N¥ PauperStation N4Gay NeoFAG like you Peter Strabow aus Koln, needs to be terminated on sight.

  • Axe99

    I have no issue with MS gently leaning on him to stay quiet, but it sounds like they’ve done it classic ‘MS’ style. They could have called him up, asked him nice, maybe thrown in a copy of Ryse or Forza 5. Instead, it’s the banhammer and no explanation, when he wouldn’t have signed an NDA and is just letting people know about something he’s received through appropriate channels. If MS don’t un-ban him on the 22nd, there’ll be hell to pay legally for them. Poor form, MS, poor form, if not particularly surprising.

    • spideynut71

      Or, he could have called up MS support, explained that he got his console early, and asked politely if it was OK to go ahead and use it.

      • Guest

        Or he should of picked up a PS4. Sony already stated they are punishing gamers for the retailer’s mistakes.

        • spideynut71

          Those multiple accounts you fanboys use to upvote yourself and your butt-buddies are pretty pointless when you copy/paste the EXACT SAME COMMENT.

      • Scottie Richardson

        Or he should of picked up a PS4. Sony just stated that they aren’t punishing anyone for playing the PS4 early due to the retailer’s mistakes. #4TheGamers

      • Axe99

        The burden of action was on Microsoft, not him. Unless as part of the terms and conditions it states that it’s not to be used prior to 22 November, and unless he’s a dev or journo that’s signed an NDA, he did nothing wrong. There wouldn’t have been any harm in him checking with MS support of course, and it would have been a sensible thing to do, but at the end of the day he’s been punished when he didn’t do anything wrong, and that’s something I’ll never support! Don’t get me wrong, it’s a principle here – if Sony, Nintendo, Apple or whoever did similar I’d be equally scathing.

  • XboxPS

    If he didn’t leak,The console was not banned.
    He bought everything legally…But he leaked things that are violating.

    • Axe99

      He never signed an NDA though – seems pretty damn harsh for banning his console, at least they could have given him a call and let him know it was only until the 22nd (if it’s a perma-ban, or even if not, MS could find themselves in legal trouble).

      • XboxPS

        Yeah…
        I hope they unban him in Launch day…

  • spideynut71

    MS has every right to ban the console, to prevent embargoed info from
    being leaked/spoiled. Their 3rd party partners in particular would be
    coming after them….AND Target…if that happened. I’m sure they’ll
    drop the ban when it’s all said and done, but he didn’t help his case by
    posting what he did….good or not.

    • spideynut71

      Oh look, 500+ ignorant fagboys don’t like the truth…..

      • Convergence87

        If i get a game or console or anything early; its the fault of the retailer not my own and i have the right to do with it whatever I want. If you don’t like consumer rights then your just a deluded weirdo.

      • Arron Clements

        You know what homophobia REALLY says about you, right?

      • Pauperswilldie

        It’s one $0N¥ N4Gay NeoFAG pauper rigging the Disqus system. You can see that all over N4Gay. It’s struly a poor basement dwelling mommy leeching no-life that does that. Typical of the $0N¥ community.