I didn't want to get my 360 modded because I thought they could ban u from xbox live. So all my buddies modded theirs and when they all kept telling me they were going on live all the time with no trouble updating so I jumped on the bandwagon and modded mine as well. As far as I'm concerned a 360 without live is useless. What I want to know is 1.How do u get banned? 2.Has anybody been banned recently and why? 3.How can I avoid being banned? 4.If I play a game without a proper patch (say the version of Crackdown that is on the net now) will they ban me? PS. some people are worried about going on Live with games that get leaked early and havent been officially released yet. I have done this on more than 3 occasions and have been fine all the time, so dont worry.