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    Default MS killed Lik Sang

    Just read it some were. LOL but forgot were trying to find the link what a bunch of gits Ms are.

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    Hmmm, Slashdot, CNet, XBox-Scene - all are hosting the story:

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    Cheers m8 wasnt any of them i read it on to be honest, What the hell thanks any way m8.

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    yeh i heard about this a few days ago, thought it was a rumour so didnt bother posting it,

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    It's official, I hate Microsoft... they are NO fun at all anymore

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    how could they shut down the whole company tho and nnot just stop them doing mods, as they sell a lot more than mods dont they???

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    royally pissed off... lik-sang was the greatest importing company of the far east...
    there goes openbox, but most likely not, too much of a money maker.

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    lik sang will be back and it wasnt microsoft whatever they say, although m$ were involved.

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    Microsoft appears to have shut down one of the world's largest distributors of "mod chips" -- grey-market add-ons that allow Microsoft's Xbox and other video game consoles to play pirated games.

    A representative in Microsoft's Australian subsidiary confirmed that the company has taken legal action against Hong Kong-based Lik Sang.

    Lik Sang's Web site has been offline for nearly two weeks, with a notice on the site blaming a server outage.

    Lik Sang representatives could not be reached for comment, and Microsoft attorneys were unavailable to explain the exact nature of the legal action.

    Lik Sang was one of the top worldwide retailers of mod chips, devices that, once soldered to a game console's main circuit board, disable security components. The chips typically allow a game machine to play legally and illegally copied discs, run unauthorised software and play game discs intended for other geographic regions.

    Hackers have latched on to mod chips as a conduit for running homemade software on the Xbox, leading to development of programs such as an Xbox version of the Linux operating system.

    Lik Sang offered a variety of mod chips for the Xbox and Sony's PlayStation 2, along with game consoles with mod chips already installed by Lik Sang technicians. The company went into the manufacturing side of the mod chip business last August when it acquired OpenXbox, a mod chip design intended to allow upgrades.

    Though mod chips have bothered the video game business for years, Microsoft has been particularly zealous in fighting them. The company reconfigured the Xbox's innards partly to deter hackers and has sought to hire a mod chip expert.


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    Were they only selling the openXbox, or other XBox mods? (Im wondering if you can actually be sued for selling something that doesnt contain any MS code, like the openXBox?)

    Shame, Lik-Sang had some great stuff. Im sure they will be back, cant imagine a Chinease judge being to supportive of MS's case.

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    EXACTLY, now why would m$ have anything to do with that?

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    Lik-sang owned visoly?

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    Im sort of confused.?
    Not quite sure what the hell im talking about..Just nod and i mite shut up......

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    I think something is going on, Visoly and Lik-sang both seemed to go down at the same time, a bit wierd, but then I may just be paranoid.

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    I also saw their OpenXbox page is still online [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I don't think this would be online if they were closed by MS.

    I don't know where news.com got their information , but I'm not sure it's correct.
    I guess we'll know soon.

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    hm liksang kept a history of everything you've ordered since their new site design, what could have happened with that?

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    Maybe they just stopped temporary to handle this MS shit and see how to continue without being bothered again by those vampires...

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    Maybe they just stopped temporary to handle this MS shit and see how to continue without being bothered again by those vampires

    What planet are you from m8.?
    Not quite sure what the hell im talking about..Just nod and i mite shut up......

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    A mate of mine bought a PC-BIOXX from Lik-Sang and it came with a CD with loads of stuff on it, including software made using the SDK - That's probably why they got shafted!
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