What The Hell Does A Design Firm Need 5,000 Xbox Live Accounts For?

A graphic design firm recently, and quite openly, put out a contract for a script that would create 5,000 Xbox Live free "Silver" level accounts, bypassing captchas, providing "dynamic username, password, email and user details," and the ability to "post dynamic content for ... each account."

Bill Stiernberg at Zeboyd Games noticed the request, placed over ScriptLance, and wondered if they might be shill accounts for goosing ratings over the Xbox Live Indie Games channel. Whatever the case, the firm asking for the services is the graphic design firm Limitless Exposure, and the contract was awarded to a programming firm out of India, reports the Xbox Live indie games site Armless Octopus

There's a lot of pondering what the purpose is of having 5,000 Xbox Live silver accounts, each capable of posting "dynamic content," but my gut instinct would have it that so many accounts, created by script and controlled by a single user, probably constitutes some sort of user agreement violation. The contract was awarded at the end of March. No word if the work has been performed.

Graphic design firm contracts script for 5,000 Xbox Live Silver accounts [Armless Octopus]


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    I certainly hope this does violate the user agreement. I'm sure it's not for anything positive, if not rigging ratings then perhaps just to start spamming users with advertising messages like bots.

    Yeah, I'd imagine that would be against the Terms of Use somewhere or other.

    I would think that it isnt breaking the user agreement maybe as they might have looked into it and now have realised they can do this legally until ofcourse microsoft change the agreement.

    Mark - can you get any feedback from Microsoft on this?

    Well... India you say?

    I'll be expecting messages form silver accounts offereing me discounts on my energy bills while assuring me they are messaging me from Flagstaff, Melbourne any day now.

    Great. Now I can look forward to Xbox Live Spam now.

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