The new Microsoft Xbox Live cheating tools were used today when several gamers received the message with their Xbox Gold account set to zero.
Microsoft started out today by resetting the Gamerscores on all suspected cheaters to zero. In addition, they are labeling public profiles for cheaters as well as the personal view of their gamercards.
Xbox cheaters that are caught can still win future achievements or start a new account. Microsoft did not go to a mass banning policy, allowing cheaters to regain credibility if desired.
Most Xbox 360 gamers feel that Microsoft has been too generous to those users that are violating the terms of Xbox Live by tampering with their Gamerscores.
Microsoft pledges that Xbox Live remains committed to keeping the discreet service free of cheating in order to maintain a fair and level playing field for everyone.