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May 8th, 2008, 23:20
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Either its happened to you in the past or claimed the time of someone on your friends list but recovering Gamertags has proven to be a chore. Fed up with the (way too long) 20 minute recovery process the team at THEBBPS (http://www.thebbps.com/blog/2008/05/08/a-simple-solution-to-xbox-live-gamertag-recovery/) decided to seek out another solution. In their search for answers around the Xbox 360 DRM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management) issue the only notable solution was to access a Gamertag profile from a memory unit.

We wonder why gamers are forced to spend around $20 for a basic 64Mb unit (http://www.thebbps.com/blog/2008/05/08/a-simple-solution-to-xbox-live-gamertag-recovery/) to rid themselves of the trouble of wanting to play at another person's house with their profile. Well, mathematically it makes sense, $1 a minute for the 20 minutes it takes to recover sounds a bout right.

Oh, DRM. Fall in a well and die, kthxbai.
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