Pro-G has "confirmed" with Microsoft that people playing copies of Halo 3 earlier than the official release date will be banned from Xbox Live with great vengeance and furious anger.
However, they have also "confirmed" that this ban only applies to Microsoft employees that have been playing Halo 3 early.
TheFeed hopes it is only MS employees because if a gamer buys the game in a store that's breaking the street date, that is the store's fault. The incredibly lucky gamer should not be at fault.
We'll bring you more as it develops, but for now, hold off on playing your early copy of Halo 3.
Pro-G.co.uk: Microsoft backtracks on Halo 3 LIVE ban threat