.You can’t reverse engineer our games to access the assets or otherwise do things that the games don’t normally permit in order to create your Items
Armor for profit is officially illegal.You can’t sell or otherwise earn anything from your Items
Using clips of dialog on your MP3 players is officially illegalYou can’t use the soundtracks or audio effects from the original game
Making 'Halo ____' anything is officially illegalyou can’t use any of Microsoft’s trademarked logos or names
If you do any of these things, you can expect to hear from Microsoft’s lawyers who will tell you that you have to stop distributing your Items right away.
There’s still a way to do some of these things we’ve excluded, but you have to contact us for a commercial license. Thanks, and have fun!
Microsoft grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use and display Game Content and to create derivative works based upon Game Content, strictly for noncommercial and personal use.
I just checked the official forums for xbox and it seems nobody is enjoying this rule.
Are we allowed to give each other armor and in a completely non-related setting I just HAPPEN to give you a nice gift of cash?
Gifts are good, they aren't selling and there is no rule against them.
strictly for noncommercial and personal use
Micro Center's Halo armor contest is illegal...You can’t sell or otherwise earn anything from your Items. We will let you have advertising on the page with the Item on it, but that’s it. That means you can’t sell it, post it on a site that requires subscription or other fees, solicit donations of any kind (even by PayPal), use it to enter a contest or sweepstakes, or post it on a page you use to sell other items (even if those other items have nothing to do with Game Content or Microsoft).
Fan-fics are illegal... How can they make Fan-fics illegal??!! Does that hurt them in any way????You can’t add to the game universe or expand on the story told in the game with “lost chapters” or back story or anything like that.