Right, the day before Christmas my Xbox 360 decided to develop the Red Rings of Death, meaning I can't play it. Thankfully Microsoft will fix it for free, but they need to send me a box to send it in, and it will take 4-5 weeks for it to be returned to me.
What I'm seriously considering doing is buying a new Xbox 360 for the month, and selling it when I get mine back (in the hope of getting most / all the money I pay back).
I've been having a look on Ebay and there are a lot of people selling consoles that have been modded and thus banned from Xbox Live, but they are still fine for offline gaming.
What I'm wondering is, if I buy one of these, and play it offline for a month until mine is returned, will it affect my account in any way? Will Microsoft know that I've been playing on a banned console, and will it affect my account when I move back over to my own, legal, console?
And will it still record achievements and upload them to my Gamer Profile (I'm a bit of an Achievement Whore, you see)?
Anyone with any experience of this or opinions, I'd be glad to hear them.