Microsoft change Xbox Live Indie Games ratings, only Gold members can score

Following the abuse of the rating system for the Xbox Live Indie Games service, Microsoft are set to make some changes to how it all works.

A post on the developer’s network blog reads: “We’ve heard your feedback and have made some changes to the ratings system on Starting [April 18], only users with Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions will be allowed to rate content on the website.”

That means that people with free Xbox Live accounts won’t be able to abuse the system anymore. Any Gold members that persist are at risk of being banned from the service.

Effective policing there, Mr. Xbox people.