Microsoft to ban 'unauthorised' Xbox 360 memory units
Official HDD or memory stick storage, only
The Xbox 360’s upcoming system update will prevent gamers storing data on "unauthorised" memory units, Microsoft has confirmed.
The update – which also adds Facebook and Twitter support to the console, in addition to a news channel and dedicated music games store – will go out to Preview Program members this week and globally on 17 November.
However, Microsoft has confirmed through its Major Nelson blog that gamers who’ve moved profiles or saved games onto unlicensed memory units would be wise to move them back onto either an Xbox 360 hard drive or an official memory stick.
“If you continue to use an unauthorised Memory Unit after the update, you will not be able to access your stored profile or saved games,” the company warned. ®
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I fail to see the logic in this cataclysmic fuck up by MS. Are they REALLY sure they want paying customers? or have they done a christmas deal with Sony to sell more PS3's - with this inept, stupidly fuckwit decision, I guess they must have.
I own an xbox 360 but recenty stopped paying the 40 quid a year for the online side as it was shite, more about what we can advertise to you while you pay us than anything useful. The new sky player might appease some but limiting users to "authorized" (read fucking expensive) addons is a joke. I am seriously considering the trade in at game for a ps3 now as MS obviously doesnt need loyal customers.
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I think it's becoming a case of getting a bit fed up with the way Microsoft are treating paying customers.
The claimed reason for doing this is to stop game save hacking - but as you can do this with "authorized" memory devices too, it's a very very shallow argument.
Microsoft also seem quite happy to allow other "unathorized" devices like Turtle Beach headsets (though quite how they'd be able to stop these) - but they also aren't undercutting the official products.
This along with badly priced GoD and charging for content that developers had wanted to release for free, and you end up with even loyal fans starting to feel a bit jaded.
What's with the fanboys and FUD?
This isn't Kotaku, people.
Did my research. this report proves I was right.
PS3 is the best choice over all consoles but only get the xbox 360 if you are
a die hard Halo fan geek.
There are so many things you gotta do to keep your XBOX 360 from overheating its crazy.
1. Keep the xbox 360 at least 10 feet away from any heat source.
2. Do not store the xbox in a inclosed space while turned on.
3. Do not keep the power supply on capet. Either suspend the power pack in mid air or have it
sit on some plywood. The carpet would only cook it thus shortening the lifespan.
There are some great PS3 SLim tradein deal at the moment. Whilst your 360 is still working, take it along to Gamestation/Game/CEX and get a PS3 Slim. You won't regret it.
The money you save in XboxLive and electricity bills, any small price difference will pay for itself pretty quickly...