Datel Whines About Microsoft’s Stance on Xbox 360 Memory

Datel Xbox Memory Card

Datel was unhappy to learn that Microsoft’s Major Nelson warned Xbox 360 gamers about using “unauthorized memory”. The good Major said that gamers that continue to use unofficial memory units will not be able to access their profile or game saves. A Datel rep told CVG:

If the Major Nelson blog is to be taken at face value then we’re disappointed to see that Microsoft are taking these steps to prevent customers from exercising their freedom of choice. Everyone is looking for ways to make their cash go further at the moment and we believe that Max Memory offers a good value, high capacity, alternative to the official Memory Unit.

I’m split on this one. On one hand, gamers should absolutely have a choice. On the other hand, there are a lot of crappy third-party peripherals out there and many of them aren’t certified by Microsoft. Also, Datel’s Xsata memory card has been used by gamers to hack save files and add unearned achievements. If you’re going to sell a product that can be used to violate Microsoft’s terms of service then you shouldn’t whine when you get shut out.


Author: RPadTV

6 thoughts on “Datel Whines About Microsoft’s Stance on Xbox 360 Memory”

  1. I agree. The gamers who are using stuff like this probably don't care about the repercussions.

  2. Offering ma choice of cheaper memory is fine so long as it meets the guidelines set by console maker. Don't sell me crap and complain when you get shut out.

  3. this is a tricky situation. the consumer wants a free market. I'd like to plug a flash drive in to the Xbox to transfer my gamercard for going to a friends house. but then, there are these terrible third party guys who ruin it for everyone.

  4. Microsoft doesn't own my PC simply because I am running Windows on it. Dell does not own my computer either just because they made it.

    Microsoft may have made my Xbox, but when I paid for it, it became mine and is no longer theirs and I can do whatever I want with my machine, including have sex with it.


  5. @Iceman

    You still have that leeway. However they do own the Live network and can dictate what devices are on it.

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