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Old 10-17-2009, 07:08 PM
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http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/17/up...-memory-units/

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Don't worry, folks -- Microsoft knows you really hate those subversive little devils making third-party Memory Units, what with their 2GB and 4GB offerings for the Xbox 360. In an effort to stamp out these Doris Dogooders from your Xbox Live Experience™, Microsoft's Major Nelson announced on his blog yesterday that "When Preview Program members start receiving the Xbox 360 system update next week, one of the changes is that unauthorized Memory Units will no longer work."

In plain English, this means that any third-party Memory Unit you might have been using will be rendered useless. Mr. Hryb suggests moving any saves on said devices get moved to an authorized one, unless losing access to "stored profile or saves games" simply ain't no thang for you.

Not sure if anyone here really needs or uses these, but if you do...you may want to transfer your saves over to an official card.
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That fucking sucks. Seriously, that really blows. Really MS?

Honestly, I think you should put this in the smackdown forum. I think this is bullshit.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:52 PM
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Wow.. Absolutely AWFUL
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That fucking sucks. Seriously, that really blows. Really MS?

Honestly, I think you should put this in the smackdown forum. I think this is bullshit.
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Wow.. Absolutely AWFUL
Why is this bad? I never seen a 3rd party memory card or hard drive anyway.. am I missing something?
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:37 PM
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Ok I'm confused... Ok so is talking about like a madcatz memory card or a memory unit made in some basement???
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:39 PM
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Why is this bad? I never seen a 3rd party memory card or hard drive anyway.. am I missing something?
That's what I want too know. Could they be talking about mod 360's?
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:42 PM
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Ok I'm confused... Ok so is talking about like a madcatz memory card or a memory unit made in some basement???
It sounds like they're talking about madcatz and other non-Microsoft (but wholly legit, legally existing manufacturers) yeah.

Although honestly, I don't see this being a gigantic problem for the average gamer. Hardcore gamers on the other hand... yeah, okay, I can see some difficulties in the times to come.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:45 PM
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I don't have one of the cards, but there are some high-capacity cards out there from third-party companies that will, apparently, not work soon.

Microsoft are fucking lame.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:46 PM
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From Major Nelson's site:

Don’t use unauthorized Xbox 360 Storage Devices

When Preview Program members start receiving the Xbox 360 system update next week, one of the changes is that unauthorized Memory Units will no longer work with the Xbox 360. If you’ve moved your profile or saved games onto one to “back it up,” you’d better move it back onto an authorized Xbox 360 storage device prior to taking the update. If you continue to use an unauthorized Memory Unit after the update, you will not be able to access your stored profile or saved games.

If you need help identifying officially licensed Xbox 360 storage devices or accessories you can read more about the licensed accessories program on Xbox.com
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:08 PM
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They are well within their right to protect their brand.
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