Microsoft being sued over Max Memory Card


If you haven’t heard, game peripheral maker Datel released a memory card for the Xbox 360 that allows use of SD cards to expand the memory capacity. Microsoft didn’t take kindly to this and blocked the memory cards via a firmware update. Datel, in response, has said they intend to find a workaround for those who purchased the cards. 

Now the latest salvo to be fired in this grand soap opera comes from Datel who is suing Microsoft. "Microsoft has taken steps to render inoperable the competing Datel memory card for no visible purpose other than to have that market entirely to themselves," Datel attorney Marty Glick explained in a press release. "They accomplished their recent update by making a system change that will not recognize or allow operation of a memory card with greater capacity than their own. We believe that with the power Microsoft enjoys in the market for Xbox accessories this conduct is unlawful."

Datel says this is an effort to "restore competition" in the market and this is only hurting you, the consumer. We’ll see if Datel can make a case and this lawsuit goes forward, or if the courts deem Microsoft the right party.




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