Xbox 360 update to "lock out" unofficial Memory Units

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360 memory units.jpgIn a move that’s sure to infuriate Xbox 360 owners, the latest system update for Microsoft’s gaming console will make third-party, unofficial Memory Units useless.

Here’s the company line from Microsoft’s Major Nelson:

‘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.’

We can only hope this will precede news of new officially licensed storage options for the console. Though the new update will also feature Facebook, Twitter and Zune support, this news will upset those who need extra storage on a tight budget.

Gerald Lynch

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  • … and they’ve just given users one more reason to hack the 360 and play copied games. why? they’re C-U-S-T-O-M-E-R-S! i’m not sure microsoft is getting that. you treat customers good because you want them to BUY your products in the future. things like releasing half-defective consoles, xbox live bans and now this don’t exactly spell “good customer service”. buying second hand consoles and increasing their loss in terms of software sales are the only reasonable ways customers can get some sort of compensation for those shitty company politics.

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