If you are one of around estimated 50,000 folks who bought a Datel memory card, you might have been recently quite annoyed: a recent Xbox 360 dashboard update prevented the memory cards from working properly.
It seems Microsoft doesn't appreciate other businesses getting in on their turf. While a Microsoft 512MB memory card goes for $30 on Amazon, a 2GB Datel memory card used to sell for about $40, making it a much better deal.
Microsoft claims they rendered the Datel cards useless in an effort to combat the unspeakable horrors of piracy. However Datel Design & Development doesn't see things that way, and they have launched a lawsuit with a brave face, claiming violations of American antitrust laws.
Datel announced earlier that they planned on releasing a somewhat sneaky new version of the memory card that would bypass the lock-out; the manufacturer was also offering free upgrades for those using the outdated memory units.
If you are one of the many gamers who were just about to finish na RPG and lost access to your saved game files, Neoseeker's sincerest condolences go out to you!