More Reviews
REVIEWS Klang Review
Less of a symphony, more of a cacophony.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Review
It's not quite back to what was great yet, but there's a spark still here.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Let It Die Preview
Seems like Suda51 saw Frozen, played Dark Souls, and then got the lyrics mixed up.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES FIFA 17
Release date: Out Now

Shu
Release date: 10/04/16

WWE 2K17
Release date: 10/11/16

Skylanders Imaginators
Release date: 10/16/16


LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Welcome Back to the West
By oneshotstop
Posted on 08/01/16
The only thing that stops the dust is the rain. It’s a sweet reprieve, but there is no middle ground. The land is either as dry as the Betty Ford clinic, or as wet as the ocean floor. Everything can be seen from the ridge overlooking Armadillo as John Marston gently bounces along atop...

GAMING NEWS

Judge Recommends Banning Xbox Slims In US

Posted on Wednesday, May 23 @ 08:07:30 PST by Keri_Honea

The legal tizzy between Motorola and Microsoft may spread over the US from Germany. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge David Shaw has recommended that 4 GB and 250 GB Xbox 360 Slim consoles be banned from US import, as these consoles are produced in China.

"Sales of consoles already in the United States should be banned by a cease-and-desist order," Shaw emphasized.

In addition, Shaw recommends that Microsoft pay Motorola 7% of the value of any unsold consoles in the US. Microsoft has argued that this order to ban the import would hurt consumers, as it would leave them with only two console gaming options. Shaw dismissed this notion, saying that enforcing intellectual property rights is more important than considering the "economical impact" on consumers.

If the ITC agrees with the recommendation, then it goes to President Obama and his advisors to review the decision within 60 days. After this time window, the decision can be appealed.

Considering that a Germany court already banned the sale of Xboxes in Germany and Shaw has already ruled that the Xbox violates Motorola's patents for video decoding, the future is not looking bright for the Xbox 360 Slim. The ITC is scheduled to finish its investigation by August 23 this year, so if you know someone hemming and hawing about getting an Xbox 360, now may be the time to buy. Or I suppose this could also light a fire under Microsoft's butt to get the next-gen console ready.

[Source]
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.



comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution