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Xbox 360 firmware update causing issues with Wireless Racing Wheel, other peripherals

Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox 360 firmware update applied on June 12 has caused issues to arise with the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel controller. The firm told CVG it is “actively working to resolve this as soon as possible ,” and users are reporting that while the update also caused issues with peripherals from […]

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Datel headlines

  • Microsoft, Datel settle memory card grievance out of court

    Court filings from Dec 30 reportedly show Microsoft and Datel reaching an out of court settlement in a suit which has stretched for over a year.

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  • EFF stands behind Datel in Microsoft suit over third-party 360 memory cards

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has spoken out against Microsoft due to its suit with Datel over the UK firm’s third-party memory cards for Xbox 360.

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  • Datel creates PS3 add-on with extra USB ports, memory slot

    Are you one of those PS3 owner who just has way too many peripherals and not enough USB ports to accommodate them? Well, then fear not our slot challenged friends – Datel has a solution for you.

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  • MS sues Datel over alleged controller patent infringement

    Microsoft’s suing Datel over its TurboFire and WildFire 360 wireless controllers, claiming the UK firm’s copied its own handsets.

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  • Datel sues Microsoft over memory unit ban

    Datel’s taking Microsoft to court over the fact it blocked third-party 360 memory units in its last title update. “The dashboard update is intended to, and does in fact, disable Datel’s memory cards,” said the company in the lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California. “On information and belief, Microsoft’s […]

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  • Datel unhappy about 360 third-party memory unit barring

    Datel’s expressed “disappointment” at Microsoft’s decision to disallow use of third-party 360 memory units in the console’s November software update. “We are following this issue and awaiting the outcome like everyone else,” a rep told CVG. “If the Major Nelson blog is to be taken at face value then we’re disappointed to see that Microsoft […]

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  • Datel admits Wii Firmware 3.3 screws Freeloader

    Gamesgeek’s apparently sent an email out containing a statement from Datel on Freeloader’s incompatibility with the now-released Wii Firmware 3.3. It doesn’t look good, in a nutshell. We have received this from Datel today regarding Freeloader – and we wanted to let you know this important information ASAP to keep you informed: *** Please note, […]

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  • Freeloader may not work with Japanese Mario Kart

    Play-Asia’s just put the following message to those with pre-orders for the Japanese version of Mario Kart Wii, according to GoNintendo: This is an important e-mail update regarding your pending preorder Mario Kart Wii (w/ Wii Handle) (Nintendoâ„¢ Wii Japan, NTSC J) We received the first small delivery today for testing and unfortunately we have […]

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  • Wii Freeloader blocked already?

    This reckons so. We reported on Friday that Datel’s region-cracking device had survived a minor firmware update, but a second patch has apparently rendered Wii Freeloader useless. Whoops. Just goes to show, doesn’t it. Update: Apparently this is all an “April Fool’s joke” and it Wii Freeloader hasn’t been blocked at all. More pure genius […]

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  • Freeloader still working after Wii update

    It seems Datel has lived up to its earlier promise that the Wii Freeloader would be firmware proof. An minor firmware update was released yesterday that added ad support for the upcoming WiiWare in the Shop Channel. Reports from various Wii-centric forums across the ‘net say Freeloader has held firm, so users can still boot […]

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  • Wii Freeloader is firmware-proof, says Datel

    According to this, the Wii version of Freeloader can’t be beaten by firmware uprages. The device allows any Wii to play import games, so you can buy a game from the US or Japan and play it in your European Wii. “We can confirm that on every occasion that the product is used when the […]

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  • Freeloader set for Wii release

    According to this, Datel is going to release Freeloader for Wii in ten days. The device essentially breaks console region locks, so you can play games from anywhere in the world on a single machine. We’ll bring you more on this when it launches.

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