Not everything inside the Xbox 360 was designed by Microsoft; the console's wi-fi capabilities (hold the jokes) and some of its video codecs are licensed from Motorola. And are now the subject of a court battle between the two companies.
Motorola can suck it! You don't break your pinky-swears and get away with it!
Best part was a comment left on the site.... "The people who brought you complete pay to play online, the price increase to pay to play online, and overpriced proprietary hard drives and wi fi adapters are mad because someone is charging them too much for something."
Oh, the irony. We should all go to court and see if they'll decide a more reasonable price for all the things we buy too. We all know how the U.S. courts love us consumers. /s But in reality if Motorola and Microsoft had a deal and Motorola charged more for it then they agreed then I guess MS has a case.
sigh... Everyone is suing everyone lately to many companies are being patent trolls in the modern world. I honestly believe massive companies like Microsoft and Apple sometimes need to suck it up and stop behaving like a whiny little bitch. Am not saying Microsoft started this as like I already said everyone is suing everyone, but someone needs to suck it up and stop continuing this circle of retardity.
I don't think Microsoft has a case to be honest, the Wifi they are getting from Motorola appears to have added capabilities over what is offered on their Mobile Phones. The streaming of AVC for instance. Also, Motorola didn't change the price. The article clearly states Microsoft think they are getting shafted and want to the courts to now change a contract that they happily signed in the first place. That is like me going to court and asking the Judge to force Vodafone to charge me less on my mobile contract!!! This is bully tactics.
now MS knows what it feels like. it doesnt feel so good, does it?
Its the only console with Wireless N. That is funny though...
What I thought was funny...and ironic, was that Kotaku had Droid 2 ads featured on the web page of the article. LOL On topic: Regardless of how people feel about online fees, its important to realize that contracts and royalties are what influence the price of the console itself.
Seems like Motorola pulled a dastardly deed on Microsoft. -Cue my dramatic voice- How will the fate end for these two companies! How could Motorola do something like this! Why am I even talking like this?! Everything will be answered in the next episode of!... Micro$oft: A Fanboy Love Hate Story -sponsored by N4G flaimbait productions. . . . . . Sorry, its been a slow day for me.
As My Stomach Turns.
Halo reach says hello..
This topic is about a court ruling, not about trying to troll or bragging about sales.
your bubbles are dropping faster than the Niagara waterfalls...
Here we go again. Microsoft is trying to get cheaper prices than they agreed to. They did this with the Xbox too. They decide they don't like the prices they're paying so they want a do over. Motorola should cancel their deal and tell Microsoft to go somewhere else.
It's why they chose ATi for their GPU instead of nVidia. Original Xbox had nVidia.
Probably because it's somewhat indirect based on the article. Motorola breached it's agreement with "standards organizations" And to prove the charges excessive, it probably took time to gather information on what Moto was charging others maybe?
Shocking. Infact I think the only thing that Microsoft came up with themselves, ever, is their name. "Motorola charged Microsoft a lot more for the licensing than they have other companies." I see nothing wrong with this, It's common practice in business to sell high to the bigger companies and low to the smaller ones. You get what you can.
licensing stuff is common business in the industry. Toshiba made some chips for the PS3, which killed their own HD-DVD. Oh the irony. Sony pays MS to get Windows phone 7 on the Sony Ericsson devices and allow users to interact with Xbox Live. Oh the irony. MS claimed BluRay was not needed, but used it in their ads against Apple. Oh the irony. This industry is so much more complex than fanboys (no matter which side) seem to understand.
It's not complex, everyone just needs to step back and realize that these companies sell more than what they like to play with.
Microsoft used Blu-ray in their Windows campaing agains Apple. and Blu-ray has actually gone nowhere on the PC. I had one, but sold it. Cheap HD storage ...
"Microsoft is asking the courts to determine a more reasonable royalty rate for the use of the technology.." Wtf? Lol. Be a better negotiator and don't sign something like that if you don't want to pay up. If they succeed and get their demands I feel sorry for all companies that depend on their royalty based contracts with others. Cause then they can just sue them and say: "I think I'm paying to much, I don't want to pay that much. I just want more profit for myself". Then don't fuckin sign that in the first place if you can't handle the costs.
Everyone wants a part of the cake.
a company needs licences these days. Not always to get paid for it but to trade with other companies and still be able to build a complete product.
When they stop charging so much for terrible, terrible operating systems, then I might have a bit more sympathy. I doubt these royalties come close to the cost of the law suit in the first place, but that's how big business work. Why pay somebody when you can pay somebody else to sue them!
Microsoft suing over price gouging is like Hitler suing over hateful remarks.
I guess gamers will be suing M$ over high prices for online gaming while it is free elsewhere...
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