xbox360 Xbox may be banned in the United States

What would you say if the American-born Xbox consoles were to taken off the shelves permanently in the United States?  For people outside of the United States it might not be too big of a deal, but for Halo fan boys in the States it might just be the end of the world.

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What would you say if the American-born Xbox consoles were to taken off the shelves permanently in the United States?  For people outside of the United States it might not be too big of a deal, but for Halo fan boys in the States it might just be the end of the world. 

Historical evidence suggests that if Americans love something enough they would be willing to break the law to obtain it.  If you know a little about United States’ history then you might know about the alcohol prohibition that went on the 1920’s.  For over a decade alcoholic beverages in the United were banned, but that didn’t mean people stopped trying to get their hands on it. 

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Cartels and basement brewers managed to slip by the law and created an “underground” network of illegal manufacturing, transportation, and selling of alcohol.  Now you might say this comparison between prohibition and the ban of Xboxes in the United States might be a bit over the top, but when it comes to American patriotism and desire—we definitely don’t want an American product to be taken away from Americans. 

The previous statements aren’t meant to be a generalization for how every American might feel about the possibility of a ban on the Xbox here in the States.  It’s merely a little soliloquy to help readers engage in this particular piece. 

Apparently, an ITC judge recommended that the Xbox should be banned in the United States because it violated four of Motorola’s patents regarding the H.264 video compression codec.  Now that Google owns Motorola Mobility, they should know that chances are Xbox users are using Google’s search engine everyday on to search for topics relating to their system or games.  So why ban a piece of hardware that promotes the Googlerola brand?

It is quite ironic that just a few days ago Microsoft managed to get the ITC to approve important sales and ban of Motorola smartphones and tablets in the U.S.  So I suppose it is fit to say “what goes around comes around” in this particular situation. 

Although both of the rulings made by the ITC regarding the two companies may seem devastating—it does not mean that it’s a reality just yet.  The Motorola smartphones and tablets ban won’t go into effect unless the Obama administration approves it.  Same goes for the Xbox, so my fellow Halo fans don’t start your “illegal” underground Xbox communities just yet. 

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The patent wars just seem to be the “headlines” now-a-day in the world of tech.  Samsung vs Apple, Microsoft vs Motorola, Google vs Oracle—the list goes on and on.  So when it comes to which company won a patent battle–there’s plenty to read about, but when it comes to searching for great new tech development news—it’s like a broken down jalopy transporting bootleg liquor to the few that are brave enough to break the law for it.