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Offline sebastian9

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XFPS makers to steal XIM2 mechanics
« on: 04:41 PM - 03/23/08 »
I thought about this the other day, that is, what if the makers of XFPS stole the XIM2 in its entirety, and decided to sell it as one of their own products. What legal stances can Obvis and Derektm take to prevent this from ever occurring? It is possible after all, with all the money they will be loosing and so forth.

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Re: XFPS makers to steal XIM2 mechanics
« Reply #1 on: 10:16 PM - 03/23/08 »
microsoft may just start allowing mouse/keyboard if xim/xim2 becomes a money maker.  They wouldn't want to lose out on the income.  I hope not... just being devils advocate :)

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Re: XFPS makers to steal XIM2 mechanics
« Reply #2 on: 11:13 PM - 03/23/08 »
XCM does copy products -- their clone of the tiltBoard is an example of that. But, I really think XCM truely believes they've perfected the mouse/keyboard adapter for the 360. Even if they did consider making a fourth version, I can't believe they'd seriously consider it. I would like to believe that even XCM would have enough common sense to know that no one would buy into yet another XFPS after all that they've pulled. (Of course, they continue to surprise us :)
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Re: XFPS makers to steal XIM2 mechanics
« Reply #3 on: 09:06 AM - 03/24/08 »
hehe.  Yeah, I think XCM is pretty much done with the XPFS editions.  They have sunk money into the project and routinely turned out crap.  I can imagine whatever customer base they were working with has pretty much dried up by this point.  Even if they did release another one it probably wouldn't sell very well.

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Re: XFPS makers to steal XIM2 mechanics
« Reply #4 on: 09:46 AM - 03/24/08 »
Even people who never heard of XIM who do a search for XFPS will come up with XIM information, once they realize it's night and day for XFPS vs XIM, they will ultimately get a Xim2 and leave XFPS in the dust. Of course, they would still need xfps initially if they are going with xim 1 ( a solid choice) or no XFPS if going with Xim2 (An excellent choice).
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