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THE USA -- Fighting Gamers and Tournament Organizers alike are up in arms following the discovery of serious and intermittent input latency while using CronusMAX™adapters during tournament play. Leaders in the community have suspected suspected these malfunctions to exist previously, but this marks the first time that criticism for this particular device has been virtually unanimous. Several players at the recent fighting game tournament Defend the North confirmed not only latency but random pausing in their matches while using this popular device.
Players have also reported that the device damages your XBOX 360, leaving them unable to recognize controllers plugged into the USB ports. FGCNN experts note that an XBOX 360 with this affliction is less worthless than a PS3 with only Divekick installed on it.
Several tournament organizers have since banned the use of these adapters during tournament play.
FGCNN experts note that these problems may surface when using the adapter on the XBOX One, and that the potentially-harmful situation could have been avoided had Microsoft included controller backward-compatibility in their console.
CronusMAX was unavailable for comment; however, a Microsoft spokesperson did reach out to let us know that these malfunctions have nothing to do with their generally unreliable hardware.
UPDATE: The CronusMAX team has released a statement on a popular gaming forum which confirms the issues discussed in this article, which then goes on to claim that their team is not the original Cronus device developers, and that the current batch of devices were purchased in bulk from the original manufacturer. Since the recent fallout, they have updated the available firmware on their devices, but also note that it is still possible to utilize button macros and other usable forms of cheating, therefore rendering it completely illegal for tournaments. Cronus also notes that a possible "Tournament Edition" adapter may be released with a new name, equipped with firmware which lacks cheating functions.
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