I manage a small gaming website and lately we have been discussing Keyboard and mouse use on the xbox. We are all in agreement that modified controllers (rapid fire buttons etc) are cheating but we are split on the Keyboard and Mouse issue. To make matters worse so it seems are microsoft. Here are 2 replies from xbox support:
The answer to the said inquiry would be, “no”. You can feel free using the mentioned external accessories. However, we are unable to guarantee its efficiency with the console. We would highly recommend you to continue using the certified Xbox 360 accessory to optimize your gaming experience.
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Dear (removed name),
Microsoft have never released a mouse and keyboard for the Xbox console. These would be considered a modified controller.
Xbox Customer Support.
At the gaming website we pride ourselves on not cheating be it PC, xbox, wii, ps3...even old skool board games and we will not promote or support anything or anyone that is cheating! This debate seems to rage across many forums and so far all I have found is peoples opinions, never fact. This is an issue that I feel needs a definitive answer. Please help.