3NF discusses 5 reasons why the RROD has actually benefited the xbox 360.
Oh Hello There. Nice, to see you. Im sorry I had to expand your box to view this shytty comment because you had 1 bubble :-( lolololololo
And you have 3. You fail just like your console.
They should start putting it on the packaging.
imagine the situation, you unbox your Xbox, you plug it in, you turn it on, and then... ...RedRing! imagine it happening on christmas day!
@ "No FanS Land" It happend to my cousin 2 years ago. His dad bought him a 360 for Christmas and minutes after turning it on BAMM RROD! He was only 13 at the time so he and his father didnt really know what was going on. So they sent it in to MSFT and got it repaired. Theyve never had another issue since. But on Christmas man that must of suked!
@ I heart sony: Man I offer my sympathies to your cousin, but two years ago this means it was the first motherboeard model (falcon I think), it's a bit more "normal" in that case.
ya xmas day would suck, but my friends elite rrod out of the box, he returned and got a new one which luckily lasted less than a month before rroding on another elite, he returned that one since it was from Blockbuster and they didn't have another one, so he had to wait months for them to get an elite, after like 3 months of waiting they gave him his money back cause they couldn't confirm when they would get one and well, cmon, if after 3 months of not getting an console to sell, ur prob not gonna get one, luckily he got one from walmart and its working fine thankfully...sad it was his first 360, now its his 3rd...
Late last year one of my friends got RRoD a few hours after it being out of the box. All of his friends, me included, put money in to get him one. This was for his birthday, so it was pretty sad :< and it took him 2 weeks to get another one. We also got one for another friend which had some random error which ruined his party x_x (because we were going to do some 8-player Halo 3 system link action). He went through support and fixed it though
Weak attempt at humour!
I'd hope so because, but I find none of that sh\t funny.
Its a joke. I dont find it funny either...but its true, at least its not a blog.
A list of jokes about an unfunny issue and they aren't very funny....
almost like a siege mentality. The list is a joke.
OMGZ!! teh conspericy
Pretty funny. 360 one ups PS 3 again - we have RROD what do you have ? ☺
We have MGS. You lose. Hahaha
Ps 3 is not even powerfull enough to cook itself from inside out - RROD is the ultimate proof that 360 is WAY more poverfull then ps 3. ☺
Only the fastets most expensive gaming rigs need water cooling..... and so does the 360 !!!
360 > PS3
actually that was pretty funny martini
I plan on buying a 360 so i can cook my food without leaving the room so i don't have to pause MGS when i'm hungry. Btw bubbles for you for making me laugh. :D
do any of u have nightmare of sony failing and ps3 loosing the console war?i have occasionally and ive awoke sweating and hyperventitlating. share your nightmares people...
I'm buying a 360 to heat my room up.
are we going back to 2005? with all the way way back console jokes??
Well I bought a 360 to play the best games. I bought a PS3 to grill my burgers. You know it works even better than a Foreman even though it looks just like it.
Microsoft for president!
"Your above the rest remember, grab your tool box and fix it yourself." - It's "you're".Ruined all joke credibility and hope that it's not just another lame article trying "to funnay".
actually, he's right it is "your" "you're" is "you are" he said "grab your tool box and fix it yourself" it doesnt make sense if he said "grab you are tool box and fix it yourself" now don't u feel stupid(btw i didn't disagree with you)
"You are above the rest." He was right & you were wrong.
There are about 100 more errors in that blog besides the "your" thing.
i was thinking about the second your in that sentence lol sorry, i was wrong about what you were saying
that has to be the most stupidest thing ever...and i mean seriously, who will be happy during the RRoD process? i havent met one happy camper yet...now i bet Jason 360 is going to post some comments actually congratulating the article...good luck on that
"Dave lived happily ever after. Then microsoft returned his console." Haha, so his life was ruined again when he got it back xD Nr1 was just hillarious.!
Like it or not the main benefit of the RROD has been to move more 360s off the shelves. You know perfectly well that out of the millions sold at least 100,000-300,000 of those were people that bought new ones and I believe if you'll check you'll find that even people who got free replacement consoles due to store warranty are counted as 'sold'. If all 360s that were sold still worked it would probably cut in to total 360 sales by at least a million units.
When my first console got the rrod it was before MS started to give the warranty. At the time i did`t know anything bout the rrod so i thought "things brake" so i just went out and bought a new one throwing the old one away. When the 2nd console got the rrod, i went to my local hardware shop and bought a new one again, then put the broken one in the box and took bk the next day saying i want a refund. It worked. Only on my 3d rrod i decided to send it to MS. They send it bk to me but now is scratching my games. It destroyed 7 of my games and at £40 each do the math. So my experience with the x360 has been worst than a nightmare. I have stopped using it now, i just can`t afford it. Good games, good online but i just can`t take it anymore. So screw you MS, I`M DONE WITH YOU!!!
The RROD has done so much damage to the 360, these little things won't make any difference. I'd have a 360 right now if it wasn't for the RROD. Despite arguably better games (arguably, based on reviews and because of the longer development time) RROD is the very reason the ps3 is surging ahead instead of being dead in the water.
Nah. Id say the reason the PS3 is surging ahead right now is because of blu ray. The PS3 is not only the cheapest blu ray player, but its also the best because it can update to profile 2.0 unlike 90% of standalones out right now.
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I've had malaria. It sucks a big fat donkey d!ck.
As to the list, it was funny, but not in the way they meant it to be.
I lol'ed pretty funny and soem of us need to laugh about it but news?
face it xbots that stupid failing garbageBOX 1950's and that billy tha gayboy piper trying so har to fix vista are cuming down....ITS ALL ABOUT LINUX!!
WTF LINUX?? that piece of shyte! ahahaha come back when you get more features and compatibility
Ho yeah! I can remember that beautiful day last summer wherei went to my friend's house, he told me: if you wanna play the xbox you know what to do. I plug it (for some reason it was unplugged) I needed like 15 minutes to sync a controller, the xbox kept freezing (still in the dashboard!) then I get to launch GoW. I start my game, the screen goes black... turn it off, then back on... You know what I saw... ...Ibroke my friend's Xbox! Actually, we tried three times turning it on and holy sh*t it worked prfectly ever since. Gotta say I'm lucky on that one. I'll buy an Xbox when they release jasper, not before.
I think long term it will benefit xbox fans... though I never had a RROD myself F(Own 3 xbox 360)... it will ensure microsoft do their homework when it comes to hiring companies to design and put together the xbox 360... yes... ignorants anti-microsoft... bill gate did not assembly or design each xbox 360 component... as a non hardware maker... microsoft hired companies like IBM, ATI and others that should of tell them... "heat sink too small for GPU... etc"... Luckly for Sony they are a hardware maker and have more experience... specially after doing so bad with the PS One and PS2 (remember having to put the PS 1 upsidedown to play the disc?).
I think now that Microsoft is getting into hardware they should have more control of the companies that make them... they should buy companies like Logitech instead of hiring some cheap chinese company... Just like it happened to Sony with the PS1 and PS2 in term of hardware failure... it was only a matter of time before microsoft is required to do some learning... They can only learn from RROD and ensure they pick the companies making the hardware better next time.... they also learned about the reason why the problem was happening and fix it...
Just like Microsoft learned when it comes to gathering 3rd party support in order to have plenty of games with the origninal xbox... no complain about the xbox 360 in terms of games ehh? well.. next gen they will concentrate a lot more on ensuring the console is built better...
also... why are you anti-microsoft so angry... many of you don't even own a 360... this helped your cause.. and gave the PS3 a chance.... imagine the xbox 360 with no RROD bad press? You obviously couldn't use the game library as you did with the original xbox.... RROD gave the PS3 a chance to compete... just like Xbox live not being free gives PSN a chance to even exist.... be happy xbox live is not free and RROD happened... remove any of those things... and PS3 would be nothing more than a blu-ray player capably of playing a handful of good games...
That's a pretty ignorant argument. First of all, there is no way Microsoft did not approve every single little part of what constitutes an Xbox 360. No smart business just hires other people do all of their work with no supervision. To do so is lunacy. And MS, while they may make some bad decisions, are not THAT stupid. Someone in Microsoft approved EVERYTHING that is in the Xbox 360. The biggest problem is that they made sure to make it as cheaply as possible... things like cheap solder joints and what not. That fact along with shortened testing to make their release date caused the problems, not the manufacturers. Most all electronics are made in Asia, no matter what company brand name is on the thing. I'm looking at my Logitech MX400, and what do I find? A "Made in China" sticker. You see, where the stuff is made doesn't have as much of an effect as the company who ordered the stuff not having the design correct, and making sure it is manufactured correctly. So it's the fault of MS no matter which way you slice it. And as for the PS3, to say it wouldn't be selling without the RRoD and free PSN is just stupidity. There are great games on the PS3, and is a world-wide recognized brand. It will sell, regardless of MS shooting their big toe off.
xbox = didn't own the design, but reliable hardware, needed more AAA games,
xbox 360 = own the design, unreliable hardware, has the most and highest rated AAA exclusive games,
NEXT XBOX ? = own the design, reliable hardware, continue having great AAA games.
Gave the PS3 a chance to compete??? Sony were the ones gave MS every chance to compete. MS had: one year head start, the media on its side, multiplatforms looked and runned better on the 360, one of the best lineups ever and on top of that Live is leaps and bounds better than PSN. The only thing that MS had against them was the RROD. PS3 on the other hand the only thing that had on its side was brand recognition and still managed to outsell 360. Now in 2008 things have changed. The media is on PS3 side, Blu-ray won, Multiplatforms are starting to run equally on both platfoms, Home is coming and now its Ps3 turn to have one of the best lineups ever. MS had its chance and blew it. IMO there is no coming back. Not even Gears can save the 360.
I find many holes in your argument and frankly, you were proven wrong so I won't go any further whatsoever.
5. A long time ago i hated forums......then ive grown not only to accept them but to join em.....i now hate em a lil more
4. I forced myself to try to laugh at the Dave scenario and gave the article the benefit of the doubt....but to no avail
3.Makes me hate my 360 that much more
2. I just woke up....so before wipin the cole out my eye (as i shouldve) i strained to read this article, not only cuz i can barely see but because my laptop screen just recently broke so im forced to do everything on my laptop through my TV via a VGA cord but only doin so wit the hope of not regretting the bad and utterly pointless news i didnt kno i was about to read
1. Because of our place in the universe and our inevitable avoidance of times rule upon us i can never get those 134 seconds back.....never
Ok so I just wasted a whole 1 min. reading that article. I couldn't stop but wonder what kind of excitement is he talking about in his first point? Secondly I can't even tell was it a praise or was he actually bashing the 360 for RROD. I still wonder how these news gets approved
lame article who would want to celebrate a touchy subject. i know its a joke but wow. nothing to rejoice about if your machine breaks.
"Creates Happy Families"...until it burns down a house. XD
Publicity - LMAO. Yeah the first time I read about the RROD i thought to myself 'I should rush out and buy a 360 tomorrow'.
I think it really has helped their shipping figures. Replacing a broken unit with a new one still counts as another unit shipped.
Based on what?
Based on the company wanting to inflate their numbers. All companies do this, just some are better at hiding what those numbers are.
Based on common sense and basic math? - 1 unit is sold to a consumer. - Unit breaks. - Broken unit is returned for a new unit. - 2 units taken from retail by the same person, only one actually bought. - Warehouse ships 2 more units to replace the 2 at retail. See what I did there? It's not like this is an exclusively "SCANDALOUS OMGNOEZ MICROSOFT SCAM!". It's just the way it is, and having the most commonly broken console in the industry entitles you to a larger chunk of those numbers. Retail can't do anything with busted returns other than try to send them back to the company that supplied them (in this case, Microsoft), but even then it's not like they're going to subtract from the shipping numbers just because a unit is being returned. Oh, and it doesn't count if they just fix the unit, only if they give you a new one.
Gears 2 is pathetic WOW!! the screen shakes when u run 'talk about lame effects' the Xbox Please save ME!! has reached its limits and will commit suicide at the end of 2008, at least our games live up to their target renders e.g Uncharted, KILLZONE 2, Getaway 3, FF13,Resistance 2...all ur games have no quality so prepare to loose, and by the way the resistance 2 trailer 'dats all ingame'
Does additional content on the 360 version of GTA matter if your box is in the shop?
people who disagree with me would rather have more of something they can't play? I take it you are going to buy MGS4 and killzone2 even though you don't have a PS3.
lol @ all the ps3 girls crying
For RROD!? I doubt anyone is crying for that? I know xbots love everything Bill makes so enjoy your RROD. As for ps3 owners, they will enjoy a high spec reliable console playing the best looking games (Uncharted, GT5P) with lag free online. I own both consoles so i know the difference between the two.
6. exuse to get a ps3 (like i did) heheh
microsoft r just snatching money, i think the xbox360 was designed to fail after a certain amount of time used....!!WARING YOUR XBOX360 IS ABOUT TO SELFDESTRUCT!!!
How many Dead 360's are Counted in the Grand Total units sold bet u a cookie its LOTS! And then therer is the 360 sells more Games How Many are Rebuy's cuz of SCRACHTED disc's hmmm?? bet u another cookie its LOTS!
i'd give you a cookie but i can't so bubbles for you.
and watch all the xbots squirm and twitch trying to prove that 360 is better than ps3. It's kind of funny how they reason out thier claims. When they're cornered with the truth, they respnd with idiocracy with sentences does not make sense (coughbrothersimoncough).
anyways, this article is hilarious.