Strike 2, Three deadly errors, one update, starring Microsoft Xbox 360 as The Console, and Microsoft Customer Care as the Villain, a must read for all Xbox 360 owners, are you really safe?
if the source is true, then strike 2 is one that is inexcusable. the PS3 and Wii has an excuse of being newly released when it comes to errors and bugs, but with the 360, we're in the 2nd year of the 360 now.
anyway, don't flame, the keyword is IF.
and i dont know even one person that has had any problems with any of the updates...so if bricking is going on its only hapening to those stupid enough to mod their xbox, and well they deserve it fully, anyway the news looks like rubish and the website it came from looks crappy
what a biased article! MS always deliver and do their best to fix consoles...and yes it will happen that soon...MS usually do what they say! (3-5days).
"a must read for all Xbox 360 owners, are you really safe?"
dont make me lmfao!!!!
to ALL ps3 fanboys!!!!- if your so-called NEXT-gen console DOESN'T support DX10 in ANY shape or form(360 does!), are you REALLY safe??
cos with what i've SEEN already of the next GT-R (realtime),
DX10 COMPLETELY blows away ANYTHING the ps3 has to offer!!!
like i've said b4,nvidia, fukd sony up the A with the gpu!! the new 8800 gpu's are ALL DX10, and sony SHUD have put them in, instead of the 7900 serie's, like the bunch of PRICKS they R!!! i PITY the fools!
ZOMG - JOG ON
are you a moron. the 360 doesn't/can never run dx10. it has dx9 support and cannot be upgraded.same goes for the ps3.
that picture you linked is for computer games. dx10 computer games are going to blow away anything ps3 and 360 has to offer/
the geforce 8 seris supports directx 10 yes. the geforce 7 series supports dx9 only yes. FOR COMPUTERS.
X360 does'nt support DX10,it uses DX9 thats it.
Actually, the 360 uses the DX9 as a BASE
BUT it has it's own API Control on GPU. That means: It's not restricted to any fixed rules (DX10), the 360/MS can design it's own way. Seen the complexity of the GPU (an ATI 1900 XTX, but then even more special with 10 MB extra fast embedded RAM, which actually makes an extra die on the GPU) MS might include stuff that surpasses DX10.
It is possible. And we know MS likes surprises with the 360:
HDMI (digital port, so possible and it will arrive, look at the Japanese Blu Dragon special HDMI pack where pictures are on the net)
and more of that stuff.
So yep. I expect DX10 visuals. Maybe even some effects not seen in DX10
"MS might include stuff that surpasses DX10."
Wait, so let me get this straight. Xbox 360 was finalized before DX10 was even announced, and yet you're saying that its DX9c API can surpass version 10? If that's true, then why doesn't Microsoft put out 9c instead of v. 10?
Simple. They had to get the 360 out early, and thus had to put DX 9c in instead. I don't really care for the surprises that MS puts out since they're just copies of what Sony has already achieved. OpenGL 2.0 can achieve everything that DirectX can, and in fact has been around a lot longer. A bit harder to wield, but since it's closer to the hardware level it has greater performance. But it is harder, so I can see why Microsoft would include their API instead.
Microsoft stresses ease-of-use, while Sony stresses higher performance.
DJ wrong again mate 360 does dx10 this is fact :) .
u r so full of bs
you two should totally sleep together. It'd be pretty hot.
for some odd reason this doesnt even sound true :/ i'll wait for microsofts reply on this one and then wait to see if they post somekind of numbers telling how large the number of bricked units were recieved if any. but until that happens, i'll just put this one in the sony fanboy rumor mill for now
Well you have to put everything into perspective, so of course it's possible that an update could cause problems for a few 360 owners, but since I and the majority of 360 users have not experienced any problems resulting from an update then its fair to say that those who have had their console "bricked", either have done something wrong(mods) or unfortunately their console was defective in some way. -Thats called bad luck. Either way, M$ customer service is outstanding so it will be fixed or replaced....simple.
BTW, I've never heard of the SAGN site, so I'll wait until I hear it from some of the major game news sites before I believe "this cataclysmic news" from SAGN?
"Are 360 owners safe?" I for one have had zero problems. So, the answer for me..."yes". Thanks for your concern.
I do not trust firmware updates for consoles. I am never becoming a Live Gold customer until they get their sh1t together and stop killing peoples systems. The idiots even have the nerve to try to charge people for repairs when they call to complain. I don't care if the system is out of warranty, if they do a patch that bricks your machine, they are responsible and should pay 100% of the repair and shipping costs.
You think M$ would charge for a repair that an update caused?!?! These guys are either biased and/or not intellectually honest. References for these lame claims?? gCM
what's up with the DC rider 360 fanboy, talking about dx10. what relevance does that have. "lol, im totally not reading that 360's are getting completely screwed by an update, instead i'm trolling lies about why the ps3 sucks"
either way, i'm getting mad at updates breaking the wii and the 360 still. if they charge people 140 dollars, then they are lowlifes. if your console gets screwed, it was defecated, sorry. my launch system is still surviving so.. hopefully most people are lucky.
The website that is supposedly hosting this article looks like it was designed by color blind 10 years olds with ADD. This is not to mention the fact that the article being referenced is not there!?
is located in Zaire. It takes forever to load, too. I think they have a slow internet connection. The article is there, you have to scroll down to it. I think they are just a small group of game enthusiasts and not really web tech heads. A simple site does the job and is easier to maintain. Maybe when they start to grow a bit, it will look better.
That's rubbish you're saying a divice as complex as the PC-like PS3 will stop having issues? after a couple of months?.
I'm willing to bet the lack of software knowlege of MS's competition will have much worse issues and will always be playing catch up with upgrades that will have unexspected flaws for years.
You got to wonder if this is even true.
Hey! Wiifan the Wii is a Wiidiculous peice of hardware after the gimmic-y trendy fad dies down that thing will be collecting dust.
Everyone needs to stock up on canned beans and bottled water because a huge meteor may or may not hit the earth soon, wiping out all life but roaches, ameobas, and reality TV.
it looks fake.
also I've never had any problems with mine, neither have any of my friends after these updates.
Mine seems fine too me. I was enjoying the online capabilities just last nite. THANX MS!
well i have update my 360 every time one is available and i have never had a problem and this is a launch console
who the hell would go out of their way to tell that stupid web site that their 360 has been bricked by the update, probably just a few people at the most.
I wanted to confirm or deny this story and it looks totally confirmed to me, a huge discussion is raging over at the Xbox forums:
http://forums.xbox.com/8529... Looks like they got it right!
is right twice a day. :)
THE LOCAL HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT JUST PAVED OVER MY ROAD AND NOW MY ALTERNATOR'S GOING SOUR!
DAMN YOU, CITY CONSTRUCTION!
DAMN YOU FOR RUINING MY ALTERNATOR!
this is true I'm glad that I don't have X-box Live.
i tend to call BS, between friends and people i work with (and the amount of people i was playing gears with) no- one has had any problems.
Played Gears of War on co-op this weekend with my buddy, he had to do the firmware update. Actually right before he did it he got the three rings of death, so I had him unplug the hard drive, all the cables etc for a few minutes. We tried to do Gears of War and it locked up twice, then when we got it to go, I think the lens jacked up the disc as there it was scratched in a circle right next to the edge and the disc couldn't be read. Anyway, had to take the disc back to Blockbuster and go to another one to get it. This time nothing locked up and we played co-op until 4:30 AM. Finished it up on Saturday night, wish we'd just finished it all on Friday, but I was fading too fast and we didn't know how much further we had to go. Finished it on Saturday in about 30 minutes, and we were both a little amazed at the ending. After some of the other bosses, the end seemed like a letdown and ended on a bad note. Overall, great game, great campaign, bad ending, good use of cover, sometimes bad camera when the action got too confined (got me killed a couple times).
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