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GameFly reminds customers of Xbox 360 delicacy

Gametrailers.com writes:"No one likes a faulty disc, especially if you're in the business of renting video games like GameFly is.

In an effort to minimize random damage rendered by the fragile Xbox 360, or any of its negligent owners, the online rental store sends a reminder email to first-time renters of Xbox 360 games.

"Our records indicate that you recently rented your first Xbox 360 game from GameFly," the automated email reads, obtained by GamePro on Friday. "As you know, the Xbox 360 is a high-end gaming console that uses state-of-the-art technology.

"As stated in the user's manual, it is important that the console not be moved in any way while a disc is in the tray. The following movements, among others, may cause damage to the console and/or result in scratches to the disk.""

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doshey3327d ago

As you know, the Xbox 360 is a high-end gaming console that uses state-of-the-art technology.

HAHAHAHAHAHA LMAO haha i will approve it good lord state of the art technology please this thing needs to disk to play games get out of here with that state of the art technology crap

Zerodin3327d ago

...meet the ignore button.
BURN!

eagle213327d ago

Actually someone did fry egg's on a 360. It is on youtube. Very entertaining to say the least. :)

zapass3327d ago

that is the most hilarious headline in months!

"no, don't touch it... don't even look at it... it's gonna toast! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG!!! gimme my towel, hurry!!"

state of the art POS technology for morons and xtards, lol
and on top of it, they even pay for online, BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAHAHAHA!

doshey3327d ago

omg Zertard put me on his ignore list how will i live oh i forgot like a normal person and not some dumb xtard that informs me that i have been added to his ignore list what a loser

morganfell3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

While I was there looking the egg story up I saw this vid. Now that's what I call a proper ending to a RROD story and the only way to fix the RROD issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3327d ago

"As you know, the Xbox 360 isn't a high-end gaming console that doesn't use state-of-the-art technology" ;-D

Oooops!!! ;-D Let the Disagrees come... ;)

Thoas3327d ago

You will get RROD in seven days, you will see the Red Ring.

bpac1234567893327d ago

Im sorry but watching the 360 frying eggs was hilarious. i thought it was BS when i heard this the first time, i didn't know the overheating was that bad.
Hey at least its good for something when it RROD.

Eiffel3326d ago

Ah I remember when someone fried some pancakes on the DelayStation 3, best use for that piece of technology.

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Zerodin3327d ago

Never had a disc scratch.

Thoas3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

Don't lie to kick it

Xlll3327d ago

Sure you haven't, and your 360 doesn't RRoD , sounds like a busted up pinto and doesn't set homes on fires.

toughNAME3327d ago

None of my Xbox 360 games have scratched discs.

mohib-uddin79865323327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

What goes around comes around

So in this case CD's are going around and they are going around and around and will come back as flying saucers.

Flying saucers are dangerous no?

mikeslemonade3327d ago

I rent games for all three systems and the 360 discs has the most scratches. It was also the one that sent me one of those automated emails when I rented a game for the 360. Lost Odyssey came in a 4 slot sleeve envelope and two of the discs were in the same sleeve causing a lot of the scratches.

sonarus3327d ago

Move your 360 and IT WILL scratch your discs. I learned that the hard way. It will scratch it beyond playability too

TheMART3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

So why are you moving a game console with a disc spinning at all???

These tips are for consoles with spinning discs in general. Has anyone flipped a PS2 back in the days with a spinning game in it?

Sonaurus, why is it that I don't believe you?

First do you own a 360 at all

Second, you've been making love to your 360 while the disc was spinning?

Ben10543327d ago

break my ps3 demo disk by sliding around on it on one foot, and rubbing it against a dusty carpet, but thanks to the super power of blueray it still worked (so i snapped it into 10 pieces)

sonarus3327d ago

I had a 360 once but in the end by cousin borrowed it and never brought it back. I find very little use for having 2 consoles and i am seriously considering getting another 360 but i know in 2months or so another cousin will borrow it and never bring it back.

I used to have a PS2 and i remember moving my PS2 while the disc was spinning quite a few times. I remember i was playing ps2 and it was in the way so i had to move it and i moved it successfully without disc scratch

So please forgive me for not realizing the 360 is an advanced piece of machinery and thus scratches disc as a side effect

mikeslemonade3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

If you set the 360 vertical it can scratch discs. If you play horozontal the system will heat up faster. So pick your poison. You can always elevate the 360 by applying objects underneath the feet so it has more surface area for ventallation.

Also the PS2 didn't scratch the discs to the extent of being un-readible. The lenses of the PS2 were too weak to begin with and sometimes even brand new games would not work. All you had to do was open the PS2 to clean the lense and adjust the height. The 360 is different because if you open it you void the warranty which you need for the next faulty hardware issue.

juuken3327d ago

Good for you. You're one of the few lucky ones.
That doesn't mean it's not a problem.

callahan093327d ago

I question their use of the terminology "state of the art technology."

TheSadTruth3327d ago

I scratched my Halo 2 the first day of owning an xbox 360 console. Anyone who owned a PS2 would have done the same, because you could move it without it scratching the disc...

dantesparda3327d ago

@Toughname

So therefore nobodies discs get scratched? Come on man!

@Mart

"So why are you moving a game console with a disc spinning at all???"

Umm, maybe because you could do that with every system before that,...Fake a$$!

wallace10003326d ago (Edited 3326d ago )

@ toughNAME - apparently 24 people have seen all your discs and you are lying :-P
These instructions should be labeled "If you are stupid, read the following...."
This is all very very common sense.
You moved your console with a disc in it while it was on?? Here is your sign.

I LOVE my xbox3326d ago

Never had a single problem with a blu-ray disk =/
Nearly 1 and a half years with the PS3 and not a single scratch on ANY disk.

MikeGdaGod3326d ago

this was one of the main problems i had with my 360. i didn't mind the system failures cause it was under warranty.

the games weren't and scratched disks are no fun at all

INehalemEXI3326d ago (Edited 3326d ago )

The first 2 360's I owned had problems with scratching discs. The lazer lens seemed to actually be rubbing on the disc causing a circular scratch all the way around the disc. It started doing that a few months or so after I bought it and/or got it back from MS. The 3rd one has worked fine for over a year.

I hate it when costumer services trys to tell me I moved my console. All 3 of my consoles never move from where they are and 360 was the only one scratching discs.

Syronicus3326d ago

Oh yeah, it's because they are BD's. I only rent BD's from Gamefly these days although I do rent some new releases on the 360 from them from time to time. I have gotten one too many games for the 360 from them that would not play due to scratches. BD's don't scratch so it's a safer bet to rent Sony games.

KRUSSIDULL3326d ago

Im very careful when I change disc and I have moved the 360 carefully sometimes when the disc Is spinning I have no scratches on my games but my lil brother has becuse hes not so careful when swapping discs and I dont understand why toughNAME got dissaggres how do you guys know he have scratches on his discs?

Bubble Buddy3326d ago

That would suck. My friend's 360's disc melted and created like wavy lines around the disc. o_0. Luckily he got a refund for everything and a free year of Live. :D. Blu-ray discs don't scratch don't they?

LeonSKennedy4Life3326d ago

Even the old PS2 didn't have this problem.

godofthunder103326d ago

A cd,game disc,and a dvd will all scratch if you move the system why it's playing,that's common since.if people move any thing with a disc in it a lot it will scratch then they deserve it,he** they tell you in the systems book not to move it while it has a disc in it while it's playing because it could scratch the disc.

One person wrote and i quote,i actually tried to my ps3 demo disk by sliding around on it on one foot, and rubbing it against a dusty carpet, but thanks to the super power of blueray it still worked (so i snapped it into 10 pieces).The fact is that br can scratch to but it's harder to scratch then a dvd-9 disc.By the way,if i was him i wouldn't brag to much about sony and BR.Sony didn't invent the blueish color coat on br that stop scratches.As a matter of fact sony was sued over using it with out the permission from the company that did invent it and this is a fact just check up on it.Sony owes this company million and millions of $ because of it and a certain % of each game and movie that has it on their disc and this is also a fact.

I'm not a childish fanboy like he is and i do belive that br will be needed for games but not now.Since the 360 been release and to the end of 09 and all the games that they said was comeing out in 2010 less then 15 of them will need only one disc and this is a fact.i want any ps3 fanboy to list more then 15 games on the 360 that need more then 1 disc.Out of the 15 games the majorityt of people will just buy 1 or 0 of them.The only game that they are haveing trouble with is the one they said will look worse on the 360 then the ps3 because of room on the disc,and it's a game no one every heard of so it's no big deal.

If you like the ps3 i'm glad for you and i hope you will enjoy it.if people perfer the 360 over the ps3 like me then good for them to.Every one likes different things.Just because some one likes the ps3 over a 360 doesn't mean it's better and vice versa.

I refuse to buy sony products because i like to suport my on country economy and companies in it.This is what the majority of Japanese people said when they were interviewed by 2 game magzines in japan and they was asked why the 360 isn't selling well in japan and the majority of them said that they especially hate to buy anything from the U.S.I respect them for buying as much products from their country to help their own economy out because to have a real strong economy you really need to buy products that's made in your country because not only will the U.S Gov get taxes from what you buy they will also get a lot more taxes from the companies that made it and then the U.S will also get more taxes from the workers in the U.S that works for that company.This is why i buy american products as much as i can.

I'm not saying that the ps3 is a bad system because it's not,as a matter of fact it's the most dependable system that was every made.What p*sses me off is when people in America say that they hope that sony beats microsoft and cause them to shut down.I agree that anyone can buy what they want but when people start pulling against american things then something is wrong.I bet that their isn't one person in Japan that hopes the U.S beat them in any thing because unlike some people they are proud of their country and would alway pull for it not against it.

The truth is that they had games on both systems and some looks better on the 360 and some looks better on the ps3.Game developers are the same way,some claim that the ps3 is more powerful and some claim that the 360 is more powerful.people need to stop actinchildish and saying my system is better then yours because that's your opinion.gv

The only thing that i don't understand is how can ps3 fans claim that sony doesn't buy exclusive games.Sony buys exclusives just like microsoft but not the same way all the time.Sony is known to pay to make a game to keep it exclusive to the ps3.

I want ps3 fans to think for a while and listen to what they are saying.They are claiming that a game company will keep a game exclusive just to sony for free.let say that they will make 10 million $s on the game just on the ps3 but if they put it on the other system they will make at least double maybe tripple the money

wallace10003326d ago

Any disc will scratch if you beat on it enough. Blu-ray discs just have a scratch resistant coating on them. I still wouldn't want to treat a blu-ray disc like crap though or move a console or player with one spinning inside.
From what i have read if you did manage to scratch a blu-ray disc it could be very bad because the data is closer to the surface of the disc when compared to the likes of dvd.

uckitsayitchbay3326d ago

Nowhere in your LIES do you give a link or source normaly thats something you do when you make a claim like sony is loosing royaltys and millions on something they didnt invent. So i smell Bullsh!t and the sh1t is getting deep... stfufaggotchokeonmslittlepenis

Stubacca3326d ago

Never had any problems with my PS2 scratching games. None of my friends who have a wii have reported scratching issues. And they were both DVD systems too.

But I have a mate who's entire collection has been damaged from 360 scratches. I figure it has to be some element within the unit being too close to the spinning disc.

It can easily scratch discs if it's on slightly uneven platform.

Hope they make a blu-ray drive for the 360. Best idea for all concerned.

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mohib-uddin79865323327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

Xbox might bite gamefly in the ass.

Gamefly seems to think so, thats why they are being cautious

PimpDaddy3327d ago

The Netflix deal is going to allow 360 owners to stream directly to the 360. It has nothing to do with watching movies on DVD because any DVD player will work.

mohib-uddin79865323327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

Oh sorry i meant gamefly

i will edit everytime i said netflix

but if netflix did deliver movies. Ooohh boy?

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mohib-uddin79865323327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

please forgive you are correct i change my post. post that are incorrect and show signs of ignorance are no good.

BYE!

asalamu alaikum
*-peace be with you*

edit: i will give you a bubble with my other mutiple accounts(like you said) if i can. but right now i will give you one with just this account. how about that?

PimpDaddy3327d ago

Because you changed your original comment after I replied everyone hit disagree on my comment.

For the the people who hit disagree and possibly took a bubble he claimed that netflix was hesitating due to the issues with the 360 DVD scratching. Once I replied to correct him then he conveniently changed his comment to say Gamefly instead. I just got hit with the old bait and switch move.

Mr BlueScreen3326d ago

"As you know, the Xbox 360 is a high-end gaming console that uses state-of-the-art technology. LOL! What a bunch of bull!

f7897903326d ago

I have lifted it up multiple times and even dropped it once. Discs are perfect besides the occasional fingerprint.

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mohib-uddin79865323327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

It is inevetiable you know !

Its inevtiable that gamefly will get damaged disks

i predict that 1 in every 50 rentals from Xbox live will return as a flying saucer (scratched disk)

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Ju3327d ago (Edited 3327d ago )

LMOA. I saw that guy the second time now and I can't stop laughing. Ha ha ha...awesome

have a bubble for giving me a bellyache. LOL.

EnglishPatriot3326d ago

"is it ready for de hood" LMAO