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Leo Laporte gets His Final Red Ring of Death (RRoD)

Tech TV personality Leo Laporte, most famously known as co-host of The Screen Savers, posted today on his personal blog that he has had it with his Xbox 360; he received his second "and final" red ring of death today. It's really sad that Microsoft made a major mistake and created a launch product that has suffered from so many technical malfunctions, causing people like Mr. Laporte to miss out on a ton of great future 360 games.

Update:

Hit the link to see the full quote from Leo Laporte where he mentions his move from the Xbox 360 to the Playstation 3.

We would now like a moment of silence in dedication to Mr. Leo Laporte's Xbox 360, which died from the terrible Red Ring of Death (RRoD) syndrome at 11:34 on Saturday - December 06, 2008. . . . . . . moment over, back to Gears of War 2.

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ThatCanadianGuy3177d ago

So who's gonna try and spin this one? Bladestar? POG/MART?
C'mon..i know you want to..

Tmac3177d ago

It will be a collaborative effort.

- Ghost of Sparta -3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

"...causing people like Mr. Laporte to miss out on a ton of great future 360 games."

http://i285.photobucket.com...

UltimaEnder3177d ago

I'm confused, are you saying that there are not any games coming out in the future that are worthy of your time or just dogging me because he uses both his Xbox 360 and his Playstation 3?

Harry1903177d ago

Who is the guy laughing in the gif?
A celebrity?

Edit: Not Leo Laporte, the guy in the gif that GhostofSparta posted.

DudePV3177d ago

The Dude from Heroes! lol

Aclay3177d ago

@harry190,

The guy laughing in the gif is George Takei from Star Trek.... he's the guy from Star Trek.... that got married to another guy this year just in case you haven't heard. LOL.

sonarus3177d ago

But there is always Jasper:(

Danja3177d ago

and before "Jasper" there was the "Falcon" ,

who wanna guess the next name for the 360 ?

rosebowl233177d ago

"It's really sad that Microsoft made a major mistake and created a launch product that has suffered from so many technical malfunctions, causing people like Mr. Laporte to miss out on a ton of great future 360 games."

i doubt hell miss them since 95% of 360 exclusives will be out on pc anyway. smart gamers chose pc/ps3 this gen

Michael Jackson3177d ago

Falcon, Jasper.. What's next? The Xbox 360 Phoenix? Naaah... A phoenix can withstand the heat. Might as well just call it Xbox 360 Popeye's.

mikeslemonade3177d ago

Bomp Bomp Bomp Another One Bites the Dust

caladbolg7773177d ago

+Bubbles.
You hit the nail right on the head. PC+PS3=Win. I'm not missing out on "exclusives" nor multi-plats.

JoySticksFTW3177d ago

2010 at the very earliest, or so I read.

But I don't have total confidence in any of those either.

Sure, they mat seem like a good fix today. But with games becoming more complex and resource-demanding... and features like the New Xbox Experience pushing the systems harder than ever before, any "fix" that MS comes up with seems to get nullified as their system has to fight harder to keep up with the new games and features.

You always see the RROD flare up again every time a resource-intensive game like Gears 2 comes out, no matter which motherboard is being used. The only true fix for RROD is a total redesign, unless MS mandates that devs stop pushing the 360 further which I don't see happening

thereapersson3177d ago

I hope to GOD that doesn't happen...

Developers suddenly limited because MS doesn't want them to make a game that will cause the console to break. What kind of sh1t is that?

But yeah, you're right.

ultimolu3177d ago

...*shakes head*
That is messed up.

mega BIG time3177d ago

Who TF is Leo Laporte?? And why does anyone think i would care about his xbox frying?

gonzopia3177d ago

Leo Laporte, for those who haven't been keeping up with the Internet in the last ten years, is the host of TWIT (This Week In Tech) and The Lab on TechTV. He previously hosted Call For Help, and was a part of the Screen Savers. He's one of the foremost voices on internet culture.

herbaldoctor73177d ago

im on my 4th xbox and really getting fed up with microsofts products.vista sucks also. ps3 has give me no problems,sony is quality

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Tawnokoi3176d ago

*stops playing his PC for a moment to check N4G*

*sees a guy with a RRoD for an avatar submitting anti-Microsoft article*

*briefly laments what's happened to N4G*

*shrugs*

*goes back to playing PC*

Maxned3176d ago

This is what I just dont get about this site. HOW IS THIS NEWS? Some washed up tech old guy who got a RROD. Big deal. It happens. And yet it reaches 1050 degrees. THIS DOESNT BENEFIT US AT ALL.
If you are getting something out of this article then you are one, sick f***

likedamaster3176d ago

""We would now like a moment of silence in dedication to Mr. Leo Laporte's Xbox 360, which died from the terrible Red Ring of Death (RRoD) syndrome at 11:34 on Saturday - December 06, 2008. . . . . . . moment over, back to Gears of War 2.""

LOL

dantesparda3176d ago

Im on my 5th 360 (or is it the 6th? i dont even know anymore, i've lost count) and to the guy above me you'll care when you're on your 3rd, 4th, or higher replacement

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TheColbertinator3177d ago

lol sucks for him.Even when I got the intercooler for my 360 it still got RROD.Maybe the Jasper models will finally end this business

- Ghost of Sparta -3177d ago

Intercoolers will RROD your 360 even quicker.

TheColbertinator3177d ago

Yeah ironic in a way.I was about to try the towel trick the first time I got it but Microsoft considers those tampered and doesn't repair them.

PoSTedUP3177d ago

yes, intercoolers actually shoots dust into the mother board and will even bring down the ps3. very bad accessory. stay away.

TheCagyDies3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

Don't use the intercooler... My 2nd 360 RRoDed really fast with that. Now I am on my 3rd 360 which I haven't used any intercoolers on and it has lasted longer than my second 360 and is still going...

EVOLVED3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

problem fixed with jasper..... the end. I have 3 360s and not one problem. one has the jasper the other two have the falcon. not one problem yet. one is my bro's, the other is my girls and the third is mine. However I must say with the jasper it has got alot quieter compared to the falcon chip. can't hear it at all.

EVOLVED3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

the only thing he will use on the ps3 is the blue ray/.
that is the only reason it did half way decent. judgeing from it's sales since they dropped the price of stand alone blueray players I think M$ you have to amit has got this one in the bag.
choose american products.

agmsd3177d ago

They might lower the price to a point you can use it for once and then throw it when you finish playing your game. if it didn't rrod in the middle of the game that is. I mean they should ship every game with a free xbox 360 so you might have enough spares...lol... sorry couldn't help my self...lol