Agent-X writes: It seems that Whenever Microsoft releases new dashboard updates for the xbox 360 things just gets worse. Update: Different from the other article.
i dont see how you can call this "It seems that Whenever Microsoft releases new dashboard updates for the xbox 360 things just gets worse. The first dashboard update that was released couple of years ago made the 360 go slow and caused RROD, and then when the second dashboard update released more causes have been accuring such as bricking xbox 360’s with RROD, and many other problems, and when the last update was released which was suppose to fix the HDMI Audio ended up Bricking more 360’s, Microsoft it’s for the best if you stop releasing more updates for the 360, because it will just make things worse, people are sick and tired of there 360’s getting bricked, and that they have to send it back to get it repaired…again." an Article .
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED 150G - Super long comma splice used in an article.
Well...look at the website it's coming of off. Need anyone say more about what to expect?
haha. That was a good laugh.
Be nice to him guys, he is clearly retarded. What we should be saying to him is: (In baby talk voice)"That was such a great job. Yes it was. I am so proud of you. Now go clean the poop out of your pants."
So i guess this was suppose to be what Ballmer(sp) was talking about when he said old OSs were gonna get raped... but they accidentally put it on the 360s?
how is this happening? I have no faith in their ability to build a working console. It's worse than the Ford pinto in terms of reliability.
duh, it's hiphopgamer.com. they have low standards over there
Proving once again thehiphopps3fanboy is one of the biggest SDF member there are. 1st off the update works fine and "rrod" is a hardware issue not a software issue.
This is all true, and i wanna see you write a better article
Are you kidding me? You provide no facts to back up your claims. One question your article should be able to provide at least is how many of these claims are being made? You said in your article that more people's systems are bricking from updates that are actually being fixed. Prove it. The update is pushed to 20+ mil consoles and you read a forum post and suddenly it's hurting more than it's helping? My thought is these systems were on the verge of getting RROD and it's all coinsidence. Then you conclude with the brilliant solution to stop putting out updates to the box? Really? No thanks! I would call this a random rant and certainly not NEWS.
hes new to the team
HE IS NEW TO THE SITE? wtf Thne maybe you "experts" or seasoned veterans need to learn to set guidance on your site. This isn't an excuse either about being new you and others on the site continue to push articles as fact or BS like articles about Killzone 2 will do or might do or can do Halo sales instead of just letting it sit as what it is vs measuring up and you wonder why fanboys come out the wood works to cuss and complain. Your blog is no different than the others and that is what you all need to figure out. Why did we set out to do this blog. What do we need to do that will bring GAMERS here and enjoy the site vs BS left and right. YOU all need to go back to brainstorming and quit this BS and LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF GETTING ON N4G MAKING EXCUSES "HE JUST JOINED THE SITE"
That right there was real talk. Agent and Hydro, let that sink in for a sec.
what? oh you think i read that? i only read things that are short! what he say? in one sentence to please
So many bubbles for Crab. What he says should be taken as scripture to you guys over at HHG because what you do is not respectable in the least. You may be real with your words, but there's no intelligence behind it. Nothing insightful in the least. You can prostitute your controversial opinions for hits or you can EARN them by doing the research and learning to write above a fifth grade level. You can't pretend to be journalists forever. I know my opinion doesn't amount to much, but you might consider the hundreds of people trolling your articles and at least make the attempt to step your game up a bit.
"what? oh you think i read that? i only read things that are short! what he say? in one sentence to please" wow. so that explains the bad writing on your site.
i'll re-read my articles, try and find bad grammar or bad spelling on the ones i write foo
Since the last update I've gamed around 10 hours, DL the Halo Wars Demo, and pwned noobs online. The update is causing no problems such as RROD. RROD has to do with the chipset overheating because of poor design. How does an update cause a chip to overheat?
A software update can easily cause a chip to overheat by adding more work to the already running processes making the chip work harder thus in turn overhearing. Anyone who knows anything about how hardware is dependent on software realizes this. Take your PC for example. If you're only running say, Windows XP and nothing else, you're core temp and such may be at X value. Now, open up an intensive 3D game and watch the temperature rise. Voila, software made the hardware work harder, in turn increasing it's heat output.
sorry guys next time ill provide with faqs
whats wrong with you? you stole this story (not even a real story) from the article right next to this one, serisouly your site is a freaking joke and I'm unsure why people still look at your crap; then I see the people who are approving it, why is this allowed to happen....N4G is now turning into a joke!
You sound like Michael Phelps. LOL!!
FYI: software update cant cause a chip(hardware issues) to overheat
software=update+games. it can use more processing = more heat. and a cheap cooling system = over heat. with all devices not only x360.
so you telling me 2 lines of code to fix the HDMI Audio problem killed the 360 yet a 500,000 lines of code to revamp the xbox dashboard didnt?
Sell your 360's i repeat, SELL YOUR 360!!! It couldn't be a more perfect time to get a ps3 with Killzone2 and all the AAA exclusives for 2009.
just give it away, i might be interested, i need ass heating in my bathroom and i think it's about the right height lol
Yo, Yo, Yo! it's HipHopFlamer in da house! PS3 is in last place and Sony will not drop the price of its system so there is no way in hell Sony will pass Microsoft in '09'. Not to worrie lemmings, I will still be spreading lies from my blogsite HipHopGaymer!!! Yo, HipHopLamer, you are the Lil Wayne of the industry.
I saw hiphopgamershow.com, and stopped caring from there.
360 shouldn't even exist in the first place.
Then Sony would have no competition, leaving them to be lazy since your only other choice would be that "toy."
Riiiiight.... So you want a Draconian Sony having a monopoly on the Hardcore market. Do I need to whip out a 3rd grade history text book, to show you that monopolies are bad.
This is no surprise to me, this is the Patchbox Please-Fix-Me we are talking about.
Oh im sorry wasnt there like 2 PS3 updates that needed patched right away and taken down from the servers due to killing PS3s? Oh yeah, that did happen. Idiot.
Who, sir are you to call someone an idiot. You in turn are the idiot to not know that there was only 1 such update, and it did not crash your system. It just wouldn't allow you to play games, but it was also fixed very shortly. And I don't recall the ps3 servers being taken down since it was released.
Wrong.. there were about 2-3 of them. They caused bricked consoles, malfunctioning Blu-ray drives, and wiped HDDs.. pretty sure you need a history check.
I guess i'll have to sell the 360 i never bought, and buy a ps3 that i already own. whoooo
Heres your problem (in my best Adam savage impersonation) you said: --"rrod from hardware and now software"-- now think about how dumb that sounds and soldier on. RROD is caused by system components failing, normally because of a loose heat sink( x-clamps). The loose heat sink cannot regulate the temperature and the system overheats causing the RROD light before it shuts down. ( I Know this, Ive repaired Xboxes before and researched the problem thoroughly) This cannot be onset by a new DASHBOARD UPDATE, The dashboard and its updates are purely software, and unless part of the software is simply removing temperature regulation, while simultaneously overclocking it, then there is no way in hell that a piece of software is going to cause an xbox to RROD.
it might not cause RROD, but you have to remember that xbox updates dont reinstall everything with the update, like Sony does which is why their updates take around 10 min. They just simply patch. The pros and cons of patching it are: +faster update -a lot more riskier The thing that gets me is why the lights go red? Did Microsoft put red lights there on purpose? I dont recall ever seeing the red lights until i got rrod. I'm not a fanboy, i just need a clarification.
Wait, how is it riskier? Adding files to a preexisting folder actually puts less strain on the hard drive and memory utilities, then deleting the folder making a new one. And how does that effect the heat sink... And sony does not reinstall everything on the entire PS3, I know a thing or two about computers and computer systems to know that while it may be substantially larger, the sony version is nothing more then a glorified add-on, which is just the same as the 360. The red lights are indicators and they have always been there (dissembled a few xboxes before) they are used to indicate a problem when the xbox can not perform a normal function. http://www.xbox-hq.com/html...
what kinda sh!t is this? is this news or a rant? come on and go away and hide in a hole or something. im talking to the stupido who submitted this news. how is this news?
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Aha typical SDF top echelon. I got an update yesterday and played halo wars then COD4 for 5-6 hours straight. No blow ups or anything. I mite as well write in my blog on Callingfakebloggingsiteout.com .
Wait what? Software causes the Xbox360 to RROD?
Your 360 will get hotter when running a game than it will by sitting idle. The PS3 does this as well. When the PS3 is sitting at the XMB, the fans won't kick in to high gear but as you start playing games or watching movies or anything that requires more processing power, the heat naturally rises (as it does on the 360, PC, etc.) and the fans will kick in. Especially if you keep your PS3 in an enclosed space. It's not magic. RRoD is caused by heat issues related to the hardware. Software can cause the hardware to work harder, be it a poorly coded update that for some reason causes the 360 to work harder or by playing a graphically intensive game. You've heard the reports of "Game X caused my 360 to overheat!".. Same thing. Uno on Live uses less processing power than say CoD4 or Halo3. Doesn't it then make sense that the heat output would be more? Nod your head in a "Yes" fashion.
I see what you're saying, and I'm aware of all that, but I really have a hard time believing something this small would make the box overheat into RROD. Mine still hasn't died though (launch xbox) and the latest game I've been playing for hours was Mass Effect, which I believe sucks up quite a lot of resources... the game isn't running perfectly well as you probably know. I know there can be a lot of heat difference depending on what the hardware is doing. my cpu is currently at 50c, but if I start a flash video without turning up he fan speed, it easily raises to 72c ;< I just have a hard time believing this little update is the cause of the latest RRoDs.
Hiphopgamershow should be banned!
What for? N4G is already a joke anyway.
Oh noes, my replacement 2006 models should be bricking any moment now since hiphop mentioned it, as i have updated them 3-4 times in last 2 years.
This guy is a moron.
I was thinking how could someone actually an definitively argue against your statement....and I came up blank. Yea If hes not retarded then hes at lesat the next best thing.
thinking that articles from HHG should be banned, This is poor journalism for the fact they are all written by illiterate people.
I have to agree, this is getting to be a little much. If they want to be accepted they need to step up their game a little. Give us links to source articles, go more in depth, take your freakin time and look over what you wrote, use proper grammar and punctuation. For Gods sake, At least try...
Hits is more important then spelling and grammar.
Can you say "run on sentence", This is a really sad when articles get approved, even though they are unprofessional and biased. I quote from the article to show you that this is what the HHG constitutes a sentence. ---"The first dashboard update that was released couple of years ago made the 360 go slow and caused RROD, and then when the second dashboard update released more causes have been accuring such as bricking xbox 360’s with RROD, and many other problems, and when the last update was released which was suppose to fix the HDMI Audio ended up Bricking more 360’s, Microsoft it’s for the best if you stop releasing more updates for the 360, because it will just make things worse, people are sick and tired of there 360’s getting bricked, and that they have to send it back to get it repaired…again." That's supposed to be ONE sentence. Im beginning to think he shouldn't have skipped those last two years of high school.
Don't worry, they will last maybe a month at most; no one respects them and no serious person would be caught dead within a mile of this joke for a site......
Four times in a five hour gaming session today the sound went out on my 360 (sounded like a skipping CD, video was fine). I have the game i was playing installed to my HDD so it couldn't be the disk. The only way i could get it to stop was to unplug the HDMI cable from the back of the 360 and replug it. It's not the cable either because i tried it out on my PS3 and it worked fine. I don't think the sound card is going out because none of this started until the NXE was released and worsened when the "HDMI fix" was released. Will getting an optical audio cable help?
When Modern Warfare 2 comes out, Killzone 2 will be a thing of the past.
You can't contest facts,all signs are pointing to the dreadful return of the RROD.
you love baiting people don't you.
what a topsy turvy world we live in
when i updated to the new xboxlive experience my elite crashed it was so much better you know when my 360 worked instead of with new updates ...
If we ignore the fanboy tone of the article it does make a valid point, whenever a new update is released there is a surge in the number of people saying their Xbox has gone to silicon heaven. I suspect that the dashboard update process itself regardless of its content, may be something that can trigger RROD in vulnerable machines, but that these consoles would have got RROD anyway at some point
Signed into live got the update and started to play cod 4 on live. About two minutes into the game the screen went white; for a second I thought it was a flash bang but then I realized that the 360 had crashed but no rrod. I turned it off and restarted it and then I had rrod. Did the troubleshooting without resolving the issue. I can not say that it was the update; but I can say that my 360 rrod very very shortly after the update. Spoke with M$ and was told that b/c I was in Canada they would be replacing my system with a new model. Hope that this system will be more relaible than the last two have been over the last 14 months.
This guys retarded. Does he even know how the RROD is caused? RROD is caused by system components failing, normally because of a loose heat sink( x-clamps). The loose heat sink cannot regulate the temperature and the system overheats causing the RROD light before it shuts down. ( I Know this, Ive repaired Xboxes before and researched the problem thoroughly) This cannot be onset by a new DASHBOARD UPDATE, The dashboard and its updates are purely software, and unless part of the software is simply removing temperature regulation, while simultaneously overclocking it, then there is no way in hell that a piece of software is going to cause an xbox to RROD. Its a problem with the hardware, not the software. HHG is an absolute fticken retard and anyone who takes his word as fact or even a decent opinion is probably just as retarded....I mean come on he seems to think that computer components are magical chips and boards that can be upset by the M$ fairy and awake the enchanted RROD troll from his sleep.
It hasn't broken my Falcon X360 which I've owned for a month and a half. These guys are just scapegoating the update to get a new Xbox. It's the same bullshit as the Sony updates killing "many" PS3s, it's just coincidence or bullshit, so suck it up.
The amount of mistakes in that article is worrying. N4G members should take more pride in the articles they approve. Is it wrong to hope for some editorial standards? Just another sh1te article from HiphopGamer in the hope of generating hits. Stop giving them to him!
WHERE ARE THE ADMINS?, this is a duplicate story, fanboy crap, and should not be on N$G....this site is losing ALL respect from the entire community, WTF!!!!!