(By Kotaku's Brian Crecente)As of last night I have officially had nine Xbox 360s die on me, which means when I get this replacement, I will be on my eleventh Xbox 360 (counting debugs and retails).
lol 11 with luck like that i would just settle for a ps3
With luck like that, I don't think a PS3 would last this guy. Perhaps he should review is storage and handling methods. 10 broken xboxes, he has got to be contributing to this. You know what, I'm going to have to drop the Bullsh!t flag here. I don't believe it, even with the 360 break rate. C'mon think about, based on the averages @30 percent break rate he should be on his third xbox by now not his 11. I smell a rat. Perhaps this guy should check the faulty wiring in his house, I wonder how many plasma TV has he gone through.
What is the guy doing? Dunking the things in water?! I have TWO 360s. Both bought on launch day, and I have never had a problem with either one of them. NOT ONCE. What is this guy doing with them?
Working on a gaming blog I imagine that he use his 360(s) a lot, can't really compare it with people that own a 360(or more) and not using it as often.
11th 360? I'm glad I'm still on my first. I have trouble beleiving that he isn't contributing to this though. He probably has it on 20 hours a day, with a stack of books and papers sititng on top of it. My 360 is regularly on for over 10 hours. Still does fine. Weird.
This one has the lowest credibility yet ! ELEVEN 360's - Heee hee, YEAH RIGHT ! AND HE HAS AN ELITE - How long has that model been available ? Are we to believe he had 99 xbox's die on him, M$ fixes them, but apparently he choses to go out & purchase a Elite ? Surely he's not implying he has had 11 Elites ? In what time frame ? When was the first box returned ? You are looking at 3-4 weeks minimum turnaround to send ONE box off, get it repaired, & then sent back ! How long has this been going on ? Since 2005 ? Did he have the first Xbox360 prototype ? What a crock !!! "NEWS FOR FLAMERS" "NEWS FOR FLAMERS" "NEWS FOR FLAMERS" "When I pressed the power button on my Xbox 360 Elite it started making sounds like a blender. This lasted about 10 seconds and then it powered off. I found the news a little bizarre" ... HA HA - ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? ..."I found the news a little bizarre" is that you'er likely reaction to your ELEVENTH 360 FAILURE ???
Your day will come LOL
its from kotaku what do you expect...
Reading these stories makes me glad that my 360 only gives me minor problems. I like the games out now and of coarse am giddy with the ones that are coming out, but if I had to go thru 9 360's in order to play them I'm not sure I could do that.
OLD LAME SUPER OLLLLLLLLLLDDDDD 360's don't break WHO CARES? THis SIGHT is Flooded With these Stories acording to (((TnS))) Do Not put this "news" up -- it's not news Only Post Kotaku stuff when it says something I like OLLLLLLLDDDD LAME OTHER BAD EDITING -- "Don't write my 360 failed"; instead write, "I dropped it....." ============================= ============================== THis kind of reminds me of when the [good] Germans stood by and said everything was ok, while Hitler was sacking the rest of Europe: "Nothing to see here folks, move along.....nothing to see....." ============================= ============================== = === Look Lame Lame Lame Lame STOP CENSORING THE FREAKIN' NEWS N4G!!!!! What is this NEWS 4 TALIBAN GAMERS????????????? ============================= ============================== = ==== Transperancy in policy making is the best and most honest method of legislating. From now on just come out and say: "As of July 23, 2007 no more Broken XBox360 stories of ANY KIND will be Allowed by N4G ever again." This would settle a lot of confusion and let contributors know that anytime they see these stories around the web - they're not newsworthy material to N4G. See how simple that would be? =] ============================= ============================= HAHA Look at this. Look at all the scared little bubble dropping girls to the right. Bad Editing: Change article to "PS3 Bites the Dust" APPROVED!!! =]
i think this is news in the same way as all the bs articles about the ps3 were, with the difference that this news is true. i think ppl should now that its not relyable hardware and should avoid it.
All those who voted this article Lame and reported this article, other than for bad editing, should loose their contributor privileges. N4G's News Posting Guideline clearly states that on Posting Negative News Posting Negative News Even though negative news about a console can make the fans angry, it is still news and should be posted as any other story. Again as with all news stories the important thing is that what you report is newsworthy. That some no-name-blogger writes a story about how much he dislikes console X, that is not news. On the other hand, if a high profiled developer shares his negative opinion about a console on his personal blog it would be considered news and should therefore be posted. http://n4g.com/Info/Posting... So Odion and other Contributors that are to biased to let this site receive news, I'm reporting you to ZeroTolerance. And the 360 fanboys took my bubbles for quoting N4G's Guidelines. Lol. Dusty, I hope your taking a note of this.
"STOP CENSORING THE FREAKIN' NEWS N4G!!!!! What is this NEWS 4 TALIBAN GAMERS?????????????" lmfao!!...taliban r bad :(
N4G. Now you're run by the Communist Party. Dissention is Death!! How dare you report a broken 360 story. What do you think this is? News for Gamers? HAHA Wrong Pal This is filtered and watered down NEws for Gamers. Didn't you Get the MEMO? 0_*
If this was happening to the PS3 it would MURDER MURDER MURDER....there is no way you would stop this from hitting everything every site every paper above the fold. What, 360 gets a fvcking pass!!!!???? I'm tired of this sissy pansy scary crap. Again. IS THERE A FVKIN MORATORIUM ON BROKEN 360 STORIES? Well is there? Did I not get the MEMO????? ISN'T THAT A VALID FVCKIN QUESTION????? CAN ANYONE NUT UP AND ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!????????????? ?????????? WTF!!!!!!!???????? C'mon I know there are XBots out there who have ballz and class that will talk abut this FVCKING issue I raise. Bloodmask, THAMMER, razer, KewlKat....anyone>>>? ?? ???????? And give me my galdammed bubbles back and stop trying to send me to the Gestapo you galdammed haters. You try to silence me without REBUTTAL with fvcking Bubbl3s!!!????? My words pierce right through those that click the "shut user up" button. My Wordz are Weaponz I guess. Sorry to speak the truth and bring up valid points. If i lose a fVcking bubble over it, so be it.
Not for being a fan-boy, but for three other reasons. A: For failing to use a 'spell-check' B: For pretending that your semi-literate skills were proficient enough to even express a legitimate opinion C: For issuing a diatribe on something as insignificant, objectively, as a video game console.
The PS3 took a bunch of sh*t and still does because lack of games and price point. When we know that the PS3 is worth the price and that it takes time to get great(not crappy ports) games into the pipeline. These failures are essentially MS shooting themselves in the foot. It should of never happened in the first place and honestly this issue is a lot more concerning than the easily correctable PS3 "problems". But I don't think the 360 has gotten a pass. Every gaming site has beaten the issue to death and even mainstream news media has reported on it. But just like the PS3 getting a price cut and games getting into the pipeline, it's going to take MS time to work out these hardware issue. There are a ton of "bad" units in the wild right now and until those get worked out failures are going to continue to happen and like it or not these articles will continue. Am I sick of them? Hell yeah! Are they going to stop? Nope. Should we just ignore the issue? Definately not. I just wish it would not turn into a flame war every time it's posted. It's still a great gaming machine and it's not going to run MS out of business..
Yeah that Madden kid is one of the weird ones here.
This just in: Sun Rises in East, sets in West: Lame Lame Lame OLD Bad EDITING: write, "Sun gradually rises in East and gently sets in the West" OLLLLLLLLLLLD LAME DOn't we already know this? THis site is flooded with Sun rising and setting stories. LAME LAME Who cares about the sun? Other: Reported as Spam - we all know the sun rises and sets, DUH LAME LAME OLD NOT News for Sun Watchers worthy. At NEws for Sun Wathcers we don't post stories about the rising and setting of the central star. LAME OLD I'm tired of hearing these galdammed Sun Rising / Sun Setting Stories!!!!!!! Sick of it. If you w3ant to talk about that go to the Moon forums and post that crap there. This is NEws for Sun watchers...not setters a$$hole OLD LAME LAME Who doesn't know this? Lame Yeah, it is Fvcking Lame
Yeah right. Eleven. Might be ALITTLE more believable @ 4 or 5. I've had mine since 4/2006 - no problems, runs all day sometimes - I regularly play GEAR OF WAR for endless hours with my friends, never ever had any problems. Who approved this sh!t ? Eleven ? I wonder when he got his 1st console, adding in time for shipping back & fourth, what's that ? A new 360 every 21 days ? More F#cking Fascist Propaganda for N4G. What a joke ! Nice picture from Llamma.com from the "2006 Drive comparison" article ! "NEWS FOR FLAMERS" "NEWS FOR FLAMERS" "NEWS FOR FLAMERS"
reporting this story to Zerotolerence
he has had 11 my advice is to start taking care of his things
Maybe I’m just lucky, but I’ve never had 1 problem with either of my two Xbox 360s, nor have any of my friends who own the system. I wonder if this guy is putting them on a heating pad or something? Who knows, PS3 might have a heating problem too, but most people who own them don’t have it on very often. There is nothing to play on it!
Lets hear this excuse xbox fans....here we go....Let me guess the guy who posted the article on kotaku works for sony ? Or he just isn't using the xbox 360 machine correctly ? He probably has it out for MS ? Let me hear your answers like every xbox answer.."It will be okay once halo 2.5 comes out"...Peter Moore you're a very smart man !....If and when MS discloses their failure rate...it's game over...Don't be surprised a court makes them disclose those numbers with these class actions....Gosh i just don't understand why they stick up for a horrible built machine...If the PS3 or Wii wasn't a well built machine i'd admit it.
What about PSP and all of the dead pixels? What about PS2 and the disc errors? This stuff happens. Sometimes you can't forsee some of the issues that will come up and you deal with it by offering a better warranty.
youre right this stuff does happen...but a failure rate of over 30% doesnt...thats FAR beyond the standard...which is why there are class action lawsuits being formed against MS...
Woah buddy tone it down a notch. Manufacturing problems can occur with any product and it is in no way indicative of it being crap. The ps 1 had all sorts of problems with the disc drive going out (you had to flip it over to play games) and it was still a great box (this is the part where you ignore what you just read and post more fanboy bs). Please quit being insecure about your choice in game machines by being a fanboy. Tell me your excuse for buying a game machine that has no games out for it? You obviously only own a ps 3 and you are posting on a “gaming forum” yet the ps3 currently has no games, lets hear your excuse for that. I have resistance for ps3 and that’s it, for 360 and pc I have 6 or 7 games. If you owned a 360 and a ps3 you would be to busy actually playing games to be a fanboy. God I am so tired of the ps3 fanboys on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
= / everyone singing same tune of "The PS2 and PS1 had problems too" but still all are neglecting the MAJOR fact that these problems weren't in the 30+ percentile range for failure...That's unacceptable by manufacturing standards...But I guess all will continue to dance around that major fact (well I shouldn't say all, because people are moving seriously on these class action lawsuits)...I want to buy a 360, but wont do so until they release that Falcon and it proves to fix the problem @Virus I agree with what youre saying...but you bring up a key point...The fact that when these devices/products see soaring rates of failure...They RECALL them...I think MS should follow suit and do the same. If they recalled the 360 and fixed it, you wouldnt hear so much about its failure...Because recalls happen, but to have the failure rate so high and not recall it, is uncommon
lVlemphizStylez when the ps1 first came out the internet was still young and I only knew a few people that had it. Even if it was a 30% failure rate the word would not have spread like it did with the 360 so it would have been easy to keep it under raps. I knew a lot of people who had to turn their ps1 upside down. What about the original nes and cartridge reading problems? EVERYONE that owned a nes had that problem. The failure rate on the 360 is horrible I agree with that 100%, like I said above I have had 4 replacements (2 different xbox 360s) but in my opinion peter moore is right; stuff like this happens all the time. Dell sells a computer model called the gx270 and it had to recall 100% of the computers mobos. Ford had to recall the explorer for a fault that causes the car to randomly burst into flames while it was off. Cars get recalled all the time and unlike a videogame system you have to entrust your personal safety in a car’s reliability. I am not trying to say that its okay, I am trying to say that it DOES happen and it isn’t very uncommon. The more complicated a device is the more prone it is to failure. Even if the failure rate was higher I would still own the machine simply because I LOVE games. Both systems have good games and tons more good games coming out, why limit you to one system and miss out on some amazing games.
LOL... Ok then you got no games fool!!! You got nothing!!! Then they would say, 'End of this year' hahahahahaha what? Dude raider and lair. Oh yer and GT5P ??? which plays like SHlT. OK Retards. The 360 gets its new chipset this fall, meaning no more Red lights. But still the droids will flame it, when they know their arse is getting kicked hahahahaha no games, no GAMES!!!
Don't you already have one? It's great that they are finally trying to resolve some of the problems by going to 65nm, but what does that do for the 11 million people who already own one? NOTHING. So why argue that point, especially if you don't plan on buying another one? Open your eyes. Why do people have a hard time complaining about faulty hardware? If I was on my second PS3 you could be damned sure I wouldn't buy a third. This is the exact same reason I don't buy Dell computers anymore. I know there are a lot of people who don't have broken 360's, but it concerns me when Microsoft won't even release the real defect ratio to the public. That right there is proof enough that something is wrong, especially when they know it is a serious topic to their market. Bottom Line- I want the games on the 360 (Mass Effect, Bioshock, Halo 3) but I DO NOT want the 360.
Existing 360's will receive the new 65nm board when they are sent in for repair. Eventually all the troublesome boards will be removed from circulation. I for one plan on wrapping my 360 in a towel and purposely inducing the RROD just to get the new board. And by the way, I don't think anyones saying they don't care about the reliability issues. It's simply a case of people not being prepared to abandon the great lineup of games on the 360 for a problem that we all know will be fixed soon. Just as PS3 fans stand by they're console even though theres not many games at the moment. Like the 360 fans, they know that the problem will resolve in time.
I have had 4 die personally but i am cursed.