Submitted by CranberryPub 1727d ago | article

My First Xbox 360 Died Five Years Ago Today

5 Years On: Remembering My First 360. (Xbox 360)

kaveti6616  +   1727d ago
"And with fellow GamerZines colleague Jon telling me only yesterday that his brand new slim started displaying something that looked like it had come straight out of the Matrix, something tells me these won't be the last."

The whole point of this article was that last sentence. Keep spreading that FUD.
phatak  +   1727d ago
just for the record. My launch ps3 still kicking and alive 4 years and 5000 hours l8tr
Government Cheese  +   1727d ago
I bought all consoles on launch, and they are fine, except the Wii ironically was the only one to have disc reading problems that I had to get repaired.
sku7790tz  +   1727d ago
my 12th 360 just RRODed awhile ago.
Jack-Pyro  +   1727d ago
You never owned a 360 troll, now back under your bridge with you, Shoo!
Peppino7  +   1727d ago
My launch 360 still works but I don't play it much. Last game was gears 2. I do wanna play me2 and alan wake though. My 60 gb ps3 also is working really well but im playing that every other day or so.
kaveti6616  +   1727d ago
my 360 died a few months ago and I got it repaired for free. i didn't feel the need to write an article about it.
OneSneakyMofo  +   1726d ago
A few months ago compared to five years ago when the three year warranty was nonexistent. Nice damage control though.

On topic: Mine died back in August. I didn't care to pay $60 Live when the PS3 does the same thing for free. I don't miss it a bit.
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awiseman  +   1727d ago
FLIAMBAIT, now that GT5 storm is over and its not perfect as it was made out to be. PS3 fanboys return to bashing Xbox. What a suprise.
deadreckoning666  +   1727d ago
Saying that your 360 got RROD constitutes being a PS3 fanboy?
Matthew94  +   1727d ago
well if i say ANYTHING ps3 critical everyone assumes that i own a 360 and love gears of war even thoough i have a ps3 and pc and thats it
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kaveti6616  +   1727d ago
talking about your xbox 360 from 5 fucking years ago? and posting it on a fanboy site? and implying that the problem continues with the Slim models?

Vegeta9000  +   1727d ago
Saying that your 360 got the RRoD doesn't make you a PS3 fanboy. I guess it's an easy mistake to make because smart people often buy a better console when their 360 dies.
karl  +   1727d ago
actually .. now that the Gt5 trolling articles storm is almost over

Now 360fanboys go back to their caves and wait for the next ps3 esclusive to come out.... its so calm again that we actually have the chance to see articles like this...

they used to be overrun by the GT5 is crap articles u know
Parapraxis  +   1727d ago
@Matthew94 , you do realize your comment history is EASILY checked...right?

Please stop lying.
TreMillz  +   1727d ago
LOL WAT! DAMN! I guess those millions of ppl with rrod 360s love Sony. DUMBEST COMMENT THIS WEEK!
RedDead  +   1727d ago
I never got the red ring, I got the E74 once though which got refurbished for free, but that one was a replacement of another replacement, i've had 3 360's now and the one i have right now is a refurbished model...
Theonik  +   1727d ago
Honestly i don't even know anymore, criticize either of the 3 consoles makes you a fanboy these days apparently. Infact you aren't even allowed to say that your console broke. Things break and that the way they're meant to be ya know?
HolyOrangeCows  +   1727d ago
"Saying that your 360 got RROD constitutes being a PS3 fanboy?"

Of course; 20-50% of all 360 owners are PS3 fanboys. Didn't you know?
RedDevils  +   1727d ago
the pint is kaveti6616 is what percentage of the slim died compared to 360 RROD guess you already know the answer
shoddy  +   1727d ago
RROD not = fanboy
RROD = shoddy hardware
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CrzyFooL  +   1727d ago
JUST died. Took 5 years. Had a good run with it.

HolyOrangeCows  +   1727d ago
If 5 years is a "good run", then I guess all of my 6th generation and before systems surviving 10+ years is a freaking miracle? No. No, 5 years is NOT a "good run"
Newtype  +   1727d ago
Wow, even the new ones break?
Vesemir   1727d ago | Spam
Motorola  +   1727d ago
I never knew of the Red dot of death...I thought they fixed it ^ oh well.
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gamerz  +   1726d ago
We don't know yet since they typically take 12-18 months to fail. Though it's unlikely a redesigned console would have the same problems.
Buffniceguy  +   1727d ago
Yeah if you don't like the 360 automatic Ps3 fanboy I love the logic here :)
BenCrazy424  +   1727d ago
This is news?
Mcardle  +   1727d ago
Got a new slim but the one i gave to my sisters bf is still going strong.
Lannient  +   1727d ago
I'm pretty lucky man, my 360 hasn't died on me yet. I have an old model. I actually had the red ring for about 40 mins, kicked it a few times(I'm serious), and it came back on. Cheap piece of hardware, and sorry 360 fanboys, but there is hardly a such thing as ps3 fanboys. I'm full of shit you say xD? Not true lol ps3 fans have legit reasons to hate the 360....just think about it

Rrod, the rings the system that used to put around disk that made games unplayable, on cnn an old model exploded and burnt down someones house, they charge you guys to play games online xbox when every other console this gen is free. They increase the price of xbox live for no reason xD lol. the system has the highest failure rate of all time, lol and on top of everything majority of you 360 fanboys are on your 2nd or 3rd xbox at least. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against you guys, its just, at the begining of this gen...you guys were dumb as hell for supporting the 360 xD.
vampstreak  +   1727d ago
5 years ain't so bad
Parapraxis  +   1727d ago
Re-read the title and think about when the 360 was released.
LilMissGoddess  +   1727d ago
lol well i didn't get my first rrod til i think around june 06. i couldn't find a 360 til like feb 06, so i bought an arcade then, and bought a hard drive that same night along with cod 2.

thing is though a couple months later i bought a pro, and it rrod before my first one, and then prolly like a week later it went too. it was a major inconvenience to me, as i had them both replaced because i had the gamestop warranty.

so the lesson that i learned is when a new console releases, or when buying a new one, it's worth the extra penny and piece of mind to buy a warranty. my ps3 still is til april 2011, and my 360 now is a jasper elite, with only the factory 3 yr. but no problems so far, and i not play it as much as i used too anyways.
never_waste_a_bullet  +   1727d ago
the xbox is known to be faulty ok, let's move on....
Arup02  +   1727d ago
I don't give a f**k about his xbox. I only care about mine
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gumgum99  +   1727d ago
"My Xbox 360 died 5 years ago."

My Bird died five years ago, but that's a subject for another time. ^_^
Jack-Pyro  +   1727d ago
My dog died 5 years ago....it ate a dead bird on the ground.....sorry bout that bro.
Masterchef2007  +   1727d ago
My cook found your dog and brought him to my Chinese restaurant sorry about that
Jack-Pyro  +   1726d ago
^ Cool Story Bro
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rapidturtle  +   1727d ago
I know mine will be my last hunk of junk. I just picked up a PS3, and will be dumping my 3rd 360 before it fails again. No way in hell I will pay for another Xbox 360... I am done giving MS my money
jwk94  +   1727d ago
Surprised that his lasted this long. That's good for him, hope his next one lasts as long. I also hope my ps3 lasts a while.
Parapraxis  +   1727d ago
"My First Xbox 360 Died Five Years Ago Today"

Protip: his (first) 360 did NOT last very long. lol
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jwk94  +   1727d ago
Oh, dang, my bad, didn't read it properly, still hope mine lasts a while.
YOUR-MUM  +   1727d ago
An original 360 lasting 5 years frame that straight away. I've had 3 premiums 2 elites and as of now just 1 slim model. Still for what I've spent would never own a ps3 again. Bought 2 ps3's for gt5 that never arrived. And now it as I'm so glad a cashed that trash in.
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Sparticus_1  +   1726d ago
I dont believe anything this guy says...just saying
Armyntt  +   1727d ago
im on my 2nd 360. First died about 4 years ago. This one has been running strong ever since. I still have my launch PS3. But tbh it doesnt have the hours logged like the 360 does. This article does absolutely nothing but fuel the fanboy war. Funny thing is that the fanboys take this bait and go with it. When i see these flame articles i dont even click it. Noone cares if the PS3 or the 360 is the greatest thing since sliced bread. If you like your consoles great your entiteled to your opinion and this site is a place for gamers to discuss gaming. This site wasnt created for fanboys to talk $hit all day. But you have no right whatsoever to ridicule or blast someone else for their purchase of the other console. Fanboys are ruining gaming. Not because of what they post in forums but because its like a plague and its spreading into mass media. The industry alot of us who grew up loving will turn to $hit if the media starts taking sides.
KillingAllFanboys  +   1727d ago
I dont care about your Xbox dying out, can you stop being fanboys and get over with all this PS3 vs Xbox 360 fanboy -_- it is ruining gaming for everyone when we have to fight over a game or system when we can just enjoy it together!! Also,really how is this news, I am just saying this site is filled with PS3 fanboys!! I own a ps3 -_- so dont dare call me a xbox fanboy!!
Bass_fisherman  +   1727d ago
"this site is filled with PS3 fanboys!"

Captain obvious is in town! oh sh!t hide fanboys hate teh truth!
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Silly gameAr  +   1727d ago
In that case, I own an Xbox, but called a PS3 fanboy. How dare they!

No, but seriously man, you can own all of the consoles and still have your preference. I own a 360 and enjoy playing it, but I prefer my PS3.

Anyway, my 60 gig pro has been going strong for 3 years. Guess i got lucky.

Oh and this site has a pretty decent amount of 360 fanboys too.
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Bass_fisherman  +   1727d ago
"my first xbox 360 died five years ago today"
Just read the title to notice how retard it sounds
Sayai jin  +   1727d ago
I purchased my first 360 on 26 Nov 2005 and it is still running smoothly today. Well when the disc moves spins it can sound like an buzz saw. LOL
Sparticus_1  +   1727d ago
I had a 360 launch day...it broke 2 weeks later..I sent it in. It gave out 5 months later and gave up on microsoft chunking the piece of plastic in the trash can. I bought a ps3...played the crap out of it. Decided to give xbox another try. I bought a brand new one 2 years after release. Guess what...go figure...that one last right at 10 months. I will never own another one again.I still have the same ps3.
giovonni  +   1727d ago
My 360 broke right when I brought Ghost Recon Advance War Fighter on day one right at the start screen. I was hot!
CYBERHATER  +   1727d ago
Send it back for free, get another one, and SHUT THE ^&*$ UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sparticus_1  +   1726d ago
you shouldnt have to send it back...the end...now YOU shut the ^&*$ up!!
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Bounkass  +   1726d ago
Lol, and it's not even out that much longer...
PS3gamer4life  +   1726d ago

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