Kotaku reports: "That's Xbox Group Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg. A group of us chatted with him at Microsoft's TGS hotel, touching base on the 360 quality woes. But relax! Aaron says things are getting better. No, things are better. "
you see how he is holding his hands....FBI would call that nerves and continue with there questions...
If things are better i want to see a stress test! I want to see a teardown! I want to see MS own true numbers on how many systems have been sent back....
this isnt news! This is blog on top of a blog within this is a blogger within another blog
WE NEED 2 STOP USING BLOGS AS NEWS POST.
The main reason for the problems is that the wrong type of lead free solder was used, a type that when exposed to elevated temperatures for a long time becomes brittle and can develop hair-line cracks that are almost irreparable
Why dont they double the size of the xbox and give all the components plenty air to breath
I dont give a crap what it looks like as long as it works
OK boys!.. it's time to switch to Playstation 3! More expensive yet more reliable.
No games no worries, there's a Blu-Ray player to watch cool movies in the PS3!
"Reports" or RROD FUD has decreased dramatically overall. Is it because less new machines are failing? Is it because the RROD anti-360 message no longer has as much FUD value because the answer is always "Yeah, fine, but I have a 3 year warranty so STFU."?
Either way, the hardware failure topic seems to have died off rather drastically and I don't think it is going to hurt Microsoft going into the holidays.
A stress test would be nice, though...
The "stress test" otherwise known as Halo 3.
First of all, what else would he say?. Secondly, the 360 can't get any worse in terms of hardware failure so...
It has gotten BETTER. Anyone who doesn't own a 360 by this fall will be missing out on a LOT.
To prevent this from turning into a "My launch unit is still working" , "RROD box Xbox Suxxors!!1" type of flame fest how about posting your live name when you post. Then all your claims can be validated by simply going to xbox.com and looking at the time you have played the machine.
and no ive had no problems with my 360 and i play it heaps, just look at my games
there's nothing M$ can say that will make me believe that they have actually improved the quality of the 360. Even the elite's are getting red rings and they're supposed to be "elite".
on my 6th one and should get a 7th since it takes 15 times before GOW starts.
That's funny cuz my 3rd 360 which i just got back on around July 20-something has been freezing up and giving disc read-errors like crazy, so its gonna have to go back soon. So number 4, here i come. Its annoying having the 360 freeze or tell you that you disc is unreadable in the middle of a game, so you end up losing all that progress you just made. It fvcking sucks!
Mines is acting up too. This is gonna be my third system
Me three, hahaha
microsoft cant even make a playable console my god in this the worst POS in the history of gaming or what, just quit gaming already microsoft its only costing you billions or dollars.
Do you have a link about the elite failure rate? I haven't seen anything on it.
This guy is a total focktard, look at that smile.
Do you think MS really cares if the issue is fixed? There repair centers are like boomerangs. Purchase -> repair -> repair -> repair Sorry warranty expired buy another one sucker!!
The only thing they are doing is popping on a heatsink (at least that is what they are saying they are doing, since you can't open the console there is no way of knowing). I wouldn't be surprised if all they are doing is cleaning the case, and popping on a new mfg date sticker. Whats that, the repaired console is not working either, how strange..lets change teh stickers again.
What MS has done to console gaming is truly criminal.
so what you think MS doesnt care about fixing the problem? dont be a d1ck, any company with issues like this is going to do its best to fix them, the negative press isnt worth sending out broken consoles as part of some big coverup to sell more
and pluss most people that et repairs get new motherbords and up to date hardware new DVD drive etc, its not like they pop in a heat sink and send it back
yes the RROD was a huge issue, but they are on track and things are getting better, ive had no problem with mine but i will be getting a new one when they have the smaller chips, i want to put the old one in the bedroom and have HDMI on the one in the lounge
We all heard about the new heatsink pipe. I love the games, hate the dashboard, hate the system. Must get Falcon chipset 100% confirmation in all boxes before I buy.
The consumer sees that as a plus when they buy the 360, they see that a company will go out of there way and spend billions to make sure that the product they bought is covered and fixed. What must piss Droids off the most is after all the trolling they have done all year on the net, has meant absolutly nothing because the 360 continues to slam the PS3 in games and sales.
It was a close one though MS dodged a bullet there, if they hadn't put in that money so fast and got the bad ones recalled then the 360 we all love may not have survived. In the end it worked out for the best we all get to continue to play these kick ass games and use these great features with the best online and pure f**king entertainment downloaded right to your TV.
The most funny thing to me is we been enjoying the most perddy games on the 360 and PC and they are all on "DVD", infact some of these great graphic games are PC and there on "DVD" and what is this even the Wii is on "DVD" wow! I just realized that 3 out of 4 home gaming platforms all use "DVD" What do you say to that Droids?
sometimes i wonder if it is the person that owns the 360 fault.. mine is sitting on top of an open stand and it is ALWAYS cool.. iv never had a problem with it.. iv had it since bout 4 months after the release.
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