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Halo 3: Finish The Console?

When Microsoft said Finish The Fight, we all thought they meant the Covenant but it turns out for some people, it meant Finish The Console. Xbox and Bungie forums are report mass cry-outs of complaints of how their copies of Halo 3 are causing disc read errors. lockups, and even the dreaded RRoD on their Xbox 360 consoles.

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SmokeyMcBear3400d ago

yeah i was listening to the T-man show on the radio, he was giving out halo3 games last week, a couple of people called on the morning of the release to say that they waited all night to get a game, and when they got home it had the read error message, this should be interesting.

MADGameR3400d ago

Put it ur Halo 3 disc on your 360=Finish it! *read error*

CyberSentinel3400d ago (Edited 3400d ago )

From Kotaku, no less. I wonder if this "Foreign" and culturally biased website has any "ulterior motives"?

Even a lemming can post lies in the forum section of Xbox.com

BTW...why is is that I have not had a single problem on my launch day xbox360, or any disc errors on any of my games?

None of my friends or co-workers have either.

Is that a coincidence?

I think not.

MikeGdaGod3400d ago

who didn't see this coming?

gta_cb3400d ago

its kinda funny how yet again my xbox 360 has not been effected in any negative way. and i love playing this game, especially 4 player online co-op =D

marionz3400d ago

i dont know one single person that has had an issue with halo 3, if you want to talk about a game that does nothing but constantly glitch and crash then talk about bioshock! 2k are the ones that need to fix their problems, halo 3 runs really smooth

risk3400d ago

look @ them in defensive mode all of a sudden. @ those who cannot read, KOTAKU IS REPORTING IT.

Gizmo_Logix3399d ago

XBOTS ARE CRYING! :D This is good for the world.

M$ = PURE EVIL and so are their minions that buy their products! Ha ha ha!

Dareaver13399d ago

there are more PS3 fanboys in this post then 360 fans or fanboys. That's odd, i mean why would ps3 fanboys even care to make a comment. I don't know, makes no sense to me. Oh dear.... was i thinking out loud again?

I mean come on guys, doesn't this strike any of you as childish. Please enough with the dumb flamey stories. Why, does this make you all feel better about your purchase. Why even care, it doesn't even affect you. You have made your decisions to write off a console before even playing the games that come out for it. In my eyes, none of you fanboys are gamers, just wannabe's that want to justify their purchase. And then turn around and become envious of the competition. Real gamers are not platform specific, they enjoy videogames, and appreciate the consoles that make them possible. Fanboys are the ones that hurt the industry more than help. Fake stories, claims, and all around bs hurt this industry. All this fanboyism needs to stop.

let's just play some games, that sounds like fun to me.

spasticjustice3399d ago

I'm having problems, played for an hour and my console RROD... I've considered the possibility that it was going to happen anyway, but now this makes me wonder.

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Meus Renaissance3400d ago (Edited 3400d ago )

It's so frustrating hearing about these constant issues with the console by just reading such articles that I can't imagine the emotional distress experienced by those who are affected.

It's poetic irony that Microsoft's flagship title - that is designed to speed up its intention of winning the market this generation - is actually speeding up the negative perceptions around their consoles hardware reliability. And more importantly, everyone's favourite Meus, is not insured. I'm now taking in donations.

P.S. I did like my line "When Microsoft said Finish The Fight, we all thought they meant the Covenant but it turns out for some people, it meant Finish The Console", if I do say so myself. lol

DrPirate3400d ago

I was thinking the exact same 2 words.

Ah what the hell, I lost a bubble. I'm down to 7 :( *cry* I insulted no one.

LeonSKennedy4Life3400d ago

From your post, you sound like someone that cares if other people get to enjoy the games you love.

For that, I award you bubbles...

It's rather noble of you.

xaphanze3400d ago

bubbles for DrPirate

I like your comments long time ago buddy.

WafflesID3400d ago (Edited 3400d ago )

Sorry Meus...but someone needs to strip your contributor status.

Isn't this "article" completely speculative AT BEST? The entire basis is of which is a bunch of forum posts from random users. No real evidence and no confirmation that a problem does exist. I mean really...Halo causing the RROD? Are you freaking kidding me?

Maybe there is a problem with lockups. But we have no real proof and no confirmation from bungie. When Bungie can confirm it, THEN it becomes news.

Not to mention the WAY in which it is presented is completely irresponsible and breaks several N4G rules.

So yeah, This is going to cost me a few bubbles I'm sure...but someone had to say it.

WIIIS13400d ago

Causing lock ups are probable since Sony games do that all the time. But Halo 3 the game causing RROD - c'mon it is not even remotely rational.

thetruthinator3399d ago

Fuken gay! i cant believe it......

how the hell could a new game give my console the RRoD?????

WTF!?

bumnut3399d ago

i bought halo3 on release day after work, got home and it did not work. the shop was sten closed so i had to wait until the next day to change it, the next copy also did not work.

so i got a refund and bought it from a different retailer, works fine.

finally

Foo Skeptic3399d ago

The page is http://forums.xbox.com/40/1...
It seems that everyone there has an xbox, so I think this is real, personally my copy of Halo does not show the read disc error or killed my xbox but on 9/25 when I inserted the game my xbox got freeze and have difficulties getting on xbox bazar, that never happened, for me this is strange, here is the list updated of what I am talking about, add some to your friends list of you doubt:
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Vip3r3400d ago

This doesn't come as a surprise tbh. With all those long hours of Halo 3 being played the heat generated will be causing the consoles to go down like files.

LeonSKennedy4Life3400d ago (Edited 3400d ago )

So...

I left my PS2 on for over a month once.

it was fine

I left my Wii on for over two days.

it overheated

I left my PS3 on for over two weeks.

it was just great...

Shankle3400d ago

Really? Wow, i didn't know it was so sturdy. I've been very careful to avoid overheating since I got mine. Not because I'd heard of any reports of overheated PS3s (has anyone ever heard of that happening at all?) but just because I love it.... How could I ever risk damaging it!?! But yeah I've been extra careful about leaving space around it and if it ever feels warm I point a fan at it. I think the longest I've left it on is 2 days. Very scary to think I wouldn't be able to do that with a 360!

Wolfmoonstrike3400d ago

lol.. I was like that when I got my ps3 too, but now I dont worry bout it at all. never gets hot enough for me to worry about it. one thing nice bout sony is they know what there doing when comes to hardware.

jiggyjay3400d ago

are that xbox gamers actually use their consoles to play games and not to gather dust or watch movies since there's nothing to play on the PS3.. So you can leave the 360 on all you want as well but just don't play games on it for 8 hours straight!

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Sangheili853400d ago

Just wondering. Both their sources were only forum posts of disc read error. Who said anything about it causing RROD? I know 360's over heat but you can't blame the cause of it to halo3. That does suck about the error. Happy mine works fine.

Meus Renaissance3400d ago

Some games have been known to cause hardware issues and even kill consoles. So it is possible. Just surprising on the scale of this.

WafflesID3400d ago

and I'm sure you have that list of games to support your argument?

As if these games can possibly alter the firmware.

thetruthinator3399d ago

Fuken gay! i cant believe it......

how the hell could a new game give my console the RRoD?????

WTF!?