Those canny devils at Microsoft like a good laugh!
god damn u microsoft tryna fool us
microsoft wont fool us next time
and expected to read how they fixed the RROD
They fixed the heat-issues in mid-2007. Why havent you been paying attention? Here's a good look at the fixes: http://www.llamma.com/xbox3... Pay attention son, you're FUD is getting old and stinky.
@2.2 No. The "elite" didnt fix the issue, the motherboard redesign did. Pay attention. You're talking out your anus.
Stop shooting crap n4user1 i got a arcade with 3 red lights sitting next to my mac that says your comment is BS
i always thought that they've been making fool of consumers with their RROD all this time. q:
Actually, Microsoft fixed the heat issues in mid-2007, and gave everyone an extended, free fix. Being an owner of 3 failed PS2s, and 2 perfectly good, never failed Xbox 360s (one upstairs, one down); Microsoft made Sony look like a fool by showing them how to properly treat their customers.
n4user... I assume that a 16% failure rate (absolute minimum and my friends don't reflects that statistic accurately) is how you want to be treated? I am not even going to argue failure rates of other consoles, but to think that is good customer satisfaction is perverse. And it's part of the reason I don't undertsnad what rabid followers it has.
I know this might be really hard for you to reach your biased mind around but just perhaps there are users out there that have fully working systems with no problems? I mean the 360 does sell a lot of games and if everyone had broken systems do you think the games would continue to sell like they do? Its like you think that if you own a 360 you should automatically be mad about it. I am another happy 360 owner with no problems and same with the 80 people on my friends list who are happy.
"I assume that a 16% failure rate (absolute minimum and my friends don't reflects that statistic accurately) is how you want to be treated? " No. Acutally, you cant even repeat your FUD correctly. That "16%" rate came from SquareTrade. There fcuking press release said "just over half" were general hardware failure. The rest of the 16% were _contacts_. So, if you phoned them for _any reason_ you were included in that 16% number. Get your shiat straight.
are the fools.
April fools, haha it's just movies. XD
HAHA awesome The Helemt would own xD
I can't believe any Xbox lasted long enough to be vintage.... All in good taste. Don't hate, but feel free to disagree.
I'm not amused. *I want the helmet*
"Flex-Plasma In-sight display". Ha! Nice.
Was the concept of the xbox 360 thought up on April 1st?
This really wasn't as funny as I thought it would be considering all the time and effort put into it. The retro Xbox did get a chuckle out of me though. That controller and the "open faceplate" reminded me of some fond memories. Most of you probably have never had to get off your butt to change a channel, huh? What a pain (no pun intended) in the ass that was!
Wow, now I kind of want a retro 360 now with a wood finish. For reference, we are now 10 posts into a 360/Microsoft comment thread, and there have been 2 off topic references to the RRoD in the supposedly-fanboy-free Gamer Zone. In fact, right now (as of this posting, that is), the Open Zone has less fanboy-slanted posts than the Gamer Zone. Welcome to N4G, baby.
As I've been saying for about a year now (and keep getting temp-banned for it), the admins of this site are OBVIOUSLY Sony fanboys, and idiots. :o
Well, RRoD does seem to go hand in hand with the 360.
Oh whatever. That's a lame excuse people use for bringing it up in EVERY STORY about the 360. You know what else I've found goes hand in hand with my 360? Fun games. But I don't see people talking about that every time the 360 or Microsoft is brought up. Yes, the RRoD sucks. Yes, it should never have been this bad of a problem. But that doesn't excuse fanboys bringing it up EVERY CHANCE they get.
N4G admins/mods don't temp-ban ppl for having an opinion.
Um...yes, they do. :o
Show me. The fact that your first comment regarding N4G admins hasn't been deleted proves my point. Now it's on you to prove yours.
Wood-grain, retro 360...ha! Totally took me back to the Atari 2600 days. And that helmet...Virtual Boy, anyone?
I actually got this email from microsoft of those. And now this as an april fools joke, lol, man i was loving that wood finish and that helmet just everything on that, damn nice.
is if they would of put something on there like the xbox360 is now the most reliable console on the market. question for yall my buddy said his 2k disc does not work anymore apparently from playin it to much on his xbox360 do you guys any idea on what happened?
because anytime anybody says anything about Microsoft they get reported
Just leave. This topic about an April fools joke and lets see you have already made a hardware comment that has already been done by like 20 people above you and now you are asking for tech help on a 2K disc. Just leave!
Nodoze, you do realize that the NEW manufactures 360, have 65 nano meter CPU's right? and 3 year warranty cover al system being updated with better performing CPU's not just replacing them with old cpu's from launch.
it helps me appreciate my 360 because you never appreciate it until it's gone - for repairs
"I can't say what happened because anytime anybody says anything about Microsoft they get reported" Funny, yet you still do it anyway. You just can't help yourself can you? @13 - You are correct.
You're almost down to one bubble, emo b1tch! HAAHAHAHhaHAHAH!
go back to Math class.
I want this stuff! haha The helmet looks great! I wonder if it works like the virtual boy? The wood xbox is sick....seriously, makes me want to puke. I once looking for a Yukon and I found one....with a solid wood interior. Looked like that console. haha It made me puke as well. Now I wish I bought it and I wish the console was real! haha MS, you are funny! Seriously, bring out the helmet!
i loved the X Box Live board game, and the Vintage 360. that wooden cabinet was great. lol. good job, MS.
apparently they missed the point of aprils fool day in making something believable...dumb fu^&%
Oh, your so clever! Can you provide us a link to these "official april fool's day rules" that you know? I'm sure they'll be written so that Sony is knee-slappingly-funny, and MS is "dumb fu^&%". Take it >> troll.
april fools is the day that everyone is given the opportunity to become a factitious lier. The whole point of april fools is to deceive your viewers in a way that makes them at least think for a second that "oh, wow, I didn't know this was real!" . That doesn't mean that microsoft was off in title, but there over all presentation makes it far to easy to spot that it is completely fake, and unimaginative. You can disagree with the "unimaginative" part, but it would be hard pressed to say you couldn't tell it was fake.
Microsoft made a joke, get over yourselves, its inventive and light-hearted. Cant you guys give it a rest for ONE DAY?
I got a kick out of this. good humor
has nothing to do with hardware failures its about having a sense of humor something to laugh about guys calm down a notch loool :)
The Xbox Live board game is actually a good idea wtf ...
I'd go for more board games on Xbox LIVE. For starters, Axis and Allies, Risk, Trivial Pursuit (with tournaments & leagues please)...
That wood finished Xbox looks kind of cool.
Despite my wise crack I agree. It does look cool.
haha nice one MS.
That helmet is pretty [email protected]$$.
@wageslave why? because its called a reply to to someone who is implying something. why i cant reply to something i feel is bull? lol oh god you guys are so... sensitive when it comes to gaming its worse than dealing with a B*tch. now if you want to call anyone who calls out and simply replies to another's comment with some harsh facts a machine than i guess this site is filled with them. you're over here trying to formulate your own take on some reports dug up from net. listen there is a reason why these things pop up on the net in the first place, they do have an origin, why if the 360 didn't have these issues im pretty sure they wouldn't be posting these things up. the fact of the matter is they Microsoft are still having issues with their hardware, still this is very embarrassing considering that they've been around around a year longer than its two rivals which just shows you they aren't really aiming high with fixing the issue just ads and sales. and even if that could've been an old system why would a large corporation like Microsoft try to introduce the world a more reliable machine with a defective unit? does that make sense to you? cuz it sure doesn't make any to me. talk about the falcon chips heh? it also wouldn't make sense to have multiple units on low power supply given that, thats why the power brick is there for in the first place, don't beat yourself so hard man, you're no tech. and going to a press conference thats the least anyone would expect for a company to go through. i wonder what the ps3's signal for lower power supply is? or let alone the wii's? the red rings all mainly lead to one thing and and no one wants part of that my friend. and when i say this, trust me i do not prove anyone's point, when you're system is suppose to be cheaper to manufacture it shouldn't be at 16.4% let alone at 33% failure rate when one of its competitors machines has more built in components inside and costs more to built in and sits at at 3% with the cheaper machine that being the wii in the first place. sure anyone can make a system hot given the opportunity but this isn't what its all about, its about more than just simply putting a system in a stress test in a hot corner of some sort. im gonna be perfectly honest with you since the 360 loads files faster than the ps3 i leave my ps3 on & online for a while and heck even over night at times when im downloading multiple demos, the truth is i couldn't afford to do this with the 360 if i were to try and download a combination of 720p films and game demos and thats well knowing it has a power brick out the system for various reasons, know what i mean? what he said was that the problem was fixed in 07, i said well... its 08 and there are still reports coming from multiple sources indicating otherwise, my point is that and nothing else, which contradicts, not make his point. do you understand?lol. but in the end im not here to argue with you or the many xbox fans who came here to disagree with my replies, i just came here to reassert my point. don't take it personal i don't get paid by sony to make my points any clearer than this i simply do this cuz i feel like it and im sure you don't get paid by MS to stick and defend every logic or illogical reason posted on these pages. again i don't hate the 360, as i do have one and many great games for it and friends i play with online, but of course when i have to make point be heard than no matter what or who tries to contradict me without any logical reason will be forced to hear what i have to say trust me, this isn't a job for... its just a hobby of mines. lol again don't take this personal.
the helmet looks effin mad i think it will come out in 10yrs time
*sigh* The amount of crap in this comment section that has nothing to do with a simple gag that is meant for nothing more than a simple laugh makes me want to tear my eyes out and then cry for humanity.
Bad idea Microsoft. Now you've just used your "Recon 360" to remind us that we don't have 1TB of disk space.
xbox has finally fixed the rrod! April fools!
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