Let Us Mourn The Passing Of Yet Another Kotaku Xbox 360

I honestly couldn't put an exact number on it, but I'm pretty sure we're at 12+ broken Xbox 360s here. And counting. I say counting because yesterday, we lost another.

While billions across the planet were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ yesterday, I instead spent the day mourning a death, as my little beige box uttered its last, gasping breath. What's most sad is not the loss itself; it's that it couldn't go out in glory, a fiery RROD flashing across its face like a middle finger extended from beyond the grave.

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ukilnme4604d ago

That just sucks and is exactly why I recommended a PS3 over Xbox 360 to a guy at Best Buy on Christmas Eve.

ukilnme4603d ago (Edited 4603d ago )

LOL, yeah I know. Don't consider me a convert though. I had to be honest with myself and that guy. I was willing to take a chance on the 360 mostly because I like Halo, Gears and Ninja Gaiden and I have no regrets about it. Weighing things strictly on a hardware basis, with a 33% failure rate there was just no way I could recommend a 360 over a PS3. Taste in games is completely subjective so I did not bring those up other than recommending the Uncharted Bundle.

@ Why o why

LOL, he would have a hard time finding me considering I don't work there.

Why o why4603d ago

honesty is the best policy. It would of been easier to tell him to get a 360 if you were selling over the phone but recommending a 360 face to face would of been bare faced lying....He would of come back 4 ya. He still might, just with a smile on his face

LoVeRSaMa4603d ago

kotaku is a 360 Graveyard i sware..

Yet they have to Cheek to insult PS3 every possible Artical.

BattleAxe4603d ago (Edited 4603d ago )

I own 2 60 gig PS3s and I couldn't belive it when I got the Yellow Light of Death on the first one I bought almost 2 years ago(1 year and 10 months). This just happened 3 days ago.

Luckly I bought the extended 3 year warranty from Future Shop. I was telling some of my friends about this and they were like" whats the Yellow Light of Death?" lol

StephanieBBB4603d ago

Seriously If this happens to the Xbox720 im gonna go Madworld on Microsoft and every executive working there.

This is NOT! acceptable.

factory4603d ago


LoVeRSaMa4603d ago


you need games?

you need to take CAPSLOCK off, thats what you Need.

Why o why4603d ago

Ha Ha.....owned ;) but if you did ud probably tell him the same thing

proArchy4603d ago

It just baffles me how Microsoft can continually drop the price of the 360 and yet this plague endures. It seems to me that they would be doing their fans and consumers a giant favor by producing more reliable hardware and only then focusing on price cuts. While the RROD frequency has decreased (or at least the frequency of which people talk about it has decreased) over the last months hardware failure STILL HAPPENS TOO MUCH. Consumers are far too complacent to buy a product that has a large chance of breaking down. It is not only a consumer's right to demand more reliable products, it is their RESPONSIBILITY! This isn't hate speech to Microsoft, this is hate speech to unreliable products. Do your best not to buy televisions, cars, phones, video game systems, or anything that breaks down frequently. It is your responsibility to make sure your money is spent on reliable, worthwhile products and no one else's. The 360 has a proven history of failure and Microsoft has seen that the majority of consumers are more concerned about price than quality. Nothing will change if we don't change the way we evaluate the spending of our dollar, which in a 'free' market is our one and only voice that reaches the manufacturers.

CViper4603d ago

she LOVES him.

food 4 thought.

KidMakeshift4603d ago

All I have to say is buy a 2+ yr warranty

I'm on my 4th 360, but I just have to go to Best Buy and swap it. Plus, I get money back each time because the console is always going down in price

moja4603d ago

ukilnme, so true. I read your story in the other thread, and I agree. As hard as it would be to not suggest the 360 for the games, I would feel compelled to do the same. Luckily, I've only lost one box (so far?), and it was a bummer, but it made me get more acquainted and appreciative for the neglected black box. Both can be great experiences, but I even use my PS3 for media playing duties on the home network.

Saint Sony4603d ago

For some odd reason I don't like Kotaku.

ultimolu4603d ago

I guess this is why I'm on/off about buying a 360.
I actually git a PSP with Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core, and Patapon instead of that system.

I won't deny that the 360 has some great software going for it but who wants to risk buying a faulty console?

power of Green 4603d ago

Either these guys are exposing these units in unnatural environments or they are making up stories for hits. lol

His "supposed" new 360's are not breaking left and right(unless he's pooring water in them or putting them in the oven)

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Lord Shuhei Yoshida4604d ago

Kotaku-taking a dump on the internet,one useless article at a time

Obama4604d ago

12 xbox360? Some dedicated bots they are.

ukilnme4604d ago

Indeed they are. Just as mindless as droids it would seem.

Xlll4603d ago

Only thing is no one goes thru 12 PS3's. Sorry there is not defending hardware as rushed and cheaply made as the 360.

ukilnme4603d ago

@ Xlll

I can't argue with that. No way in hell I can do 3 let alone 12.

phosphor1124603d ago

No one I know has gone through more than 1 ps3. 1 got the Yellow HDD light of death, but it was replaced for free (had warranty on it). They actually got him a different 60 gig version (since that was his original kind). Works perfectly now.

LeonSKennedy4Life4603d ago

You're calling Kotaku droids? Seriously? Nobody's had more anti-PS3 articles than these guys. Believe me.

They just have multiple 360's and one of them breaks every once in awhile.

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tatotiburon4603d ago

jesus, that's why i helped various customers to pick a xbox 360 with jasper board, now they are trully happy customers

CryofSilence4603d ago

There's still no evidence, as far as I've seen, that the Jasper fixes the RRoD. We'll find out soon enough. However, your intentions are good. /salute

tatotiburon4603d ago

well the evidence is that falcon boards were very reliable and jasper are so much better, so....

strotee4603d ago

Please point me to this evidence you claim exists.

tatotiburon4603d ago

well all this news about xbox 360 with RROD are consoles from early 2007, and xbox 360 with falcon board were shipped since sept of 2007. The falcon board were so reliable that microsoft started to ship falcon boards for warranty to xbox 360 without HDMI, this consoles weren't for sale, just for warranty replacement.

There is so many consoles out there from 2006 or 2007 that still running but they will get the RROD eventually from oldest customers or ignorant people that bought a old console without checking first. This consoles are the ones that you read all over the internet.

Cerbus4603d ago

SO sorry to burst your bubble but word from El Paso where I know several ppl who work at the factory that replaces broken xboxs is that Jasper and Falcon are coming in just as much as the older models.

Why o why4603d ago

way to sh!t on the people not looking for the small print on the box they had no chance of choosing or ones not born with x-ray vision. The point is its not fixed and if it continues into year 4 the 360 will be a considered more of a technological disgrace with great games and pioneering online service. MS are better of calling the new versions john, peter or paul because because only god himself knows how they haven't fixed this yet.

Max Power4603d ago

upset that Microsoft had to come up with several different chip sets to solve a problem that shouldn't have existed in the first place?

dantesparda4603d ago

Tato is a complete and utter moron. He is such a fanboy that he cant see the truth, he must be really young. Well he's gonna get what he deserves when his 360 breaks down. Me on the other hand, i am not so lucky, because i know how unreliable their products are, but what can i do? Im on my 5th 360 and will never pay a dime to have it fixed, once i am out of warranty, that is it! i am done with the 360 at that point! (sh!t, i barely even play it now as it is). But as long as i can get it fixed for free, what else would i do but have it replaced. Even though, i do consider the whole process a painn in the @ss. And guess what Tato, the last 360 that broke down on me was a Falcon. I could even have a Jasper right now for all i know. But i will tell you this, this system has already red ringed on me twice since i got it back, but luckily it still works. But i know that the reality is that its just a ticking time bomb waiting to break down and that time will come soon enough

Sarcasm4603d ago

"ignorant people that bought a old console without checking first"

So a product has a 33% failure rate and it's the "ignorant people" who buy it?

As much as I think people shouldn't be "ignorant" when shopping and do their research, it still doesn't justify a high failure rate on a product.

ultimolu4603d ago

Unless there is evidence that the Jasper model fixes the RROD...I'm not taking chances.

As much as I'd like to play Ninja Blade if it's good.

LeonSKennedy4Life4603d ago

The Jasper board has shown no improvement over the Falcon.

These things are still frying, man. What made you think they're not?

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gamesmaster4603d ago

Anybody would think they sabotage their consoles to boost microsofts sales. (just poking fun)

rhood0224603d ago

No joke, but I believe the idea of planned obsolescence has taken on a whole new level in this ongoing saga of death.

I mean, HOW many people before the $1 billion RR-Bailout opted for the fee of replacing their console?

Of those who went through the "sending their console to MS" only to have it RROD on them again, how many said "f*ck it!" and just bought a new console?

If even 10% of those who fell within the 33% failure rate bought new consoles, that is still a load of "sold" consoles added to the MS tally.