IGN: Funeral for a 360

Last week, a nation mourned over the loss of IGN's last launch Xbox 360. Microsoft felt their pain. Following their obituary, Microsoft sent its condolences, accompanied by some lovely flowers. The mega-corporation also provided a coffin for their dearly departed 360.

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HighDefinition3540d ago (Edited 3540d ago )

So sad.

Pour out a little liquor.

Actually, I don`t have enough liquor to pour out for this problem.

JokesOnYou3540d ago (Edited 3540d ago )

Same broken 360, same broken record sony fanboy comments....geesh I guess its a slow day.

I wonder why sony never admitted a problem or reimbursed owners for all those broken ps2's?, oh thats right they settled that lawsuit.


@EXCLUSIVEGAMER, nah I'm not being soooo serious, actually when that first post appeared on n4g I commented that is was pretty damm funny, I love a good Joke, (its in the name), and I don't mind this one but I do think its fair that if were are going to constantly focus on the issue of micro's recent hardware failures that we should also be free to reference sony's past history of problems with the ps2, no doubt they overcame those issues and went on to become the best selling console ever, while I'm not suggesting the 360 will come close to the ps2's success, Iam suggesting even though its had a terrible start in the hardware dept that it still deserves the same chance of recovery, if not where would the ps2 be if people like me and my friends trashed it because of those early problems with the laser, and for the record [serious voice] NO, I'm not saying it was as bad as the 360 early problems but it WAS WIDESPREAD, and sony was facing heavy lawsuits, which they settled....of course in your mind sony is perfect though, thats fine, whatever makes you sleep at night.


@hd: that had me rollin,

" Id pour out a little liquor, but I dont have enough liquor for this problem"

@joy: Y SOOOOOOOOOOO seriousss? stop crying clown

d_dogg20073540d ago

wasn't as widespread as this problem. Thats why they didn't need to fork out another billion $ worth of warranty coverage. This RROD is a pure joke and sends bad signals as consumers to companies. Why bother making quality product when people out there are going to settle for less?

KingME3540d ago

Nice, professional responsibility at it's best. This is the kind of news you get from companies or site ran by morons for morons.

Erotic Sheep3540d ago

Tho you can be a pain in the ass Why Dis... that actually made me rofl! Awesome video XD

Black Maverick3540d ago

@Jokesonyou: It's not Sony's fault that Xbox 360s keep dying. =/

@Why dis: ROFL that was funny as hell.

FarEastOrient3540d ago

Thanks Why Dis, this made my day along enjoyed greatly please find more of these.

JokesOnYou3540d ago

you missed the point, I'm not saying its sony fault, in fact I'm glad gamers complained and sites/media reported those complaints so micro was basicly forced to respond with the warranty. Now what Iam saying is its fair to suggest that they did fix everyone's RROD for free unlike sony and based on the complaints/reports we see now vs when 360 first launched they have indeed reduced the failure rate significantly, sure there will always be some that fail, with launch 360's being the most prone to failure but unless you have a link with evidence of a ongoing high failure rate then I don't see why the 360 isn't a good gaming choice....for gamers of course.


Arnon3540d ago

Hey, I posted that video on here today, Why Dis!

cayal3540d ago


PS2 wasn't near the failure rate of 33% like 360 was reported to be.

majorsuave3540d ago


lol why dis. that`s a fu king piece of video

HighDefinition3540d ago

Ask yourself.

Why So Serious?


ps3sux3540d ago

to cayal- sony never reported the actual failure rate of earlier ps2's

what i find interesting about this story is this and ill quote it-- "Last week, a nation mourned over the loss of IGN's last launch Xbox 360. Microsoft felt their pain. Following their obituary, Microsoft sent its condolences, accompanied by some lovely flowers. The mega-corporation also provided a coffin for their dearly departed 360. "

they said microsoft sent them a coffin for their LAUNCH 360, did anyone read that?

thought you sonyboys said microsoft wouldn't fix launch rrod consoles anymore.....seems you guys were wrong yet AGAIN.

like i said before and got slammed with disagrees and BS from the sonyfans on doesn't want anymore issues with this, they don't ask you anything but for ya mailing info so they can send you a box.


back to jokesonyou, man i knew rrod story was coming, you wanna know why man, because vgchartz just released estimates that shows ps3 got beat bad in jan. i know its sad for these sonyfanboys to do this, but they do it everytime, hell they're more predictable then anyone.

also they're mad about that the gameinformer review, they think 8.75 is slander to their killzone 2. hahahahahahahah

CaseyRyback_CPO3540d ago (Edited 3540d ago )

The PS2 had issues, they are resolved, and its still around in 2009. If you want to cry about DRE, take a time machine.

The PS3, sony's third game system also has a very low failure rate. Which would be what you would use to compare, NOT the PS2. OR even better yet, Microsofts first foray into consoles, thier BULLETPROOF Xbox1. Ask me how many 360's i've had die on me, then ask my how many Xbox1's. Ill give you a hint, Im still on my FIRST Xbox1.

Microsoft rushed hardware, RROD is what happens when you overlook simple things. The pS2 even today has a lower failure rate than Microsoft's 360, as does the PS3. I'm not sure how many times this needs to be repeated.

I understand that in some desperate way to make yourself not look like an idiot by playing the RROD coffin game(which I played three times, another hint). But the reality snaps that right out of you. You're trying to say that ALL hardware has problems, and you use a very extinct example which only makes the 360 look worse since the PS2 is still playable in 2009. To try to say that Sony does the same thing. They dont. The 360 has a very ABNORMAL failure rate.

THe PS3 is bullet proof hardware with a normal failure rate. The PS2 is bullet proof hardware with a normal failure rate. The PSP is bullet proof hardware with a normal yet crackable screen -failure rate. The Xbox one was bullet proof hardware with a normal failure rate. The 360 is terrible when it comes to hardware reliability. You know it, and everyone else does as well. Honestly, think next time. 360's are still dying, PS2's aren't. Its what it is, but you absolutely can't justify anything with its horrible failure rates.

Seriously, the PS2? That has to be at the bottom of the excuse bag. You're an Ok guy, but clueless about gamers.

N4360G3540d ago

I agree with majorsuave.That video Power of Green..err Why dis posted is not even funny.We are talking about video game consoles here,stay on topic LOL.


Would never given my Xbox 360 a funeral if it died, Its either the way to the dump och on its way to the revival center.

RonRico3540d ago

This just in... M$oft is apologizing for there stupid broken piece of sh*t that doesn't do sh*t because it's f*cken broken. Say they're going to extend their warranty another three years bringing it to just shy of a decade. M$, ha just trying to please them customers.

SL1M DADDY3540d ago

Actually, I rolled my eyes and said, 'yeah, nothing new to see here'.

Good gravy, if I had a funeral for ever 360 I lost I would be in debt up to my ears. lol

nycredude3540d ago

Seems you guys should just get a room and wank either other off. Stop the hate man, this article has nothing to do with Sony and yet you two tools feel the need to bring this up. Fact is that was freaking 7-8 years ago and this problem is NOW. Stop being such tools and just admit that this CURRENT problem is not acceptable in TODAY'S times. If the Ps3 had this level of failure it wouldn't have survived so stop the BS already.

ThanatosDMC3540d ago

My PS2 stopped working after 4.5 years... and it was played like crazy sometimes on for a whole day. What's he whining about?

UltraNova3539d ago

Is it me or did IGN just admited to accepting bribes from MS?

Oh...IGN what were u thinking...

Stubacca3539d ago

Come on dude, there was never anywhere near as many broken PS2s as there are 360s. Failure rates on PS2 systems were normal. The same can't be said about the 360. 360 failure rates are a JOKE, and will continue to plague these forums and comments section until the problem is fully resolved and it stops happening!

LegendKillar3539d ago

are you serious? ps2 failure rate was not near normal, its not as bad as the 360 problem but it was bad, i went through 6 ps2 consoles, 1 started scratching discs and the other 5 stopped reading discs.

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rucky3540d ago (Edited 3540d ago )

It's amazing how the RROD issue has been so widely accepted now that everybody just jokes around when it happens. whatever... rip 360.

MONOLITHICIDE3540d ago (Edited 3540d ago )

yea i know right, how do people defend this, how is this a joke, i was pissed when my second 360 died, all you xbox fans are retarded to even think this is ok from microcrap, and you say they care about the consumer, lol pleeeeeaaazzzzzzzz!!!!

AND @PS3SUX, your just a straight up idiot, "see sonyfanboys mircodickklickers sent them a coffin for their launch console,"

your an idiot and shouldnt play games, well i guess you dont because you try and play the 360 when you have one.

RROD is ok now i guess

Gerry Mark II3540d ago

Soon as i saw this article i canceled by Xbox order from Amazon ASAP.

I also approved this article with my multiple accounts to show everybody what a pathetic piece of sh!t the Patchbox Please-Fix-Me is.

TheColbertinator3540d ago

Can I get some flowers too,Microsoft?

IzKyD13313540d ago

It'll cost you 800 MS points

Liquid Snake3540d ago

ROFL that made me laugh.

That is quote of the day.

farhsa20083540d ago

thats what happens when you buy junk from junk