Thursday, August 30, 2007

Broken Xbox 360


Developer: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft
Release Date: Nov. 22, 2005
Systems: Er, Xbox 360
ESRB Rating: E - M
Official Web Site

In a nutshell: My first hour with a broken Xbox 360.

0:01 I put BioShock in my disc drive and turn the power on.
0:02 The TV is still black. I look down and notice three red lights surrounding the power button.
0:03 I desperately try to reset the system. No change.
0:04 - 1:00 Soft weeping.

Would I play this game for more than an hour? Not if I had a choice.
Why? I wanna play BioShock. Waaaaah!

This review based on a retail system purchased over a year ago. It will be missed.

Note: It probably goes without saying, but don't expect any Xbox 360 reviews on this site until this issue is resolved.

18 comments:

Nerdron said...

sad news indeed. I had to send my in for a broken dvd drive. hopefully it will come home soon, like a dog in one of those sappy cross country kids movies...

Sasha said...

"What is this feeling? Fear? Me?!"

now i understand the meaning of those words.

totally a bummer. my heart goes out to ya.
on the flip side i hear that the turn-around time for the repair/replacement is not such a long wait. good luck!

Joe said...

Aww, and I was hoping you'd do an hour review of Bioshock too. Ah well, have fun getting it fixed.

Kyle said...

Er... I did do an hour on BioShock. Click the word "BioShock" in the post above...

ephemera said...

BioShock killed my machine too. It was a launch '360 (I bought it in December '05), and had served me well. Damn you, BioShock!!

Mr.Luben said...

Wow that sucks...
Mine is still good...
Hopefully it stays that way! lol
Have fun getting it fixed!

Aimee said...

Wow, tough break. I can't believe that hasn't happened to me yet. I think I might fall into a catatonic depression if it did...

I'm glad you've still got other systems, at least, so you can keep blogging. I try to read every day because you always make me laugh. Keep it up! And good luck getting your baby back!

Danh said...

Dude... that frickin BLLOOOWWWWS.

Right on Bioshock and with Halo 3 looming.

Richie said...

Terrible shame, I really loved your reviews of 360 games. 3 year warranty means you can still get it replaced for free, though, right? Should only take a few weeks.

Darryl said...

Anyone get 2 rings of Death
?
My system keeps crashing with just the left 2 rings going red. Is this still under warranty? I am not too mad, as I bought my Xbox on Day one, so I guess its had its run...

PacoDG said...

Just got my second red rings, but this time I am also getting a free game out of the deal. If you haven't called the 4myxbox number yet, read this http://digg.com/xbox_360/Get_Red_Rings_of_Death_Get_a_Free_Game_from_Microsoft_Complete_Tutorial

Paul Cosgrove said...

I just moved to Scotland from Northern Ireland and didn't bring my 360 with me when I moved.

I have a horrible feeling my it's going to brick as soon as I get it back

Anonymous said...

Every day in the UK alone, another couple of thousand 360's turn up at the Microsoft repair centre in Prague.

I find it AMAZING, that Xbox 360 owners are still in denial, and still living the "it won't happen to me" dream.

Microsoft have alrady told you, your console is living on borrowed time.

You may get lucky, and it may fail when you have no new games to play, but more likely, as games become more system challenging, the likelyhood of Halo3, BiosShock or MassEffect turning your console into a brick IS VERY REAL.

The repair time is 6 weeks, but as "compensation", Microsoft may give you a 4 week Xbox Live card, if you work for any press/blogger site.

Elwood said...

Dude...that sucks. My sincerest condolences. I've got two 360s, and I'm just praying that they don't RRoD at the same time, but I'm resigned to it being a "when" rather than an "if."

Nounet said...

Kyle, I feel sorry for you... I hope everything gets back to normal asap, as I'm waiting for more 360 reviews!

FUNNYMAN said...

Microsoft needs to rectify this Red Ring of Death flaw as soon as possible.

PsyGuy said...

wow... the red ring of death has finally caught up with you...and with bioshock?! its sad and hilarious... good luck with the fix :)

Dunny One said...

I too lived in the fear that my Glorious Xbox will Red-Ring. I purchased my 360 and 3 days after that, I started hearing Red-Ring stories across the globe. Perhaps mine is one of the luckier ones? *crosses fingers*