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It Came Back (Part Two)

My second dead Xbox 360 has returned from Microsoft in record time, at least compared to the original trip:
Dead 360 #1: 6 weeks
Dead 360 #2: 5 days
Of course this is a refurb again (sorry; the literature that accompanied my becoffined console informs me in a rather authoritative manner that is a Microsoft Certified Replacement [...]


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So That’s Two Dead Xbox 360s For Me So Far

And like a good little web denizen, the first thing I do is go bitch about it in my blog!
This refurbed 360 arrived less than a month ago. In that time I managed to play a handful of very good games on it. I made it through BioShock and Crackdown, and I had just purchased [...]


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Xbox 360 “Falcon” Rev Has HDMI

The ever-reliable ShackNews is confirming a long-simmering rumour that the “Falcon” 65nm revision to the Xbox 360 is indeed appearing in stores with an HDMI port:
Microsoft has confirmed the addition of HDMI ports to all newly manufactured Xbox 360 premium consoles. “Yes, we are offering an HDMI port for Xbox 360 simply as another choice [...]


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Xbox 360 Design, Idiocy or Rampant Idiocy?

Given Microsoft’s recent admission that the 360 is faulty, it seems surprising that they’d refuse to explain the nature of the problem that’s costing them an estimated billion dollars, give or take. While there have been several attempts to determine the problem before, those attempts were all made by whitey with his huge clumsy hands. [...]


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They’re All Broken. Every Single One. (Updated)

Australian news outlet CRN is reporting that Microsoft has publicly admitted to a design flaw (see update below) present in every Xbox 360 on the market (emphasis theirs):
Software giant admits there are 11.6 million faulty consoles, which it will have to fix.
Microsoft has admitted that every one of the 11.6 million Xbox 360 consoles sold [...]


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I Agree With Everything This Man Says.

In the absence of full and forthright answers to these questions–answers that are critical to restoring consumer confidence in the Xbox 360–it is our firm belief that Microsoft should strongly consider a product recall, or at the very least, offer to replace those machines whose batch numbers indicate that they were manufactured before the design [...]


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Falcon is Coming

Mercury News Interactive has a story saying that Microsoft’s next major revision to the Xbox 360 hardware, named Falcon, contains a 65nm process CPU and GPU. That doesn’t mean a God Damned Thing to mere mortals. But it does mean that it paves the way for a cheaper-to-produce 360 that generates less heat and noise [...]


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MS Still Spinning

N’Gai Croal asks Peter Moore about the recent warranty extension.
I won’t quote any of the specific details he gets into – except the parting shot:
Real quick: are you still going to be profitable for the next fiscal year?
Yes. sir. Yes indeed. Absolutely.
Yes, Microsoft will indeed be profitable.
Xbox division? Not a fucking chance in hell.


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Microsoft Mans Up on the RROD

In a stunning move Microsoft has owned up to it’s responsibility for all the Xbox 360 red-ring-of-death failures. Peter Moore has informed us, the great unwashed masses, that the 360 warranty is now extended to 3 years regarding the RROD issue specifically. They’ll also be reimbursing anyone who paid to have their 360 repaired because [...]


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Forza 2 “Not Bricking Consoles”

In the latest Pitpass Report Che Chou took some time to respond to the screaming forum banshees about the reported Forza 2 induced red rings o’ death and the subsequent deletion of that thread.
As for the recent controversy over a “deleted” forum thread discussing Forza 2 and hardware freezing, the truth is that I moved [...]


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