Apple Engineers "Totally Wrong", Nintendo Misjudged Excitement and Other Great Corporate Excuses

This morning iPhone owners woke to a very unusual thing: An apology letter from Apple. » 7/02/10 11:00am 7/02/10 11:00am

The straps included with the Wii Remote were too thin, sometimes when a player's grip on the controller slipped while playing a game. This lead to several documented cases of injuries and damages. The…

Ten Little Xbox 360 Sitting in Their Graves... and Counting

That's right, after a particularly good run » 10/03/08 9:30pm 10/03/08 9:30pm I've had another Xbox 360 die on me. This time a debug unit. While the instances of Xbox 360 red rings have certainly dropped, I do still hear stories about the console's DVD player giving up the ghost. That's what happened to me in July last year when my last 360 died and…

Game Tester Fired For Going On Record About Xbox 360 Defects

VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi recently published an exhaustive history » 9/12/08 7:20pm 9/12/08 7:20pm of the manufacturing issues that have surrounded the Xbox 360, resulting in still unknown numbers of defective consoles and a $1 billion price tag for Microsoft's games division. Hypersensitive readers who pined for the day when we could all just…

The History Of The Defective Xbox 360

How, exactly, did Microsoft wind up shipping a notoriously defective Xbox 360, resulting in thousands upon thousands of gamers burning through temporarily working consoles and over a billion dollars in warranty expenses? That's largely answered in Venture Beat's massive feature on the birthing pains of the console,… » 9/05/08 10:00pm 9/05/08 10:00pm

Truth Behind Xbox 360 "Recall" Is Quite Boring

Microsoft has ranged from mum to cagey on the exact source of the hardware issue that has red ringed thousands upon thousands of Xbox 360s, with Robbie Bach chalking it up to a "a Microsoft design issue." While the President of the company's Entertainment & Devices Division would prefer to leave it at that, a report… » 6/10/08 9:30pm 6/10/08 9:30pm