Is This PS3 Exclusive Trolling The Xbox 360?

Infamous 2 is a PS3 exclusive. Sony is publishing the game, and it won't be on the Xbox 360. That doesn't mean Infamous is devoid of Xbox 360 references. » 4/13/11 6:00am 4/13/11 6:00am

Bulletstorm Has A Red Ring of Death (Joke)

The people over at Team Lag were playing Bulletstorm and found a red ring of death. Remember that? It was the notorious signal that your Xbox 360 was one towel-wrap away from complete failure. » 2/23/11 3:00pm 2/23/11 3:00pm

Power Company Warns Of the Dangers of "Vampire Energy" with Red Ring of…

The Alabama Power Company created this nifty television ad to talk about how some electronic gadgets still use power when they're turned off. » 11/09/10 10:00am 11/09/10 10:00am

Marine Firing Squad Shoots Up Xbox 360

A U.S. Marine in shades stands in front of the camera, holding an Xbox 360. "This is how you fix the Red Ring of Death for Xbox," he says. A pistol protrudes from the screen's bottom. » 10/25/10 3:00am 10/25/10 3:00am

Apple Engineers "Totally Wrong", Nintendo Misjudged Excitement and…

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…

New Xbox 360 Warns You Of Possible Doom

The new smaller Xbox 360 will not flash the "Red Ring of Death" — the iconic symbol of catastrophic system failure. It's new warning mark is the "red eye". Sounds...ominous. » 6/21/10 5:00am 6/21/10 5:00am

Have Microsoft Stopped Sending Out Boxes For 360 Repairs?

It's been standard practice for a while now that, if your 360 broke, Microsoft would send you a box, so you could send your console back in. But a Consumerist report today claims otherwise. » 3/03/09 10:30pm 3/03/09 10:30pm

"Worst Of Xbox 360 Hardware Failure Behind Us"

Three flashing red lights on the Xbox 360 represents "general system failure." Nicknamed "The Red Ring of Death," this system failure has plagued the Xbox 360 console for years. » 2/17/09 11:00pm 2/17/09 11:00pm

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