If you never saw Crazy People, a 1990 film starring Dudley Moore, I highly recommend it. Basically, an advertising agency is taken over by the insane, who decide that honesty—the anathema of marketing—is now the best policy. Volvos are sold as "boxy, but they're good." Another stunt offers "a free plant for fat…
At this point, after 17 days with no end in sight, it's fair to ask the question. the PlayStation Network Outage, or the Xbox 360's Red Ring of Death: Which is worse?
Remember 2008? Good Lord, was it nearly three years ago, at E3, that Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XIII would have an Xbox 360 release, utterly horrifying fanboys of game, publisher and PS3 alike?
Need proof that Xbox Live Indie Games are reviewed and approved by the community, and not Microsoft? How about a recently released platformer that plays on the console's eternally embarrassing hardware failure.
The Xbox 360's famous Red Ring Of Death was usually caused by over-heating inside the console. We've seen many backyard solutions claiming to fix this, but none as elaborate — or possibly effective — as this.
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.
When Xbox 360 conked out in the past, folks would send their Xbox 360s to Microsoft in cardboard boxes affectionately called "coffins". Here is a real honest-to-goodness Xbox coffin.
Still preying on RRoD fears, at least the Overcase doesn't void a console's warranty - unless removing a faceplate violates a warranty, which I doubt it does. The case features extra cooling that continues past powerdown, like the fan on a 1997 Mercury Sable station wagon.
Following in the wake of Game Informer's armchair survey earlier in the year - which found that 54.2% of American Xbox 360s had broken down - CNET have done a similar study for the British market. With similar results.
According to data released by third-party warranty providers SquareTrade, since the mid-point of 2008 the Xbox 360's reliability has improved out of sight.
A British gamer has listed on eBay his red-ringed Xbox 360. And it's in even worse shape than that suggests.
Microsoft's responded to Game Informer's controversial survey, which found 54.6 percent of Xbox 360s - among their readership anyway - have gone RRoD. Microsoft didn't dispute numbers or offer their own, but did concede they're "constantly improving" the 360's design.
It's that time again! Time to talk about Xbox 360 failure rates — you know, the Red Ring of Death and all that jazz.
Faced with a red-ringed 360, a user is left with a few options. They could brave Microsoft customer support and send it back. Or...they could make a fighting stick out of it.
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.
The newer, cooler, less red-ring-of-deathy Jasper configuration of the 360 has been out since the holidays. If you want make damn sure that's what you're buying, Newegg is offering them virtually by name.
Keep this in mind if you're console-shopping on Black Friday. Via Consumerist comes word that Sam's Club, dealt with courteously and calmly, replaced a red-ring-of-death Xbox 360 with a working unit, let the poor guy keep his hard drive so he didn't lose his games and gamesaves, and, since all they had were cheaper…
Somewhere in Redmond there must a be a huge warehouse stuffed to the rafters with class action notices and a random legal claims against Microsoft. The hapless multinational has been walloped with another suit - this time from consumers who are a little ticked off about the Red Ring of Death. A lawsuit filed at…