What’s the Point in even owning an XBOX360???

Posted September 25, 2010 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 1 Comment


I have to rant. I’m in a foul mood, and staring at KOTOR:Sith Lords, and I’m getting madder by the second.

Long ago in a time when systems actually worked, I was a huge supporter of the 360. I loved the online aspect (even though you had to pay), was impressed by the huge game titles available and found the interface extremely user friendly. Then like everyone else, I got the red rings of death. Microsoft did the right thing, and after a month I got my 360 back, problem solved. That was over two years ago.

After finishing Mass Effect 2 (which by the way is an amazing series), I decided to finish KOTOR:Sith lords, an Xbox classic. I can’t say I was surprised to see the red rings again, but come one, am I really going to have to get my 360 fixed every two years??

I went on youtube and tried all the dumb tricks, except the towel thing, I’m not trying to fry my 360. Of course nothing worked, and with the warranty up I have only three options: pay to get it fixed, buy a new one or chuck the whole thing in the garbage and walk away from Xbox forever.

I’ll give you two reasons why I’m opting to not chuck it, Mass Effect 3 and Fable 3.

Now that I’ve decided to continue on with Microsoft. I have to make another decision, buy a new one or get it fixed. Play & Trade can fix your disaster, and you can get it back in a week, but at the cost of $80.00. Why not pay the extra money and buy a new one? Either way, I’m not happy. In all my gaming years I have never had any problems with my Sony systems. They’re stable and reliable. For a huge company like Microsoft, they are really dropping the ball.

I have no idea if the new Xbox360’s still encounter the dreaded rings. If anyone has a new one and has no problems, please speak up! I’m very close to boycotting Xbox…

Rant finished.

One response to “What’s the Point in even owning an XBOX360???

  1. My husband saw the red ring of death last year on his old 360 and we had the same "ship it off and wait a month" experience. We also bought an Elite 360 while we were waiting so that I could have my own system and we could play together. So far, no red rings of death on that one.

    However, I did kill a PS2 awhile back. I played FFX for about 20 hours straight and burned out the disc reader, so I guess any system is crashable.

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