XBox 360: A Sordid History of a Broken Console
I’m not sure how many of you guys that own 360s have had the RRoD (Red Ring of Death for those of you who, like ostriches, have buried your heads in the sand and missed the acronym), but I have experienced 2 myself. Yeah. Dos.
Being on my 3rd Microsoft XBox 360 has left kind of a sour taste in my mouth, and I wouldn’t tolerate it save that it’s probably the most played console I’ve had since the original Playstation. It’s kind of weird because out of all the consoles I’ve ever owned, only 3 have broken. All were Microsoft products.
Over at VentureBeat, Dean Takahashi has put together a lengthy recourse that chronicles the sad, woeful tale of Microsoft’s oft-broken next generation machine. He talks about the RRoD, and the manufacturing problems, including when an engineer said they had to stop production early-on because of potential errors.
An interesting read, but not a bright spot for MS. How about you dudes? Have any of you been the victim of the dreaded RRoD?