My Xbox fandom was nearly destroyed by the Red Ring of Death

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This is a common hardware failure that Microsoft spent over $1 billion of his time fixing. And then I remembered how disappointed I was when it happened to me. This doesn’t seem like a reason to celebrate, but it feels like Microsoft is doing just that by selling “premium prints” of Red Ring Of Death for $25 to go along with the new documentary. I don’t know how the countless other gamers who have wasted their precious time and energy on 360 hardware failures feel about this, but I think Microsoft is profiting from this problem. and my blood boiled.

Watching the Xbox Power On documentary, which was released for free on YouTube last week, was a nostalgic reminder of Microsoft’s 20th anniversary in the gaming console market. Diverse interview partners and an honest assessment of the ups and downs of brands make the six-part documentary look authentic.
Jeeper, I thought. “I want to play Halo Infinite now.” Then I watched an episode about the Xbox 360’s infamous Red Ring of Death.


  • It seemed like Microsoft had a lifelong loyal fan until the power indicator on the front of my 360 showed his 3 red lights instead of his 4 green lights. The Marvel Ultimate Alliance meeting for that day has been cancelled. A little research online revealed that my beloved console was dead. Microsoft has initiated a repair program to resolve this issue. After 3-4 weeks (in my native Ireland it seems to have taken much longer than in the US) again the slot he machine was working.

  • I’m certainly not nostalgic, and the idea of ​​having a memento of his one console that disappointed me doesn’t appeal in the slightest. Xbox declined to comment on the print. I loved my 360. Playing Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter on Xbox Live and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was essential to getting over my first heartbreak in 2006 at the age of 19. I obsessed over the in-game achievements and spent hours playing to unlock as many of them as possible. (I admit I was emotionally dependent on my 360.)

Unfortunately, some of the magic has been lost. I kept hoping the problem would come back, and it did. And then I spent a few more weeks without a console big. Almost everyone I know who played 360 extensively suffered from at least one red ring. (One was able to sidestep the problem altogether; his 360 was the one of choice.) A 2009 study of console failures found that nearly a quarter of his Xbox 360 console It turns out that 1 has failed. of the Nintendo Wii console). The documentary hasn’t shied away from the issue, and it’s clear the folks at Xbox felt bad about it.

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