QOTD: How Many Times Has Your Xbox 360 Gone Down With a RRoD?

Earlier this month we learned that a California man has decided to sue Microsoft over RRoD issues » 10/30/08 5:00pm 10/30/08 5:00pm claiming that the company knew around 50% of the consoles shipped were defective (some claim the figure .) As you know, Microsoft extended their warranty plan at great expense to help cover their ass, but having to send…

The Shocking Inside Story of the Epic Defects That Killed Millions of…

Dean Takahashi, one of the most respected tech journos around, spent years putting together this mind-blowing expose » 9/06/08 3:00pm 9/06/08 3:00pm that reveals the truly epic scale of the problems that lead to . It really is one of the most stunning flustercucks in gaming history. According to his account, Microsoft willfully ignored deep,…

Microsoft's $1 Billion Xbox 360 Recall Problems Caused By Chip Cheapness

Microsoft's red ring Xbox 360 problems have cost the company about a billion dollars in warranty repairs, but the research vice president and chief analyst at Gartner said that the hardware problems were caused because Microsoft wanted to be cheap. Instead of using an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)… » 6/11/08 2:30pm 6/11/08 2:30pm

XCM Xbox 360 Casemod Glows Whether Console is Overheating or Not

Irresistible Xbox 360 red ring of death heatsink jokes aside, this glow-in-the-dark replacement shell from XCM is the bee's knees for gamers who like to do it in the dark. Even with the lights on the case is still pretty cool, as it sports a semi-translucent look, allowing onlookers to marvel at the melting… » 5/25/08 2:00pm 5/25/08 2:00pm