A Call for Revolution Against Beta Culture

I'm tired of this. This sense of permanent discomfort with the technology around me. The bugs. The compromises. The firmware upgrades. The "This will work in the next version." The "It's in our roadmap." The "Buy now and upgrade later." The patches. The new low development standards that make technology fail because… » 11/21/08 11:20am 11/21/08 11:20am

Microsoft Sued Over Xbox 360 RROD Issues

Someone looking to make a quick buck has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft at the Sacramento County Superior Court claiming that an excessive number of Xbox 360s have fallen victim to the dreaded "red ring of death" (and that Microsoft covered up the issue to stay afloat in the console wars with Sony and Nintendo). In… » 10/16/08 6:10pm 10/16/08 6:10pm

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

New Xbox 360 Failure Rates Still Around 10 Percent?

Site 8bitjoystick, the same people who seem to have broken the news that Bungie was splitting from Microsoft, claim to have scored an exclusive tell-all interview with an Xbox 360 designer regarding the console's notorious stability. Most of the piece really just confirms that which was already suspected (reasons for… » 1/19/08 4:22pm 1/19/08 4:22pm

Gates: Xbox 360 "Will Be Most Reliable Video Game Box"

The Xbox 360 has, quite fairly, earned the reputation of being an unreliable console. Microsoft has acknowledged these reliability issues by extending warranties but, as Bill Gates has recently gone on the record to say, warranty support isn't enough and Microsoft is aiming to make the Xbox 360 more reliable than its… » 1/13/08 1:30pm 1/13/08 1:30pm