The Quality of the Xbox 360 Console

the quality of the xbox 360 console
  1. Devon Dangerpants Bennie says:
    well yeah, or else how could they sell you a new $500 console every 4 years?
    well yeah, or else how could they sell you a new $500 console every 4 years?
  2. Jaiden Lips says:
    That's because everything made now isn't built to last.
    That's because everything made now isn't built to last.
  3. John Hunter Russell says:
    P.C. Gaming
    P.C. Gaming
  4. Jeff C. Guevara via Facebook says:
    Xbox 360 was already obsolete on day 1. PC gaming all the way.
    Xbox 360 was already obsolete on day 1. PC gaming all the way.
  5. Tom Trinh via Facebook says:
    I have a Xbox, but really PC gaming still far superior in every way.
    I have a Xbox, but really PC gaming still far superior in every way.
  6. Erik Delgado says:
    ^this
    ^this
  7. Michalis Bouas says:
    the more advanced they get, the more things that can potentially go wrong, it's not that they're not purposefully built to last...
    the more advanced they get, the more things that can potentially go wrong, it's not that they're not purposefully built to last...
  8. Zak Jones says:
    Erik Delgado ^that
    Erik Delgado ^that
  9. Ben Miller says:
    The red ring of death is often caused by the adhesive of the cooling pad getting loose. Since this cooling pad needs to be in direct contact with the things it is cooling, this is very bad. To fix it, one simply needs to bolt the cooling pad down. Because Microsoft could have, and SHOULD have, done this themselves, and they didn't because it would save them a cent and would likely not be an issue until after the warranty is up, I contend that they are purposely built to fail. Thankfully, that didn't fly legally, and they now have to have many provisions in place to extend your warranty and replace your 360 should you get a red ring of death (as well as try to buy you off with some free XBL time).
    The red ring of death is often caused by the adhesive of the cooling pad getting loose. Since this cooling pad needs to be in direct contact with the things it is cooling, this is very bad. To fix it, one simply needs to bolt the cooling pad down. Because Microsoft could have, and SHOULD have, done this themselves, and they didn't because it would save them a cent and would likely not be an issue until after the warranty is up, I contend that they are purposely built to fail. Thankfully, that didn't fly legally, and they now have to have many provisions in place to extend your warranty and replace your 360 should you get a red ring of death (as well as try to buy you off with some free XBL time).
  10. Ben Miller says:
    Oh, and that thing it does where it puts a big ring on your disc if you bump it at all while its turned on could have been prevented with the addition of scratch prevention hardware, which isn't exactly new technology, since CD players have been in motor vehicles for quite some time now, but once again, they chose not to.
    Oh, and that thing it does where it puts a big ring on your disc if you bump it at all while its turned on could have been prevented with the addition of scratch prevention hardware, which isn't exactly new technology, since CD players have been in motor vehicles for quite some time now, but once again, they chose not to.
  11. Nathan Story says:
    The 360 has a lot more durable controllers though.
    The 360 has a lot more durable controllers though.
  12. Devon Dangerpants Bennie says:
    To be fair, I own a 360 that got the red ring of death and was repaired, it hasn't had a problem since. Thank goodness Micorsoft isn't as lazy about fixing stuff as they are about building it :P
    To be fair, I own a 360 that got the red ring of death and was repaired, it hasn't had a problem since. Thank goodness Micorsoft isn't as lazy about fixing stuff as they are about building it :P
  13. Jennifer Allen says:
    I lub joo 64!
    I lub joo 64!
  14. Nathan Story says:
    True. My gaming PC is way more advanced than my 360 and also a lot less reliable.
    True. My gaming PC is way more advanced than my 360 and also a lot less reliable.
  15. Sarah Muhlenberg says:
    This is why we've always kept our old game consols.
    This is why we've always kept our old game consols.
  16. John Hunter Russell says:
    Nathan Story my pc is as reliable as the drivers lol
    Nathan Story my pc is as reliable as the drivers lol
  17. Snizzle Dizzle says:
    /nod
    /nod
  18. Amber E Griswold says:
    Old technology is the best.
    Old technology is the best.
  19. Jeffrey Scalzo says:
    The Xbox 360's design was rushed to get it out a year earlier than the ps3....this led to the problem that was the RRoD...I laugh when people tell me how much better MS is than Sony...I suppose if you like games with Space Marines where were trying to defend all of humanity yeah it is...
    The Xbox 360's design was rushed to get it out a year earlier than the ps3....this led to the problem that was the RRoD...I laugh when people tell me how much better MS is than Sony...I suppose if you like games with Space Marines where were trying to defend all of humanity yeah it is...
  20. Christopher Francis says:
    Once they got past the first batch of sh*t consoles, the red ring rate dropped pretty quickly. I'm on my second 360, and also on my second N64 for the sake of this picture lol, but i've had no issues with this one. Once they fix it they do it right. Besides notice how the PS or WII isn't in this pic? Ya win
    Once they got past the first batch of sh*t consoles, the red ring rate dropped pretty quickly. I'm on my second 360, and also on my second N64 for the sake of this picture lol, but i've had no issues with this one. Once they fix it they do it right. Besides notice how the PS or WII isn't in this pic? Ya win
  21. Christopher Francis says:
    I've had to get my pc replaced as frequently as my 360... Once lol. I game just as much on both of them
    I've had to get my pc replaced as frequently as my 360... Once lol. I game just as much on both of them
  22. Christopher Francis says:
    hu?
    hu?
  23. Devon Dangerpants Bennie says:
    ~shrug~ I own those things too, although not a PS3. I'm just a console addict, is all. Sometimes I think about doing more PC gaming, but I grew up with consoles and I tend to stick with what I know. Can't keyboard for shit either :D
    ~shrug~ I own those things too, although not a PS3. I'm just a console addict, is all. Sometimes I think about doing more PC gaming, but I grew up with consoles and I tend to stick with what I know. Can't keyboard for shit either :D
  24. Christopher Francis says:
    Devon Dangerpants Bennie Haha, I feel you there. I mainly do console as well, recently got into using steam on my pc but I've put waaay more cashola into my xbox and xbox 360. O the original xbox is a brick. You can do anything to that thing.
    Devon Dangerpants Bennie Haha, I feel you there. I mainly do console as well, recently got into using steam on my pc but I've put waaay more cashola into my xbox and xbox 360. O the original xbox is a brick. You can do anything to that thing.
  25. Christopher Francis says:
    Devon Dangerpants Bennie Nice profile picture btw haha
    Devon Dangerpants Bennie Nice profile picture btw haha
  26. Christopher Francis says:
    Jennifer Allen Haha I totally understand! It has that effect on people ;D
    Jennifer Allen Haha I totally understand! It has that effect on people ;D
  27. Jennifer Allen says:
    Christopher Francis forgive me that was completely nonsensical lol it's just when i see a good 'ol 64 i lose it a little bit :D
    Christopher Francis forgive me that was completely nonsensical lol it's just when i see a good 'ol 64 i lose it a little bit :D
  28. Martin Pelka says:
    Ben Miller its not just the heat sync and even that can be fixed cheap 1st the heat sync is a lack of thermal transfer grease 10 bucks for a small dropp that can be avoided with some break anit sieze from auto zone 1 buck for a whole tube the 2nd major problem is 4 little foam pads under the main board that are supposed to soak up heat i got the red rind and i i did was some break anti sieze between the cpu and heat sync and 8 pennys stacked two high and wrapped in a minimum of electrical tape placed where the 4 pads were i play constantly and its been 4 month's at about 4-6 hours a day with no problems they were built to break
    Ben Miller its not just the heat sync and even that can be fixed cheap 1st the heat sync is a lack of thermal transfer grease 10 bucks for a small dropp that can be avoided with some break anit sieze from auto zone 1 buck for a whole tube the 2nd major problem is 4 little foam pads under the main board that are supposed to soak up heat i got the red rind and i i did was some break anti sieze between the cpu and heat sync and 8 pennys stacked two high and wrapped in a minimum of electrical tape placed where the 4 pads were i play constantly and its been 4 month's at about 4-6 hours a day with no problems they were built to break
  29. Alex Easey says:
    Too fucking true :').
    Too fucking true :').
  30. Joseph Rothwell says:
    N64 controller = win... except for the stick, I went through 4 controllers in a year because of the damn stick ;/ Thanks to all the barrel rolls
    N64 controller = win... except for the stick, I went through 4 controllers in a year because of the damn stick ;/ Thanks to all the barrel rolls
  31. Joseph Rothwell says:
    Microsoft vs Sony != Third party studios designing exclusive games.
    Microsoft vs Sony != Third party studios designing exclusive games.
  32. Joseph Rothwell says:
    N64 controller = win... except for the stick, I went through 4 controllers in a year because of the damn stick ;/ Thanks to all the barrel rolls
    N64 controller = win... except for the stick, I went through 4 controllers in a year because of the damn stick ;/ Thanks to all the barrel rolls
  33. Joseph Rothwell says:
    Microsoft vs Sony != Third party studios designing exclusive games.
    Microsoft vs Sony != Third party studios designing exclusive games.
  34. Jeffrey Scalzo says:
    Not quite sure what you mean... I know MS has a TON of 3rd party devs making exclusives games...Hell Bungie and Epic made their 2 biggest games...now Richard Molyneux from Lionhead is gone... the only big ones left are 343 and Rare. PS3 also has a lot of exclusives made by 3rd party studios like Insomniac making Ratchet and Resistance and games like MGS4 and White Knight CHronicles but they have way more poplular 1st party developers like Naught Dog, Media Molecule, Sony Santa Monica,Sucker Punch,Team ICO.
    Not quite sure what you mean... I know MS has a TON of 3rd party devs making exclusives games...Hell Bungie and Epic made their 2 biggest games...now Richard Molyneux from Lionhead is gone... the only big ones left are 343 and Rare. PS3 also has a lot of exclusives made by 3rd party studios like Insomniac making Ratchet and Resistance and games like MGS4 and White Knight CHronicles but they have way more poplular 1st party developers like Naught Dog, Media Molecule, Sony Santa Monica,Sucker Punch,Team ICO.
  35. Joseph Rothwell says:
    Jeffrey Scalzo Its 7:15am here, and I haven't slept all night, so I don't even know what I meant in my previous comment xD However, I do know that a game's mechanics are what make a good game, along with the storyline. Graphics are just bonus! A good game can be made on any platform and still be enjoyable, and it seems too many games on all three major platforms are just papware right now, or re-boxed games with a new title (like COD) And I know I will probably disagree with what I have just said in half an hour, so please ignore my ramblings xD
    Jeffrey Scalzo Its 7:15am here, and I haven't slept all night, so I don't even know what I meant in my previous comment xD However, I do know that a game's mechanics are what make a good game, along with the storyline. Graphics are just bonus! A good game can be made on any platform and still be enjoyable, and it seems too many games on all three major platforms are just papware right now, or re-boxed games with a new title (like COD) And I know I will probably disagree with what I have just said in half an hour, so please ignore my ramblings xD
  36. Jeffrey Scalzo says:
    Lol sure thing my friend...good games are few and far between these days and I cannot even begin to say how sick I am of CoD,Madden and to a lesser degree what Assassin's Creed was becoming with Revelations and Brotherhood(But AC3 looks great!) I think Starhawk looks like the next game Ill be buying...hope all goes well for you..I can see your involved in the military..hope you get some time to enjoy the good games when theyre out
    Lol sure thing my friend...good games are few and far between these days and I cannot even begin to say how sick I am of CoD,Madden and to a lesser degree what Assassin's Creed was becoming with Revelations and Brotherhood(But AC3 looks great!) I think Starhawk looks like the next game Ill be buying...hope all goes well for you..I can see your involved in the military..hope you get some time to enjoy the good games when theyre out
  37. Kevin van Scheijndel says:
    so true
    so true
  38. Nathan Story says:
    Joseph Rothwell Same here. Frickin Mario Party.
    Joseph Rothwell Same here. Frickin Mario Party.
  39. Aaron Carl Taylor says:
    so true
    so true
  40. Philip David Thibodeau says:
    The reason it breaks is because of Planned obsolescence, if Mircosoft made the best possible longest lasting system then it would lose all of the future income of replacing the Xbox. Companies actually account for this future income on there statements.
    The reason it breaks is because of Planned obsolescence, if Mircosoft made the best possible longest lasting system then it would lose all of the future income of replacing the Xbox. Companies actually account for this future income on there statements.
  41. Callum Edwards says:
    is sparta
    is sparta
  42. Callum Edwards says:
    n64 oh you threw me into a volcano, cool story bro lets play mario.
    n64 oh you threw me into a volcano, cool story bro lets play mario.
  43. John Murray says:
    The difference a disc drive will do to a consoles durability. And cheap plastic holding the GPU in place.
    The difference a disc drive will do to a consoles durability. And cheap plastic holding the GPU in place.
  44. Daniel 'Mcfly' Pearson says:
    good luck with that pc that has to be upgraded to play the latest games while the console gen manages to run every new game that comes out ...not spending loads of money ftw!
    good luck with that pc that has to be upgraded to play the latest games while the console gen manages to run every new game that comes out ...not spending loads of money ftw!
  45. Daniel 'Mcfly' Pearson says:
    the gamecube was completely fine when being dropped, set on fire, hit with many hammers. (youtube it)
    the gamecube was completely fine when being dropped, set on fire, hit with many hammers. (youtube it)
  46. Nathaniel Laundrie says:
    The point of planned obsolescence is for the product to last until the new product comes out, not until you've owned it 3 days.
    The point of planned obsolescence is for the product to last until the new product comes out, not until you've owned it 3 days.
  47. Nathaniel Laundrie says:
    My friend tossed his PS2 down the stairs, plugged it in and continues playing...
    My friend tossed his PS2 down the stairs, plugged it in and continues playing...