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I guess this plays true to the '' 30% of xbox360's released are buggered''

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Average, Aggravated Gamers

Justin Lowe is your average hardcore gamer. He's fully embraced the HD era, owning both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and loves his Nintendo DS and PSP for gaming on-the-go. He even helps run Aggravated Gamers, an indie gaming podcast. What's special about Justin, though, is he's currently on his twelfth Xbox 360.
"I'm no fanboy," he says, but there's no doubt he's a 360 fan. He purchased his first machine a month after the console launch, but, since then, Justin has not had a working system for longer than a month or two. The list of problems is almost comically large: three red lights of death, two with disc read errors, two dead on arrival, several with random audio and video-related issues and one that actually exploded. Looking at the situation through Moore's own standards, how has Microsoft performed? "On a scale of one to ten, I'd rate them an 8... at first," says Lowe. His 360 broke in early January, just a few weeks after purchase. For the first six months, Microsoft customer service was polite and replacements sent very quickly. Since then, things have slowly but surely taken a turn for the worse. As the reported number of problems with 360 consoles increases (Microsoft writes them off as "vocal minority"), shipping has started taking longer and customer service less helpful.
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ive had mine for almost a year now, and havent had 1 problem with it
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I think people have varying luck with the 360. However 11 in a row isnt exactly a moral booster lol
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I am not familiar with xbox 360 or any console for that matter but id bet he is probly installing some kind of hack which is killing all of his systems lewl but whatev
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ive had mine for almost a year now, and havent had 1 problem with it
JinX!
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unlucky guy! M$ need to put time and effort into the 360's they are producing a 30% fail rate if i owned M$ is unacceptable!
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Mines been workin fine for 6 months...
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I don't for a second believe that the Xbox360 has a 30% fail rate and I don't believe for a second that Microsoft is responsible for the 11 consecutive hardware failures this guy had.
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Hardcore gamer = hardcore handling of the console! Kicking punching etc...I've seen how people handle there stuff especially when they get frustrated
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post #10 of 71
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Hardcore gamer = hardcore handling of the console! Kicking punching etc...I've seen how people handle there stuff especially when they get frustrated
Each to his own I guess.

30% may be unrealisitc. However one thing I will say and that is I hear of many more faulty 360's than I do for Wii or PS3.
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