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Lol yes you sound old, but I couldn't agree more Never had a single problem with my snes, It works till this day!

Yet I've owned 3 playstation 2's, its rediculous There is a show in england called Watchdog, that basically revealed it as a scam, that ps2's were designed to break just after a year to avoid most guaranties.

My 360 has twice destroyed discs simply because It got tilted slightly..

I am not very technology minded, but you can buy flash discs which hold up to 5bg now, wouldn't most games fit on those? if so why arn't companies using these as there far more reliable?

Just my views

Gaz x

Yea, i think everything pretty much revolves around how much profit they make. No one cares about the customer anymore .

I will hold onto to my original Playstation forever, and when i get REALLY old, i can tell people, "This is the most stable gaming console you will find, built 50-60years ago and still working without a flaw!" lol.

And yea, i believe they even have 10gb flash disc.

And i believe the reson they didnt use flash is becuz it might be harder to do with gaming purposes. Im not sure, but i think if they were going to use them....they would have with the consoles that just came out, cuz we have had that technology for quite some time now....

It could also be becuz you might not be able to get the same quality out of a flash drive.....since i would think that DVD would be better, and now they have HD DVD, and i think it also streams faster then flash would...
    
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all of your system problems stem from the cd trays and the fans sucking in dust. ive fixed so many ps2/xbox/xbox360's simply by taking them apart and cleaning off the laser lense. the system sucks up dust like a hoover then it gets into the cd/dvd tray and then blam it dosent read disks. i just sold my old ps2 the other day and it was cleaned every couple of months i had it since the day it came out. the origional playstation had a different disk tray. they were pretty damn sturdy they mostly had troubles with the worm gears wearing out and you would have to turn them upside down so the laser would stay on its rails
Exactly what I was going to say.
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i bought a PS2 when it came out and i still use the same one to this day, nothing has gone wrong with it nor does it fail to read disc. But my buddy on the other hand has a 2-3 year old PS2 and it fails to read disc.

As for todays consoles...meh, my xbox360 failed after 13 months of hardcore use. But they sent me a brandnew one (free) and now its silent so am not complaining

Whats funny is that I have my Atari 5200, NES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo64, Gamecube and PS2 all hooked up to my TV and nothing has gone wrong with them yet. they work just fine and i put alot of months into them just like my 360. But why does my 360 fail? Who really knows, maybe companies are making them break on purpose... it makes me sad =0(
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Its always about profit, there's no passion or ambition, Consoles these days are more technologically advanced unlike before thus prone to more issues.
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I had heard that a lot of the 360's were having serious heat issues that warped the boards in such a way that chips were actually disconnecting from the boards. I can't substantiate these rumors, but I think the issue is that the design of the case for the 360 doesn't leave enough room for a proper cooling solution that will allow the console to be used in various climates.
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Problem solved!!

Sold my 360
    
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