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Newsweek Demands 360's Failure Rate, or Recall it

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http://kotaku.com/gaming/mr%27-bubbl...-it-276875.php
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/level...-a-recall.aspx


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He contends the company must come clean on the specifics of its failure rate or issue a recall on the product
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No matter how much Microsoft tries to avoid this information getting out, it will anyway. Given the hive mind nature of the Internet, motivated gamers are going to figure this out for themselves. They'll keep popping open Xbox 360s to look at their motherboard designs--heck, it's thanks to their warranty-busting fortitude that we have as much lay expertise about the Red Ring of Death flaw as we do now. They'll start compiling lists of batch numbers and model numbers. And they'll start to tell each other which models to avoid and which ones to seek. The thing is, they shouldn't have to. Nor should Joe Blow, who doesn't spend all his time reading message boards, walk into a store to buy an Xbox 360 to play Halo 3, only to find out instead he's bought his way into a game of Russian Roulette. Microsoft either has or should have this information; by their executives' own admission, they've spent the last unspecified amount of time gathering data. Yet they refuse to release it.
a recall would never happen, but i would like honesty for once from a huge corporation....
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http://kotaku.com/gaming/mr%27-bubbl...-it-276875.php
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/level...-a-recall.aspx






a recall would never happen, but i would like honesty for once from a huge corporation....
Honesty from a Corporation? We have a better chance of finding dark matter than getting the truth out of a large corporation.
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By the time the real numbers come out Microsoft will announce something huge and people will forget about it.
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Oldboy, do you LIVE on Kotaku? Just wondering.

I really never expected the whole RROD and 360 failure rate thing to happen. People were always making jokes like someone says "I just got a PS3" and then some comedian goes "lolz did it overheat yet?"...I guess this is actually a problem like, for realz. Seems to me like an industry 1st.
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actually i didn't start going to kotaku daily til about 2 days ago...mostly because they update their E3 news alot quicker than other websites that i know about...
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why does newsweek care about the 360. and there shouldnt be a recall, because some of them arent broken. giving an extended warranty was the right thing to do, because if you do have a broken one, you get the extended coverage, and if you dont have a broken one, you dont have to waste your time sending it back with the recall.
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