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Moore: Ballmer saved Xbox with $1.15bn RROD recovery program

There would have been no Xbox One had Microsoft not greenlit the $1.15bn scheme to fix and replace broken Xbox 360s hit be the Red Ring of Death. In a detailed interview with IGN, as transcribed by Eurogamer, former Xbox man and current EA exec Peter Moore recalled the tough …

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Xbox One designed to be left switched on for ten years – report

Forget ‘always on’ meaning always connected to the internet – the Xbox One is designed to be, literally, always turned on. In fact, a new report suggests that Microsoft’s No.1 priority when designing the machine was to create something with complete reliability that could be left switched on for the …

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MS rubbishes Kinect RROD claims

A seemingly lightweight report on the BBC linking motion camera Kinect to new instances of the ‘Red Ring of Death’ on some Xbox 360 consoles has been dismissed by Microsoft. The story claims that "console owners told the BBC that their machines crashed shortly after plugging in Kinect". Ten-year-old Adam …

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E3 2010: RROD RIP

The Xbox 360’s technical problems are officially over. Microsoft has guaranteed that the new Xbox 360 S will never present you with the Red Ring of Death. That’s not to say that it won’t break. All machines break eventually. But in designing the new console the platform holder decided that …

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60% of UK 360s have failed

Around 60 per cent of UK Xbox 360 owners have lost their console to technical problems, such as the infamous Red Ring Of Death. That’s according to a CNET UK online user-initiated survey of 1,128 UK-based console owners. 562 of participants owned a Xbox 360, 473 had a PS3 and …

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Microsoft: Hardware problems a thing of the past

A Microsoft exec has claimed the Xbox 360’s notorious hardware problems can now be considered a thing of the past. Xbox 360 production boss Aaron Greenberg told Gamespot the Microsoft’s production advancements have made the console much more stable. Owners should be less likely to suffer from the E74 error …

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Microsoft sacks 360 whistleblower

Following a recent article from renowned Xbox 360 insider Dean Takahashi concerning the saga of Xbox 360’s hardware troubles, a Microsoft employee who spoke about the saga openly and on the record has been let go by the company. Takahashi’s article, entitled ‘Xbox 360 defects: an inside history of Microsoft’s …

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360 product recall explained

The reason behind Xbox 360’s product recall may have finally been fully explained. Speaking at the Design Automation Conference in California this week, Bryan Lewis, research vice president and chief analyst at Gartner, said that the problem started in a graphic chip. According to the EE Times, Microsoft designed the …

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360 failure rates estimated at 16 per cent

A new report from US electrical warranties firm SquareTrade claims that the failure rate for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is about 16.4 per cent, 1UP reports. The infamous ‘Red Ring of Death’ accounted for 60 per cent of the faulty machines. The stats were gathered from over 1000 warranty claims. And …

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