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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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Old 360s no longer sold by GAME

Both GAME and Gamestation have stopped selling pre-owned versions of older Xbox 360 consoles, it has confirmed. The move affects Xbox 360 Core and Arcade models as well as older devices that don’t offer HDMI support. Consumers will still be able to trade these devices in in-store. The move has …

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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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No RROD, no overheating

Having done away with the iconic ‘Red Ring of Death’ in the redesigned version of its Xbox 360, Microsoft has also introduced further safeguards to protect against the console’s patchy reliability record. It has emerged that the redesigned Xbox 360 S will automatically shut down if it detects that its …

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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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MS rebuts South African Xbox claims

Microsoft has denied claims made by a South African distributor that Xbox360 has had a rather rough time in South Africa”. Apex Interactive director Quinton Davie told MCV last month that the console has been plagued with an extraordinarily high failure rate on the hardware when it was initially launched, …

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MS rebuts South African Xbox claims

Microsoft has denied claims made by a South African distributor that Xbox360 has had a rather rough time in South Africa”. Apex Interactive director Quinton Davie told MCV last month that the console has been plagued with an extraordinarily high failure rate on the hardware when it was initially launched, …

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Wii tops reliability survey

A new study from SquareTrade claims that the Nintendo Wii is by far and away the most reliable console in the current generation of machine – and Xbox 360 is unsurprisingly named as the most prone to failure. The report, named Game Console Failure Rates, claims that just 2.7 per …

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Microsoft extends three year 360 warranty conditions

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has altered the terms of conditions of its three year Xbox 360 warranty scheme to include problems related to the common E74 error. In 2007 Microsoft admitted that it was, at the time, not happy with the number of Xbox 360’s suffering the so-called Red …

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