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The Red Ring of Death Spares No One

I do not own an Xbox 360, but I am still aware of the “Red Ring of Death” problem making many gamers want to yank out their hair and buy a PS3. I recently saw a example of this problem at my locale EB games. Like other EB games, mine has displays set up so gamers can play demos and try out different platforms. So I’m at the store with my friend who wanted to buy a Wii before the stores current stocks were sold out. I’m looking at the different displays all lined up next to each other: a Wii, a PS3, and an Xbox 360, which I can’t play because there is some sort of error message on the screen. I look down and what do I see? The Red Ring of Death. Even the machines that stores use to try and sell Xbox 360’s don’t work. I overheard some of the guys working in the store talking about it, and they said it is the second time this has happened and it is completely ridiculous. Is this the result of the Xbox 360 being released a year ahead of the Wii and PS3, or just bad design? Whatever the reason Microsoft has a responsibility to fix it.

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Wired article: Wii + Second Life = New Training Simulator

Check out this Wired article: Wii + Second Life = New Training Simulator

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