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Xbox 360 power supply dunked in water to prove it's damned big (Xbox 360 annoyance #006)

Tonight we conducted an experiment. Inspired by the picture of an Xbox 360 power brick displayed next to a GameCube, we submersed both an Xbox 360 power brick and a GameCube in water to conduct a volume test. Don't worry. Each was safely wrapped in plastic. Method: Fill a small trash bin with...

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Plastic doesn't taste nearly as good as chocolate (Xbox 360 annoyance #005)

The clock chimes once, snapping you out of your gamer's haze as your fingers continue to instinctively manipulate the controller. It's 1:00 AM on a Sunday, and you're at the turn of a nonstop 48-hour gaming marathon. Your stomach growls-you haven't eaten since Thursday. The fridge has been empty...

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Xbox 360 can't fast forward trailers (Xbox 360 annoyance #004)

This first image shows the media controls when playing a trailer downloaded from the Xbox 360 marketplace. Note the extremely simple controls. The widget is lacking fast forward and rewind, not to mention step forward, and other functions that are included on even $50 DVD players. This second...

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Stupid download screen limbo (Xbox 360 annoyance #003)

File this one under bad UI design. When downloading content in the Xbox 360 Marketplace, a small dialog box shows your download progress. While this dialog box is in place, you can access no other content on the Xbox 360 if you want your download to finish. Surely the system can multitask, but...

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Xbox 360 wireless controllers aren't (Xbox 360 annoyance #002)

Before we get all nitpicky it should be noted out of fairness that the Xbox 360's designers had no easy task. They wanted to give gamers the beauty and convenience of a wireless controller, but they also needed to make sure that help is near when batteries run low in the middle of a critical Xbox...

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Project Gotham Racism (Xbox 360 annoyance #001)

Justin Nolan over at 360insider blogs about one of our key annoyances with Project Gotham Racing 3 and Call of Duty 2. When in a multiplayer match, smack talk is expected. But some people who play on Xbox Live are sometimes very foul, probably in part because they feel immune from ...

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