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BBC: Kinect caused 'Red Ring of Death' on out-of-warranty Xbox 360

Grand Theft Auto IV blamed for RRoD -- Tipster on April 30, 2008 Red Dead Redemption blamed for RRoD -- Tipster on June 21, 2010 Kinect blamed for RRoD -- BBC on January 5, 2011 As our tips box can attest to over the years, every major Xbox 360 release causes the unholy specter of the Xbox...

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Halo: Reach causing Red Ring of Death (emblems)

And you thought the Covenant were scary! Seriously though, Halo: Reach doesn't cause the dreaded Red Ring of Death, but you can massage the emblem editor to make one for your Spartan. The image is part of a primer on Spartan customization, earning credits and uploading content to your file share....

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New Xbox 360 shuts down before overheating

Okay, gang, we really need your help. Though Microsoft's shrunken, Valhalla-equipped version of its home console was announced last week, new functions of the device are just now starting to surface. The latest is an auto-shutdown feature which turns off the console when its primary cooling vent is...

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Red Ringed Xbox transforms into robot (sculpture)

When your Xbox 360 suffers from the Red Ring of Death (and it will), there are a great many things you may want to do to it. You might feel like hurling it from the roof into a waiting wood chipper. You might feel like drowning it in your own tears in a desperate attempt to cool its heat-blasted...

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Police catch 360 thief thanks to RRoD return

Ah, the Red Ring of Death. Most cursed malady of this console generation, maligned by the casual and the hardcore alike! But for all the frustration the Xbox 360's three lights of crimson chaos have caused, here's a little good: If it weren't for a certain RRoD in Florida, one Michael Dunbar would...

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'Pro plantiff' Erik Estavillo subpoenas Bill Gates in RROD suit

[Image Source] Erik Estavillo -- otherwise referred to as a "professional plantiff" by GamePolitics for his laundry list of legal claims -- has subpoenaed Microsoft's Bill Gates in his suit targeting the company for his run in with the Red Ring of Death. According to court documents filed in a U.S....

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Banned PSN player sues Nintendo and Microsoft

After being banned from the PlayStation Network for hateful comments stated in Resistance's online community, Erik Estavillo launched not one, but two, lawsuits against Sony for infringing on his "first amendment rights" -- an argument that was shot down by Judge Ronald Whyte simply because "Sony...

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Study: Xbox 360 RROD on the decline

We're not sure there's a great way to write this post without you beautiful monsters turning it into flamebait -- nay, a flamesteak. We're just going to chuck it into the pit and then walk away in slow motion while the animals devour it. If we do it right, it should be very Guy Ritchie....

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Digital Foundry examines why 360 and PS3 can't take the heat

You could make the argument that system reliability has been the preeminent conversation of this console generation, but it's one often clouded by speculation and a lack of reliable information. Digital Foundry talked to Darren Thickbroom, an engineer for an independent console workshop, who...

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Game Informer: Xbox 360 at 54.2 percent failure rate

The latest issue of Game Informer contains a surprising statistic for anyone who's ever loved and lost their Microsoft-branded home console – according to their survey, in which over 5,000 console owners participated, the Xbox 360's current failure rate due to the Red Ring of Death, E74 or...

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