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Microsoft sued for Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death"
« on: October 19, 2008, 03:53:06 am »
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/10/16/rrod_lawsuit_california/

MS hit with Red Ring of Death lawsuit

By James Sherwood

16th October 2008 15:51 GMT

Just four words can send a Microsoft Xbox 360 executive running for the hills. And they’ll be getting their trainers on now, because a Red Ring of Death lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft.

A report by DailyGamesNews states that the lawsuit alleges Microsoft knew about the infamous RRoD problem as far back as 2005, but that the firm chose to hide Xbox 360 RRoD failure rates so that sales wouldn’t suffer.

The lawsuit was filed at the Sacramento County Superior Court under California's consumer protection statutes. It seeks the introduction of a refund programme in California and a “disgorge all profits attributable” to Microsoft’s sales of the console.

Numerous articles on the subject of RRoD have apparently been cited in the lawsuit, including some that allege Microsoft was well aware of the RRoD problem back in November 2005 – just six months after the console was officially unveiled.

The lawsuit also makes reference to a report claiming that over half of the initial batch of Xbox 360’s was defective.

Electronics warranty firm SquareTrade has already found that, of 1040 examined warranties sold between 1 April 2007 and 31 July 2007, 102 of the 171 people who filed claims did so because of Xbox 360 RRoD problems.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 warranty extension plan, announced last year, may not count in its favour. Last year, the firm took an estimated $1bn (£581m/€746m) hit to extend the standard one-year warranty to three years - from date of purchase - to cover RRoD hardware crashes.

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Re: Microsoft sued for Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death"
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 05:38:58 am »
Shame that companies like ms exist to pile there crap on society. Though we can thank them for windows, and bringing computers friendly os enviroment, we have to put up with there monopoly so much, it is stupid.


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Re: Microsoft sued for Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death"
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 09:00:33 am »
We bought so much crap from MS over the years until one day we discovered Apple computers and ipods. Bill Gates stuff is 2nd rate in my family.  Gates isn't getting any more of our money if we can help it. 

Bill Gates and his population control agenda.  For further info listen to the archives of the AJ Show.

  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=15130
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Offline unitedstrokesofamerica

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Re: Microsoft sued for Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death"
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 10:41:30 am »
it is about time i am on my 3rd x box. they rushed it out the door and that is what you get.  my PS3 is like a rock.  i have to say that my zune > than i pod. 



i wish someone would make alex jones games with him tossing info bombs at the NWO. hehe  Like a game where you protest and you have to deal with cops and crowds and use your mega phone.  might be cool
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Re: Microsoft sued for Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death"
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 12:37:07 pm »
i wish someone would make alex jones games with him tossing info bombs at the NWO. hehe  Like a game where you protest and you have to deal with cops and crowds and use your mega phone.  might be cool

Have you played Blacksite Area 51?   AJ is in that game:

http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/161107_video_game_alex_jones.html

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Re: Microsoft sued for Xbox 360 "Red Ring of Death"
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 12:46:40 pm »
yeah at the end his movies are in a safe, but the game was so bad i could not get that far. lol
"You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control."
— John Lennon (1969)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEej1feA9N8