Halo disks scratched

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| Apparently special limited-edition packaging is scratching the video game
| disks, making Halo 3 fanboys incandescent with rage.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...isks-scratched

How can a company with so much money attract such poor skills and produce such
bad product? Perhaps the better talent does not work for criminals.

Windows Vista Keeps Restarting - how to solve this problem

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| The computer I was working on needed a complete reinstall of Windows Vista.
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http://gaitorcdc.org/157-windows-vis...s-problem.html

Reinstall? Already?


Related:

Microsoft admits scratch problem with Xbox 360

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| There hasn't been much discussion on the fact that the problem exists
| by consumers, but untill now Microsoft has always somewhat denied the
| problem and never proposed a solution.
|
| The Dutch television show Kassa, which deals with customer complaints,
| has been nagging Microsoft about this problem for several weeks, they
| did tests with Xbox360 setups and filmed (and proofed) that the Xbox360
| is indeed responsible for scratching game discs, when not moved, placed
| on a stable table and under the best possible conditions.
|
| [...]
|
|
| The television show also reported that while this issue is now an issue
| in the Netherlands (it is also widely covered in regular news), it
| could become a global problem for Microsoft in the future. Therefore
| I would recommend anyone who is facing the same problem to contact
| their local Microsoft office and point them to this article.
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http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Microso...-Xbox-360.html


Gears of War disc errors - why the hell is no one covering this?

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| So, we're all just 'unlucky' Mark? Thanks for that. I'm happy for you
| and your console, but what about us? Where are we supposed to turn to
| for help and support? Microsoft wasn't very helpful (ref #102-379-2964)
| any of the times I've called them (I think it's up to three now for the
| same issue - perhaps I'll call again today and check on an update).
|
| All I know is that if I see that dreaded error message again on my new
| 360 I am going to go absolutely ballistic!!!
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http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=...UserId=5551391


Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against MS For Bricked 360s

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| According to Gamespot, the suit seeks a minimum of $10 million in
| damages, depending on how MS decides to defend itself.
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http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/law/cla...60s-220250.php


Numerous Reports, November 30 Xbox 360 Update Is Bricking Consoles

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| Some consoles are being bricked by Thursday's dashboard update.
| Issues range from freezing, red ring of death and VGA adapterm
| alfunction. Microsoft isn't acknowledging the issue and billing
| $140 for repairs.
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http://digg.com/gaming_news/Numerous...cking_Consoles


Update brick your 360? Speak up

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| Since yesterday's update, there are numerous reports about 360s
| being bricked. Some people suspect that this is being done by
| Microsoft intentionally to stop modders and hackers. Xbox Scene
| thinks it has more to do with certain combinations of hardware
| and firmware.
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http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2006/11...-360-speak-up/


Autoupdate killed my 360!

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| I was fine yesterday gaming with the VGA cable but after getting
| the autoupdate today, I get a black screen. Does Microsoft test
| these things? My connection to the TV didn't change yet its
| screwed. Thanks for nothing Microsoft.
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http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=489979


Loot: Redmond, We Have a Problem, Or, What's Wrong With the Xbox 360

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| At this point, Former becomes impassioned. That's not fair, he says;
| we always saw this as a long-term venture. To which we reply that we
| were talking about the original Xbox, and while other divisions of
| the company throw off more profits in a single quarter than the
| entire $5 billion or so lost in the home and entertainment division
| * * * *^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^
| to date, the fact remains that, as we take-our-word-for-it predicted,
| the Xbox group has been spectacularly unprofitable for Microsoft.
| Hence, our heretofore unpublished Vietnam analogy. The rest of the
| night is a blur, but we digress.
|
| [...]
|
| The worst case scenario for Microsoft, then, is one in which the Xbox
| 360's bid for the mass market is blocked by the Wii for the next two to
| three years, at which point the aging and underpowered Wii gives way
| to a cheaper-than-it-is-now PS3 with a selection of AAA titles that's
| far wider than what the PS3 has at the moment; new installments of
| Playstation's own popular and casual-leaning games; and a slew of
| new franchises from Sony's much-larger studio operation.
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http://ncroal.talk.newsweek.com/default.asp?item=533168