XBOX 360

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by SimpleMinded, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 18, 2004
    'eh, but people stand them upright, and they will fall over accidentally. Not everyone take precautions, especially with temporary set-ups. Like I said, I've seen three PS2s fall over and propped back up again while running (all part of a display on a long table) without such damage done.
  2. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Yes, so? Some people do dumb stunts with bikes. Is it the bike-manufacterer's fault if the people get hurt in the process?
  3. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    A console flipping over isn't a "dumb stunt", but a very likely accident. This is a design flaw in XBox 360, plain and simple. Implementing an electronic system that detects a balance shift and immediately stops playback isn't much of a design challenge and wouldn't substantially increase the product cost. For years we have had portable optical drives capable of uninterrupted playback while being thrown from an airplane, so absolutely nothing can excuse the fact that a state-of-the-art console grinds a $60 DVD because Microsoft engineers couldn't be bothered with implementing some basic protective functionality.
  4. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003 someone who has Frankensteined together PSX machines together for some side profit, who has repaired more than a few PS2s, and who also wonders what kind of inbred chimp engineered the X-Brick - I can tell you that the optics assemblies used on any console = SHIT. All of them. Well, except for the Gamecube, and that has a locking spindle for the mini-disk, so it doesn't scratch. At least one of the consoles are interested in logevity of the console/media/gameplay, as the Gamecube is the only one to survive and work after a 3 story drop onto asphalt.

    $15 per unit more for a better laser assembly and you have a longer unit life, longer media life, and much longer stability given internal heating issues, which the X-Box also runs into along with the PS-2.
  5. MethidParadox

    MethidParadox Still Mildly Glowing

    Sep 3, 2004
    well, if things lasted then people would stop making money off them... i figure someone intentionally made them a piece of shit so that they get out-dated and new stuff has to be purched to make up for the old crap....

    mmmm, economy
  6. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005
  7. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    I just read that this piece of shit console needs 160W of power. 160 fucking Watts! Enough to give even some desktop computers a boner.
  8. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    I saw a picture of the power supply on joystiq... lordie, it's bigger than the gamecube :).
  9. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Eh? A desktop which can come nowhere near the X-Box's technological possibilities, yes. Otherwise normal new Desktops need at least 200W of power to do anything, and you've got a low-end one then.

    As for locking the disk in place: again, it was a business decision. Basically, Microsoft didn't think the increased costs would weigh up to the benefits. Specifically, it toppling over should not happen if handled carefully. Really, if you put it in a halfway decent place, it won't 'just' topple over.

    And the lawsuit, pft, it doesn't stand a chance. Sueing a company for publishing a product you're not satisfied with is idiotic at best.
  10. Thrincold

    Thrincold First time out of the vault

    Dec 19, 2005
    I just want to chime in. I don't like consoles overall. I've owned quite a few in my time and really, I play my original NES more than I play the X-Box any day.

    Then again, I like the handheld console market. The only place my PC can't go easilly. As for powersource issues, the original xbox had the exact same issues for the first 2 releases, and if anyone remembers the recent recall on power cords for the xbox within the past year?

    I have to say I like my cube and ps2, then again my ps2 barely resembles what it was when I bought it, its now a modified linux box with a different DVD-rom and other improvments. Not a bad little console once you start treating it like a bastard pc :)