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|09-28-2009, 01:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Move Over RRoD, Welcome the Yellow Light of Death
From our front-page news:
Since the console's launch, Microsoft has received a lot of flack for the infamous "Red Ring of Death", named after the red ring that appears around the console's start button. If you happen to see it, you're going to be in for some disappointment. My first Xbox 360, which I bought the first second (alright, about 5 minutes after) the console launched, died of the RRoD in December of 2007. I was not pleased.
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|09-28-2009, 02:55 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2009
"commercially sensitive" translates into: our product has a design flaw and we don't want people to know about it.
Is the YLoD as prevalent as the RRoD is? I wouldn't think so, though Sony can county themselves lucky that this hasn't received as much press as Xbox's failure.
I've always assumed that part of the infamy behind the Xbox's most often cited malfunction is its catchy name, "Red Ring of Death!"
Yellow Light of Death doesn't have the same ring to it.
Last edited by gibbersome; 09-28-2009 at 02:58 AM.
|09-28-2009, 01:46 PM||#3|
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Hmm......no consoles for me....everr! hehe!
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