I managed to save one of them though. It's a black screen, and in green font states "your X-Boc requires service. Please call Xbox Customer Support". Also, it repeates the same message 6 more times in other languages.
Those bastards! When a Gamecube or Playstation locks up, it doesn't tell you a thing, the way it should be! It's far more fun to turn your console upside down or on its side to get it to run than to call customer service.
In the old days, consoles didn't know when they were crashing, and we liked it!
My N64 never crashed! Goota love the cartridge based systems of old... My playstation ended up on it's side, on it's back and in the garbage.
I had several games freeze up on the N64, not to mention just about every system I ever owned.
You can't compare an NES to something like the XBox or PS2. It's alot easier to troubleshoot a game that consists of 50K of code than it is to troubleshoot something as complicated as an XBox game.
Ummm... I'm not. I attribute my NES's crashes, 'back in the day,' to overheating, something that (the last time I checked) has very little to do with troubleshooting. I was not attempting to compare the NES with the PS2 or Xbox in that regard. In fact, it was more a recollection than an attempt to present some impressive evidence that the Xbox will fail. Although, if you want me to go that route....
Latest-generation consoles involve an exponentially larger new set of potential bugs and (yes) complexity.We all know this!!