Want to see an X-Box crash?

Joel Mack

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Not really.
Looks like MSU has already shut the pages down...
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Joel Mack

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Now we see the kind of quality work MSU turns out...
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Oscar_R

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that stinks, they were working when i posted that.
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.
 

Michael St. Clair

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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!
 

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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.
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Joseph Young

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My NES crashed 'n burned, maybe twice, back in the day, due to overheating (or a cartidge being in the system for days on end).
But other than that, I can't think of a single console I've owned which has crashed, for any reason. We accept computer crashes as part of the mechanism... should we now accept console crashes as part of the norm? The xbox is a dream for hardware junkies... perhaps someone will invent a 'fix' before MS does which erradicates these alledged problems.

Cheers,
Joseph
 

Morgan Jolley

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My PS2 crashed because I was playing that Jampack demo that was made bad, but other than that, nothing has crashed.
 

Carl Johnson

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Over the past few months I've lost track of how many times my Dreamcast has locked up, frozen, crashed, and burned. Those X-Box crash screens were likley intentionally created by someone trying to play a non compatable disc or something.
 

Joseph Young

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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!!
Cheers,
Joseph
 

AndyVX

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Every console I've ever owned has crashed/locked-up at some point intime. (NES, SNES, Genesis/SegaCD, 3DO, TurboGrafx 16+CD, Saturn, PSX, N64, Dreamcast) Ok, well maybe not every console I've owned. My PS2 and Xbox have yet to screw up yet. But I'm sure at some point down the road they will.
Andrew
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Iain Lambert

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I'd probably attribute the Dreamcast problems mentioned to overheating as well. The things weren't really that well designed for heat, and don't like living on thick carpet - most of the ventilation other than that tiny fan is on the bottom. Most of the XBox crashes reported so far have been heat as well, apart from the infamous Demo CD problem of a missing library.
 

Jeffrey Forner

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I can safely say that every console I have owned has crashed at one point or another. Some are more memorable than others of course.
Perhaps the most memorable occurred during this one multi-player session of Goldeneye when I was a freshman in college. One night we decided to see if it was possible to earn a Quad Kill, since we knew we could earn Double and Triple Kills. So we set the game to License to Kill mode, selected grenades for our weapon set, and assembled in the bathroom of the Facility level. I got the honor of pulling the grenade that would kill us all, and I decided to drop it into one of the toilets for fun. A few seconds after the grenade plopped into the water... BAM!!! The game locked up and we had to start over.
Oh yeah, and can earn a Quad Kill (Oops!) in that game.

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Graeme Clark

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EA's games on Genesis crashed quite frequently. I can still hear the stuck tone of music from one of the NHL games in my head.
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JasonKrol

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they should have just made the screen Blue to really give the nay-sayers something to talk about!!
haha!
-Jas
 

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