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Are Microsoft being overly risky or incredibly kind?

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Have you spotted those articles floating around about how the NXE that is coming in the next couple of days is going to be brick another huge chunk of the existing Xbox 360’s in the marketplace?

Well the rumour goes that everytime a new dashboard is released the older Xbox 360 models go into distress and RROD on everyone and now that Microsoft are about to release their biggest ever dashboard update every Joe Blogs and their dog are expecting yet another round of RROD.

And the conspiracy theorists are pointing to the fact that Microsoft are now releasing this NXE just outside the 3 year RROD warranty… except for a minor fact.

They are not, they are actually releasing the NXE on the 19th of November 2008 which is 3 days before the warranty runs out. Granted it’s only three days but it does seem like an absurd risk to me, why not just release it on the 15th of December and be done with it?

I never believe corporations are just being nice but I really don’t see why they are taking this risk.

Last Updated: November 12, 2008

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  1. gazza

    November 12, 2008 at 12:29

    I highly doubt it will cause any hardware issues, id expect if anything the occasional freezing and so forth but as for rrod, I’d think games like Gears 2 and Fallout 3 would be pushing the 360 way more than the NXE, I doubt there would be any complications that couldn’t be fixed with an update, most news sites and magazines in the US have already had the NXE for over a month, you can bet we would have heard something had there been any real issues.

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  2. SlippyMadFrog

    November 12, 2008 at 12:36

    Agreed. Games push the Xbox360 way more than the dashboard. Also, the 15th of December is the expiry date of systems BOUGHT ON LAUNCH DAY. There are still millions of RROD prone xboxes baught long after that. This doesn’t realy makes sense imo.

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  3. Jonni

    November 12, 2008 at 13:27

    My xbox RRODed because of a dashboard update and many others have. I don’t know the reason but its true. I think what happens is more stuff running in the background while playing causing extra strain on the CPU.

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  4. Wesley

    November 12, 2008 at 15:03

    i seriously doubt that. Why do people always give excuses when its just plain hardware failure. I updated my xbox numberous times with some of the games i bought and guess what nothing happend. the only thing those previous updates did to your xbox was to get it ready for the final NXE update. try putting your xbox in a large ventilated space or heck put a strong fant nex to it . that might do the trick

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  5. Macethy

    November 12, 2008 at 18:12

    Well I sold my Arcade two weeks ago and bought myself a 60gb Pro unit so if it does brick it’s still under warranty,so bring on the NXE!

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