PSN Online, Xbox 360 Hacks Itself
PSN is back online and now Xbox 360 users are battling a killer firmware.
PS3 owners who just got over the whole PSN debacle are getting their laughs in at this latest news. Some people updating their Xbox 360 with the latest firmware update will have nice surprise in store for them. Of course it depends on your definition of “nice” considering the surprise will be in the form of their console not working anymore. It’s sorta like the lottery but instead of winning a million dollars you just keel over and die.
“Following a recent update to our system software, we have become aware of an issue that is preventing a very small number of Xbox 360 owners from playing retail game discs,” Translation: You are not going to be playing Xbox for a few weeks if your console happens to be one of the models affected by the latest update. Luckily you can have your Xbox replaced if you are one of the “customers that may be impacted”.
What kinda sucks is if you bought your console second hand you might be out of luck. Still it is pretty nice that Microsoft is willing to replace the consoles. It just seems kinda hilarious that an update allegedly made for “anti-piracy measures” is bricking the consoles of people who actually paid good money for their hardware. The irony continues when you think of how much DRM Sony put into protecting their Blu-Ray discs while leaving the PSN vulnerable to identity theft.
On the bright side there is a 1gb increase in storage space but considering it came at the cost of making certain versions of the consoles DVD drives unusable. Just when they had Playstation on the ropes Microsoft pulls the old “your stuff might be broken” card. The only person that is left to have problems is Nintendo and they have been pretty stable since the whole blow in the NES catridgegate. At least Microsoft is offering replacement that doesn’t involve hyperventilating into your console.
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