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[News] Microsoft Sued Over XBox Failure That Led to Fire

Insurance firm sues Microsoft over Xbox house fire

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| Allstate alleges Microsoft is responsible for all loss, damage and injury
| and was negligent in proving an Xbox with defects.
| Allstate is demanding Microsoft shell out $250,000 to cover the
| insurance costs on the house. The case was filed in a circuit court
| for Prince George's County. An earlier case, linked below, was
| settled between the Weatherfords and Microsoft last year.


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cyberspace in danger, but it also endangers people's lives.

Gamers Say Microsoft Understates Xbox Problems

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| An insider from Electronic Arts, Inc. is saying that the failure rate
| of Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console is actually ten times higher than
| what Microsoft spokespeople have admitted.
| Game Daily BIZ, a gaming industry publication, reported that the
| anonymous source tallied that of the 300 consoles EA has received,
| 30-50 percent of them have failed.



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