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[News] [Rival] Xbox 360 Has Hardware Problem, More Lawsuits

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Xbox 360 Has Hardware Problem, More Lawsuits
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:21:36 +0100
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Xbox 360 Project Natal to cost $150?

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| Rival Sony is releasing its PlayStation 
| Move motion control system later this 
| year, bundled with a game, for $100 USD.


How To Fix Xbox 360 Red Ring Of Death (3 Red Lights) With Home Repair Solution?


failure rates, which are a serious issue that's hardly discussed anymore

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| Ex-Apple exec criticizes Ballmer over Xbox 
| 360 high failure rate â Microsoft becoming 
| irrelevant?
| In a surprising move, a former Apple exec 
| heavily criticized Microsoftâs CEO Steve 
| Ballmer over his conduct with Vista and 
| the Xbox 360âs high failure rate issue. 
| The former exec accused Ballmer of letting 
| his âunderlingsâ take the fall while he 
| remains unapologetic.
| Former Apple exec, Jean-Louis GassÃe wrote 
| a lengthy piece warning shareholders to 
| worry about Ballmer. According to GassÃe, 
| Ballmer seems to be mismanaging Microsoft 
| and shifting blame elsewhere.


Three consoles later, hard-luck Xbox user seeks solace in court

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| Lawsuits over Microsoft's Xbox 360 
| hardware glitches are nothing new, and the 
| company has acknowledged its past problems 
| with a gigantic write-off and a warranty 
| extension.
| But the latest proposed class-action suit 
| against the company stands out for the 
| sheer run of misfortune alleged by the 
| plaintiff, Michael McKinney of Hamilton 
| County, Ohio. Even better, McKinney's 
| lawyer is one Eric Deters -- better known 
| around Northern Kentucky as "The Bulldog" 
| -- who comes complete with his own theme 
| music.


Microsoft forced Bungie to accept 'Combat Evolved' name

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| Bungie has revealed that Microsoft 
| marketeers forced it to put the infamous 
| 'Combat Evolved' tagline on its original 
| Halo - something the studio said it 
| "hated".



TSMC says Microsoft to use its 90 nm DRAM process for Xbox

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| "Microsoft's selection of the TSMC 90nm eDRAM process for the graphics-rich 
| Xbox 360 is an important validation of the capability and maturity of the 
| technology," said John Wei, senior director of platform marketing, advanced 
| technology division of TSMC, in a statement on its Web site.   


Microsoft: XBox 360 Price Drop Won't Fix Broken Strategy

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| So in the end, it doesnât matter if the 360 is $50 or even $100 less. 
| Ultimately, the price cut will just reveal how niche the system has become. 
| Exactly. Come on, guys. The blogosphere, be it the guys at GigaOM, Chris 
| Kohler at Wired Game I Life or myself, have come up with some pretty rational 
| approaches for how you can get it together. Unfortunately, however, our 
| protestations seem to fall on deaf ears. Best of luck with your "winning 
| strategy." I guess you know best.    


Cringely the Unemployable on the fallacy of Web 2.0, Microsoft ruthlessness,
and the CB radio of our decade

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| Davidson: Which software company would you hate to compete against? What 
| makes you single them out? 
| Cringely: Microsoft of course. They have the deepest of pockets, unlimited 
| ambition, and they are willing to lose money for years and years just to make 
|                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| sure that you don't make any money, either. And they are mean, REALLY mean. 
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
| Davidson: Why do you think Microsoft is mean? Are you implying some kind of 
| malicious intent rather than just ruthlessness? 
| Cringely: Maybe "mean" is the wrong word to use for Microsoft. "Ruthless" is 
| good. The company is built in the image of Bill Gates and Bill is a guy who 
| gets caught-up in the game of business and doesn't typically see its personal 
| cost. To use what might seem to be an obscure example, just look at all the 
| various partnerships and industry consortia that Microsoft has announced 
| through the years that never produced a product or even a usable 
| specification. There have been literally dozens of these operations that are 
| intended solely to freeze the competition until Microsoft can figure what the 
| heck it actually wants to do. To Microsoft its a PR exercise that helps them 
| compete but to customers it is just a damned lie. That's ruthless. There are 
| plenty of other examples I can give but you get the point. I represent the 
| concerns of users, not vendors, and Microsoft doesn't really care about 
| users.            

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