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Xbox 360 RROD a thing of the past?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2009 23:50 User comments (45)

Xbox 360 RROD a thing of the past? Despite all of its accomplishments, there has been one glaring defect with the Xbox 360, the infamous Red Ring of Death (RROD) brought on by overheating of the system.
At first the software giant denied the RROD problem but eventually owned up to the console's failures and set aside $1.1 billion USD to cover extending the warranty of the system to three years for any system hit with RROD.

The company was even hit with a class-action lawsuit last October over the RROD problem which is still in court.

However, according to Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, RROD may be a thing of the past. "We've improved that [repair] process. It's very quick, and they may upgrade your system with the latest technology. So that works really well.

"...What we do in general, the way that it works, is that they will fix it with the latest [hardware] improvements that we've applied [to current Xbox 360s]. Obviously we're continuously improving the technology inside the box, not to get too technical. So they'll apply that when they make the increments to your system."


Although Greenberg did not go into specifics, the "upgraded system" is almost certainly the new 'Jasper'-based systems that use cooler running GPUs.

Greenberg adds: "We're seeing great performance of the current systems, so we're really happy with the way they've been performing. ... From friends that have had [repairs] done as of late, I can tell you from our own internal staff that we're seeing very strong performance from a quality standpoint.

"What it comes down to is isolating and figuring out the issue, fixing the issue, and the more that we can fix the issue, and know it's fixed, then we're good going forward. We've put the worst behind us on this, but we know there are a few lagging systems, and so we want to take those and make it right."


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45 user comments

123.2.2009 1:34

I guess people past the 3 year mark who get RROD are going to be considered a thing of the past too. Though I guess 3 years is a pretty good warranty.

I haven't had a RROD problem since last spring so hopefully it is gone.

223.2.2009 8:11

My friend had the RROD problem. Got it fixed a few months ago. Now his 360 won't read games. It's not under warranty anymore. Gonna be a $100+ fix from MS. On the other hand, my other friends PS3 stopped reading everything. $150 to fix. This is one expensive gen for console gaming. I reduced the time I spend on my PS3 just so I can avoid aggravating it :(

323.2.2009 8:47

I really hope RROD is a thing of the past. I am glad microsoft put some time into this to alleviate the problem but with that praise being given, RROD should have never happened in the first place. If i remember correctly when PS1 was first released some of the earlier units had problems with the lens b/c of being played for too many hours straight causing heat. It wasnot as big a deal as RROD but my friend played his for minumum 24 hours straight if i recall, cant remeber exactly and its started having problems reading the disc. Sony repaired it and told him it had gotten too hot. This was just a minor issue but overheating has been seen in videogaming consoles since they stopped using cartridges to hold game data. Microsoft had no excuse and could have easily had X-amount of the consoles tested to see how long they could be used without killing the power and how possible overheating would affect the consoles lifespan. I love my xbox360 and have had no issues with heat. Their is also another defect i have noticed they also should address and i dont see how they could have missed it either. When the console is housed vertical some of the games keep spinnging for a few seconds after the tray is ejected from the console which can cause some fine line scaratches on disc. This is not due to the console being bumped while the disc in spinning as i am aware of that issue. Nintendo may not have the my vote as favorite console b/c i choose some of the more mature games for xbox360 but at least nintendo has always showed good quality with their consoles.

423.2.2009 9:23

Originally posted by emugamer:
My friend had the RROD problem. Got it fixed a few months ago. Now his 360 won't read games. It's not under warranty anymore. Gonna be a $100+ fix from MS. On the other hand, my other friends PS3 stopped reading everything. $150 to fix. This is one expensive gen for console gaming. I reduced the time I spend on my PS3 just so I can avoid aggravating it :(
Yea, I love my PS3 but whoever came up with that 1% failure rate is full of sh!t. I'm currently on my 3rd PS3, although this one has been workign for a while. But my friend just had his crap out two weeks ago with the 'not reading any media' problemas well. Only advice I can give is to get the extended warranty. Either its random bad luck that me and one of my buddys have now had 5 PS3s or somebody isnt giving the real numbers.

523.2.2009 11:16

I still have my launch day PS3 with no problems...I am on X360 #5 with no problems for the last year or so

623.2.2009 11:36

Originally posted by emugamer:
My friend had the RROD problem. Got it fixed a few months ago. Now his 360 won't read games. It's not under warranty anymore. Gonna be a $100+ fix from MS. On the other hand, my other friends PS3 stopped reading everything. $150 to fix. This is one expensive gen for console gaming. I reduced the time I spend on my PS3 just so I can avoid aggravating it :(

Just have him go on Ebay and purchase a replacement drive. If he or someone knows how to open the 360. Have them swap the drive card with the new drive so it works in his current system and won't be banned by MS. It's youtube video's on it and should work. I have done this to 10 systems so far and it works instead of paying MS that extra money. But it's up to him to try that.

723.2.2009 11:42

I have 2 PS3's, the first one is a 60gig launch day system while the other is the 80 gig Metal Gear Solid edition. Both have work with no problems to report. As for my 360, I'm on my second one but I haven't really used it much in the past year so I don't know if it is a piece of crap like the first one was(which lasted just over the one year warranty. go figure!)

823.2.2009 12:01
vballstud
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Still on my first 360 for almost two years now. Only issue I have is with Halo 3 constantly getting a disc read error when a custom game map starts to load. All other games run fine.

923.2.2009 12:41

LMAO....I just got the RROD last Wednesday....fixed it by the x-clamp fix. Thanks for an unstable $400 console! But honestly....I couldn't live without it.

1023.2.2009 15:10

Microsoft has identified the main cause of RRoD and fixed it.

However, due to the idea of first perception, I believe they will never be able to fully escape the "XBox360 equals RRoD" dilemma.

Personally I haven't had my 360 RRoD and I've had it since the Christmas it came out.

Hopefully they did indeed fix the RRoD problem and it won't effect future consoles as much. Due to the way technology works you can't totally fix something like RRoD but you can take major steps to correct it.

Peace

1123.2.2009 15:41

Quote:
Originally posted by emugamer:
My friend had the RROD problem. Got it fixed a few months ago. Now his 360 won't read games. It's not under warranty anymore. Gonna be a $100+ fix from MS. On the other hand, my other friends PS3 stopped reading everything. $150 to fix. This is one expensive gen for console gaming. I reduced the time I spend on my PS3 just so I can avoid aggravating it :(
Yea, I love my PS3 but whoever came up with that 1% failure rate is full of sh!t. I'm currently on my 3rd PS3, although this one has been workign for a while. But my friend just had his crap out two weeks ago with the 'not reading any media' problemas well. Only advice I can give is to get the extended warranty. Either its random bad luck that me and one of my buddys have now had 5 PS3s or somebody isnt giving the real numbers.
Or maybe you arent giving real numbers....? I have 4 friends with ps3's, none had a problem so far...(rest have 360/computers...)

1223.2.2009 16:01

Has anyone else noticed the disc still spinning for a few seconds as you eject the disc and the tray comes out. That is for those that have their xbox360 in the vertical position. I have read a lot of others reporting the same issue on other sites.

1323.2.2009 17:18

I personally think is either bad luck or the owner do not take care of their systems. Some people don't even try to clean out the fan for the systems, and they might have pets at home so the hair would get clogged, so the system over heats. Although i know some people clean their drives such as air blower (which i suggest to do) to clean the fans and kept their system longer than anyone else.

1423.2.2009 17:23

I personally think is either bad luck or the owner do not take care of their systems. Some people don't even try to clean out the fan for the systems, and they might have pets at home so the hair would get clogged, so the system over heats. Although i know some people clean their drives such as air blower (which i suggest to do) to clean the fans and kept their system longer than anyone else.

1523.2.2009 17:23

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by emugamer:
My friend had the RROD problem. Got it fixed a few months ago. Now his 360 won't read games. It's not under warranty anymore. Gonna be a $100+ fix from MS. On the other hand, my other friends PS3 stopped reading everything. $150 to fix. This is one expensive gen for console gaming. I reduced the time I spend on my PS3 just so I can avoid aggravating it :(
Yea, I love my PS3 but whoever came up with that 1% failure rate is full of sh!t. I'm currently on my 3rd PS3, although this one has been workign for a while. But my friend just had his crap out two weeks ago with the 'not reading any media' problemas well. Only advice I can give is to get the extended warranty. Either its random bad luck that me and one of my buddys have now had 5 PS3s or somebody isnt giving the real numbers.
Or maybe you arent giving real numbers....? I have 4 friends with ps3's, none had a problem so far...(rest have 360/computers...)


I have 6 online buddies that i work with everyday & play games with & we have launch 60GB PS3 no problems....Knock on wood !

1623.2.2009 17:28

3 in ten means 7 are good, still a horrid fail rate.
New units are not much better...maybe 1.5....

1723.2.2009 17:39

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
3 in ten means 7 are good, still a horrid fail rate.
New units are not much better...maybe 1.5....
Just curious Zippy, but how do you know the jasper models arenot any better. If they have 1.5 out of ten then you are right. That is still horrid.

1823.2.2009 17:41

All I can say is I'm on 360 #4 and my PS3 is still going strong. They were both purchased dec. 16th 06. Just got 360 #4 back from the repair center last week. So thing of the past??? I doubt it. Their Quality control dept is a joke. I work in manufacturing and if my company rolled out products with the kind of failure rate the xbox has allot of you would be walking to work regularly.

1923.2.2009 18:10

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
3 in ten means 7 are good, still a horrid fail rate.
New units are not much better...maybe 1.5....
Just curious Zippy, but how do you know the jasper models arenot any better. If they have 1.5 out of ten then you are right. That is still horrid.
Well from 30% to 10-15%, half I can admit are the "refreshed" units being sent back out but still it stinks as MS screwed up so badly that there seems to be no end of it but I am sure if anything the new fail rate is at the very most a 3rd of the old.

Originally posted by Vondoom:
All I can say is I'm on 360 #4 and my PS3 is still going strong. They were both purchased dec. 16th 06. Just got 360 #4 back from the repair center last week. So thing of the past??? I doubt it. Their Quality control dept is a joke. I work in manufacturing and if my company rolled out products with the kind of failure rate the xbox has allot of you would be walking to work regularly.

60% on the line itself, 30% on the shelf at retail.
Its a mess I hope the newest units halve the fail rate.

2023.2.2009 18:20

I bought my first 360 in november last year,i waited mostly because of cost, however once it became apparent the tossers at ms had let all us xbox fanboys/girls down..(nothing pisses me off more than giving those nintendo & ps3 retard owners fuel to add to a fire) *lol*.. i also waited longer to see if they would fix an issue that should never have arisen in the bloody first place,yeah anyway mine seems fine tho i would'nt dare put it in a cabinet even if it was an open front type with a whole stack of holes drilled into the rear of it (yep i tried it out),too much heat was staying near the 360,ended up putting it on a mobile trolley thing i made so as to keep it near the front door (front door,lounge door & back door face each other so opening all 3 gets a good air flow,kinda like a poor mans mini wind tunnel),yeah anyway the 360 feels cooler to the touch now,still cracks me up the power cable has it's own fan

2123.2.2009 19:36

wow, just outta curiousity, how much time are these people spending on their 360s or other systems for all these over heating issues to arise. Or how are you taking care of it. I had my 1st gen 360 (2 weeks after release) and not had a problem with it. Bought anouther ffor a different tv about a year ago and no problems with it either. Then I read that people are on their 3 to 5th?? Maybe I'm just lucky

2223.2.2009 19:48

Originally posted by lawndog:
wow, just outta curiousity, how much time are these people spending on their 360s or other systems for all these over heating issues to arise. Or how are you taking care of it. I had my 1st gen 360 (2 weeks after release) and not had a problem with it. Bought anouther ffor a different tv about a year ago and no problems with it either. Then I read that people are on their 3 to 5th?? Maybe I'm just lucky
Its basically 2-3 in 10, meaning there are 2-3 times as many people with good units.

2323.2.2009 22:03

Well im on my 50th 360 and my 25th ps3 this consoles suck lol

2423.2.2009 22:16

Yeah, unless UPS breaks your 360 when you are sending it off for repair and Microsoft refuses to fix it and UPS refuses to take responsibility for it. Then you are out of luck, like me. Meanwhile, sold all my 360 games and I bought a PS3. No worries of dying + BRD! I reset my my 360 via the towel trick and use it for a media extender for the bed room.

2523.2.2009 22:25

Originally posted by John1800:
Yeah, unless UPS breaks your 360 when you are sending it off for repair and Microsoft refuses to fix it and UPS refuses to take responsibility for it. Then you are out of luck, like me. Meanwhile, sold all my 360 games and I bought a PS3. No worries of dying + BRD! I reset my my 360 via the towel trick and use it for a media extender for the bed room.
I sold off mine too not worth the pain, want to get a newer unit though.

2627.2.2009 12:09

The RROD has not gone.
This is what M# did.

Before: The 360 overheats and crashes. You get a 3 red light error code.
NOW: The 360 still overheats and crashes. You get nothing as they removed that error code from the system.

So, no error code, no RROD??? BULLSH!T MICRO$OFT!!!

You get the exact same problems but no lights.
You turn on your console and the power supply light is still green and the TV shows nothing. No lights flash as that error code doesnt exist anymore.

DOnt believe me? Go ask your closest repair shop thats NOT Micro#oft. There would be an unusual ammount of systems that dont turn on but dont show RROD.

So, M$, how long do you think you can Bullsh!t the public till they realise you are doing a scam on us?

I hear a huge lawsite coming.

2727.2.2009 22:26

Originally posted by NFaerie:
The RROD has not gone.
This is what M# did.

Before: The 360 overheats and crashes. You get a 3 red light error code.
NOW: The 360 still overheats and crashes. You get nothing as they removed that error code from the system.

So, no error code, no RROD??? BULLSH!T MICRO$OFT!!!

You get the exact same problems but no lights.
You turn on your console and the power supply light is still green and the TV shows nothing. No lights flash as that error code doesnt exist anymore.

DOnt believe me? Go ask your closest repair shop thats NOT Micro#oft. There would be an unusual ammount of systems that dont turn on but dont show RROD.

So, M$, how long do you think you can Bullsh!t the public till they realise you are doing a scam on us?

I hear a huge lawsite coming.
this is for real? i had this guess a while back (more like a joke) b/c i did the same with my car's blinking inidicators. My friend just disconnected one of the wire and the blinking noise went away. It was nothing major, not like engine problem or anything. I was able to drive the car fine until one of the belt thingy smoked up, lol. I hope that's not what MS did.

Oh, i don't have problems with my replacement yet, but i haven't play Xbox 360 since finishing Gears 2 so who knows...

282.3.2009 13:02

I really believe it's all bad care and really people having problems that they could easily fix should they take the time to care for their "Investments"
I have a
Original Model PS1 - Still Running fine
Launch PS2 - Still Running fine - Got laser re-calibrated to read disks better, although it wasn't needed. *Side Note* Guy who adjusted my unit was amazed that it was still running and so clean inside.
Launch PS3 - Still Running Fine - In process of upgrading HD
Model 2 PSP - Still Running Fine, no dead pixels
And i'm also using all the original controllers but on the PS1 i did have to tighten the springs in the Dual Shock Controllers i bought for it.
What i am wondering is how often do you crack open your old systems that you use and clean them? I mean from back to the NES the first system i had i was opening and cleaning it every six months, now don't get me wrong when time goes by and I don't use them i let this rule slide and whenever i find bad solder points i do re-solder them. IDK i mean i do agree that the quality should be better but honestly i really think that isn't the problem i think people should just maintenance their hardware much like how you would a car. If it breaks it's your own fault for not taken care of it.

I will be soon buying a X360 and i will baby the f*** out of it from all the stuff i have heard about it, crack the case every six months clean and see if it needs more cooling gel, just like you do to any other computer i'm just like WTF?!? why is your 360 overheating? Do you actually run ac in your home? I'm not really trying to be a dick but seriously how is this happening? Microsoft isn't the best of companies but they don't release products that are that faulty. It's just in my personal experience i have seen people claming oh the ps2 is tha suxor it won't read any disks?!?! Then they give me their system and in maybe an hour or so it's working fine for me, and i tell them YOU HAVE TO CLEAN THIS THING, or it will play my games fine just not their scratched to sh** disks. Just things i think are common sense, like don't wrap the cords around the controllers it puts stress on the wires inside and shortens the life of the device, don't leave disks lying around it shortens their life, if your system is blowing hot air then you have problems with it, clean, add more gel, swap fans if needed put in area away from other hot things so it can breathe. Whats the temp inside your house? Is it hotter then 75*? You will and i mean WILL have problems with electronics they like that temp any hotter and you are shortening their lives.
Just be a man own up to the fact that you didn't take care of the system and move on, their is probably some nice other system that was designed for little kiddies that will be harder for you to destroy leave the cool toys for the big boys.
Now that said, i am not perfect i am on my second PSP, that would be because i cracked the screen on the first one, i didn't buy a case had it in my pocket and managed to break the screen when i was driving and trying to grab some tissue because snot was running down my face. I gambled and lost, let that be a lesson to you all deal with snot psp is so worth it :P
but thats my rant, sorry for ranting i really do try to avoid it, but i just couldn't take it anymore. I had to tell someone how i felt about this subject it just ended up here.
Hell it's not like anyone will actually take the time to read this rant LOL

292.3.2009 13:08

Originally posted by OW364:
I really believe it's all bad care and really people having problems that they could easily fix should they take the time to care for their "Investments"
I have a
Original Model PS1 - Still Running fine
Launch PS2 - Still Running fine - Got laser re-calibrated to read disks better, although it wasn't needed. *Side Note* Guy who adjusted my unit was amazed that it was still running and so clean inside.
Launch PS3 - Still Running Fine - In process of upgrading HD
Model 2 PSP - Still Running Fine, no dead pixels
And i'm also using all the original controllers but on the PS1 i did have to tighten the springs in the Dual Shock Controllers i bought for it.
What i am wondering is how often do you crack open your old systems that you use and clean them? I mean from back to the NES the first system i had i was opening and cleaning it every six months, now don't get me wrong when time goes by and I don't use them i let this rule slide and whenever i find bad solder points i do re-solder them. IDK i mean i do agree that the quality should be better but honestly i really think that isn't the problem i think people should just maintenance their hardware much like how you would a car. If it breaks it's your own fault for not taken care of it.

I will be soon buying a X360 and i will baby the f*** out of it from all the stuff i have heard about it, crack the case every six months clean and see if it needs more cooling gel, just like you do to any other computer i'm just like WTF?!? why is your 360 overheating? Do you actually run ac in your home? I'm not really trying to be a dick but seriously how is this happening? Microsoft isn't the best of companies but they don't release products that are that faulty. It's just in my personal experience i have seen people claming oh the ps2 is tha suxor it won't read any disks?!?! Then they give me their system and in maybe an hour or so it's working fine for me, and i tell them YOU HAVE TO CLEAN THIS THING, or it will play my games fine just not their scratched to sh** disks. Just things i think are common sense, like don't wrap the cords around the controllers it puts stress on the wires inside and shortens the life of the device, don't leave disks lying around it shortens their life, if your system is blowing hot air then you have problems with it, clean, add more gel, swap fans if needed put in area away from other hot things so it can breathe. Whats the temp inside your house? Is it hotter then 75*? You will and i mean WILL have problems with electronics they like that temp any hotter and you are shortening their lives.
Just be a man own up to the fact that you didn't take care of the system and move on, their is probably some nice other system that was designed for little kiddies that will be harder for you to destroy leave the cool toys for the big boys.
Now that said, i am not perfect i am on my second PSP, that would be because i cracked the screen on the first one, i didn't buy a case had it in my pocket and managed to break the screen when i was driving and trying to grab some tissue because snot was running down my face. I gambled and lost, let that be a lesson to you all deal with snot psp is so worth it :P
but thats my rant, sorry for ranting i really do try to avoid it, but i just couldn't take it anymore. I had to tell someone how i felt about this subject it just ended up here.
Hell it's not like anyone will actually take the time to read this rant LOL
The older 360s will fail in a room temp of 70+ besides if you need a constant 60 to run the 360 that would be a heaftly energy bill.

I have cleaned a hand full of units and they revived DC/PS2,ect but they tend to have weaker lens units. And the PS2 is known to have a few really bad lens units

302.3.2009 13:36

Quote:
Originally posted by OW364:
I really believe it's all bad care and really people having problems that they could easily fix should they take the time to care for their "Investments"
I have a
Original Model PS1 - Still Running fine
Launch PS2 - Still Running fine - Got laser re-calibrated to read disks better, although it wasn't needed. *Side Note* Guy who adjusted my unit was amazed that it was still running and so clean inside.
Launch PS3 - Still Running Fine - In process of upgrading HD
Model 2 PSP - Still Running Fine, no dead pixels
And i'm also using all the original controllers but on the PS1 i did have to tighten the springs in the Dual Shock Controllers i bought for it.
What i am wondering is how often do you crack open your old systems that you use and clean them? I mean from back to the NES the first system i had i was opening and cleaning it every six months, now don't get me wrong when time goes by and I don't use them i let this rule slide and whenever i find bad solder points i do re-solder them. IDK i mean i do agree that the quality should be better but honestly i really think that isn't the problem i think people should just maintenance their hardware much like how you would a car. If it breaks it's your own fault for not taken care of it.

I will be soon buying a X360 and i will baby the f*** out of it from all the stuff i have heard about it, crack the case every six months clean and see if it needs more cooling gel, just like you do to any other computer i'm just like WTF?!? why is your 360 overheating? Do you actually run ac in your home? I'm not really trying to be a dick but seriously how is this happening? Microsoft isn't the best of companies but they don't release products that are that faulty. It's just in my personal experience i have seen people claming oh the ps2 is tha suxor it won't read any disks?!?! Then they give me their system and in maybe an hour or so it's working fine for me, and i tell them YOU HAVE TO CLEAN THIS THING, or it will play my games fine just not their scratched to sh** disks. Just things i think are common sense, like don't wrap the cords around the controllers it puts stress on the wires inside and shortens the life of the device, don't leave disks lying around it shortens their life, if your system is blowing hot air then you have problems with it, clean, add more gel, swap fans if needed put in area away from other hot things so it can breathe. Whats the temp inside your house? Is it hotter then 75*? You will and i mean WILL have problems with electronics they like that temp any hotter and you are shortening their lives.
Just be a man own up to the fact that you didn't take care of the system and move on, their is probably some nice other system that was designed for little kiddies that will be harder for you to destroy leave the cool toys for the big boys.
Now that said, i am not perfect i am on my second PSP, that would be because i cracked the screen on the first one, i didn't buy a case had it in my pocket and managed to break the screen when i was driving and trying to grab some tissue because snot was running down my face. I gambled and lost, let that be a lesson to you all deal with snot psp is so worth it :P
but thats my rant, sorry for ranting i really do try to avoid it, but i just couldn't take it anymore. I had to tell someone how i felt about this subject it just ended up here.
Hell it's not like anyone will actually take the time to read this rant LOL
The older 360s will fail in a room temp of 70+ besides if you need a constant 60 to run the 360 that would be a heaftly energy bill.

I have cleaned a hand full of units and they revived DC/PS2,ect but they tend to have weaker lens units. And the PS2 is known to have a few really bad lens units
WOW really? it's not all hype?
Thats very surprising! So where is the failure at then? The gel used on the CPUs, fans, ETC?
I'm just wondering because i would like to know what sort of upgrades i should do to the machine after i buy one.
From what i have heard and seen with the ps2s after one has been moved around a lot the laser it's self needs to be re-adjusted to be put back to the factory setting because of how it's setup, i guess it's a plastic gear of some sort, but i'm not sure. So am i one of the lucky few then, or should i be expecting a hardware failure?
Oh and thanks for reading my rant :D

312.3.2009 13:55

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by OW364:
I really believe it's all bad care and really people having problems that they could easily fix should they take the time to care for their "Investments"
I have a
Original Model PS1 - Still Running fine
Launch PS2 - Still Running fine - Got laser re-calibrated to read disks better, although it wasn't needed. *Side Note* Guy who adjusted my unit was amazed that it was still running and so clean inside.
Launch PS3 - Still Running Fine - In process of upgrading HD
Model 2 PSP - Still Running Fine, no dead pixels
And i'm also using all the original controllers but on the PS1 i did have to tighten the springs in the Dual Shock Controllers i bought for it.
What i am wondering is how often do you crack open your old systems that you use and clean them? I mean from back to the NES the first system i had i was opening and cleaning it every six months, now don't get me wrong when time goes by and I don't use them i let this rule slide and whenever i find bad solder points i do re-solder them. IDK i mean i do agree that the quality should be better but honestly i really think that isn't the problem i think people should just maintenance their hardware much like how you would a car. If it breaks it's your own fault for not taken care of it.

I will be soon buying a X360 and i will baby the f*** out of it from all the stuff i have heard about it, crack the case every six months clean and see if it needs more cooling gel, just like you do to any other computer i'm just like WTF?!? why is your 360 overheating? Do you actually run ac in your home? I'm not really trying to be a dick but seriously how is this happening? Microsoft isn't the best of companies but they don't release products that are that faulty. It's just in my personal experience i have seen people claming oh the ps2 is tha suxor it won't read any disks?!?! Then they give me their system and in maybe an hour or so it's working fine for me, and i tell them YOU HAVE TO CLEAN THIS THING, or it will play my games fine just not their scratched to sh** disks. Just things i think are common sense, like don't wrap the cords around the controllers it puts stress on the wires inside and shortens the life of the device, don't leave disks lying around it shortens their life, if your system is blowing hot air then you have problems with it, clean, add more gel, swap fans if needed put in area away from other hot things so it can breathe. Whats the temp inside your house? Is it hotter then 75*? You will and i mean WILL have problems with electronics they like that temp any hotter and you are shortening their lives.
Just be a man own up to the fact that you didn't take care of the system and move on, their is probably some nice other system that was designed for little kiddies that will be harder for you to destroy leave the cool toys for the big boys.
Now that said, i am not perfect i am on my second PSP, that would be because i cracked the screen on the first one, i didn't buy a case had it in my pocket and managed to break the screen when i was driving and trying to grab some tissue because snot was running down my face. I gambled and lost, let that be a lesson to you all deal with snot psp is so worth it :P
but thats my rant, sorry for ranting i really do try to avoid it, but i just couldn't take it anymore. I had to tell someone how i felt about this subject it just ended up here.
Hell it's not like anyone will actually take the time to read this rant LOL
The older 360s will fail in a room temp of 70+ besides if you need a constant 60 to run the 360 that would be a heaftly energy bill.

I have cleaned a hand full of units and they revived DC/PS2,ect but they tend to have weaker lens units. And the PS2 is known to have a few really bad lens units
WOW really? it's not all hype?
Thats very surprising! So where is the failure at then? The gel used on the CPUs, fans, ETC?
I'm just wondering because i would like to know what sort of upgrades i should do to the machine after i buy one.
From what i have heard and seen with the ps2s after one has been moved around a lot the laser it's self needs to be re-adjusted to be put back to the factory setting because of how it's setup, i guess it's a plastic gear of some sort, but i'm not sure. So am i one of the lucky few then, or should i be expecting a hardware failure?
Oh and thanks for reading my rant :D
No no the DREs were caused by mass produced lens liens that where just manufactured badly they had 3 or 4 one was in the PS2 model 2 even so manufacturing issues are not rare just MS took it to a whole new level.

From my experiments with PS2 lens on the older models 400X,ect, they get weaker the more you play it if they can read sometimes and not others you might can get a year or so out of it by adjusting the small nobs they have on the back of the lens one is for CD the other for DVD.

I have had mixed results some failed after a few months some could even read DVD RW and lasted a year or more.

Outside of PSU(capacitor,ect),mainbaord fuses(oh god I never mastered repalceing those ><) and motor failures(normal ware mind you) the lens units are the next thing to go.

From what I gathered a couple years after the DRE mess hit the net that it was looking at a 5-10%(5-10% applied to the 5% fail rate norm) total fail rate on the PS2 for 2 or so years, it was big for awhile and then sony got it done away with in the next PS2 revision, the PS2 is up to 19 revisions I think including model 2, 3 or 4 of those revisions had DRE lens issues.

Still Sony managed to get it dealt with quickly and the only overheating I have seen on the PS2 was the 1-4 revisions that had a bad heatsink.

For the 360 its a mix of heat sink design/intreal placement of stuff and what they soldered the chips in with, I believe the newest revision/unit has the 1/3rd of the old 30% fail rate max. At least that is what I can gather from friends+the net and rumors. If anything MS has been slow to revise their product line...

322.3.2009 14:15

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Quote:
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I really believe it's all bad care and really people having problems that they could easily fix should they take the time to care for their "Investments"
I have a
Original Model PS1 - Still Running fine
Launch PS2 - Still Running fine - Got laser re-calibrated to read disks better, although it wasn't needed. *Side Note* Guy who adjusted my unit was amazed that it was still running and so clean inside.
Launch PS3 - Still Running Fine - In process of upgrading HD
Model 2 PSP - Still Running Fine, no dead pixels
And i'm also using all the original controllers but on the PS1 i did have to tighten the springs in the Dual Shock Controllers i bought for it.
What i am wondering is how often do you crack open your old systems that you use and clean them? I mean from back to the NES the first system i had i was opening and cleaning it every six months, now don't get me wrong when time goes by and I don't use them i let this rule slide and whenever i find bad solder points i do re-solder them. IDK i mean i do agree that the quality should be better but honestly i really think that isn't the problem i think people should just maintenance their hardware much like how you would a car. If it breaks it's your own fault for not taken care of it.

I will be soon buying a X360 and i will baby the f*** out of it from all the stuff i have heard about it, crack the case every six months clean and see if it needs more cooling gel, just like you do to any other computer i'm just like WTF?!? why is your 360 overheating? Do you actually run ac in your home? I'm not really trying to be a dick but seriously how is this happening? Microsoft isn't the best of companies but they don't release products that are that faulty. It's just in my personal experience i have seen people claming oh the ps2 is tha suxor it won't read any disks?!?! Then they give me their system and in maybe an hour or so it's working fine for me, and i tell them YOU HAVE TO CLEAN THIS THING, or it will play my games fine just not their scratched to sh** disks. Just things i think are common sense, like don't wrap the cords around the controllers it puts stress on the wires inside and shortens the life of the device, don't leave disks lying around it shortens their life, if your system is blowing hot air then you have problems with it, clean, add more gel, swap fans if needed put in area away from other hot things so it can breathe. Whats the temp inside your house? Is it hotter then 75*? You will and i mean WILL have problems with electronics they like that temp any hotter and you are shortening their lives.
Just be a man own up to the fact that you didn't take care of the system and move on, their is probably some nice other system that was designed for little kiddies that will be harder for you to destroy leave the cool toys for the big boys.
Now that said, i am not perfect i am on my second PSP, that would be because i cracked the screen on the first one, i didn't buy a case had it in my pocket and managed to break the screen when i was driving and trying to grab some tissue because snot was running down my face. I gambled and lost, let that be a lesson to you all deal with snot psp is so worth it :P
but thats my rant, sorry for ranting i really do try to avoid it, but i just couldn't take it anymore. I had to tell someone how i felt about this subject it just ended up here.
Hell it's not like anyone will actually take the time to read this rant LOL
The older 360s will fail in a room temp of 70+ besides if you need a constant 60 to run the 360 that would be a heaftly energy bill.

I have cleaned a hand full of units and they revived DC/PS2,ect but they tend to have weaker lens units. And the PS2 is known to have a few really bad lens units
WOW really? it's not all hype?
Thats very surprising! So where is the failure at then? The gel used on the CPUs, fans, ETC?
I'm just wondering because i would like to know what sort of upgrades i should do to the machine after i buy one.
From what i have heard and seen with the ps2s after one has been moved around a lot the laser it's self needs to be re-adjusted to be put back to the factory setting because of how it's setup, i guess it's a plastic gear of some sort, but i'm not sure. So am i one of the lucky few then, or should i be expecting a hardware failure?
Oh and thanks for reading my rant :D
No no the DREs were caused by mass produced lens liens that where just manufactured badly they had 3 or 4 one was in the PS2 model 2 even so manufacturing issues are not rare just MS took it to a whole new level.

From my experiments with PS2 lens on the older models 400X,ect, they get weaker the more you play it if they can read sometimes and not others you might can get a year or so out of it by adjusting the small nobs they have on the back of the lens one is for CD the other for DVD.

I have had mixed results some failed after a few months some could even read DVD RW and lasted a year or more.

Outside of PSU(capacitor,ect),mainbaord fuses(oh god I never mastered repalceing those ><) and motor failures(normal ware mind you) the lens units are the next thing to go.

From what I gathered a couple years after the DRE mess hit the net that it was looking at a 5-10%(5-10% applied to the 5% fail rate norm) total fail rate on the PS2 for 2 or so years, it was big for awhile and then sony got it done away with in the next PS2 revision, the PS2 is up to 19 revisions I think including model 2, 3 or 4 of those revisions had DRE lens issues.

Still Sony managed to get it dealt with quickly and the only overheating I have seen on the PS2 was the 1-4 revisions that had a bad heatsink.

For the 360 its a mix of heat sink design/intreal placement of stuff and what they soldered the chips in with, I believe the newest revision/unit has the 1/3rd of the old 30% fail rate max. At least that is what I can gather from friends+the net and rumors. If anything MS has been slow to revise their product line...
OMG! :-o!!!
Thats shocking, guess i'm one of the lucky few then eh? But maybe not, i mean, i didn't play my ps2 all that much when it was new i was still playing the ps1/n64 but around the time i really got into playing my ps2 i had dropped a fairly large hard drive *for the time* into it and was playing my games that way. I didn't like all the swapping of disks. My system has never seen a burned copy of anything or a movie dvd only original PS2 games....
well consider my rant withdrawn. Usually i just run across these sorts of things from fanboys, thanks for putting it in plain english :D
But as far as the 360 goes what version is running the best, i had heard that the arcade version had the new chipset in it that made it run cooler, any truth there? And what are your thoughts on buying a small 20 gig drive and dropping a 200-260 gig 2.5" sata in it? Is there anything special to their drive or is it just open and swap?
Thank you so much for helping me out, like i said before this was all bugging me greatly and just finally decided to say something :P

332.3.2009 14:26

OW364

http://www.overclock.net/xbox/446845-xbo...nformation.html

Jasper is most current I believe.

Since the 7th gen has been crappy game qaulity wise I have not gotten into it heavily I have fixed a couple of 360s but I mostly fix up random Saturns/DCs/PSX/Xbox,PS2/ect mostly PS2 and Xboxs.

ggaaa I need viagra for gaming.... modern games are mostly shine and I no longer am dazzled by shiny >>

342.3.2009 14:47

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
OW364

http://www.overclock.net/xbox/446845-xbo...nformation.html

Jasper is most current I believe.

Since the 7th gen has been crappy game qaulity wise I have not gotten into it heavily I have fixed a couple of 360s but I mostly fix up random Saturns/DCs/PSX/Xbox,PS2/ect mostly PS2 and Xboxs.

ggaaa I need viagra for gaming.... modern games are mostly shine and I no longer am dazzled by shiny >>
Amen! lol
I got the ps3 but found myself playing the PSN games more then the store bought ones, GTA4 was very cool but i miss all the features that were in the last one, maybe DLC will fix that but eh just seems like i bought gta3 with better gfx and a few other features.
I just got SF4 and i like it quite a bit Seth does make the game very unbalanced but i'm not so against that.
I got a wii and really i only play the VC games lol it's nice to not have to bust out the old NES or SNES to play a few games and i was very impressed with the emulation so far and the price isn't to bad for the convience it gives me.
But mostly i play my psp and i just play various emulators on there....
So yeah are the games really focused on shiny or am i just getting old. :(
Thanks for all the help and info it will help me greatly in buying a 360 and really i don't care if it even entertains me i want it to add to my collection :D
If you don't mind me asking, what system/s and game/s are you currently playing?

352.3.2009 14:56

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
OW364

http://www.overclock.net/xbox/446845-xbo...nformation.html

Jasper is most current I believe.

Since the 7th gen has been crappy game qaulity wise I have not gotten into it heavily I have fixed a couple of 360s but I mostly fix up random Saturns/DCs/PSX/Xbox,PS2/ect mostly PS2 and Xboxs.

ggaaa I need viagra for gaming.... modern games are mostly shine and I no longer am dazzled by shiny >>
Amen! lol
I got the ps3 but found myself playing the PSN games more then the store bought ones, GTA4 was very cool but i miss all the features that were in the last one, maybe DLC will fix that but eh just seems like i bought gta3 with better gfx and a few other features.
I just got SF4 and i like it quite a bit Seth does make the game very unbalanced but i'm not so against that.
I got a wii and really i only play the VC games lol it's nice to not have to bust out the old NES or SNES to play a few games and i was very impressed with the emulation so far and the price isn't to bad for the convience it gives me.
But mostly i play my psp and i just play various emulators on there....
So yeah are the games really focused on shiny or am i just getting old. :(
Thanks for all the help and info it will help me greatly in buying a 360 and really i don't care if it even entertains me i want it to add to my collection :D
If you don't mind me asking, what system/s and game/s are you currently playing?

Its a mix of age and lack of qaulity, some can ignore it and play on but I swear when a 50$ game in under deved and unfinished I just can't anymore...

At this time not much I try to play and stay focused on random new PC games I "find" sometimes I'll go buy it if I like it like Call of Juarez or Stalker. I am thinking abotu getting a DS and M3 or R4 pro and toy with GBA/stuff on it. Console wise I ahve had the Saturn plugged in most this year is the Saturn I have been amusing myself with Beyond Oasis 2(crappy sequel) and Albert oddessy(odd RPG).

I want to get a wii/PS3/360 but I dunno if its worth it 0-o

Hell I got 4 new RPGs for the PS2 the remake of wild arms blows its a fcking down grade of a sprite game if you can believe it not tried the Shadow hearts games yet I got all 3 for 40ish$.

362.3.2009 15:13

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
OW364

http://www.overclock.net/xbox/446845-xbo...nformation.html

Jasper is most current I believe.

Since the 7th gen has been crappy game qaulity wise I have not gotten into it heavily I have fixed a couple of 360s but I mostly fix up random Saturns/DCs/PSX/Xbox,PS2/ect mostly PS2 and Xboxs.

ggaaa I need viagra for gaming.... modern games are mostly shine and I no longer am dazzled by shiny >>
Amen! lol
I got the ps3 but found myself playing the PSN games more then the store bought ones, GTA4 was very cool but i miss all the features that were in the last one, maybe DLC will fix that but eh just seems like i bought gta3 with better gfx and a few other features.
I just got SF4 and i like it quite a bit Seth does make the game very unbalanced but i'm not so against that.
I got a wii and really i only play the VC games lol it's nice to not have to bust out the old NES or SNES to play a few games and i was very impressed with the emulation so far and the price isn't to bad for the convience it gives me.
But mostly i play my psp and i just play various emulators on there....
So yeah are the games really focused on shiny or am i just getting old. :(
Thanks for all the help and info it will help me greatly in buying a 360 and really i don't care if it even entertains me i want it to add to my collection :D
If you don't mind me asking, what system/s and game/s are you currently playing?

Its a mix of age and lack of qaulity, some can ignore it and play on but I swear when a 50$ game in under deved and unfinished I just can't anymore...

At this time not much I try to play and stay focused on random new PC games I "find" sometimes I'll go buy it if I like it like Call of Juarez or Stalker. I am thinking abotu getting a DS and M3 or R4 pro and toy with GBA/stuff on it. Console wise I ahve had the Saturn plugged in most this year is the Saturn I have been amusing myself with Beyond Oasis 2(crappy sequel) and Albert oddessy(odd RPG).

I want to get a wii/PS3/360 but I dunno if its worth it 0-o

Hell I got 4 new RPGs for the PS2 the remake of wild arms blows its a fcking down grade of a sprite game if you can believe it not tried the Shadow hearts games yet I got all 3 for 40ish$.
WOW i can't believe the PS2 games are that cheap these days, did you get em used? Sadly i have never had the chance to experience the awesome that was the saturn, and anymore these days i keep getting suckered into buying stupid things like gas and food so i haven't had the money to buy one and check it out. :(
I have a friend who loves RPGs for the ps2 and actually sits thru them then tells me how crappy a lot of them are. I have just tried to stay back and play the ones he says are cool LOL :P
But as far as rpgs go i love the old skool ones for the pc, i forget the names but i remember there would be a little window for the first person view and you would just wonder around in dungeons, although i did like a few of the ones on the dreamcast. Ah sega where have you gone? Why must sonic be your cheap whore? lol
If you are seriously thinking about getting a "next gen" console i might be able to help, when i first saw them i thought these are crap, why would i spend this much money for gfx that will never be better then pc?
It went like this for me.
PS3 - Got for a media center i hooked a computer to my tv got the ps3 to replace the computer, still have the computer hooked to my tv, but it might get replaced by my on demand service from netflix
Wii - Got mainly because i thought man if i would have only known that the virtual boy would have failed i would have bought one sooner, and well the wii just really smells like virtual boy to me.
Don't get me wrong motion sensing is awesome :D but ever sense a friend said hey why are there no porn games on that thing? I stopped and thought hey why not!?!? porn is so funny a porn game on the wii endless hours of funny :D lol
But on the plus side the wii was very easy to hack and load backups on it, i am one of those tries before i buys kind of guys and that is always a bonus to me :D Besides the old skool aspects make it worth it to me. The VC controller is very nice, it's like the snes and the ps2 made a beautiful baby :D

372.3.2009 15:29

OW364
Saturn is not that great it has maybe 10 worthwhile games the rest suck..kinda like the new systems lulz.

BO 2 was 15$,AO was 40$, Shadow hearts 3 was 14,1 was 20 and 2 was 15ish oh so under 50.

Hell I sold off a extra copy of Luanr 1 sega CD for 30$ I am trying to find 2 but 60$ is steap...I don;t really care about the dumbed down PSX remakes they go for 50ish a pop and the swap trick works for the Ps2/3 so theres little need to buy new :P.

All of this is used mind you, I buy from ebay or amazon wherever has the lower price.

I can not survive a bad gam without a code breaker or game enhancer of some kind(Legia 2 was fun with the weight limits off) since the industry has made subtle moves to ban them so making new bad games fun with unofficial cheats is like quality a thing of the past.

Consoles have standard code and hardware environments , cheaper and easier to dev for than PC since you have more console units out you sell more titles so cheaper/easier=more profit in this case.

3 reasons why the WII is not epic 1 the industry dose not like real gamers anymore. 2 focus on non gamers ,3 shovel ware its a bad combo but the WII is only the casual nature of gaming magnified a few times I mean look at the downgrade halo got....

The wii would be awesome if it saw the virtue in letting the player decide what controller and what button layout to play in but tis so overly generic and bland the only reason to get it like the rest is for the small handfull of worthwhile titles...

382.3.2009 16:18

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
OW364
Saturn is not that great it has maybe 10 worthwhile games the rest suck..kinda like the new systems lulz.

BO 2 was 15$,AO was 40$, Shadow hearts 3 was 14,1 was 20 and 2 was 15ish oh so under 50.

Hell I sold off a extra copy of Luanr 1 sega CD for 30$ I am trying to find 2 but 60$ is steap...I don;t really care about the dumbed down PSX remakes they go for 50ish a pop and the swap trick works for the Ps2/3 so theres little need to buy new :P.

All of this is used mind you, I buy from ebay or amazon wherever has the lower price.

I can not survive a bad gam without a code breaker or game enhancer of some kind(Legia 2 was fun with the weight limits off) since the industry has made subtle moves to ban them so making new bad games fun with unofficial cheats is like quality a thing of the past.

Consoles have standard code and hardware environments , cheaper and easier to dev for than PC since you have more console units out you sell more titles so cheaper/easier=more profit in this case.

3 reasons why the WII is not epic 1 the industry dose not like real gamers anymore. 2 focus on non gamers ,3 shovel ware its a bad combo but the WII is only the casual nature of gaming magnified a few times I mean look at the downgrade halo got....

The wii would be awesome if it saw the virtue in letting the player decide what controller and what button layout to play in but tis so overly generic and bland the only reason to get it like the rest is for the small handfull of worthwhile titles...
LOL thats so bad, i didn't know the saturn had so few good games.
Speaking of swap trick on ps2 have you checked out that Free Mcboot on the ps2, it's really saving my dvd drive now :D

Yeah i really miss playing with the action reply or game shark, i can remember using the game genie on the snes and making my own codes, the select start reboot was awesome. I understand that things have gotten very complex and simple ram/hex hacking really won't work the same, but i really miss it. They have it for the nds but it really doesn't feel the same, it's all software based now :(

The wii is pretty bad, but the few things it's good at it does them very well, it's just sad to see that for the most part the only decent games for the system are made by nintendo, but that really has been the nintendo methodology for a while now. I really would have liked to see the next RE on wii, but thats a pipe dream. There are a few things that i think they totally effed on the wii, but i think my complaint is more with the game devs then the system devs. But i could be wrong, my biggest complaint about the system is how when i point the wii mote at the screen it doesn't show directally where it should be, it's like they didn't take the time to make a calibrator for it so i could click and show them where the center of my screen is, i mean every guncon i ever played with always wanted to calibrate to find the center of the screen, why doesn't the wii mote do this? On my 50' plasma it becomes very noticeable, i can't use the bar at the top, or at the bottom, and shooting games feel weird and you have to get used to them like RE UC it's a very fun game after you stop trying to play it like you would in an arcade because the game doesn't calibrate.... kinda ruins it for me but eh thats just me. I guess when you get used to shooting realistically you want to point your gun at the target not at the bar sitting below the tv. :(
But eh, i'm not too mad i mainly wanted to collect the system and enjoy what it had to entertain me with. The mario game was cool, i thought that was a good use of the systems abilities. It felt pretty natural, well more natural then some of the other games lol.

392.3.2009 17:32

OW364

The Saturn was rushed the DC was better.

I don;t care as long as I get varied cheats to tweak and fix their crappy games with...its a shame their propitiatory mindsets are killing gaming....

The was mishandled IMO the motion sensing is weaker than it should be but the WII is getting a version 2 on the monition sensing capabilities so maybe in acouple more years the WII will be the console it should have been from the start...

Frankly I'll take the downgrade in graphics if RE5 plays better on the WII...my god stop and shoot....fcking A man...make that a choice...

Unless Nin makes a unit with a good up converter look into SD up converting equipment it might take some of the...er....pixaltion out of it...

Control options is the new reasonably fixed thing they can deal with, they should have learned by now not everyone plays the same so mandatory cookies are not good....

402.3.2009 17:50

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
OW364

The Saturn was rushed the DC was better.

I don;t care as long as I get varied cheats to tweak and fix their crappy games with...its a shame their propitiatory mindsets are killing gaming....

The was mishandled IMO the motion sensing is weaker than it should be but the WII is getting a version 2 on the monition sensing capabilities so maybe in acouple more years the WII will be the console it should have been from the start...

Frankly I'll take the downgrade in graphics if RE5 plays better on the WII...my god stop and shoot....fcking A man...make that a choice...

Unless Nin makes a unit with a good up converter look into SD up converting equipment it might take some of the...er....pixaltion out of it...

Control options is the new reasonably fixed thing they can deal with, they should have learned by now not everyone plays the same so mandatory cookies are not good....
lol yeah i didn't notice the pixels till i shut off smoothing options on my tv LOL i saw pics online and went wait?!?! what am i doing right hahah :D
Some of the games have good control options lots of the newer games let you use the VC controller to play so it doesn't force you to use the wiimote on everything some games are cool with it but fighting games are a big no no.
Yeah i'm pretty excited about RE5 i've just enjoyed the games, but really i'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to mindlessly killing things YAY carnage :D
I'm not too sure what they could do with the motion sensing add-on thing that they are not already doing but eh i guess i'll buy it and see when it comes lol
I'm probably one of what 5 people that actually liked that wii music game, but i also like games that have no point too LOL
Hum... score yes i did another awesome job on this song I'M THE BEST!!
OW364 FTW!!!
But again keep in mind, i'm a try then buy. and yeah didn't buy. :P

412.3.2009 17:58

OW364

The new wii controller revision is like a dual shock 2 but in this case its for more finite motion sensing IE its more sensitive so you can aim/control better with it.

If one recalls the PSX it had the basic analogless controller at first the dualshock with basic analog and the dual shock 2.


Control options should be handled by the system not the individual game to many cheap, and hurried devs...

RE5 fails they screwed up inventory,the shop AND controls....

423.3.2009 11:32

Zippydsm

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! say it ain't soooo!!!!! :'(

433.3.2009 11:36

So the new wii mote is gonna look more a like a dualshock? so it's just gonna be the ps3 controller? lol

did they really mess up RE5 that bad? :(

443.3.2009 16:49

Originally posted by OW364:
So the new wii mote is gonna look more a like a dualshock? so it's just gonna be the ps3 controller? lol

did they really mess up RE5 that bad? :(

LOL

Well inventory can onyl be changed between elvels,you have to stop to shoot and a bunch of other annoying changes so RE5 is not all that.

I used the PSX controller/dual shock as a example of updates and changes to a consoles control scheme.

The newer wii mote wont change much but it will be more sensitive allowing for better aiming/movement.

454.3.2009 10:30

Quote:
Originally posted by OW364:
So the new wii mote is gonna look more a like a dualshock? so it's just gonna be the ps3 controller? lol

did they really mess up RE5 that bad? :(

LOL

Well inventory can onyl be changed between elvels,you have to stop to shoot and a bunch of other annoying changes so RE5 is not all that.

I used the PSX controller/dual shock as a example of updates and changes to a consoles control scheme.

The newer wii mote wont change much but it will be more sensitive allowing for better aiming/movement.
dude.... ok sleep is mos def needed on my end. Or maybe i should actually take the time to reply instead of stopping mid reply to go fix something on the network lol.
So your tellin me you have to stop then shoot?
If thats true thats a pretty broken game mechanic.
i hear you can strife now did they leave that in? LOL i can see it now, "Well to add in strife we had to remove something to keep you, the player pretty pissed at the game." I honestly think all shooters should stop and take a good hard look at perfect dark for the N64 if your game doesn't have all the features that game does don't even bother making it. Have you seen that Turning Point fall of liberty, seriously i have never played a FPS as broken as that one. I was amazed and played thru quite a bit of it as it started to get that evil dead sort of vibe to it, ya know "how bad can this thing get?!?"
Don't get me wrong the game is so bad it's pretty awesome in it's well broken....well everything, nothing seemed to work quite right for me. I but i guess i have been spoiled by games that when you walk up to a door or ladder that you can use it will either tell you or you just keep hitting X or A or whatever and off you go, not in this game, you have to get the on screen prompt and you have to hit that door or ladder from the correct direction facing the right way just perfect or nope no go. So you find yourself walking back and forth trying to get the damned text to pop on the screen "Hit X to use" then you go YAY! do another shot it actually said it this time YAY!!! But the part that makes it way "awesome" is when your running away from people and think oh i'll go up here or oh i'll hide in here and you walk back and forth trying to get the damn text. LOL to continue the "awesome" the other thing i loved about that game was the walls that didn't have textures, which looked normal till you tried to shoot a guy on the other side of it and didn't realize oh i'm dumping all my ammo into an untextured wall. :( hahahah i still have the game and will never sell it, lets just say i'm a glutton for "awesome".

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