Originally Posted by gordojones88
Yeah, just dozens upon dozens of people afflicted with the same unique console failure all in the same limited Beta and documented to boot. Trolls have to be right to succeed you know. Just because you can throw about scientific and statistical empirical terms doesn't mean anything, other than you're putting on the airs.
If you guys think you're doing a favor to Microsoft by naysaying the breakage reports and putting your heads in the sand, be my guest. 360s are at risk when they enter any beta, and there's a good and calculated reason you sign a liability waiver. They know there's going to be a set number of consoles to bite the dust due to unforeseen instabilities. I'm done.
Edit: Proof? You guys realize every beta has a specific and exclusive forum that they delete when it's completed, right? For your proof, I found this link in my bookmarks from when I was monitoring the thread. IT is long gone since it was the Kinect testing dashboard, but this was the stickied thread atop the beta forum when mine broke: "Xbox LIVE Update Preview - Re: Failures during system update? Please read this!
" The forum is long gone, and I can't exactly make Microsoft cache their mistakes for the world to see. Maybe someone can work some caching magic, but I sure don't have any incentive to go to the trouble, because the opposition wouldn't listen to anything they didn't opine first anyway. Here's the reference to the anti-piracy measure update that made the replacement freak.
Two botched updates for the price of one. I didn't exactly think some people would take it upon themselves to fight tooth and nail to prove the infallibility of the 360 and its updates. 360s breaking is news from early 2006. If you think anybody would care at all to report the specifics of these claims four years later in a notable fashion, I'm afraid not. I'm not browsing the bowels of Kotaku for that article, but it lies in wait regarding the reparations for positive PR. I can't exactly rally the people affected and have them do tumbles and cartwheels to appease the naysayers. We don't have support or survivors meetings. If anybody thinks my console was the only one ever irreparably damaged by a console update or beta update, I welcome your judgment. Sign up at your own risk, and never say you weren't sternly warned.