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Xbox 360 Firmware Update Eliminates Error Messages


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17066 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:20 PM

April Fools! Today, Microsoft announced details on their latest Xbox 360 firmware update which should put an end to the myriad of error messages users have been experiencing since the system's launch. Richard Hertz, Mcrosoft's Entertainment and Devices Division PR Director explains:

"After spending billions of dollars repairing malfunctioning Xbox 360s, we've finally found a common link. Every malfunction has an accompanying error message such as flashing red lights, an E74 or other on-screen indication. After this firmware update, these error messages will be a thing of the past."

Hertz went on to explain, "These error messages made it far too easy for the public to classify the Xbox 360's many hardware deficiencies. While this update will not actually prevent any malfunctions, removing all forms of error messages makes organizing complaints much more difficult. One of our earlier, yet now scrapped plans was to replace all error messages with a delightful Master Chief screen-saver. However, our PR department predicted this could cause the creation of a "Master Chief of Doom" or similar meme which is exactly what this update is designed to defeat."

Edited by CheapyD, 03 April 2009 - 08:42 AM.


#2 Unassuming Local Guy   Not cool. CAGiversary!   1379 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:23 PM

I hate April 1st. :cry:

#3 homeland   woman wooh man CAGiversary!   2803 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:25 PM

Good one. The whole time I was reading it, it seemed like a onion piece.

#4 MaskedPlague   Plague 2.01 CAGiversary!   734 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:27 PM

I hope Kotaku picks this up.


#5 Richard Longfellow   Mr. Warmth CAGiversary!   1397 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:27 PM

Good one. Sadly that's actually the concept behind some of their "fixes". Remember the replacement power cords to cover the power supply failures on the old Xbox?
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#6 Unassuming Local Guy   Not cool. CAGiversary!   1379 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:29 PM

Good one. Sadly that's actually the concept behind some of their "fixes". Remember the replacement power cords to cover the power supply failures on the old Xbox?


Those replacement cords didn't fix the problem. They just tripped so your Xbox would lose power before burning your house down.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:29 PM

Microsoft actually spending time to help the consumer with problems on part of one of their products...This has to be one of the most laughable April fools ever...

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#8 RanchLizard   Need more time for games! CAGiversary!   657 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:36 PM

This is awesome! It worked! This is serious. My RROD unit is fixed now.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:37 PM

april foolish rabbit, tricks are for kids

#10 Skel LaTour   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

OK. So how many of these will it take before you get it out of your system, Cheapy?

#11 Dark_Sage   Superior CAGiversary!   3399 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Your Mom!!
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:43 PM

I can't wait for the Wii article.

#12 blackhole82   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   660 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:44 PM

I almost fell for this one.
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#13 xpag406   Nothing to see here. CAGiversary!   248 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:45 PM

lol Richard Hertz... aka Dick Hurts... I guess you've been getting good from Mrs. Cheapy eh? :)

Nice one cheapy!

#14 bornagain888   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   10 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:46 PM

A screensaver of Master Chief crying would be better still. :)

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:47 PM

If only...

#16 stonefry   Not stoned or fried! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:47 PM

Nice one Cheapy?

#17 plasticbathmonki   Powered by apathy CAGiversary!   1138 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

I tried to DL the new firmware, but my 360 RRODed in the process.

#18 Number83   ¡oɹq 'ʎɹoʇs ןooɔ CAGiversary!   10345 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

Please stop this, Wombat!

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#19 DesertEagleXIX   Semper Economus! CAGiversary!   3237 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

Thank goodness for Dick Hertz!
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:52 PM

"Master Chief of Doom"

HAHAH

#21 InFlames215   DEATH TO FALSE METAL CAGiversary!   871 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

A screensaver of Master Chief crying would be better still. :)


That made me lol

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:54 PM

I hate April 1st. :cry:

Ditto.

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#23 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   9645 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:57 PM

Same ol' Dick Hertz, spewing forth Microsoft's usual load of nonsense and expecting you to swallow it.
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:57 PM

If only this were true...

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

I can't wait for the Wii article.


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

So when are the Wii in stock threads going to come up on the deals section? :lol:
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

lol

Very funny, I love april fools day!

#28 Number83   ¡oɹq 'ʎɹoʇs ןooɔ CAGiversary!   10345 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

"Someone Seen Enjoying Nintendo Wii."



I'm actually enjoying House of the Dead: Overkill. :oops:

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:12 PM

Funny, I'll be laughing right up to the point my current 360 dies and I have to get another one.

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#30 spoo   Wood for your sheep CAGiversary!   5036 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:19 PM

Great news! Now I can play Alpine Legend without fear of getting any errors.
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