Red Ring of Death.... Greeeeeaaaaattt! Seriously, this is horrible. My 360 lasted a little over a year. Calling MS now.
I sent my 360 to Microsoft for repairs after receiving my coffin on Wednesday. Is anyone else feeling the pain of the abscence of their 360?
My problems with my 360 started on Oblivion, but I believed my 360 was only freezing because I was doing something wrong. I didn't understand that I was involved in an abusive co-dependent relationship with the 360. No cache refresh fixed the problem or my damaged psyche.
I thought things had gotten better. I played some Xbox BC games on my 360, and I thought our relationship was good again like back in December when everything was fresh and new. But alas, Lara froze while catupulting crates on the first level. My 360 did me wrong again. I called a support line ready to give up, but they told me to hang on because it could get better. I asked for the coffin anyway, hoping I wouldn't have to use it.
But alas on Tuesday, the final staw was drawn when King Kong and Astropop both froze in the same night. I knew the 360 and I could not go on pretending like everything was fine like it was when we first met. The magic was gone.
The coffin arrived the next day. I asked my wife to send it off while I was out of town so I wouldn't have to watch it go with a strange man in brown shorts to the west coast. During a tearful phone call on Thursday, my wife told me the coffin was gone. It was only fitting that she sent it since she braved the Best Buy crowds on a cold December mornign to get it for me.
So now I sit and wait for my 360 to come back. I remember the old cliche, "If you love something, set it free, and if it doesn't come back, it was never meant to be yours anyway."
Never have those words seemed truer.