Gears of War and XBox 360 Ring of Death

November 17, 2006
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Its happened.  I read over on Chris Sells’ blog about his XBox 360 + GOW issue and hoped it wouldn’t happen to me. Well it did.

I played through the first section and a half of GOW without incident, but then suddenly it would just lockup unexpectedly. Not a good sign, but I’ve had some lockups but not many on the console. But now the box is completely dead. 3 Red-lights and lots of sadness.  I called support and MS is going to fix it even though I am not sure that it is really under warranty.  I am not a conspiracy theorist, but my guess would be that there is a real issue that perhaps doesn’t occur until the box is pressed really hard (like GOW does).

I am curious to find out if any of my readers have had an issue after their GOW playtime.  Any dead machines?