Gamers voice NXE woes
RRoD, frozen consoles and missing avatars mentioned
The New Xbox Experience (NXE) has barely been out for 24 hours, but gamers have already claimed that it’s messing with their consoles. Some have even said the update’s caused the dreaded Red Ring of Death (RRoD) to rear its ugly head once more.
NXE was released to the masses yesterday, but we’ve read forum postings from numerous gamers mentioning RRoD problems following installation of the update.
“Booted my Xbox... get prompted for the update, click download. I walk out of the room for a few minutes and come back to red lights flashing,” said one forum contributor. Another gamer praised the NXE’s features, but said: “The only problem is I now have the RRoD.”
But the RRoD isn’t the only problem that Xbox users have experienced since installing NXE. Others have caused forums to overflow with tales of intermittently freezing consoles and absent avatars.
Microsoft has already admitted there’s a problem, although it’s not willing to stick its neck on the line and categorically state that NXE is the root of gamers’ woes.
Xbox spokesman Major Nelson wrote on his official blog that Microsoft’s “aware some of you may be experiencing a few hiccups along the way”.
He stressed that the Xbox Live team’s “actively working on the issues”, so for the time being you’ll have to play the waiting game.
I have both the Xbox 360 and the PS3. I must say at first I didn't like the 360 but the more I used it the more I got to love it. This update worked like a treat and the fact that you can install games on the hdd is a huge plus.
Now I only buy games on the PS3 if they are exclusive to the system, otherwise it's the 360 for me.
Red Ring of Death
The more stuff like this I see the more glad I am that I got a PS3 instead of an Xbox360. Not to say that the X360 isn't a good gaming platform, at least one of my favorite games is exclusive to that machine, but the hardware problems continue to leave me slack jawed.
A few I bet!
I am also sure there are still a few out there who still keep the xbox power pack on carpet or inside a closed space like an entertainment unit that suffocates the unit and builds up heat and dies.
I have seen those that still place a small TV or VCR on top or below the xbox where the VCR vents heat into the XBOX......
People like that? You deserve the RROD then!
To Marco and others, here's a little analogy for you. Just because you smoke and don't have cancer, don't mean smoking don't cause cancer.
My evidence is that my 2yr old console immediately RRoD after the download and install. No that doesn't mean the update caused the problem, but you've got to admit it's a pretty big coincidence (particualrly as it seems I'm not the only one).
I'm happy about it; after a few painless steps on the web site a nice friendly UPS man picked up my brick up and now I just have to sit tight and wait for a new one.
So kudos to Bill in this case ... now my only request is for all these x-box / ps3 fantools to just shut their collective pie holes until they've got something useful to say!
No RROD, but it hangs after playing the intro movie. Tried rebooting and removing memory card, no luck, It's a 4 month old Arcade, Microsoft are sending me a box to send it away. 6 week turnaround at the moment according to friends who recently have had RROD problems.
Stay clear of NXE would be my advice right now.