Feeds

Microsoft admits to Halo 3: ODST 'issues'

But no solution in sight

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Microsoft has downplayed reports that a Halo 3: ODST disc error is causing gamers software and console problems.

The Xbox 360 game – the latest installment in the Halo series – was only released last week.

But gamers have already filled message boards with angry complaints about problems with the title which supposedly cause the Xbox 360 to issue a ‘Disc Unreadable’ error at random intervals – either before or during gameplay.

Bungie – the game’s developer – has already seen a related thread on its official Halo 3: ODST message board spread to 65 pages.

“My 360 has slowly started a downward spiral since ODST came out,” a Bungie forum poster said yesterday. “I am thinking of just returning the game before it completely destroys my 360.”

Another contributor said: “My Halo ODST disc became unreadable for countless times during a loading screen.”

Other posters have claimed that the game has caused unexplainable Xbox 360 shutdowns and mysterious errors with other titles, including Rock Band.

Microsoft hasn’t specifically addressed alleged technical issues related to the game or the console yet. But it has admitted that it’s “aware of a very small number of people who are reporting they can't play the game”.

The software giant promised website Eurogamer that it’s looking into the problem, but also claimed that “at this point” the alleged problems don’t appear to be a widespread issue.

We’ll bring you further information as we have it. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Disturbance in the force lets phones detect gestures with Wi-Fi
These are the movement detection devices you're looking for
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.