Look at me, Iím a statistical improbability. But instead of winning the lottery or some other fun shit, I have bricked three consoles. Iíve seen the RROD twice and now Iím down a PS3. What the hell?
Before you go and say some shit like itís my environment or something I am doing, you should know that I am ridiculously careful with my electronics, especially after my first red ring. Also, making me positive it isnít the place I live/keep my systems I moved houses in between the bricking of my 360s and the recent death of my PS3. Every one of my systems has been well ventilated, never left on overnight, etc.
I have a problem that is prevalent enough to be on Sonyís support page. My PS3 now refuses to play any and all discs. Yes, not only the Blu-Ray but DVD, and CDs too! A Google search pulls up others who have had the same problem (the sound goes out on the game youíre playing, you restart and, goodbye). Anyone else experienced this?
I guess Iím just unlucky. However, all this has prompted me to wonder, why am I supposed to be happy that all they are doing is fixing the damn thing for free? I mean, it is not a huge inconvenience to me. Yet, why I paid for the damn thing to play games on it, and Iím going to get a new one in a week. No big deal right? Except how come thatís all I get, what I should have had all along? Itís not like Sony lacks the funds to just ship me a new one before I ship the old one back. Thatís what happened with my DS. Oh yeah, the DS, I almost forgot about that. I had a dead space in the corner of my touch screen, maybe two weeks before the warranty ran out. Nintendo customer service took my credit card info and sent me a new one. All I had to do was send the broken one back and they never charged me a thing. This is the one area where I would love to see Microsoft and Sony emulate those crazies.
So now a Sunday afternoon that was supposed to be lazily spent playing games now finds me too damn pissed off to pick up a controller. What would you do? Just say ďoh wellĒ and play some 360? Demand free shit from Sony? Paint your fingernails black, dye your hair and cry? Bah. read