California class-action suit seeks 5 million from MS over scratched discs

According to this InformationWeek article, Californians Christine Moskowitz and Dan Wood have filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Microsoft, alleging that the Xbox 360 console was designed with innate flaws that lead to the system cutting circular scratches into game discs. The pair seek no less than $5 million from the megacorporation.

This issue has been rumored to exist since shortly after the launch of this generation’s console leader, and while Microsoft has recently taken steps to rectify another issue within the manufacturing process of their consoles, they have yet to confirm any issue causing the internal mechanisms of their console to slice game media.

While Microsoft may have had the upper-hand as far as publishing software and actually having consoles available, Sony and Nintendo have reaped a huge amount of mind-share due to the very public hardware issues Microsoft has had as of late. With these new accusations, could we see a lead change in the console war?

Answer: No. Honestly all this means is that none of the big three console manufacturers suck any less than the others, and if they were somehow automagically transformed into sixteen year old girls, they’d all be standing on stage at their junior prom, covered in pig’s blood and praying to God that now would be the moment when they could finally manifest some psychokinetic abilities. 

Earnest Cavalli
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