Microsoft sued for Xbox 360 updates

Remember when the Xbox 360 fall update was released and a small 1% (60,000 people) experienced broken 360s with the error screen seen above? Well since then we’ve played Call of Duty 3 and problems seemed to be “All Quiet on the Western Front,” but a few disgruntled gamers have recently decided to take action against Microsoft, a class-action lawsuit action to be more precise.

Accusing Microsoft of breaching contract, negligence, and violation of the Consumer Protection Act in a Washington district court, the plaintiff is demanding that Microsoft pay at least $5,000,000 in damages for their contract breaching actions, and at least another $5,000,000 in damages for their deceptive actions under the CPA laws.

Last time Microsoft commented on the Xbox Live drama they had stated that the updates should have only broken consoles that had been tampered with to play pirated games, but have since kept quiet. It’s interesting to see a gaming lawsuit that doesn’t involve Jack Thompson or gaming geezers in the Senate, but I think we’re still gonna get the same outcome as always — game industry FTW. What do you guys and girls think?

Tom Fronczak