Xbox 360 being shunned by the gaming community? Well, not quite…

When I first glanced at this piece of gaming news, my eyes nearly bugged out of my head. Once I dug a little deeper to find the source of the article, I had to stifle the urge to laugh.  I’m still thinking that this newly christened website is going anti-360 as a joke of sorts, but I’m grabbing this just for kicks. Hey, it could’ve happened, right? Anyway, you know you’ve reached an all-time low, when potentially fake websites sound off and refuse to do business with you, due to quality concerns:

“It is my sad duty to let you know that as of today, February 21st 2008, Next Gen Ireland will be suspending all Xbox 360 coverage indefinitely. Why? You ask! Let us tell the reasons behind our decision! Here at our offices, Next Gen Ireland currently has three Xbox 360 consoles that are used to review games. Over the past week, each one of these consoles decided to give us the dreaded red rings of death in succession. Now we all know that Microsoft have decided to extend the warranty on consoles experiencing this issue, but from our dealings with Microsoft Ireland directly, it’s not as simple as that.

Firstly, original proof of purchase is still required. While not an odd request, we personally don’t hold onto receipts for 2.5 years. We were told to go back into the store where we bought our machines and get our receipts re printed. Shockingly enough, HMV, GAME and Xtra Vision where unable to help us with this request. We were given the brush off by Microsoft and as paying customers (over 1.5k was initially spent on these consoles when they were first released) we feel very disappointed in their after care service.”

All jokes aside, I get the point that they are trying to make. We’ve all been through the ringer when it comes to our Xbox 360s. If only Microsoft would’ve been more pro-active, and less reactive (after the fact), we could’ve been reading about how one of the best consoles ever made continued to mop the floor with the competition. Instead, we get endless jokes and skits about how Microsoft failed the consumer, while chasing after the Golden Fleece.

Paging Bill Gates: we officially  have a problem on our hands. Right about now, Sony must be thanking whatever deity it is that they fawn over, that they put some quality into their expensive hardware in the first place.

[Via MaxConsole

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