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According to research unveiled earlier this month from Evil as a Hobby, video game Kickstarter projects have shown a delivery rate of 37 percent. The findings are a result of manual data collection during the turn of the new year of 366 total successful projects funded from 2009 through 2012, all o...

January 31st 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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You could make the argument that system reliability has been the preeminent conversation of this console generation, but it's one often clouded by speculation and a lack of reliable information. Digital Foundry talked to Darren Thickbroom, an engineer for an independent console workshop, who offere...

August 31st 2009 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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digg_url = 'http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/17/game-informer-xbox-360-at-54-2-percent-failure-rate/'; The latest issue of Game Informer contains a surprising statistic for anyone who's ever loved and lost their Microsoft-branded home console – according to their survey, in which over 5,000 c...

August 17th 2009 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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Working with a sufficient sample size of over 1,000 claims, SquareTrade, a warranty seller, has projected the Xbox 360 failure rate at 16.4% -- and likely climbing. Comparatively, the company reports failure rates hovering around 3% for PlayStation 3 and Wii, based on less accurate sample sizes num...

February 14th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments