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Xbox 360 isn't actually broken, just misbehaving

Justin Murray
November 29, 2006
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We're all aware of the Xbox 360's Red Ring of Death, whether or not we experienced the problem firsthand. The logical assumption when three of the console's pretty green lights turn red and the games stop playing is that the system is broken. Apparently, that isn't always the case as the above video shows. Microsoft's AI branch prediction in the Xbox 360 is so good that some systems are becoming sentient. The red lights are simply the way the Xbox 360 communicates to the user that it doesn't feel like playing. But, like any misbehaving child, give it a good whack on the backside and it'll straighten up. You paid $400 (or $500 if you got suckered into the official wireless adapter) for the machine; it works for you, not the other way around.

[Thanks, Zed]

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