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Overheard on the Blogger Bus: "Maybe it over-heated"

Ken Weeks

Microsoft's friendly PR staff was briefly chagrined when the Xbox 360 on their E3 Blogger Bus locked up while playing Tony Hawk. Perhaps forgetting he was surrounded by blogger nerds, Online Community Group Manager John Porcaro (who runs GamerScoreBlog) wondered aloud if the unit had over-heated since it was enclosed in a tight space -- the opposite of what tech support recommends. Fortunately for the MS Candy Crew, it appeared to be a false alarm. A reset quickly returned the 360 to playable condition. Moral of the story: Always ensure proper console ventilation before offering free junkfood to the alternative media.

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