"Lot of fun when it works"3.0 starson by egresh
Pros: Fun games, xbox live, online content
Cons: hardware, heat, power supply
Summary: I only have four games. Ace combat 5, halo 3, call of duty 4, and guitar hero 2. All four of them are awesome. The graphics are beautiful, especially in HD. Playing online is easy and a blast. The online content is great too. You can rent movies, in HD if you want. You can demo tons of games for free.
Here's the problem. I don't play much. I got it in November, played for a month online pretty regularly, and then maybe played once or twice for a couple hours during the week. A few weeks ago it started locking up about 30 seconds into a game. I thought it was overheating, and put a fan behind the system to cool it. After a couple restarts, and freezing happening faster and faster, it died. Red ring of death. How can a console that is 6 months old, and has limited use die so quickly? A trouble ticket has been submitted to microsoft, and I'm waiting on my box to come so I can ship it to them for repair.
I didn't think hardware would be a problem based on my old xbox. I've had an original xbox for 4 or 5 years now. It has been softmodded and has about 75 games on an added 200 gig hard drive. In college I would leave it turned on for days at a time. It got hours of play every day. And it's still running perfect to this day. I guess the 360 was just built with cheap material to beat the playstation on price.