Yeah, that's me right now! Stupidhorsefuckingcumeatingrimjobgivingfuckheadpie ceofshitcrapmotherfuckingwhoreconsole!
So here's the story:
A couple of days ago I turned on the xbox again after 700 days, so it told me at least. April 24th to be exact. I preordered GoW3 so I got beta access. Logged on, played and had fun. Then a couple of days later when I wanted to try it some more I got a pop-up that said I needed gold membership to play.
Really annoying when you really want to play, and then suddenly can't. But that's fair enough. I was surprised that I could play without gold membership the first time so there you go.
Anyway, I didn't want to leave my credit-card info on live so I could play right away because when I stopped playing on xbox live some years ago it was pretty much impossible to make microsoft stop drawing money from my account to the live membership. Couldn't unsubscribe online and had to go through this 30 min phone call where I got transfered back and forth and then suddenly got hang up on when I tried to stop the gold membership. I ended up with blocking microsoft from being able to draw anything from my account, and they replied with banning my whole xbox, couldn't even use the silver membership. Got it back after some phone calls though, but this is another story.
Needless to say, I was less than pleased with them at this point.
So today I finally bought a 12-months gold membership redeem code at gamestop. Planned to play GoW1 with some friends. Got home, redeemed the code, my friends there waiting, everyone ready to go and then the piece of shit starts to freeze when I start the game. Happens a couple of times, then it starts to freeze at the startup screen.
Turn it off, then on again, same thing happens, do this like 3 times and boom:
Oh my fucking god, are you fucking serious?!?!
No worries, this isn't the first time this have happened. I do the same thing that solved it the last couple of times it happened. Turning off, unplugging everything, wait a few mins, plug everything back in, and I'm back at the main menu, Woooo! But the thing still freeze when I go into a game, tried several games and the same thing happens. I go through everything on xbox.com, clearing cache, removing harddisc and so on. Nothing helps. The piece of crap needs repairs.
What about the warranty?
I go back online, register the box with serial and everything and....
I'm not going to pay for repair or buy a new fucking xbox for ONE single game! (as far as I know ME3 will be released on PS3).
Now, who wants to bet against that I'm not getting the money back for the 12-months gold membership? Redeemed today ffs!
Like I didn't hate the fact that you have to pay to play online on the xbox enough already. In fact, that's the main reason I've let the 360 collect dust while I've been playing PS3.
Not to mention, I've pre-ordered a game I can't play
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The unreliability of the xbox is exactly why I bought a ps3 instead. I currently have two broken xbox in my garage. But my ps3 I've not had a single problem with the hardware (the software is another problem altogether