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Designer Builds Coffin For Xbox's Suffering RROD 118

angry tapir writes "The Xbox 360 RROD coffin was created by Aussie designer Alexis Vanamois, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It's the ultimate final resting place for 'bricked' Xbox 360 consoles that have suffered the Red Ring of Death; it even has a cavity for your controller!"


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Designer Builds Coffin For Xbox's Suffering RROD

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  • Controller? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Karganeth ( 1017580 ) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @12:35PM (#31497470)
    The controller isn't broken, why would I throw it away?
  • Re:Controller? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Yo Grark ( 465041 ) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @12:41PM (#31497572)

    Because you sure as hell won't be buying another Xbox360!

    Yo Grark

  • Why is this here? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by slimjim8094 ( 941042 ) <> on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @12:49PM (#31497702)

    What is this crap? Chuck it in Idle. Please.

    Oh wait, it's samzenpus. Carry on, I guess.

  • Re:Controller? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Procasinator ( 1173621 ) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @12:59PM (#31497852)

    I would think the Xbox 360 has serial numbers. Buying from a game store, you might be lucky and they won't check (probably only would if the process is automated).

    But surely Microsoft themselves would.

  • Re:Controller? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Pojut ( 1027544 ) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @01:33PM (#31498374) Homepage

    The Gizmodo link you referenced (the "30% retailer" number) is from mid 2007. This was prior to the Jasper units, and even prior to the Falcon units.

    Out of date numbers are relevant to Jasper units not running hot enough to Red Ring because...?

  • Re:Controller? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Ephemeriis ( 315124 ) on Tuesday March 16, 2010 @02:06PM (#31498900)

    I don't consider it theft

    You're the one who said you "might steal one"...

    And, considering the defect rate on 360s and the poor warranty, I'm not sure I'd really argue with you on the ethics/morality of it.

    a corporation like Bank of America that stole 1500 billion in bailout funds from our wallets.

    Stole? Or was it handed to them on a golden platter with no requirements or restrictions or oversight?

    I didn't cry when Saddam Hussein was hung dead.

    Granted, he seemed to be a pretty bad guy. Maybe he deserved to be hung, I don't know enough to say. But considering the violence, death, and bloodshed that has resulted from our intervention I'm not sure we actually did a good thing there.

    ...and in response to your PS below, because I don't feel like clicking "reply to this" again...

    If a corporation Screws you, I consider it acceptable to screw them right back.

    While it may feel good... And may be justifiable... The problem with this is that it doesn't actually fix the problem.

    Sure, maybe you get your money's worth in the end... But Microsoft is still selling a product with a 33% failure rate and Toyota is still selling cars with defective parts.

    Which is why I suggested originally that perhaps it was a conversation better had with someone in technical support or with a lawyer - with the intent of coercing the company into fixing the actual problem.

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this-- no dog exchanges bones with another. -- Adam Smith