By Manachild 10 Comments
Today I went to a Jb Hifi with the intention of getting an Xbox One. I walked out with a better deal than I expected. The salesman threw in an extra game on top of what the bundle had in it already, and gave me a 3 month gold card for free too. I was pretty happy about all of this. I'd ended up spending less money than I'd anticipated.
I booted up the console, downloaded the update, set up my xbox profile and live account, and put in a game disc. Instead of it taking me into the install process it greeted me with a message requesting that I put in an Xbox one game disc, blu ray movie, dvd or music cd (0x80820002). So I tried ejecting and reinserting a few times with both game discs (the forza 5 was a download voucher), with no success. I tried a hard restart, and factory reset. Nothing worked. Though, the weird thing is that both blu ray movies and dvd discs worked. Just not any of the games I'd bought with the system. None of them had any marks or scratches on them (one of them was shrink wrapped due to a lot of stock so it was new and untampered with), but no. Nothing.
I took the machine back to the store and got a replacement and went through the exact same process with the same result. Really stressed out by this time I went back and ended up paying a little bit more for this:
I'm sure that there are probably plenty of working Xbox ones out there and I just got twice unlucky. But honestly, by that 2nd time I'd become quite poisoned against the idea of trying a third time. Still a bit disappointed because I was looking forward to sunset overdrive, and I really like the dead rising series... but it seems it wasn't to be. Hopefully this was an isolated incident and other people out there are having a great time with their xbox ones.