What was your first thought when you saw the red ring?

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#1 Posted by Petro (9 posts) -

i juist got mine about 2 hours ago..my emotions are somewhere between pissed and sad...

#2 Posted by GumbieuK (120 posts) -

I was extremely pissed off, rang Microsoft and gave the poor women who answered a right mouthful.

#3 Posted by kingmasters (409 posts) -

the ps3 is awesome
that's what I thought lol

#4 Posted by Nik_NYG (558 posts) -

I laughed my ass off because it wasn't my 360.

#5 Posted by Hexproof (177 posts) -

I didn't get the rrod yet, but the first thing that would come to my mind would be 1-800-4MYXBOX

#6 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -

I didn't see it until later, but my friend called me and he was all freaking out and pissed (a long time ago) and all I could do was laugh, it was like he just lost a bet or something. XD

#7 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -

I think a lot of people can agree on this one: "Fuck."

I got one a couple days ago. I at least have a PS3 this time (it's the second ring I've gotten), so I rebought Bionic Commando and sent back my Gameflyed 360 games in exchange for the PS3 versions. So I can continue playing stuff until I get my system back.

#8 Posted by Curfew (150 posts) -

I was like "that sucks"

#9 Posted by AlexB (1023 posts) -
#10 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

Never seen them personally so idk...maybe mine would be the same as the image AlexB posted :P

#11 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
AlexB said:
LMFAO! That GIF NEVER gets old. XD
#12 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

"Something new to blog about on Gamespot."

#13 Posted by sdodd02 (722 posts) -


#14 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

I was like, "WTF!?! I just got the thing 5 minutes ago!"

Then I realized that my output cables were not plugged in all the way. Christmas was not ruined that year.

#15 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -

Thank god I got that one year GameStop warranty free with my Xbox 360 so I just have to take it to them tomorrow and get another one right away. ;)

#16 Posted by Peacemaker (1099 posts) -

I knew I was going to get it but when I actually got it I was still pretty sad.

#17 Posted by Clean (2356 posts) -

I hit in like 2 times. I was pretty pissed. It was bullshit the damn thing broke after a short time. : (

#18 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -

Very very pissed off. I was about to play some Gears co op with a friend but he wasn't online yet. So I decided to play Oblivion while I wait and it said I needed to download an update. After I downloaded the update I got the RROD. =(

#19 Posted by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

I just got my first RROD a couple days ago. It was a launch 360 too. :(

#20 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

I had just finished vocals on Rock Band and then my system made an irregular sound and froze. Turned it off then back on, was greeted with the "3 quadrants of death." I was incredibly pissed off since it was a couple days before GTA IV but I just borrowed a friend's console. Now that I look back at it, I could have waited and not played GTA IV. What a disappointment.

#21 Posted by Derios (421 posts) -

I was in denial.

#22 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -

nothing. because it was the first time to turn my 360 on, i didn't know that anything unusual had happened until the error message displayed.

#23 Posted by VibratingDonkey (831 posts) -

I had accepted it was only a matter of time, wasn't surprised or anything. I went Ryo-ugh in my head. The first time. The following two or three times it broke down I just sighed.

#24 Posted by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

I only saw the red ring once.
I turned on my Xbox 360, and the ring was red for like 10 seconds, but started normally and ran fine.

Only time, I've had any RROD experience.

#25 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

I've never had it before. Did have 4 rings, but figured out it wasn't plugged in all the way >_>

#26 Posted by Blu_Magic (2021 posts) -
Demyx said:
"I've never had it before. Did have 4 rings, but figured out it wasn't plugged in all the way >_>"
Really? How long have you had your 360?
#27 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

i haven't got it yet but when i heard of the hardware failure epidemic i was like "HA HA" because at the time i was really pro nintendo. now i'm a 360 guy ironically

#28 Posted by Wolverine (4269 posts) -

Fuck, lol it ended up working out for the best. I got an Elite.

#29 Posted by BlindEffekt (917 posts) -

I got my RROD in a power cut. I was pretty scared, as GTAIV was about 2 days away.
I'm sure you can imagine the exact  word i thought lol.
The xbox started to work fine after about 10 minutes though.

#30 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

I was really annoyed, because I came home from work all really tired and shit, and just wanted to get some killing going on CoD4

#31 Posted by Under_Influenz (161 posts) -


#32 Posted by Bucketdeth (7983 posts) -

I was kind of like "You've got to be shitting me, what the fuck" but alot more vocal and loud.

#33 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

I'd never even heard about red rings when it happened.

I just stared at it with my mouth opening expecting the rings to spell out something like "Just fuckin' with you buddy, play with meh moar"

#34 Posted by RedSox8933 (2428 posts) -

honestly, i sat in my chair to play some rock band, turned on the 360 ala the drums, and i was in disbelief. i went over to it and was all like FUCK!!!!!! and then i just laughed and sent it in and played some ps2 games till it came back.

#35 Posted by CodeHero (133 posts) -

I was in disbelief, but when it sank in I just ran around my dorm yelling profanities.

#36 Posted by SlayingShogun (257 posts) -

sad and pissed at the same time since it lasted 2 very great years and i havent gotten a new one yet but i will have too with the great games that are coming

#37 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I think my exact words may have been "Oh jeez God no." Then nothing but fear and sadness.

#38 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -
Blu_Magic said:
"Demyx said:
"I've never had it before. Did have 4 rings, but figured out it wasn't plugged in all the way >_>"
Really? How long have you had your 360?"
Its my brother's, but I do play games on it. We've had it since April '06.
#39 Posted by normajean777 (450 posts) -

get a ps3 and then i did

#40 Posted by Stevokenevo (573 posts) -

I thought : "Shit, this ain't my 360!"

#41 Posted by DrPepper1990 (530 posts) -

I thought this was a myth

#42 Posted by Fax (534 posts) -

I turned it off then back on and it worked.

#43 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1733 posts) -

I laughed... I finally tried the famous RRoD!

#44 Posted by Super_King (20 posts) -

The first time - Sad and disappointed
The second time - Extremely angry

#45 Posted by Jothel (893 posts) -

i just went "are you fucking kidding me?"
said it out loud haha

#46 Posted by whackmypinata (941 posts) -

Life sucks.

#47 Posted by BigPoppaHerpes (54 posts) -

 "YOU GOTTA  BE F*CKING SH*TTING ME, IT'S BEEN A F*CKING WEEK, F*CK YOU, YOU PIECE OF SH*T!" then i called customer support and got them to send me my empty box.

#48 Posted by CreamyGoodness (1086 posts) -

ah fuck was my first thought

#49 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

Something like "No! No! You've gotta be kidding me. Ah shit." It was the week after Bioshock came out and I hadn't finished the game yet, so I was pretty pissed. Luckily I was able to use the towel trick to finish it up

#50 Edited by Valestis (208 posts) -

I have been playing for about 14 months A LOT and still no rrod. I do have a lot of space around my 360 and it's right below the window on the floor, so maybe that has something to do with it.. and maybe luck. Btw, no falcon in this baby.

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