Why I'm pissed off at Microsoft

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#1 Posted by Commander_Pants (10 posts) -

At the moment, out of all 3 consoles, Microsoft arguably has the best game lineup IMO.  I've spent more time on my Xbox360 than on my PS3, and my Wii combined (although I have actually sold my Wii so I don't know if that counts)...anyway.

Xbox live, GOW,  Mass Effect, Carcasonne, etc etc.

So yeah, I like my Xbox360, but what shits me about it.  The hardware.  Lets ignore the fact that the console is unreliable and fails consistantly, but why is no one talking about how freakin' noisy this console is.  I saw a thread saying "What will be better FFXIII on 360 or PS3...I didn't respond but I will own it on the PS3 simply because it's a quieter!  Microsoft rushed a great console to market, they have so many things going for them, it was a pity that the hardware has failed them.

It's a sad day when console hardware will actually effect my platform choice for a game, a sad day indeed.

Anyway that's my rant...

#2 Posted by oWarlock360o (199 posts) -

and you couldnt post that on your blog because?

#3 Edited by Commander_Pants (10 posts) -

I didn't want to.

EDIT - Also I'm interested in whether or not other people feel the same way, or it's not really an issue to them.

#4 Posted by InnerBlueAbyss (125 posts) -
oWarlock360o said:
"and you couldnt post that on your blog because?
"
Exactly what I was gonna say.
#5 Posted by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
Mine is quiet since it came back from being RROD.
#6 Posted by Commander_Pants (10 posts) -
DirrtyNinja said:
"Mine is quiet since it came back from being RROD.
"
Seriously?  If so where's my towel ;)
#7 Posted by Guiltyspark (554 posts) -
Commander_Pants said:
"At the moment, out of all 3 consoles, Microsoft arguably has the best game lineup IMO.  I've spent more time on my Xbox360 than on my PS3, and my Wii combined (although I have actually sold my Wii so I don't know if that counts)...anyway.

Xbox live, GOW,  Mass Effect, Carcasonne, etc etc.

So yeah, I like my Xbox360, but what shits me about it.  The hardware.  Lets ignore the fact that the console is unreliable and fails consistantly, but why is no one talking about how freakin' noisy this console is.  I saw a thread saying "What will be better FFXIII on 360 or PS3...I didn't respond but I will own it on the PS3 simply because it's a quieter!  Microsoft rushed a great console to market, they have so many things going for them, it was a pity that the hardware has failed them.

It's a sad day when console hardware will actually effect my platform choice for a game, a sad day indeed.

Anyway that's my rant...
"
mine is quiet as fuck and the new play from hardrive feature will eliminate 90 percent of the noise you hear
#8 Posted by Chocobo_Blitzer (303 posts) -

Yeah I dunno, I got mine back from a red ring and it's still humming fairly loudly. If I had a PS3 though, I think the gamercard would still keep me picking up 360 versions of games.

#9 Posted by Guiltyspark (554 posts) -
Chocobo_Blitzer said:
"Yeah I dunno, I got mine back from a red ring and it's still humming fairly loudly. If I had a PS3 though, I think the gamercard would still keep me picking up 360 versions of games.
"

that and the fact that multiplat games  are always are superiour on 360
#10 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -

I never had a days trouble out of my console and the noise is almost non-existent, so no complaints from me. :D

#11 Posted by x3ar (236 posts) -

i think MS have learnt there lesson im pretty sure the xbox 720 will not have heat sink issues or RROD

#12 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Who cares if it makes noise, for some people anyway (no problems here). Even all these problems still make the 360 a better console, go Xbox.

#13 Posted by quiquexbs (21 posts) -

You kinda get used to it. lol

#14 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -
oWarlock360o said:
"and you couldnt post that on your blog because?
"
He wanted attention probably.

So you don't like the 360 because it's loud? No offense, but that is a dumb reason not to like a console. Be glad yours hasn't got the RROD yet.
#15 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

This really should of been a blog.

#16 Posted by Major (506 posts) -

My PS3 is a lot louder than my 360

#17 Posted by banksrob (1126 posts) -

i am used to it to be honest, turn your tv up :)

#18 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -
banksrob said:
"i am used to it to be honest, turn your tv up :)
"
I do that sometimes, but I just turn it to a volume where both are even out. It works.
#19 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

Wow, you're a pretty big nerd.

#20 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

At least your 360 doesn't literally draw dust and particles from the surrounding radius of 15 feet; I'm looking at you PS3.

#21 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -
Vinchenzo said:
"At least your 360 doesn't literally draw dust and particles from the surrounding radius of 15 feet; I'm looking at you PS3.
"
lol, it actually does that?
#22 Posted by LuffyUzumaki (453 posts) -

with the new update no more noise,not that im complaining

#23 Posted by tec3297 (1170 posts) -

Yeah, this should have been a blog, lol, but I agree.  The Xbox 360 is wayyy to loud.

#24 Posted by DeathStar (253 posts) -

Only time it bothers me , is when I leave it on to listen to music as I fall asleep.  when Gaming I have the TV so loud it doesn't really matter =)

#25 Posted by Schizoid (1064 posts) -
Guiltyspark said:
"Commander_Pants said:
"At the moment, out of all 3 consoles, Microsoft arguably has the best game lineup IMO.  I've spent more time on my Xbox360 than on my PS3, and my Wii combined (although I have actually sold my Wii so I don't know if that counts)...anyway.

Xbox live, GOW,  Mass Effect, Carcasonne, etc etc.

So yeah, I like my Xbox360, but what shits me about it.  The hardware.  Lets ignore the fact that the console is unreliable and fails consistantly, but why is no one talking about how freakin' noisy this console is.  I saw a thread saying "What will be better FFXIII on 360 or PS3...I didn't respond but I will own it on the PS3 simply because it's a quieter!  Microsoft rushed a great console to market, they have so many things going for them, it was a pity that the hardware has failed them.

It's a sad day when console hardware will actually effect my platform choice for a game, a sad day indeed.

Anyway that's my rant...
"
mine is quiet as fuck and the new play from hardrive feature will eliminate 90 percent of the noise you hear
"
My hard drive is actually the noisiest thing for mine! I have no idea why but it just gradually gets louder over time and it can even drown out the DVD drive at times, it's really odd but it works fine.
#26 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

yeah the RRoD keeps me awake at night :(

#27 Posted by mandalore777 (12 posts) -

mine doesn't make much noise

#29 Edited by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

Buy a new one. They're much quieter.

#30 Posted by Vlademir (1029 posts) -

I don't know why people complain about how noisy the 360 is. I don't even notice it (maybe i'm just lucky)? Be glad that you don't have a gaming computer with 5+ fans in it.

#31 Posted by OblivionGuy07 (161 posts) -

Yeah my Xbox makes so much noise and it is really getting on my nerves. But I usually have the volume on my TV up loud so it isn't as bad as it used to be.

#32 Posted by DrSbaitso (52 posts) -

Yeah my sounds like a jet engine when a game starts up, i mean i try to keep the noise level of whatever im playing higher than that of the dvd drive and usually its a non-issue but the fact that this is a problem is really somewhat of an embarrassment, obviously should have been fixed before the console launch (among other hardware problems... yeah im on my 2nd box). But its still my favorite console, just like the OP, i do more gaming on it then my PS3 and Wii combined.

#33 Posted by Kenzo287 (722 posts) -

yeah they rushed it thats why they have rrod, thats why they had to remake the chip sets

#34 Edited by Sinnix (29 posts) -

It's a trade-off.  The DVD drive would be quieter if it was slowed down, but that would effect load times and you'd see mandatory installs like on the PS3.  The fall ultra-update's new copy to hdd feature will largely resolve this issue though (if you want to splurge on the over priced 120GB hdd).

It's also important to note that if your 360 isn't in a well ventilated area the cooling fans will spin faster and as a result create more noise.

#35 Posted by Commander_Pants (10 posts) -

Well Xbox360 has got the RROD 3 times, but that's not the point I was trying to get across - still that was painful as mine died about 2 weeks outside of warranty and this stage MS hadn't announced the 3 year warranty situation.  Thankfully after a few emails, complaints to media outlets etc I got a call from Microsoft and got a new Xbox, which had a HDD failure :) lol

The copy to HDD option is great, and would love to use it if I didn't have to spend an absurd amount on a HDD for it.

Still, the comment some people have made about the newer consoles being quiet is interesting...hrm.

#36 Posted by Echelon730 (89 posts) -

I have never had a 360 fail on me but my PS3 disc drive died. But I don't notice the sound of the 360 when I have my speakers going.

#37 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

Mine has been quite for the last few weeks, but some days it sounds like a factory in my room

#38 Posted by Ossi (1229 posts) -
DirrtyNinja said:
"Mine is quiet since it came back from being RROD.
"
Mine got louder, the disc spinning is crazy loud - the only thing that drowns it out is when I play the drums on Rock Band.
#39 Posted by kirk02000 (4 posts) -

Mine is loud but not as loud as my comp so i'm fine with it.

#40 Posted by Pitta (182 posts) -

Commander_Pants said:

"At the moment, out of all 3 consoles, Microsoft arguably has the best game lineup IMO.  I've spent more time on my Xbox360 than on my PS3, and my Wii combined (although I have actually sold my Wii so I don't know if that counts)...anyway.

Xbox live, GOW,  Mass Effect, Carcasonne, etc etc.

So yeah, I like my Xbox360, but what shits me about it.  The hardware.  Lets ignore the fact that the console is unreliable and fails consistantly, but why is no one talking about how freakin' noisy this console is.  I saw a thread saying "What will be better FFXIII on 360 or PS3...I didn't respond but I will own it on the PS3 simply because it's a quieter!  Microsoft rushed a great console to market, they have so many things going for them, it was a pity that the hardware has failed them.

It's a sad day when console hardware will actually effect my platform choice for a game, a sad day indeed.

Anyway that's my rant...
"

Its a shame you live at home still and cant turn up the tv without waking up mom....

can we keep the silly whining to your blog so nobody has to see it...

#41 Edited by shadowjak (456 posts) -

Turn up your TV and you won't hear it growl at you for wanting FFXIII for PS3.

#42 Edited by BlindEffekt (917 posts) -
Commander_Pants said:
"At the moment, out of all 3 consoles, Microsoft arguably has the best game lineup IMO.  I've spent more time on my Xbox360 than on my PS3, and my Wii combined (although I have actually sold my Wii so I don't know if that counts)...anyway.

Xbox live, GOW,  Mass Effect, Carcasonne, etc etc.

So yeah, I like my Xbox360, but what shits me about it.  The hardware.  Lets ignore the fact that the console is unreliable and fails consistantly, but why is no one talking about how freakin' noisy this console is.  I saw a thread saying "What will be better FFXIII on 360 or PS3...I didn't respond but I will own it on the PS3 simply because it's a quieter!  Microsoft rushed a great console to market, they have so many things going for them, it was a pity that the hardware has failed them.

It's a sad day when console hardware will actually effect my platform choice for a game, a sad day indeed.

Anyway that's my rant...
"
Haha you remind me of all the launch people who exaggerate about the noise. Get over it and start enjoying what the 360 has to offer.
#43 Posted by GiantBomber (350 posts) -
SpikeSpiegel said:
"I agree with your point about the noise. Mine is stinkin loud! "

Well at least when the dashboard update comes out and then you can copy your games to your HDD then it won't be as LOUD.
#44 Posted by SamFo (1513 posts) -
LeChuck said:
"The new installation capability included in the coming fall update should eliminate most of the noise. My 120gb Elite shall be put to goo use!
"
Was going to suggest the same thing, it seems insane to buy it on ps3 just because it's quieter when you have this option.
#45 Posted by TEAMHOLT (437 posts) -

My 360 sounds like it's about to blast off into outer space when it really gets going. That is, until it broke for the third time.

The price of peripherals on the console is pretty insane, too, and Microsoft is the only company trying to push memory cards on a console that has USB ports.

#46 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -

Quite fankly, I honestly have no idea whats with the noise complaints unless it's only with older models...?

#47 Posted by BlindEffekt (917 posts) -

Mines a launch model, and it does not sound like a factory or anything of a sort.
Its all exaggeration. If you cant handle fan noise, get off your pc and read a book.

#48 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4777 posts) -
#49 Posted by TEAMHOLT (437 posts) -
Some of you said:
"WHY DON'T YOU JUST BLAST YOUR STEREO ALL THE WAY UP IF IT BOTHERS YOU I MEAN IT'S NOT LIKE YOU COULD HAVE NEIGHBORS OR JUST DON'T LIKE TO BLAST YOUR SPEAKERS YOU MUST LIVE WITH YOUR MOM AND MY 360 NEVER GETS LOUD SO YOU MUST BE A FUCKING LIAR BY THE WAY HERE'S A LINK TO EMPIRICAL SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY WRONG I FOUND IT ON A MESSAGE BOARD IT MUST BE TRUE IN ALL CASES HURRRRRF DUUUUUUURF."

Jesus Christ, do some of you ever get defensive over a video games console. Take that garbage to GameFAQs or some place.
#50 Posted by Volkodlak (115 posts) -

Yeah, that's the thing that bothers me the most; sure it's not too bad when I can just whack the volume up and drown the noise out but I just can't do that at night when other people are trying to sleep; and I don't sleep like normal people do so by the time I get up I have to leave for work (I work evenings by the way). it's still as loud as it ever was after coming back from the red ringing. Can't wait for the new dash and the play from harddrive. The real kicker though, my sister's is almost silent.

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