So I buy a 360 on the Friday Halo 3 came out. Just to show you how busy I've been and haven't played much, I haven't even beaten it yet (mind you I do have Forza 2 and FIFA 08). So after about a week I get a couple instances were Forza is freezing on me, no biggie I figure must be the disc. Then when I get FIFA 08 it starts happening more often so I decide to phone Future Shop to see what the dealio is. They tell me to package it up and bring it in so I can get my money back (this is my second last day on my 30 day warranty). So I go to pack it today and turn it on to get my game out: RROD! Holy fuck this is the worst thing that can happen to a 360!
Now from the stories I've heard I feared shit would hit the fan someday, they have an estimated 33% failure rate but Jesus! You'd think they'd break down after a couple of years not weeks.
Another thing is, I took pristine care of this thing. Well ventilated area, no excessive playing, no DVD's, no tangled cables, kept it flat on the ground, I didn't even let my brother or his friends play it.
Moral of the story is: Don't buy a console that was rushed out, badly made and is unreliable. And if your super desperate to get a 360, wait until you can get your hands on the new 65nm ones (which will be a longgg while).