Just started my 360 to play BF1943, oh noooo the 360 logo startup has lots of distortion and flickering squares, started a game and my fears have been confirmed, graphical artifacts. Very strange since it occurs when the machine has only startup. So this is my 6th, luckily when I purchased my Junkbox 360 I took out an insurance policy at GAME, thinking of course I would need it. Here is history of my Xbox 360s :
Number 1 : Would load forever when trying to load a Revenge Track, but other games would load but, tried 3 different burnout disks from the shop and all had same problem. Xbox 360 exchanged by GAME after 2 days.
Number 2: Xbox 360 would lock up and freeze on a number of games, after 8 weeks I had enough. Xbox 360 exchanged by GAME.
Number 3 : All my games started to get disk read errors within 1 week. Had enough, sent to microsoft.
Number 4 : Received a refurb from microsoft, dated Dec 2005. Lasted for 22 months, then RROD, returned to microsoft.
Number 5: Received a unit back from microsoft with same serial number, lasted for 2 weeks before RROD.
Number 6 : Recieved back another 360, took straight to game for a new Arcade and part exchange. Lasted 17 months.
Number 7 .... ?????
Just so i'm clear, my PS3 and 360 set on a huge desk with a TV, not in some box. My Dreamcast sits underneath.
Really this is pathetic junk, my PS3 is still going strong. I wonder if Watchdog would want me on their pathetic show. I have over 45 xbox 360 games and 30 XBLA games. It is really hard now to want anything further to do with this junk or spend another penny.