New XBox 360: Red Ring Of Death Solved

June 15, 2010

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To nobody's surprise, Microsoft announced the new XBox 360 yesterday. It has a number of notable improvements over the old brick, including: shiny blackness, a 250GB drive, built-in Wi-Fi, a quieter fan and a custom Kinect port for new motion controller. All for the same price as before ($299)! Did I mention no more red ring of death?

With the new Xbox 360 250GB model, announced this morning during Microsoft's E310 press conference, error codes will be represented by a red centre light on the "cap touch" power button.

Hoho -- replacing the red ring of death with a red eye of death! Clever, Microsoft. Kidding, they say it's all been solved. Per Albert Penello, project manager:

"The first thing I want to tell people is, it's not going to be a problem. If something does go wrong, because consumer electronics, no matter how good you are, unfortunately there will be one guy who might have a problem, there will be an error message on the front. It won't be three red rings. There will just be an error code. The centre light turns red. But no-one will see it!"

There you have it, straight from the horse's mouth. Also, a half-chewed apple and some pretty gnarly looking teeth. I've got two words for you, Mr. Ed: dental floss. Seriously, it looks like you've been brushing with shit.

Hit the jump for the full spec-sheet of the new system.

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Confirmed: 360 Red Ring of Death no more [videogamer]
and
new xbox 360 slim price, release date and specs revealed [technabob]

Thanks to David, Niko and Jesus loves me too, who don't play games because their straightforward and honest in their relationships. *swoon*

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