The Red Ring of Death Strikes Again!


This is not good… no, this is not good at all!

I was just sitting down to continue plowing through Darkest of Days for a review when all of a sudden the Red Ring of Death, as you can see above, killed off my Xbox 360… again… for the third time. It was the weirdest thing, too. The game booted up and played just fine for a moment, then I had to pause the game to get something real quick, returning to find that the game had locked up. I rebooted and, again, everything started just fine. Then the game glitched out again with an odd buzzing sound when I went to load my save point, and when I tried restarting again I was greeted by the Red Ring of Death’s ominous glow. My heart sank, though I was hardly surprised.

So, unless Microsoft’s turnaround time on repairs/replacements has improved since my last RRoD, it looks like all Xbox 360 coverage plans for the holiday season are pretty much shot at this point — the timing of this really couldn’t be any worse.

Thankfully I was able to at least polish off Section 8, Raven Squad and a couple XBLA titles before my system kicked the bucket (reviews coming soon), and frankly, there isn’t a whole lot in the way of exclusives coming to the 360 for the rest of the year. Won’t be easy missing out on MagnaCarta 2, Forza 3 and Dreamkiller, though, and I was finally just able to track down a copy of Halo 3: ODST, so it’ll be painful having that sitting on my desk with no console to play it in.

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Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of He is responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the site, editing all staff content before it is published, and contributing regular news, reviews, previews and other articles. Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found After a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez, Matt assumed full ownership over VGBlogger, and to this day he is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary!