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I have a perfect solution. Install the game to the harddrive. With 250 gigs you can install 30 games easily. Disc doesn't spin past start up and you're perfectly fine. Enough of the 360 and kinect bashing threads. Its getting to the point of ridiculousness.



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I've moved many a system while games were inside.  My PS3 would be #1 on that list.  I've taken it to a friends house and had it on with a game going and needed to move it to a different spot a few times.  And at home I havent moved many systems too often but I'm sure I've done it at least once.

And to anyone who thinks the guy was shaking the thing.  It's pretty clear that he was just tilting it up and as soon as it started eating the game like it was chewing on a whole bag of pork rinds, he looks like he freaked out a bit, causing it to shake a bit as he put it back down.



Ive moved my 360 plenty of times while playing discs. Ive never had any scratches.  Ive even had it knocked over by my dog in the middle of a fifa match.  The game froze and i had to eject it and then put it back in but still no scratches.

Come to think of it, i also had it knocked over on hard wood floor.  It got an error message and i freaked out. But i unplugged it and checked the disc, everything was still working fine afterwards.



Man said:

Ive moved my 360 plenty of times while playing discs. Ive never had any scratches.  Ive even had it knocked over by my dog in the middle of a fifa match.  The game froze and i had to eject it and then put it back in but still no scratches.

Come to think of it, i also had it knocked over on hard wood floor.  It got an error message and i freaked out. But i unplugged it and checked the disc, everything was still working fine afterwards.

good example of real world scenario Man. That's at least 2 games that would've been destroyed.



What are you talking about?  They weren't destroyed...?

Im saying that maybe this video is not indicitive of what normally happens when you move an xbox?



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Man said:

What are you talking about?  They weren't destroyed...?

Im saying that maybe this video is not indicitive of what normally happens when you move an xbox?

no, this is a new xbox. Apparently, the new xbox slim has a label urging you not to move the console while a game is inside. In the video, he lifts it up about 45 degrees and it starts thrashing itself and ruined the disc.

Everyone here is saying that nobody moves their consoles while a game is inside, ever. You provided a real life scenario in which you did move your console, albeit by accident.

Had you owned one of these new models, the games inside would have been trashed.

You are the case in point good Man!~



oh i see.  So your saying they've changed something in this new one to make it unable to move at all really?

I didnt realise there was a difference in the drives between the normal 360 and the slim.

I dont really know what they would've changed to make it less secure.  But you're right, if this new console scratches discs that easily then there's a serious problem.



Ok this was a problem with the original so why is it news...and why is it such a big deal now but wasn't a big deal before, I'm sorry but there is good reason a lot of the XBOX fans smell BS on so many people "concerned" because most of us know this issue was already there to begin with...




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Grahamhsu said:

Ok this was a problem with the original so why is it news...and why is it such a big deal now but wasn't a big deal before, I'm sorry but there is good reason a lot of the XBOX fans smell BS on so many people "concerned" because most of us know this issue was already there to begin with...

If it already did that, fine. My friend has turned his xbox vertical and it's never done anything. Whatevs. I don't wanna be branded. This looked new and i feel your pain. Like when you see a friend get kicked in the nuts and your testicles ache just slightly because of it.



Scoobes said:
yo_john117 said:
Goddbless said:

This isn't news is it? All the 360s have done that since launch.

This....everybody should know don't move your 360 around when a disc is spinning around in it.


This is a re-design though. You'd think they would have fixed this design flaw in a re-design. As someone above said, it'd be pretty easy for kids to knock the console when playing on Kinect. At least (for MS) they've covered themselves legally with the label.


Why not fix the problem because unfortunately money is a limited resource, take this example

a. MSFT can spend 500,000 redesigning the system so people can move their consoles while a disc is spinning...

b. MSFT can spend that money publishing a game...

Personally I'd rather see choice B being taken.

I have heard in the past Microsoft has reimbursed games that were scratched from moved consoles, and there's also another solution the this, the 360 console doesn't need to spin the disc with the full install to HD that lowers loading times, reduces pop-in, and makes your 360 quieter than either Wii or PS3. 




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