So, I updated at 2:30 AM (hey, I was up… no, I don’t stay up for Xbox Live updates). And, sure enough, my tester bones were ready to ask the question “how fast can Christopher crash the new Xbox update?”
And the answer? Well, considering there’s a blog post… it shouldn’t surprise you that it didn’t take long. I went into the new Video Store (formerly Marketplace), and browsed around until I found a video I already downloaded. But, it said I only downloaded the SD copy, and not the HD copy.
So, I told it to play or download the HD copy (whichever its PowerPC heart desired). And, it started to play. So, I hit stop, figuring it was just an interface glitch. Nope, it wasn’t, because then the whole console went Black Screen of Death. I could still hear the interface respond, just couldn’t see anything.
Hopefully this is just an isolated incident. Hopefully Microsoft didn’t focus too much on the “glorious” cross-bar media interface and Xbox Originals to forget about stability. But, since you have to update to stay on Live… it really doesn’t matter, because your going to get the update either way…
My Xbox 360 is now a useless lump of ugly white plastic since the update at the beginning of december. No discs are recognised in the tray and any attempt to download anything results in the machine restarting itself.