I've had it.
Fuck. You. Microsoft.
September/October 2007 - I buy a Zune. My friend is well connected in Ebay and gets me the 30 gig for a cool $150 no tax. He pockets a few dollars, I get a massive discount, and all is right in the world. The Zune software is a zillion times faster than WMP 11 so I toss it and make Zune my default player. I load my Zune with tunes, porn, and ill gotten movies. I laugh at Surf's Up and Evan Almighty on the B train to school. I am happy
November 2007 - Microsoft launches the 2nd gen Zune with 80 GB of space, a glass screen thats a fifth of an inch larger, and their new brushpad control scheme. It's beautiful. I beat myself senseless for not doing the math and not knowing that the Zune 2 was coming a month after I bought it. I cry.
The Zune 2 is launched.
The software update comes, I download, I install on my Zune, I install on my computer, I divide by zero in my head, world ends.
WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED!?!?
An Error has occured.
Do you want to debug?
What just happened?
Where'd the Zune program go?
It closed. Why? WTF is going on?!?
Oh sweet jesus the player is ok, it works!
Now about this software...
Damn, nothings working, it just insta-crashes... ARGH. Please god no.
Its ok, Its ok. The Zune team is probably aware of the few bugs and they'll issue a patch pretty soon.
November 16th 2007 -
Try it emulating Windows 2000Originally Posted by TheMilkJunkie
Uninstall it and reinstall it not as an Administrator but on your computer's Guest account
Update Windows as many times as it will let you
Rename the folders in your registry and give the Zune folder a new name and location
Dozens of solutions come. All fail.
... Ok. All I can do now is wait. I reported the error to Microsoft something will happen. Eventually... right? RIGHT?!
December 3, 2007 -
*crickets chirping*Originally Posted by TheMilkJunkie
February 1, 2008 - Zune version 2.3 software is release. I am ecstatic. My woes may be over. I savor the moment. I download the update...
Three posts into the thread, the conversation turns to whether the 360 is the greatest console ever, or whether it is doomed because of its high failure rate.Originally Posted by TheMilkJunkie
I shit bricks.
The conversation turns to Gizmodo.
I begin to verbally abuse the members of the Zune forums.
Trolls seem to flock to me and my thread. I weep inside. Where are the moderators? Where is the support staff?
i havent had ne prolblems and i love the zune software and such... the zune team as far as im concerned are doing there best... besides... who are u to complain... can u do wut they can??? build urself an xbox from scratch then get back to ms...Yo Stoic, did you get a complex about your pic? This one is by far the best. I think you found a winner!!
StollyI'm wondering if Dalton has ever worked retail..........and retail is the worst souce of information out there. EB might and it's a very big might be a valid source of information but there is entirely to much EB hate for them to be taken seriously. With ANY major retailer you can buy a 360 and within x amount of time take it back say you don't like it and the store will simply take it back they do not test it or anything they just take it back no questions asked. Then after the store takes it back they then send it back to MS as "defective"........So again the 30% fail rate of the 360 is most likely extremely exaggerated and since some people are in the habit of bagging on MS and using "rumor sources" why not come up with something by MS themselves.........wait wait no n'm if it's on the internet and even if it's reported and the facts may indeed not be facts they are diehard facts.........I forgot guys you're all right, all your speculation sites with no info from the actually company are completely spot on. It's a good thing you guys know how big box retailers work.
I really really I mean really enjoyed the spot in one of those articles where a guy goes "the 360 will fail eventually" i mean talk about being Mr Obvious because EVERYTHING fails eventually. Dumbest statement ever someone should give that guy a medal or something. And do you want to know WHY they return the devices without testing.........BECAUSE THEY STILL GET CREDIT FOR THEM. They lose NO MONEY doing this at all whatsoever.I lose my fucking mind. Flaming commences.Sure. But that's for NEW UNITS the older ones still have the EXACT SAME FAILURE RATE. Plus, nearly 20% is still high, and the underlying design flaw hasn't been fixed. Besides, the point is he asked 'where did you come up with 30%' like there was no legit source for the info. That's the point!
Anyone trying to be anything other than a flaming ahole would have done what you did and said, hey that only affects old units, but to act like the 30% number is made up is near the height of ducebaggery.
Sanity returns, a few express their condolences for the absolute shit time I am having. 360 cock-receptacles continue to swear that their little shitstorm was actually helping me fix my software.I contemplate murder.If you didn't notice I did stay on topic in that I responded to the OP and was trying to keep the topic on topic unlike people like you who rant and rave at the first available opertunity and act like they are five years old on the playground attacking 3 year olds.
As I recall and have proof all I said in regards to your outburst was
"Dalton no one hear cares about your crappy "Research". No one cares about the 360 in this thread. Please only post about what the OP wants to know. Take your debate to PM."
Now it seems to me kinda funny that you then bash me about staying on topic by saying
"Mind your business, stay out of mine. Want to stay on topic? Then pove it by STAYING THE FU(K ON TOPIC! No response is required, a-hole."
When the intire rest of my post was on topic
"To the OP. It looks as though you have tried everything that I can think of, I'll keep my eye open for ya though, and am terribly sorry that you are having such a horrible time. One only thing that I could recommend if you havnt done it is make sure you download all the updates from microsoft that you need and check through all of them even if they aren't critical. P.S. what are you working with. Computerwise. OS and whatnot."
I fine this slightly humorous
O and you mention that I need to mind my own business and stay out of yours and that no response was required. Kinda ironic that you mention this when your first post was butting into other peoples "business" and your post was unneccessary and unrequired and greatly flawed and off topic.
Now yes while it might have had relavance If your "facts" were true, seeing as the research is tainted the whole post is trash.
Whatever man, Overall it is funny that at the first mention of your being wrong you blow up and throw a tantrum. While this is not necessarily a proof that your wrong it shows the kind of logic/argument/attitude that you have.
Anyway how about you take a class on how to do research and learn about validity and reliability and other such things before you stand by the "all-knowing" internet and its research.
O and P.S. your posting on a PUBLIC forum so anything you post is no longer "your" business and whoever wants to resond can respond. I have exactly the same priveledge as you did when you first posted; however, I did not abuse that previledge whereas you did. Yes I'm sorry that I have to resond to trolls like you in order to try and keep this place somewhat sane.
For your ignorance I am sorry.
Zune Team Member/Moderator arrives.
The last straw.Originally Posted by Jetherealz
Now tell me I shouldn't fly to Seattle and take a fucking AK-47 to the entire MS headquarters and choke Robbie Bach into a seizure while raping him with the searing hot barrel of my gun.Originally Posted by TheMilkJunkie