I love days that throw you items that make you happy then 10 seconds later you are frustrated. Today would be that day.
It started off just like any other Saturday morning – Waking up, getting dressed, eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, drinking English Breakfast Tea.
The crisp morning air chills my feet as I walk bare foot across the hardwood floors. Birds singing outside the window, a smile on my face as I order my new computer. (ignoring the thoughts of how my other computer has died due to motherboard issues.) Looking across the house thinking of the perfect spot to put the new 22 inch widescreen monitor while thoughts of how cool it would be to get another monitor to set up for video editing danced through my head.
It is going to be a good day and as I finished eating the last cookie and drinking the last drop of my tea I think to myself, “I should kill a few hours playing Fallout 3 before starting my day.’ So I grabbed a blanket and wrapped up myself on the couch as I turn on my Xbox 360. Feeling all cosy and warm as I took my Fallout 3 character into the subway to shoot some zombies. Then something strange happened, I hear this strange static sound coming from my speakers then the game freezes. I get up to reset the Xbox and I see it — there it is, glaring back at me, flashing, almost mocking me and laughing at me.
It was the RED RING OF DEATH!
If you don’t know about the red ring of death is, it is when an Xbox 360 console experiences a “general hardware” failure or “core digital” failure, three flashing red lights appear (known as the “Red Ring of Death” or the “Three Red Lights of Death”) around the power button, in lieu of the four green lights indicating normal operation.
In short, it is not a good thing – so a very sad Jason will now spend the morning talking to tech support and finding out how much $$ it going to cost to fix this — I may just end up getting a PS3.