It has been quite a long time since weï¿½ve heard any news regarding the dreaded ï¿½Red Ring of Deathï¿½ that seemed to be an Xbox 360 epidemic the first few years the console was sold. Now, however, since the launch of Microsoftï¿½s Kinect motion-sensing add-on for the console, there seems to be a new wave of the telltale system failures.
I’m not a Microsoft-lover, but the news about this RROD is getting overhyped.
1 : There is no proof of a new wave present at this moment
2: The news item that all websites copy/pasted was about a single BBC report involging a single RROD error.
3: It is still not proven that the RROD in question was caused by the connected Microsoft Kinect.
Mind you that the BBC was also one of the first with the reports of the original RROD failures, which eventually lead to the extended warranty and Microsoft admitting there was indeed a design error.
So, in the near future it may be entirely possible that this BBC news story is also true, but there is a much chance that it isn’t.
All we know is one Xbox 360 RROD’ed when a Kinect was connected.