I DON'T******* BELIEVE IT!!
Last night after a long day at work and a hard gym session, I get home, open a cold one and sit down in front of the TV ready to play some Pro Evolution.
I can't remember why, but I was messing with something whilst the console was powering up, so I was out of the room. Upon my return I was greeted with complete Darkness. Where a bright and colourful light of my TV showing the Xbox360 Dashboard shud be, was complete darkness. I turn to my Xbox and what do I see........
3 FLASHING RINGS OF******* RED!!
Yes thats right everyone, my Xbox has gone**** UP! Just 7 whole days before the release of Halo 3.
I waited until today to make this post, as I thort I wud at least give Microsoft the chance to resolve this problem.
Firstly, I filled in their online repair form, submitted it......only to be informed that an error has occured and I will need to contact Customer Support, which was closed until 9am this morning! So, I waited until this morning and called Customer Support directly (whilst I'm in work, may I add).
After being on hold for 5 minutes, I finally got thru to a member of the Customer Support Team, who cudn't speak a word of******* english.
The final straw was that, after a frustrating and lenghty conversation of working out wat the person on the other end of the phone was saying, and repeating myself over and over again, I was informed that they were having techincal difficulties and they cudn't retrieve my details.
I now have to call them back again at 2pm to repeat the process.
Hopefully then, I will be able to arrange the free-repair of my console.
That is all well and good, but what it does mean is that I won't be able to complete Pro Evo 6 before Fifa 08 comes out. Thus when I get my console back, finish Pro Evo and Trade it in at my local Blockbuster, I will be lucky to get pennies for it, as they will then consider it to be last years title. So this is going to hit me in the pocket.
Secondly, I have only just resubscribed to Xbox LIVE (Ready for the arrival of Halo 3) and now I will have no console for 4 weeks. Again hitting me in the pocket.
AND FINALLY, THE BIG ONE....
Whilst the world and his brother will be happily enjoying the new Halo game, I will be sat twiddling my thumbs doing**** all!
TALK ABOUT******* TIMING!!!
Bare in mind, that the console is only 11 months old!
That's it, RANT OVER!