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#1 richard_price47
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I've not been online with it yet as i'm awaiting wireless internet to get set-up at my house. However, as it is the premium system i got i suppose i could cart the console down to my living room and hook the ethernet cable up to this PCand see what happens. I'm sure i've not had any kind of update for the console since i 1st turned it on.

Also, this firmware update would make sense, as the console is fine and the disk is fine as the console recognises it on the dashboard but just won't read it. And the disk isn't dirty and the console doesn't think it is, just says "this disk is unreadable. clean with a cloth, reset the console blah blah etc etc".

Thanks for the advice, it's the only thing i haven't tried yet, bar calling Microsoft for support or Amazon for a refund/replacement.

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Sorry if i'm being really insensitive but why would you post that on a gaming forum?
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*Gears of War lol - not Geard of war!

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It was.....then my copy of Crackdown went AWOL soon as i tried to play it and my 360 won't even read my copy of Bioshock (which the saga about is so annoying and confusing). So i'm up in the early hours of the morn (UK) posting on Gamespot trying to figure it all out. Oh well, at least Guitar Hero 2 and Geard of War kick ass :)
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Hmm, can't imagine the Limited Edition would be any different but i'm not sure. I've hadmy 360less than a week so i suppose you could call me a bit of a 360 "newbie". Now i don't know if it's the disk, the console or the software. I'm not TOO worried because everything else works fine, but if Halo 3 does the same thing i might cry. I can live without Bioshock i suppose. Just really confused. It doesn't even say "disk is dirty etc" it just says unreadable. How very odd.........
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#6 richard_price47
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Is needing an update for this game pretty bad then? I checked the manufacture date and it's 23/10/06 so it's a fairly recent console anyway. I also checked this error messge on Microsoft help and support and tried everything. The only conclusion i came to from that was that it was a dodgy disk as nothing elsefitted. Least i hope it's that, rather one game than myactual console. Ipre-ordered the game off Amazon.co.uk if that makes any difference.
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I don't know alot about this update tbh. I just popped the disk in and it came up with an update for the console so i said yes. Don't know what it was. Went out of the room (thought it would be busy loading or downloading or whatever) came back and it has the "this disk is unreadable" message. Whether it has anything to do with the update i don't know. It COULD be a dodgy disk, but i've not heard of anything like that before. Just annoying how on the dashboard even the console knows it's Bioshock but won't bloody read the disk!!
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Have owned my Premium 360 since last Tuesday. It plays Gears of War, Guitar Hero 2 and Forza 2 perfectly. Won'treally play Crackdown due to freezing, glitches ingame etc but tbh i'm not too worried about that.

Got the limited edition Bioshock delivered to my door on the friday it was released. Went to play the game and it says "need an update to play this".I thought "fair enough, go for it". Go out of the room for a piss (my mistake in this situation) come back and have a message "this disk is unreadable, please clean, reset console etc".

I am now very confused because there are several weird things about this. It plays and recognises all my other games (except the notoriously dodgy Crackdown which it will run but not particularly well) perfectly. On the 360 dashboard it actually says "Bioshock" as the game currently in the disk tray. This copy of the game is brand new and in perfect condition, hadn't been touched till i opened the case.

Now i'm wondering whether this update which i failed to moniter whilst it was being dealt with (BIG mistake i know) was actually downloaded at all. My 360 is not online atm, but i thought the update actually came on the disk like Direct X for PC games, or updates for the PSP on PSP disks. Do i need to connect to Xbox Live and get this update if i don't have it to play the game? If not then is there anything else i need torectify or download first to play this game.I know it's not my console and it can't be the disk, so can anyone shed any light on all of this? Thanks in advance.

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This may sound like a strange question - all the people on this thread whose 360s have died, where do you live? Because i live in the UK and i can say with all honesty that none of my mates with 360s (about 5 ppl i'd say)have had any problems with their 360s and i didn't even know about the problems until i started shopping for one on Amazon and every review was along the lines of " 360 sucks, Microsoft are ****, i'm on my 5th console etc ". Are these problems inherent to American systems or are they all the same? Btw i'm thinking of buying one but haven't yet(so therefore i am on NO ONES"side" in thisdebate)but all this stuff has made me stop and re-think.
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#10 richard_price47
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I've been completely unaware of all the problems surrounding the 360 til i started looking to buy one off Amazon and every reviewer of the system said theirs was broken. Alot of "Red Rings of Death" too. Are the problems with the system really that prevalent as i'm being seriously put off buying it now after hearing all this. Also, i live in the UK if the problem is localised only to America or whatever.
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