Thanks Charles for this one. Rumors of the Xbox's shaky stability have been greatly exaggerated.
Here at the Xbox Unleashed show, a two-day promotional event for the forthcoming Xbox, gamers have been running the consoles for twelve hours straight and counting, and problems with crashing are nowhere to be seen.
In the past week, there was a rash of reports on gaming websites that Xbox kiosks, located in stores such as Babbage's and Electronics Boutique, had crashed and needed to be shut down.
Microsoft on Friday admitted there were problems with some units but said the problems came from running demo CDs that included buggy 'pre-release' code.
Newer software has been dispatched, and all of the 10,000 Xbox kiosks in stores around the country should now be working fine, said Microsoft officials at Xbox Unleashed
At concurrent events in Universal City and the Metronome in New York, gamers have been putting the consoles through the ringer for the last 12 hours.
Xbox Unleashed is an opportunity for gamers to try out the games, both single- and multi-player.
The event started at midnight on Friday, November 2 and will run non-stop through midnight on Sunday.
News source: Wired