The horror... the horror... Microsoft sure got off to an embarrassing start at GDC 2008, where one of their Xbox 360 consoles was viciously killed by the dreaded "Red Ring of Death" - as witnessed and filmed
by a BBC technology editor haunting the conference halls in search for victims.
"On Microsoft's own stand at the show one of the demo consoles has a rather familiar problem - the red ring of death. There's no way of knowing if this particular console was manufactured before or after Microsoft identified the problems with the machines. But at the very least it's embarrassing for the company that its own stock of demo machines are still susceptible to the problem."
Ironically, this is happening just several days after Microsoft desperately tried to combat that report about its consoles failing at a rate of 16%
. Well, good luck with that now!