This is what I see when I put Call of Duty 4 into my Xbox 360. It’s also what I see when I put in Bully: Scholarship Edition, and Army of Two, and Guitar Hero III. WTF?! Come on Microsoft! I thought we were done with this shit! I watched Black Snake Moan with my girl last night (great movie BTW,) and then went to bed. Woke up this
morning afternoon, walked her to her car and came back to get in some COD4 before starting up my laundry.
Naturally I just powered up my 360 and went down to the bottom to launch the game forgetting Black Snake Moan was still in there. So I watched a part that I really liked again then took it out and put COD4 back in. Disc launches, and I see that screen up there. Ok, maybe I confused it. I did just open the drive, take out the DVD and put in the game. Go back to the dashboard, launch the game… same thing. Hmmmm. Turn off, turn back on, launch game… this isn’t looking good. Turn off, pull out power cable, plug back in, turn on, launch game… I’m starting to get nervous. Turn off, unplug, take off hard drive, plug back in, leave hard drive off, turn on… FUCK!
Call Microsoft, I get transferred to some woman in India who can’t hear me. I’m not in the mood and really, I don’t have a problem with her being Indian, but come on now, I’m already pissed because my Xbox has to go out for repairs, and you transfer me to someone who doesn’t understand what I’m saying. I’m sure if I was calling to order something I’d get someone in Washington with a major in spoken English.
So I apologize as politely as I can and say I want to speak to someone who’s first language is English so we don’t keep going through this “What? Huh? I didn’t understand.” game. So she transfers me… to someone else in India. At least this guy can understand what I’m saying, he must be the guy that gets every call like mine.
So he wants to walk me through all the bullshit I’ve already done, but he’s gotta read from his script. I keep breaking into his script to tell him I’ve already tried these things and to find something new. Give me some secret combo of buttons to press that will force it to run a diagnostic. Tell me if I hold it at a certain angle while opening the disc tray it will force it to reset itself… ANYTHING! No, he just keeps reading the “I apologize for the inconvenience.”
So in short, I’ve got an empty box on it’s way to my job that if I’m lucky, will get there on Friday when I have the day off to wait for the cable guy to come. It’s not looking good that I’ll have an Xbox on April 29th when GTAIV comes out. FUCK!