There are reports that Kinect is causing Xbox 360s to succumb to the dread Red Ring of Death.
A 10-year-old boy explains to the BBC how Kinect’s Microsoft quality hardware robbed him of the chance to spend Christmas swearing at people on Halo:
“We plugged it in the day we got it but only played it a few times before we got the red lights. The next day when we tried it again we still had the red rings of death and haven’t been able to use it since.
It is quite a shame as we got loads of new games for the Xbox too and I never had a chance to play them.”
Digging through online forums apparently also provides evidence of others with the same problem:
“I have never had a single issue with my Xbox. I got Kinect for Christmas and the screen starting freezing randomly. Then on New Year’s eve… BAM, I got the red ring. Very sad.”
Microsoft denies any connection and refuses to even use the term “RRoD”:
“There is no correlation between the three flashing red lights error and Kinect. Any new instances of the three flashing red lights error are merely coincidental.”