“A growing number of Xbox 360 customers are reporting having problems with their [discs] getting scratched by the DVD drive when switching the unit’s position from vertical to horizontal and vise versa.. Initially we thought this was the usual fanboy vs. hater propaganda that swirls around the launch of any new console like this. It didn’t take long until the seriousness of the situation reared it ugly head right here in the Llamma’s shop. I personally have experienced this issue not once but twice already.”
The Llama’s Adventures via Juha
Check out the video; the buzzsaw-like sound the Xbox makes when destroying the disc is ugly enough to make you gasp!
Although I categorized this as a bug/glitch, I wouldn’t directly point the finger at Microsoft with this one. Having said that, I’d like to think I would never tilt my PS2 with the power on, but it’s easy enough to imagine a hard core gamer teenboy in the middle of a mission, when mom comes in with her vacuum cleaner and you just think “well maybe it’ll take it just this once…”