Originally Posted by PaulGo Microsoft Covering Up Forza 2 Crash Forum
Posted by William on Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 3:35 am under Microsoft, Microsoft
Tagged: consumers, crash, forza 2, Microsoft, public statements, taken steps, threads and xbox 360
I reported yesterday on the threads popping up in the official Forza 2 forums claiming that Forza 2 is causing the Xbox 360 to crash. Apparently, now Microsoft has taken steps to cover up the forum that has gained massive attention in the past 24 hours. I am highly dissapointed in this move, considering I am a strong supporter of keeping things public, particularly when there could actually be a problem that consumers should be aware of. I should have screen captured the forums, but the thought that Microsoft might delete them entirely wasn't a thought in my mind. Hopefully Microsoft will redeem themselves in the near future, and make some public statements concerning the widespread claims that Forza 2 is causing Xbox 360 units to crash. Some reports even claimed that Forza 2 was causing the Xbox to permanently crash. I'm not sure how much of this is reality, but it needs to be addressed immediately.
In what appears to be an effort to conceal the over 900 replies gamers provided on the official Forzamotorsport.net forums about Forza Motorsport 2 crashing on the Xbox 360, Microsoft has deleted the long thread, now stating that it's exclusive content for registered forum users only. However, the thread was removed entirely, even to registered members. This comes after the thread was revealed and reported on yesterday, gaining plenty of attention. In the thread, hundreds of gamers posted their stories on what happened to the 360 when playing Forza 2, and expressed frustration, anger, and disappointment.http://news.filefront.com/microsoft-...2-crash-forum/
Point Of Order, I'm a Moderator on the FM.net Forums, the thread wasnt "Deleted" it was moved to a Hidden Section so the developers can take a closer look at the info.
Turn10/MS is Not Covering anything up, I dont see you ripping Ubisoft/Redstorm for the GRAW2 Freezing and Ubi Deleting all the Freezing threads.
Also, Out of the 900+ Replies in that thread, 300 of them are not related to the topic, Im Looking at it right now (cleaning the offtopic/namecalling posts out).
Even If 3,000 Players Are having issues, thats 1% of the Total Users that have played online *(not counting people without live), so, thats less than 1%, which pretty much points back to the 360 in itself being a 1 out of 6 being defective or very sensitive to overheating.
GRAW, Oblivion, GRAW2, RB6 Vegas, Gears Of War, and Several other Major Games have all claimed to be killing consoles, Ironic all of them come out a week after a major System Update too. I dont see you blaming the update.
I feel your Pain, My 360 Died, 1 Day before FM2, Demo Ran Fine, Oblivion started Flickering, Aegis Wing looked like it was missing textures, and videos played back scrambled, paid $140, and sent it in took almost a month (like 28 days) to get it back. I Didnt Get any Emails other than the 1st one, I took note the reference number, shipped it, it was signed for on June 7th, and after 3 weeks I decided to check the reference number and low and behold there was 2 tracking numbers, and the 2nd was shipped that day, and it was my new Xbox 360 (Feb-2007 MFG Date)http://forzamotorsport.net/news/pitp.../pitpass52.htm