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Once Sold Considered Broken
Video Games Mixture
"A constantly-moving industry, video games have had their share of defects and recalls. These ten products seemed to have been broken from the get-go compromising fun, investments, and safety. See if you know them."
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"Rock Band" pioneered in an ever-growing music gaming industry in 2007 and released the first game to use four instruments: bass, guitar, microphone, and drums. What portion of the drum set was often the first to break, causing numerous returns and warranty issues?
When the Nintendo Wii had its launch in 2006, players held on tight to their new consoles. It would take at least another year or two before the rush would end. Within the first few months, however, a defect would emerge causing a humorous amount of damage. Which of these issues was prominently seen?
Wii Remote wrist straps would frequently snap
The console would have a tendency to smoke when overused
The Wii sensor bar would emit harmful microwave signals
The Nunchuk attachment would short out electrically
The Xbox 360 was notorious for its first several years of sales. What is the name for the event that occurs when an original Xbox 360 has a hardware failure?
The Green Ring of Fail
The Black Ring of Malfunctioning
The Yellow Ring of Doom
The Red Ring of Death
Oh jeeze. This Philips product, when released in conjunction with Nintendo, became a laughable console that only frustrated players with faulty gameplay and lackluster controllers (and there were many controllers...). What is the name of this system that released with "Hotel Mario"?
Sometimes, games are more faulty than the systems you play them on. Released in 2003, this game is regarded as one of the worst made- ever. Amongst other things, one notable flaw was the fact that the levels of the game had a tendency to end without being played due to faulty programming. What game is it?
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Bomberman: Act Zero
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
While this game was in arcades for several years, what Atlus game was recalled for breaking players' arms in 2007?
Arm Wrestling Hero
In 1999, this system featured a number of software issues upon its release. The issue? Games simply wouldn't play. While the console was one of the first to use online gaming and the issue was remedied fairly quickly, the console's sales eventually plummeted. Which one of these is it?
Upon release on the Xbox 360, this game's 'Limited Edition' was recalled after it was sold with scratched discs. While it became one of the best-selling games (certainly on the console) the issue was a result of shoddy game cases. What game was it?
Gears of War
In some cases, video games haven't been recalled for being 'broken', per se. Which of these games was not recalled upon its release?
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Mario Party 8
Resident Evil 4
Wear-and-tear is an inevitability for some game systems more than others from the analog stick on the N64 to the screen on your Game Boy. In arcades, what system's directional pads, after overuse, could become non-responsive?
House of the Dead
Dance Dance Revolution
Time Crisis 2
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