Do Xbox 360s still break down all the time? Have your say

Is the Xbox 360 still suffering from a high hardware failure rate? Help us find out by voting in our poll.

The Xbox is 10 today! Happy birthday, Xbox!

Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, we want to know -- is the Xbox 360 still suffering from those infamous hardware meltdowns? Help us find out by answering our Facebook poll on the subject.

Two years ago we conducted a spot of research that showed an astonishing 60 per cent of UK-based Xbox 360s had managed to bork themselves, flashing up the terrifying red ring that indicates a hardware failure. Compared to its rivals, the PlayStation 3 and Wii, that's an astonishingly high figure.

That was two years ago though, and since then have things changed? The Xbox 360 Slim that came out last year has a front display that means it can't technically display the Red Ring of Death that has horrified gamers for years, but is it still failing regardless? Or has Microsoft managed to confine the 360's unpleasant failure rate to the history books?

We want to know: if you've bought a new Xbox 360 in the last two years, has that console suffered from any hardware failures? Or has it been devoid of hardware hiccups, bringing you many hours of uninterrupted gaming bliss?

Both options are covered in check-box form in our poll, so head on over there and tick a box. And feel free to leave any additional thoughts you might have in the comments box on the poll itself.

We're big Xbox 360 fans -- nothing pleases us more than to settle down for the weekend with a brand-new game and a steaming mug of hot cocoa. Although we inevitably end up scalding ourselves with said cocoa while trying to remove that irritating layer of plastic wrap on the game, seriously, what's with that stuff?

If you're not a huge Facebook fan you can also tell us about your experiences with Xbox reliability in the comments below, via Twitter, or on our Google+ page.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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