Gamers Sue Microsoft, Claim 'Halo 3' Crashed Their XboxesWed Nov 21, 2007 @ 10:17AM PST
Posted by Eriq Gardner
"Halo 3" made Microsoft $170 million in the first 24 hours of release, or as CNet put it, "the biggest day in entertainment history." But some gamers aren't happy. A class action has been filed against Microsoft and subsidiary Bungee Studios because, as the complaint says, "The Halo 3 video game has caused their Xbox video game consoles to crash and remain totally inoperable after playing the Halo 3 video game."
Microsoft released the game after testing it in one of the most advanced game-testing facilities ever built.
The complaint, filed yesterday in the Southern District of California by Todd Carpenter at Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, cites complaints on websites, weblogs, and message boards and says Microsoft has yet to acknowledge the severity of the problem.