Tester despedido por hablar de los fallos de la 360

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    BobbyPeruBobbyPeru
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    [quote="Merinosequé":c12et1l2]El ‘tester’ de videojuegos de Xbox 360 Robert Delaware ha sido despedido de la plantilla de Microsoft tras realizar declaraciones públicas sobre los fallos técnicos registrados por las consolas. Delaware ha trabajado en Microsoft desde el año 2005 y ha participado en las pruebas de numerosos videojuegos de la compañía.

    Según publica GamesIndustry, Delaware realizó unas declaraciones a Dean Takahashi del medio VentureBeat en las que comentaba sus vivencias sobre los fallos de Xbox 360 desde sus trayectoria profesional como empleado de Microsoft.

    En este caso, el trabajador estaba obligado por contrato a no hablar públicamente sobre cualquier tema clasificado como privado dentro de la empresa. Es, por tanto, que el despido se produce por la ruptura de esta cláusula contractual.

    Las incidencias técnicas a las que hizo referencia Delaware son las conocidas "tres luces rojas" de Xbox 360, que en los comienzos de la vida del sistema provocaron ciertos problemas a las consolas de Microsoft. [/quote:c12et1l2]

    [quote="Dean Takahashi":c12et1l2]When his fourth Xbox 360 video game console died in April, Chris Szarek wasn’t surprised.

    The Chicopee, Mass. gamer was accustomed to the hardware failures that became known throughout the Internet as RROD, or the “red rings of death” which flash when the console becomes inoperable.

    A 40-year-old photographer, Szarek was a hardcore Microsoft fan who spent more than $1,000 on his games. But each time one of his Xbox 360 consoles failed, he had to spend time convincing Microsoft’s tech support that they should send him a new console. Each time he got a refurbished console as a replacement (a machine that had been returned to a repair center in Texas, fixed as much as possible, and then shipped back out). When he complained on the Internet and to the media about the shoddy product and poor customer service, people branded him a cry baby and wrote him off as a statistical anomaly. But by the spring of 2008, Szarek was vindicated. There were at least a million or two other people like him.

    Szarek’s fourth machine lasted almost two years, experiencing the same short life that many other Xbox 360s suffered. Microsoft replaced these machines for free under the warranty that it announced on July 5, 2007, for defective Xbox 360s exhibiting what it more politely called the “three flashing red lights.” That warranty program cost Microsoft up to $1.15 billion, but the loss of face and loyalty among gamers in the fierce console war with Nintendo and Sony has been immeasurable. Szarek, who became a spokesman for dispossessed defective Xbox 360 owners, played a part in making Microsoft acknowledge its console quality problem.

    This is the unauthorized tale of how Microsoft lost its chance to become the leader in the biggest market it has attacked beyond its twin monopolies in Office and Windows software. Rival game console maker Nintendo out-thought the larger players Microsoft and Sony by designing the Wii game console with a clever, intuitive game controller. Even so, Microsoft could have captured more gamers during this product generation, yet the RROD problem held it back. The Xbox 360’s defect problem will go down as one of the worst snafus in consumer electronics history.

    [b:c12et1l2]Its own worst enemy[/b:c12et1l2]

    Microsoft knew it had flawed machines, but it did not delay its launch because it believed the quality problems would subside over time. With each new machine, the company figured it would ride the “learning curve,” or continuously improve its production. Even though Microsoft’s leaders knew their quality wasn’t top notch, they did not ensure that resources were in place to handle returns and quickly debug bad consoles. There were plenty of warning signs, but the company chose to ignore them. The different parts of the business weren’t aligned.

    It reminds me of the German war machine just before World War I, as chronicled by Barbara Tuchman in the classic history book, “The Guns of August.” The German generals were intent on keeping their trains on time; but the leaders overlooked their chances for stopping the war altogether. The Schlieffen plan called for them to strike first. Once the Russians and French mobilized, the Germans had to move into action. They marched off blindly into tragedy.

    Likewise, Microsoft’s strategy depended on beating its rivals to market. It couldn’t afford to stop and delay the launch in order to solve its quality problems, or so upper management believed. What Microsoft’s leaders didn’t realize was that getting to market first with a flawed machine would only win them a battle; and it risked the loss of the war.

    “They got enamored with the idea of the Microsoft army rolling everything out at the same time,” said one knowledgeable source who asked not to be identified.

    The quality problem negated much of the advantage of going first, and it has delayed the company’s plan to aggressively market the console and slash its prices. (Microsoft disputes this point; it cut the price of all three versions of its Xbox consoles by $50 to $79 on Wednesday. And the company believes it will sell more boxes than Sony will. But prices ought to be lower still during this stage of the console life cycle). That has stopped the company from reaching the broader market of consumers that Nintendo has won over. It has lowered its ambitions, hoping instead just to get a clear edge on third-placed Sony. The future profits that the company once hoped for are now likely to wind up in Nintendo’s pockets.

    Microsoft’s top game executive, Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment & Devices group, said at a dinner in July that Microsoft’s own research shows that gamers have largely forgiven the company for defective Xbox 360s. Microsoft has still sold more Xbox 360 consoles than Sony to date. But there is no doubt that the company has lost considerable good will among gamers. Before Microsoft offered free replacements, connsumers grumbled that they had to turn to forums, such as those on Ars Technica, to vent and to find solutions to problems that the company didn’t openly discuss. And for a couple of months now, Sony’s PlayStation 3 has been outselling the Xbox 360 in the U.S. for the first time.

    “Fundamentally, their thinking shows that they are a software company at heart,” said one veteran manufacturing executive. “They put something out and figure they can fix it with the next patch or come up with a bug fix.”

    The terrifying part of the story is that this kind of problem — where technology fails and no one knows what to do about it — can happen to any company.

    [b:c12et1l2]About this story[/b:c12et1l2]

    I asked Microsoft to confirm or deny 35 different facts contained in this story. Instead, I received a formal statement from a Microsoft spokesperson, saying the company had already acknowledged an “unacceptable number of repairs” to Xbox 360 consoles and responded to the hardware failures with a free replacement program. The statement also said, “This topic has already been covered extensively in the media. This new story repeats old information, and contains rumors and innuendo from anonymous sources, attempting to create a new sensational angle, and is highly irresponsible.”

    I don’t think this story is sensational. I have tried to verify the facts over several years. I view this story as the last chapter for my book on the making of the Xbox 360, “The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft’s Next-Generation Video Game Console.”

    The facts revealed themselves slowly, emerging from the day-to-day stories that I wrote about the game business. Some people might consider this post mortem to be ancient history. But the reverberations are still playing out today. They help explain why Microsoft isn’t being aggressive with its price cuts and why gamers aren’t getting bargains on hardware as they did the last generation. While I talked to many people for this story, few were willing to let me use their names. As you will see, not every source is anonymous, and we have included the viewpoint of Microsoft executives from past interviews.

    The details are interesting because they offer a deeper look into how the console business runs than is otherwise available. Microsoft, for instance, still hasn’t perfected its Xbox 360 manufacturing process. In the absence of a precise chronology from Microsoft, some anonymous sources have tried to describe what happened. But the history of the decision making and inside story of what happened on the RROD has never been told, until now.[/quote:c12et1l2]

    #143825
    BarnabyBarnaby
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    [quote="BobbyPeru":2wrlhet7]En este caso, el trabajador estaba obligado por contrato a no hablar públicamente sobre cualquier tema clasificado como privado dentro de la empresa. Es, por tanto, que el despido se produce por la ruptura de esta cláusula contractual.[/quote:2wrlhet7]

    [img:2wrlhet7]http://www.hommodolars.org/web/local/cache-vignettes/L222xH167/lionel_hutz_2-a5508.jpg[/img:2wrlhet7]
    [i:2wrlhet7]Caso sobreseído. ¿Un traguito, señoría?[/i:2wrlhet7]

    #143880
    Radical EdRadical Ed
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    Despedido por old news… IS SO EXCITING! =D

    #143882

    No sé como es el titular original de la noticia, pero el de este post es repugnante, digno de un subnormal.

    EL TESTER HA SIDO DESPEDIDO POR ROMPER UNA CLÁUSULA DE SU CONTRATO.

    #143886
    KabbulKabbul
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    Si lo ponía en su contrato no veo porque no echarlo WAHT

    #143891
    BobbyPeruBobbyPeru
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    [quote="Marco":1pl5pfmm]No sé como es el titular original de la noticia, pero el de este post es repugnante, digno de un subnormal.[/quote:1pl5pfmm]

    No creo que sea tan repugnante y espero que ese "digno de un subnormal" no vaya por mí.

    Empiezo a flipar.

    #143894
    J.KeelJ.Keel
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    [quote:1gy96cki]Empiezo a flipar.[/quote:1gy96cki]

    ¡Es el malrollismo de Gamerah! ¡¡Se esta extendiendo!!

    #143900
    jsbalserajsbalsera
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    [quote="J.Keel":2n84gzg0][quote:2n84gzg0]Empiezo a flipar.[/quote:2n84gzg0]

    ¡Es el malrollismo de Gamerah! ¡¡Se esta extendiendo!![/quote:2n84gzg0]

    O será que con Popes estaba concentrado, y ahora que casi no está se va expandiendo a todo el mundo.

    #143922
    ShinomuneShinomune
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    Voy a romper una lanza a favor de Marco:

    Señores, esto no es [strike:l15pjkun]la ONG de Pep[/strike:l15pjkun] Meristation, es AnaitGames. Un poquito de elegancia con los titulares.

    En serio, es que es digno de Meristation…… (rapido vistazo al internecs) ………. oh WAIT! ES QUE ES EL TITULAR DE MERISTATION!!!

    Si te sirve de consuelo, la mayor parte de la bilis de Marco va para Enrique García… aunque creo que, es únanime, que hay que ser mú tonto para copiar tal cual una noticia de Meri que se ve a 10.000 leguas que esta escrito para que la gente salte directamente a trollear y flamear en sus foros.

    Puedes tirarte a mi yugular, pero creo que almenos el copón en la nuca por copy-pastear de Meri un flamewar-thread es justo y merecido.

    #143929
    BobbyPeruBobbyPeru
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    No me voy a tirar a la yugular de nadie, vi la noticia la encontré curiosa y la copie. También puse la entrevista con el Japo para tener la original y tal vez con la esperanza de que se hablara de clausulas de confidencialidad para acabar poniendo fotos de gatitos, que se yo.

    Pero que me salte con esos modos no lo encuentro correcto. Si no le gusta que chape el hilo que puede hacerlo.

    #143931
    HarukiyaHarukiya
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    Como te vamos a chapar el hilo con esa firma :)

    #143932
    avatar-defectocopymouse
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    JUAS, ahora nos echamos manos a la cabeza porque un titular se haga sensacionalista. Amigos, si ese señor no hubiera hablado de los fallos de la 360 y en su lugar hubiera comentado, por ejemplo, cómo la bajada del barril de Brent afecta a la economía europea —o alguna paja así—, no le habrían echado, así que el titular es perfectamente válido. Amarillo a rabiar y con un componente cabra tremendo, pero yo rompo una lanza a favor de Bobby, porque él MOLA y que tire la primera piedra el que no haya puesto nunca un titular sensacionalista por los lulz.

    FUNDÁMONOS TODOS EN UN ABRAZO.

    #143937
    PeaknikPeaknik
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    Ni en Meristation, ni en 20 minutos, ni aquí han sido capaces de poner [url=http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/digitaljoystick/archives/129866.asp:2arg3pn7]el enlace a la entrevista original al colega[/url:2arg3pn7], que sale al final del artículo Venture Beat.

    Por cierto, la Xbox reparada zombie ya está de vuelta, esta noche me la traen.

    #143938
    ShinomuneShinomune
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    Es que ese es el "problema" que le veo. No veo en ningun momento que este "hecho por los lulz". No se, quizás estoy acostumbrado a cosas más descaradas o elegantes de "sensacionalism 4 lulz", eso es simpleza de Meristation, es amarillo, pero de color [strike:3ufbxtxe]mierda[/strike:3ufbxtxe] ocre, yo lo quiero bien chillon, de eso que a veces hasta te quema la retina :mrgreen:

    Al igual un titular, no se, tipo "The End: Las 3 luces rojas ahora se cargan… a sus testers!!!1!1", sabría que habria lolcat encerrado WOHT

    #143940
    Xavi RoblesXavi Robles
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    [quote="Marco":6s5we3le]No sé como es el titular original de la noticia, pero el de este post es repugnante, digno de un subnormal.

    EL TESTER HA SIDO DESPEDIDO POR ROMPER UNA CLÁUSULA DE SU CONTRATO.[/quote:6s5we3le]

    Marco, no se te volverá a permitir una respuesta así en este foro.

    BobbyPeru, te pido disculpas en nombre de AnaitGames.

    #143945

    [quote:61y1fqdx]Si no le gusta que chape el hilo que puede hacerlo.[/quote:61y1fqdx]

    Es Marco, el destructor. Si intenta cerrar el hilo igual nos borra todo el foro xD

    #143965

    [quote="Xavi Robles":2tmwp2j1]Marco, no se te volverá a permitir una respuesta así en este foro.

    BobbyPeru, te pido disculpas en nombre de AnaitGames.[/quote:2tmwp2j1]

    [img:2tmwp2j1]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:lgXIDgpr6lq_OM:http://danielfuentes.iespana.es/images/mitologia/zeus.jpg[/img:2tmwp2j1]

    GO!

    #143973
    LetrasLetras
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    Yo estoy con Marco y opino que sois todos unos subnormales. Tú también, Madmalkav.

    #143998
    pinjedpinjed
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    AnaitGames, de subnormales para subnormales.

    #144008

    HABER, me he pasado 3 pueblos y sin razón. Pero pensé que las mayúsculas y el tono del mensaje dejaban claro que se trataba de un caso clarísimo de "MODO ANAL ON" de ese que tanto os gusta.

    [img:3ojoovkq]http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5029/kingcapsur2.png[/img:3ojoovkq]

    Aunque el fondo es correcto ("manda huevos poner semejante título") la formas son una mierda (la exageración, los insultos, etc), y pido mil disculpas a BobbyPeru, cuya participación en el foro me encanta y al cual, por tanto, animo a seguir. Los demás sois todos subnormales. 🙂

    [img:3ojoovkq]http://bp3.blogger.com/_e6xVlfEupi8/R5Oh9aiVLuI/AAAAAAAADhA/5QkjpOs5eqo/s400/Flagelaci%C3%B3n+Chiita.bmp[/img:3ojoovkq]

    Una vez más, pido perdón a BobbyPeru (el cual no se merecía mi salida de tono) y Anaitgames (a la cual represento).

    Y para romper el hielo afirmo que el tio al que echaron ES REPUGNANTE Y SUBNORMAL por romper su contrato. Da igual lo que haya dicho, el caso es que firmó una cosa y no la a cumplido. 🙁

    #144014
    P@yasuP@yasu
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    :(

    #144066

    [quote="Marco":2whzeyq9]No sé como es el titular original de la noticia, pero el de este post es repugnante, digno de un subnormal.[/quote:2whzeyq9]

    [img:2whzeyq9]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z188/abelxcain/APPROVAL.png?t=1221504954[/img:2whzeyq9]

    PERO…
    [quote:2whzeyq9]y pido mil disculpas…[/quote:2whzeyq9]

    [img:2whzeyq9]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:i6YEZ-xM7aGPLM:http://www.do2learn.com/picturecards/images/imageschedule/pants_down_l.gif[/img:2whzeyq9]

    #144074
    ShinomuneShinomune
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    Lo sabemos Anal, últimamente Xavi no hace una a derechas. No me responde los privados… (Shino recuerda como acabó la noche, debido a la no respuesta)… WAIT! In Xavi we trust. Seriously(ss).

    #144095

    [quote="loversandbrothers":3f9i54jz][quote="Marco":3f9i54jz]No sé como es el titular original de la noticia, pero el de este post es repugnante, digno de un subnormal.[/quote:3f9i54jz]

    [img:3f9i54jz]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z188/abelxcain/APPROVAL.png?t=1221504954[/img:3f9i54jz]

    PERO…
    [quote:3f9i54jz]y pido mil disculpas…[/quote:3f9i54jz]

    [img:3f9i54jz]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:i6YEZ-xM7aGPLM:http://www.do2learn.com/picturecards/images/imageschedule/pants_down_l.gif[/img:3f9i54jz][/quote:3f9i54jz]

    xdddddddddd

    #144099
    HarukiyaHarukiya
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    xd HERE YOU ARE ANAL!!!

    [img:39ntwz4m]http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3671/caraed3mf3.jpg[/img:39ntwz4m]

    #144119
    SlyjssSlyjss
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    [quote="Haru":2isdsebj]xd HERE YOU ARE ANAL!!!

    [img:2isdsebj]http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/3671/caraed3mf3.jpg[/img:2isdsebj][/quote:2isdsebj]

    ¿Eso no es un primer plano de una oruga?

    #144156
    La VoisinLa Voisin
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    parece pelo, menos rizado que el de la ultima foto

    #144190

    XDx1000 @ ANAL.

    #144563
    novanoisenovanoise
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    [quote="loversandbrothers":11zmdf29][quote="Marco":11zmdf29]No sé como es el titular original de la noticia, pero el de este post es repugnante, digno de un subnormal.[/quote:11zmdf29]

    [img:11zmdf29]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z188/abelxcain/APPROVAL.png?t=1221504954[/img:11zmdf29]

    PERO…
    [quote:11zmdf29]y pido mil disculpas…[/quote:11zmdf29]

    [img:11zmdf29]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:i6YEZ-xM7aGPLM:http://www.do2learn.com/picturecards/images/imageschedule/pants_down_l.gif[/img:11zmdf29][/quote:11zmdf29]

    INSTANT WIN

    #144581
    MaDMaLKaVMaDMaLKaV
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    [quote="Letras":3m5xseoz]Yo estoy con Marco y opino que sois todos unos subnormales. Tú también, Madmalkav.[/quote:3m5xseoz]

    OOOOOOHHHhhhh joder que bonito que te acuerdes de mi en un hilo que no he dicho ni mu. Quiero un emoticono de beso para dedicartelo RAIT NAO.

    #144593
    Radical EdRadical Ed
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    [quote="novanoise":19p8fe8v][quote="loversandbrothers":19p8fe8v][quote="Marco":19p8fe8v]No sé como es el titular original de la noticia, pero el de este post es repugnante, digno de un subnormal.[/quote:19p8fe8v]

    [img:19p8fe8v]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z188/abelxcain/APPROVAL.png?t=1221504954[/img:19p8fe8v]

    PERO…
    [quote:19p8fe8v]y pido mil disculpas…[/quote:19p8fe8v]

    [img:19p8fe8v]http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:i6YEZ-xM7aGPLM:http://www.do2learn.com/picturecards/images/imageschedule/pants_down_l.gif[/img:19p8fe8v][/quote:19p8fe8v]

    INSTANT WIN[/quote:19p8fe8v]
    Es un dios entre los hombres.

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