Thursday, November 17th 2011

MW3 Console Players Have Crashtastic Time Of It

While the Modern Warfare 3 launch has got off pretty smoothly overall with few technical glitches and made Activision a shed-load of money, it seems that some XBOX 360 players are not so lucky. g4tv.com reports that there is a "A 14-page thread on Xbox.com points to multiple XBOX 360 gamers getting similar disc read errors from the game." The general symptoms seem to be that the console will either not read the disc at all, or starts, but then falls over flat on its face with an ungainly crash a little while later. While many posters have suggested solutions, there doesn't appear to be a definitive fix. Therefore, the best course of action for this problem is to return the disc to the retailer and ask for a replacement.

Finally, If you're a console gamer, then this of course serves you right for not being a PC gamer and enjoying the benefit of superior hardware. It should also be noted that the PC version comes as a download on the Steam online network. This eliminates any DVD read issues as there's no DVD (the installation disc in the retail version can be ignored) and also greatly improves loading times both at the start and during level changes, since it loads from the hard disc.
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57 Comments on MW3 Console Players Have Crashtastic Time Of It

#1
vanyots
Warning! Dae.bin Being Silently Updated Through XBOX LIVE

Warning! Dae.bin Being Silently Updated Through XBOX LIVE
Bad news for all users using flashed Xbox360, Microsoft “released” a new silent protection. If you have an error when you want to start a game like MW3, Rage, NFS The Run or Batman Arkham City resulting an error like “Can not read disk”,that’s mean your console is flag’d by Microsoft… Stay away from XBOXlive when you are using backup disc, or use xKey…
This adds a little twist to the whole story:banghead:
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MilkyWay
Who would go online with a modified xbox 360? Thats not very smart.
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#3
imperialreign
MilkyWay said:
Who would go online with a modified xbox 360? Thats not very smart.
Common sense is not so common. :p
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MilkyWay
imperialreign said:
Common sense is not so common. :p
That is true.
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AsRock
TPU addict
DannibusX said:
Because the wrong version of a game would never, ever be uploaded or distributed through Steam, am I right?

As long as Activision replaces the defective discs with good ones, there shouldn't be too much of an issue. Mistakes can be made with anything. I.E. Starcraft 2 accidentally nuking nVidia cards on release, the Xbox developer version of Dead Island being preloaded through Steam, etc.
Yeah but in this day and age and with such a company should not have such issue like this..


What goes around comes around so those bitches can go suck it up. They better hurry up to as a new ones due soon most likely :rolleyes:.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Just an interesting tidbit. AFAIK, the Xbox360 discs were manufacturered in Mexico. The PS3 discs were manufactured in the good ol' USA(at Sony's Indiana factory AFAIK). So there's that...
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erocker
I unfortunately have had to remove a lot of posts in this thread. I'll remind everyone to stay on topic and remain civil with one another. There is a place here, where you can post your comments and feedback for techPowerUp. Use that link, not this thread.
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