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Microsoft, Bungie Get Sued Over Halo 3, Again

Randy Nunez of California two years ago sued Microsoft and Bungie over Halo 3 because the first person shooter game supposedly repeatedly froze and locked up his Xbox 360 console.

Apparently the first suit filed didn't get the results that Nunez wanted, pushing him to file the suit again. TG Daily found a new filing with similar claims, which reads: "Defendants knew or had reason to know that Halo 3 was being purchased by consumers for use on an Xbox 360 and that the buyers of Halo 3 were relying on Defendants' skill and judgment to furnish goods suitable for that purpose.... However, Halo 3 does not function with the Xbox 360, and to the contrary, attempted use of Halo 3 consistently causes the Xbox 360 to 'crash,' 'freeze' or 'lock up' while the game is being played."

Given that the first filing didn't get off the ground, we have doubts as to the effectiveness of this second attempt.

  • kyeana
    umm...fail much?
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  • captaincharisma
    sounds like another ignorant loser trying to make a quick buck. newsflash buddy there were allot more games that did that to the 360
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  • festerovic
    wow what a dumbass. To have the expectation that software is flawless in 2009 is ignorant.

    MSFT will settle out of court for a new controller and a lag switch.
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  • daft
    hmmmm. i wonder if this person ever tried another disk?
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  • hellwig
    I think his X-Box was just overheating, probably because he was playing the game 18+ hours a day. Not that it was Halo 3's fault, but I remember the heat issues with the first gen were pretty severe. I also remember people complaining about the inefficiency of 3rd-party coolers, when they should have been complaining about the XBox itself. Oh well, you buy Microsoft, you assume they're gonna screw you over somehow.
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  • The_Blood_Raven
    Never had a SINGLE problem with Halo 3, or my Xbox 360 at all for that matter.
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  • jellico
    You know, I go back and forth on these lawsuits. On the one hand, I side with captaincharism who referred to these guys as, "ignorant losers trying to make a quick buck." On the other hand, companies get into the practice of releasing beta-test quality software as RTM with the attitude of, "We'll just release a bug-fix for the problems that come up." In that case, I think it's good that they get spanked every once in a while to remind them that this is not an acceptable business model.
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  • shrex
    how much do you think that guy is spending trying to sue them
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  • ricardok
    jellico, even tho MS may release some (most) softwares with bugs I fail to see how one Halo 3 copy would freeze just his console and no other. Seems to be a 2006 console that is failing but it hasn't RROD yet. Why not just claim a warranty for the 360? It's cheaper..

    @shrex maybe he is his own attorney and he is taking legal classes.
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  • mustwarnothers
    The biggest problem with these trivial lawsuits is that the average human being picked for jury duty tends to be a total dumb ass.

    If a case makes its way to court, jurors picked at random quite often award massive settlements to human beings so idiotic and devoid of common sense that it's surprising they can feed themselves on a daily basis without being injured.

    Yet, time and time again, these people walk away with millions of dollars, all the while driving up Insurance Rates for the rest of us.
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