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Game On!

xb360.jpgMicrosoft has been sued by a Florida man over the Xbox 360. Jorge Brouwer is ticked off with his Xbox, claiming that it is scratching his game discs. He says his copies of both “Gears of War” and “Madden NFL 07” were scratched up by his Xbox, and when he contacted Microsoft about it, the company offered to replace the games for $20 more of Brouwer’s money.

So Brouwer said “forget you” and ran off to federal court, where he’s now seeking $5 million and class-action status. Brouwer says that Microsoft was negligent in designing and manufacturing the game box, which has resulted in the company getting thousands of complaints about scratched discs. Microsoft, of course, denies this, saying that “out of the millions of Xbox consoles in use, Microsoft has not received any widespread reports of Xbox 360s scratching discs,” although the statement doesn’t say what number of complaints would bee deemed as “widespread reports” by the company.

Without knowing anything else about the situation, I’m personally ready to find Microsoft guilty because, quite frankly, nobody should have to deal with their Madden game getting messed up. That’s just wrong!