Get fashionable this Holiday Season with Styledash
Posts with tag thief

Man guts 360, returns it for full refund

So, let's say you opened up the Xbox 360 pictured above. Would you consider it to be a working console? Apparently that's what the fine customer service folks at an unnamed electronics store thought, as the above 360 was returned and accepted, rewarding the customer thief with a full refund. Upon closer inspection (by a learned scholar in the electronics department), it was discovered that the console in question had been completely gutted and subsequently stuffed with paper and the innards of a medical textbook. The cables in the box had been switched out as well, replaced with a standard computer VGA cable and an old printer cable. Granted, we're sure the console looked satisfactory with the faceplate attached, but even someone who knows nothing about electronics would find it odd that the rear A/V and power ports were empty. The fact that there were no controllers or hard drive in the box might have served as a red flag as well.

The thief may have gotten away with a 360, but we can rest assured that his console guts look as ugly as sin in the entertainment center.

[Via Joystiq]

PS3 thief settles for Xbox 360

What is it with people demanding new gen consoles at gunpoint? A Blockbuster video in the UK was recently robbed. A young man held up the two female store clerks at gunpoint, demanding that they give him a Playstation 3. Upon informing him that they didn't stock the console, he settled for an Xbox 360 instead. He also swiped several Xbox 360 games on the way out as well as money from the register. No one was injured, though it took the police 20 minutes to arrive because they were directed to the wrong Blockbuster.

Frankly, we probably would have asked for a Wii. Seriously, those things are hard to find.

[Thanks, slimbloke]

Check out all our Halo 3 beta news coverage
Cheats (9)
Console wars (217)
Contests and Giveaways (78)
Deals and Bargains (98)
Downloads (167)
E3 (86)
Fan stuff (749)
Game announcements (78)
Hacks / mods (141)
HD-DVD Releases (52)
How-tos (44)
Interviews (93)
MMO (7)
Multiplayer (101)
News (4578)
Peripherals (221)
Podcasts (48)
Polls (14)
Reviews (44)
Rumors (171)
Shipping this week (35)
Video Marketplace (33)
Videos (181)
Walkthroughs (3)
What are you playing? (46)
WMC (20)
Xbox Live (648)
Xbox Live Arcade (592)
Xbox Live Marketplace (679)
Amped 3 (6)
Assassin's Creed (34)
BioShock (73)
Burnout Revenge (8)
Call of Duty 2 (20)
Call of Duty 3 (10)
Command and Conquer 3 (25)
Condemned (15)
Crackdown (65)
Dead or Alive 4 (22)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (49)
Fable 2 (25)
FIFA Soccer 06 (5)
Fight Night Round 3 (5)
Final Fantasy XI (12)
Frame City Killer (2)
Full Auto (6)
Fuzion Frenzy 2 (9)
Gears of War (235)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (32)
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (29)
Guitar Hero II (64)
GUN (4)
Halo 3 (566)
Kameo (14)
King Kong (8)
Lost Planet (29)
Madden NFL 06 (5)
Mass Effect (45)
NBA 2K6 (4)
NBA Live 06 (4)
Need For Speed Most Wanted (4)
NHL 2K6 (2)
Perfect Dark (18)
Project Gotham Racing 3 (24)
Quake 4 (6)
R* Games Presents: Table Tennis (9)
Ridge Racer 6 (7)
Rumble Roses XX (0)
Saints Row (10)
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (19)
Street Trace (7)
The Darkness (22)
The Godfather (2)
The Outfit (4)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (3)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (4)
Too Human (21)
Top Spin 2 (5)
Viva Pinata (27)
GDC '07 Coverage
GDC '07 (33)



Powered by Blogsmith

Worth reading

  • 360 Arcadians
  • 360Sync
  • Achieve360Points
  • Gamerscore Blog
  • Gamertag Radio
  • GameTrailers 360
  • Halo.Bungie.Org
  • Major Nelson
  • Planet Xbox 360
  • TeamXbox
  • Unscripted 360
  • XBLArcade
  • Xbox 360 Achievements
  • Xbox Domain
  • Xbox-Scene
  • Xboxyde
  • Xboxygen (French)

Featured Galleries

Two Worlds: The Temptation
Asteroids & Asteroids Deluxe (XBLA)
Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack
Rumored IPTV
Battlestar Galactica (XBLA)
Halo 3
Braid (XBLA)
Halo 3 McFarlane Figures


Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Worth reading

  • 360 Arcadians
  • 360Sync
  • Achieve360Points
  • Gamerscore Blog
  • Gamertag Radio
  • GameTrailers 360
  • Halo.Bungie.Org
  • Major Nelson
  • Planet Xbox 360
  • TeamXbox
  • Unscripted 360
  • XBLArcade
  • Xbox 360 Achievements
  • Xbox Domain
  • Xbox-Scene
  • Xboxyde
  • Xboxygen (French)

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • AisleDash
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Green Daily
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Also on AOL
    • African-American Culture
    • Autos
    • Games
    • Maps
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • News
    • Sports
    • Switched
    • Television
    • Travel

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

PS3 Fanboy
  • PS3 Fanboy hands-on: Aquatopia
  • Warhawk: Omega Dawn expansion priced, set for December release
  • Deutsch wins PlayStation advertising account
  • PS3 used to crack passwords, dubbed Crackstation
  • Burnout Paradise: PS3 development makes better 360 game
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
WOW Insider
  • WoW Insider Show goes live tomorrow
  • "Secret vote" changes one of the worst NPC names
  • Potential traffic jams in WotLK
  • 2.3.2 patch notes updated
  • Everything I needed to know I learned from raid bosses
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
PSP Fanboy
  • Wipeout Pulse videos are so much better than screenshots
  • PSP Fanboy review: Gangs of London
  • High Stakes Poker gains Remote Play function
  • The game that almost is: Maxim Pinball
  • Confirmed: Yggdra Union intro is pretty
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Gamespot denies Eidos pressured firing of Gerstmann
  • Video Games Live to make TV debut on Spike VGAs
  • Jack Thompson graces Game Head this evening
  • High-def video on demand coming to Japanese PS3
  • Smith and Midway part following BlackSite's 'f*cked up' development
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Motorola's Z6c for Verizon gets dressed up for the media
  • Like the XV6800, but not: shots of Verizon's branded XV5800
  • Android fever, catch it: Verizon joining Open Handset Alliance?
  • NEC develops real-time Japanese-to-English mobile translation software
  • T-Mobile set to launch HTC Touch Dual as MDA "Touch Plus"
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog Green
  • GM started making Saturn Vue hybrids in Mexico today
  • Plug-in hybrid Ford Escape at EVS23 Monday
  • Sanyo will spend over $3 billion US on new battery tech in next three years
  • Al Gore drives hybrid Taxi in Futurama movie
  • Polymer solar panels that are cheaper, lighter and greener
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • How would you change Rock Band?
  • NEC shows off fluorescent light-powered wireless camera
  • IBM sues Shentech for selling volatile counterfeit batteries
  • NVIDIA launching GeForce 9 series next February?
  • Vertipod aims to be "Segway of the sky"
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • Apple NYC Meatpacking store due to open next week?
  • iPhone/touch-Kindle Smackdown
  • Freeverse drops critical update for Heroes of Might and Magic V
  • Take a CandyBar 3 video tour
  • Vancouver Apple Store closer than ever
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Essen 2007: Details on AC Schnitzer's E92 M3
  • Chrysler stands to lose $1b in 2007?
  • Porsche's 420 HP 911 GT3 Cup car
  • Evel Knievel dies at 69
  • Audi entering European Le Mans Series in 2008
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Independence days and elephants
  • World AIDS Day Happenings
  • More signs of a backlash against Westerners?
  • Why the Finnish are such smarty-pants
  • Record year for swashbucklers
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget HD
  • HDTV Listings for November 30, 2007
  • How many HD DVD players does Toshiba need to sell to just break even?
  • Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending November 25th, 2007
  • Poll: Where do you get your HD from?
  • Cablevision adds HGTV, Food Network to HD lineup
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Take control of pesky locked system files in Vista
  • Google officially announces wireless spectrum participation, but are they serious?
  • Amazon and Pepsi plan to give away 1 billion DRM-free songs
  • Chat Noir - Time Waster
  • Wufoo - EZ and beautiful forms in a snap
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines