Today a family member has died.

At least, from all of the crying from my children you would think so. Our family’s Xbox 360, purchased at the Zero Hour premiere of the console in the Mojave Desert last November … well, it died tonight. After continual freezing over the last 2 days it finally gave us the Red Ring of Death (RRID) hardware failure.

Surviving the console are 3 devastated children, a frustrated mother and a heartbroken father. Gifts can be sent to the Xbox360 Memorial Fund at Saddleback Church. Fortunately, all funeral expenses have been paid for by Microsoft.

Rest in peace, old friend.