By the time I finally got to reserving my XBox 360, they were all out of premium systems. Desperate for the unit, I picked up the Core, figuring I could just buy a hard drive and HD cable. Sure I was overpaying, but at least I didn’t have to buy an Omega Bundle.

Little did I realize that Microsoft wasn’t nearly done gouging its customers. The did not ship any hard drives to the retailers. After checking nearly 10 stores here, only a Circuit City got a single hard drive in. One. Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, fye, and EB Games all had Zero.

Of course, if I wanted to save a game, I hand to buy a pointless 512MB $40 memory card. You better believe Microsoft can still count on me spending $100 to buy the essential hard drive when they finally start shipping.

Way to make sure you could squeeze yet another $40 out of me for this launch. Okay that’s enough ranting.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."