Robert Byers, a man from Chicago, is suing Microsoft for his XBox 360 overheating and locking up. His proposed class action law suit claims that Microsoft was so intent on releasing the XBox 360 before Sony and Nintendo that it sold a “defectively designed” product.

According to Byers, the power supply and central processing unit in the Xbox 360 overheat, affecting heat-sensitive chips and causing the console to lock up.

Microsoft had no comment on the law suit. They have made announcements however that only 3% of XBox 360s are defective.

The lawsuit, filed on Friday in federal court in Illinois, seeks unspecified damages and litigation-related expenses, as well as the replacement or recall of Xbox 360 game consoles.

Maybe my replacement XBox 360 won’t lock up when I play Fable.

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."