So I just rented my first XBox 360 game from GameFly and got a hilarious e-mail warning:

Dear Eric,

Our records indicate that you recently rented your first Xbox 360 game from GameFly.

As you know, the Xbox 360 is a high-end gaming console that uses state-of-the-art technology. As stated in the user’s manual, it is important that the console not be moved in any way while a disc is in the tray. The following movements, among others, may cause damage to the console and/or result in scratches to the disk:

  1. Moving the console from the horizontal to the vertical position and vice versa
  2. Picking the console up
  3. Shifting the console in any way while a disc is in the tray

If you have further questions regarding usage of the Xbox 360 console, please contact Microsoft at 1-800-4MY-XBOX.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

GameFly Customer Service

So apparently because the XBox 360 is a “high-end gaming console that uses state-of-the-art technology,” it will destroy your discs if you touch the machine. Low end gaming consoles with crap technology, however, are crapily engineered not to do this.

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."