New Xbox 360 Shuts Down Before It Overheats

Small details of Microsoft’s redesigned Xbox 360 have been surfacing above the specifications that were mentioned with the announcement of the sleek looking console. The new Xbox 360, which comes equipped with the Valhalla chip, has an auto-shutdown feature which completely shuts down the console when its primary cooling vent is blocked, which will display a warning on screen, with the power button displaying the menacing and haunting mental image as shown in the picture above. A nice little feature to prevent the whole Red Ring of Death thing ahead of time. Microsoft has taken some safety precautions with this new Xbox 360. Horrah for one less potential way of getting RRoD!

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Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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