Microsoft is the target of a new class-action lawsuit over its Fall Update for the Xbox 360, an update that caused “problems” on a small minority of systems. By “problems,” of course, we mean “total system malfunction.” Now, one California man is leading the legal charge against Microsoft after his own machine was “bricked” by the update.
According to a copy of the complaint seen by Ars Technica, Kevin Ray was a happy Xbox 360 player until November 1 of this year, at which point he updated his console with the Fall 2006 Update. After installation, his system was unusable, and Microsoft has allegedly refused to repair it unless Ray pays them $140. The class action, filed in a Washington federal court, seeks more than $5 million in damages and free repair of all Xbox 360s damaged by the update.