The title refers to those Three Red Lights of Doom that every XBox 360 owner fears. If the circle on the console face turns from green to red you are effectively screwed. Last year, post launch, reports were rampant that more than the usual 1% of hardware was manufacturing. That points to a problem on the line somewhere. One year later, these reports persist without much drop-off in units malfunctioning. Reading IGN editor Matt Casamassina’s account of having to return three units in one year is slightly frightening. I know it doesn’t happen to all systems and I know all consoles are prone to issues in this day and age where more complex hardware rests under the hood – but why can’t they make systems the way they used to. I have a 21-year old NES in my basement that is in perfect working order.