*****This is an update of an earlier article*****
Earlier today, I reported
that the new spring update, that begins its roll out tomorrow, was causing certain beta-testers' Xbox 360s to lose the ability to read retail discs, and that was prompting Microsoft to replace them with brand new ones. I thought that seemed like a fair trade, but sadly, it looks like it's not true.
According to Giantbomb
, it wasn't the spring update that caused the issue, it was older, already released, update. Not only that, but, apparently, if your console hasn't already been affected, it won't be.
And here I was hoping the spring update would brick my console just so I could get a new one. *cues sad trombone*