Well just under two years my Xbox 360 decided it does not want me to play it anymore. Upon hitting the power button I am greeted with this lovely error screen which ultimately tells me my GPU has failed. I spoke with a Microsoft Xbox rep on Sunday, which confirmed to me this was not under warranty, and it would cost $100 to repair. That really upset me as it's a very common hardware problem among 360's.
The Xbox 360 I have is one that doesn't have a large HD or an HDMI output, so shelling out $100 to fix it just doesn't seem like a good idea. So to be honest I'm not sure what to do. The thing that really sucks is I pre-ordered like 3 games for the 360 just the day before, and my kids love to play it. If it wasn't for that, I would probably write the Xbox off entirely.
I'm not even sure if I can recover my data from my broken Xbox. My achievements are linked to my XBL account so no big deal there, but I have so many saved games files from many games that I still play. That includes the recently released GTAIV which I'm not about to start all over.
So I guess I just have to sit here and figure out what the best course of action is.