Source: CVG XBOX 360 UPDATE CAUSES CHAOS? Distraught gamers report a string of crashing Xbox 360s after the mandatory Xbox Live update earlier this week A large number of irate gamers are reporting repeated crashes on their Xbox 360s, caused by downloading a mandatory Xbox Live update earlier this week. Problems occurring since the update range from occasional crashes to extreme cases where consoles have been left virtually unusable, and mailing them back to Microsoft has been the only viable solution. "The update killed my 360. Plain and simple," posted one user on the Official Xbox Forums. Worryingly, a more serious problem is reportedly being caused by the update. Some users are experiencing crashes when playing Ubisoft's recently released Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter online, which subsequently screws their Xbox 360 consoles with permanent crashes across all games, and even the dashboard. "The Game froze a few minutes after play," posted a user on the Official Xbox Forums, "The freezing is not just a still image, but more of a haywire fuzz and high pitched sound over the still image. Now, upon reboot, the green power button will start to flash red and will take quite a number of reboots before it fully powers up. This is only temporary, because sure enough, it will freeze within 2 minutes." Past Xbox Live updates have caused isolated issues, but so far this week's update has caused the most wide-spread outbreak of problems for 360 owners, who filled forums with cries for help within hours of the update going live. Both Ubisoft and Microsoft were unavailable for comment on the crashing disasters at time of press, although Microsoft is reportedly looking into the problem.