Technical difficulties and the Xbox 360 seem to be synonymous for some gamers. Microsoft is aware of this and it appears as though the company is working to address the problem.
The Xbox site has an entire quick link page dedicated to addressing the freeze issues many gamers have reported. In fact, the page was updated earlier this month, so it seems as if the folks at Microsoft have acutely felt this issue.
Most recently, gamers who bought 2K Games’ MLB 2K6 for the 360 have been facing lots of issues with freezes. The game, some report, is almost an exercise in futility to play. 2K is working on the issue.
In the meantime, our dedicated 2K Sports QA team has tested and confirmed two work-around methods for those consumers who are experiencing the "freeze" issue:
1) Remove or disable the HDD
2) Load three different Xbox 360 games to the main title screen of each game then load Major League Baseball 2K6 on Xbox 360. All three Xbox 360 games must be completely different before loading Major League Baseball 2K6.
While we realize that these measures may seem unconventional, our 2K Sports QA Team has tested both methods and both will remedy issues that are causing the Major League Baseball 2K6 "freeze" issue on the Xbox 360. Again, we truly apologize for any inconvenience to your playing experience.
Please stay tuned for more updates. Thank you for your attention.
The problem, though, doesn’t seem to be isolated to just this title for many players. From Xbox’s site it would appear as if screen freezes go beyond one title. You can find the official troubleshooting information from Microsoft's site.
The Xbox 360’s time as the only next-gen console is starting to run out. Next month, it’s expected Sony and Nintendo will lay out more detailed release plans for their consoles during E3. If these consoles hit the ground running without all the bugs, Microsoft had better have its act together.
In the meantime, those who have the 360 and haven’t had issues continue to say it’s the best thing going in the gaming world. To date, my console hasn’t experienced any problems at all, but we haven’t tried MLB 2K6 on it. Since I can’t seem to wrangle Fight Night Round 3 out of my husband’s hands, it’s not likely our console will ever see that title!