As I have been playing my XBOX this past week, I have noticed that not only is it very loud because of the fans, it is also by far the hottest running piece of equipment in my electronics rack. I was wondering last week as I was noticing this if it was going to be a problem. Apparently there are some blog sites stating that thier XBOX 360 is crashing and overheating. I personally have had no problems with it so far. But I am wondering what the long term affects of running such a hot device will have on the unit. I am continuing to talk to Microsoft about this as they monitor the issue with their support department.