Joystiq Blog Tracking Increase In Xbox 360 ‘E74′ Failures

The good folks at giant gaming blog Joystiq have been following a new non-Red-Ring-of-Death spate of Xbox failures classified by an error alert labeled “E74” the kills Xbox 360s. The site has received 57 e-mails from readers reporting the failure over the last 13 months. So how rare or common does that make it? Weigh in if you’ve experienced the problem. More troubling is that Joystiq has determined that E74 reports of the error — at least as collated in their inbox — are on the rise. Microsoft tells Joystiq that users suffering the problem should contact customer support.  Check out Joystiq’s chart tracking E74 errors.