I love my Xbox 360, I keep it well out of harm’s way, I clean it regularly, I use it for everything from watching DVD’s to keeping in touch with friends around the world, and my first red ring of death episode was an overwhelmingly traumatic experience.‚  I have an obvious monetary attachment to the console but also an emotional one, however I would never go as far to say those equate to $1 million dollars.

However, a Yale student thinks otherwise and is suing US Airways for that amount over an Xbox 360 that went missing from his luggage following a December flight from Connecticut to Ohio.

The 21 year old Jesse Maiman filed suit against the airline in Hamilton County, Ohio yesterday, the contents of the report are as follows:

Included in his luggage for that trip was his Xbox 360, which had a specialized hard drive and components he said cost more than $1,000.

When he picked up his luggage after landing… he saw that everything was there except the video-game console and its accompanying components… What followed, his suit alleges, was weeks of “an unconscionable ‘run-around’ “…

“That thing was my DVD player,” Maiman, a junior film studies major, said… The suit seeks to have the airline pay him $1,700 for the loss of the gaming system and for “non-economic distress” of at least $25,000, but “in the maximum amount allowable by law or, in the alternative, in the sum of $1,000,000.”

A spokesperson for US Airways has stated federal loss limits are capped at $3,300 per bag and that the airline’s luggage policy excludes liability for electronics.

I would definitely have kept an Xbox with that much apparent worth, on my person as carry on, but hey that’s just me.

And what’s this of a specialized hard drive worth $1,700?‚  Maiman is either a serious modder, or greatly exaggerating the worth of his machine.‚  Either way, we’ll be following the story and keep you updated.

Cincinnati Enquirer has the full story.

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Eddie Makuch is a Blast staff writer. Reach him at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch.

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