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Microsoft's Latest XBoner
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 9 November, 2013 at 12:43AM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Microsoft's Latest XBoner

It doesn't matter where you preorder, right? It usually boils down to who has the best bundles, but yesterday, approximately 150 Target shoppers got a nice surprise in the form of an Xbox One! According to Kotaku, "Target had accidentally not assigned a release date," so when their shipments arrived from the manufacturer, Target did the responsible thing and sent them out.

So what did the lucky winners do? Just the obvious stuff, they attempted to sell them on eBay for ridiculous amounts, and posting unboxing videos on YouTube, which is a topic for another day--seriously, who cares about that? But Microsoft, in an unusually swift display of paying attention to its consumers, forced the YouTube videos to be taken down, and even banned at least one early adopter from Xbox Live.

All in all, it's a pretty hilarous story, from the company that's brought us one PR disaster after another, and I can't wait to see how this continues to develop.

9 November, 2013 at 2:14PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Stephen Elop, who may be replacing Ballmer, says he may consider selling off Bing and Xbox. Given all that's happened, I almost wouldn't be surprised if they did.


Lazlo Falconi
9 November, 2013 at 11:54PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Who on Earth would buy Bing?

10 November, 2013 at 04:01AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

I guess this goes to show you that all the money in the world can't buy you a good reputation. You have to earn it.

Lazlo Falconi
10 November, 2013 at 12:56AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Or that you CAN buy a bad reputation. And earn it easily.

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