Guy felt lucky to get Xbox-One early. Then got banned on xbox Live.

Posted: 2013/11/09 in Games, Modern gaming
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André Weingarten [Moonlight Swami] didn’t preorder the xbox one. So when he found out that Target had them “in stock” online, he ordered one. To his surprised, 4 days later, he had the console at home. Before the planned launch of xbox one!

So, he played it. And got banned from xbox live.

Do Not Open Until Nov.22 or you’ll be banned. Image courtesy of Kotaku.com

 

After some discussions with Larry Hryb [Major Nelson], it appears that it is not a perma-ban, but a temp-ban until the launch. Microsoft understands that Target was a fault, and even invited the now notorious early-bird xbox one player to its launch event.

Good way to make amend, Microsoft, and to use some random commercial mishap to your advantage in PR! And shame on you Target for selling unreleased products.

 

All to say, if you get an xbox one early, be careful not to get banned.

 

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Comments
  1. wereallgeeks says:

    Great description of what happened:

    (and thanks for the linkback here 😀 )

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