4chan Played A Cruel Prank That Convinced People To Destroy Their XBox Ones

Senior Pop Culture Editor
12.08.13 18 Comments

Microsoft’s rollout and release of the XBox One has faced as many problems as the system has games. Gamma Squad has your roundup, but the TL;DR version is: how much does a Playstation 4 cost? Anyway, 4Chan, sensing blood in the water, took advantage of the unfortunate situation by devising a cruel prank that, if someone was dumb enough to follow through with it, would make their XBox One obsolete. Via the Daily Dot:

Yesterday, 4chan’s infamous /b/ forum unleashed an elaborate infographic that promises a “hack” to provide backwards compatibility [so you could play XBox360 games on] the Xbox One. There’s just one hitch: Actually following the directions will totally destroy your new toy. (Via)

Microsoft took the prank seriously enough that the company’s PR man tweeted about it:

As ever, all of this can be avoided if you follow Rule #1 of the Internet: never listen to 4chan.

Or else you’ll end up like that poor SOB.

(Via the Daily Dot)

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