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« on: November 27, 2013, 01:53:30 PM »

Seriously, what were they thinking....

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/we-got-your-back
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 01:56:02 PM »

Seriously, what were they thinking....

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/we-got-your-back

I wouldn't say hot water.... but this is just kinda gross ...and weird... and "small-minded" of them.  Was this the best they got?
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 01:58:27 PM »

I found it hilariously cheesy and ridiculous.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 01:59:40 PM »

small-minded is pretty much the summation of all of Microsoft's marketing strategies of late.

My favorite was the Bing street team that was all like "Hey! If you can differentiate Bing from Google (aka the search engine you see everyday most likely) we'll give you a free XBox and use you as a testimonial!"
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 02:00:40 PM »

I found it hilariously cheesy and ridiculous.

Maybe, dunno how well it'll work as a marketing strategy for a game system though...
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 02:05:02 PM »

small-minded is pretty much the summation of all of Microsoft's marketing strategies of late.

My favorite was the Bing street team that was all like "Hey! If you can differentiate Bing from Google (aka the search engine you see everyday most likely) we'll give you a free XBox and use you as a testimonial!"
I dunno about that, companies can get really small minded. Remember the PS4 "how to let your friends borrow your game" spot? It was hilarious, but still pretty small minded.

I found it hilariously cheesy and ridiculous.

Maybe, dunno how well it'll work as a marketing strategy for a game system though...
Well, they have some good ones too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU9mZJ8vmdA
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 02:46:23 PM »

I don't see how they would get in hot water for this. I mean, it's not like they kicked a puppy saying"XBOX IS AS FUN AS DOING THIS" or anything. They are giving people an option to send a letter saying ridiculous things to try and convince friends...lovers...stalkers.. parent....to buy an xbox one. How is this bad? I mean, it isn't a good marketing ploy in my opinion but it isn't bad enough to put them in hot water.
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2013, 02:49:33 PM »

Yeah, nothing weird here. It's been done plenty of times.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2013, 02:51:04 PM »

I kinda prefer Barq's new and provocative slogan to get my attention than send out a letter.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 02:56:20 PM »

I dunno about that, companies can get really small minded. Remember the PS4 "how to let your friends borrow your game" spot? It was hilarious, but still pretty small minded.

Adam Boyes talked about how that thing came up with Giant Bomb after E3.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2013, 03:14:37 PM »

It's just weird. All the underlined words just make it sound so stilted. I don't see the hot water thing, besides maybe the underlying implication that it's a dude talking to a girl.
I'm more bothered by the idea that somebody would have the balls to ask someone else to buy a $500 game system for them. Now that's the crazy part.
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2013, 03:18:30 PM »

Why not? Some people ask for $1000 chunks of highly pressurized carbon for no reason at all sometimes. ;P
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2013, 05:20:28 PM »

People have been sharing gift wishlists on amazon for years.

This just has the annoying add-on of a terribly written plea for stuff.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2013, 06:37:18 PM »

Hey Grandma,

Not sure if youíve heard, but Xbox One is now available. That means we can start playing games like Powerstar Golf. I know, I know. Youíd rather eat the skin of 12-day-old pudding than watch me experience the Golden Age of Pirates, but hear me out on this. Xbox One is actually for both of us. Seriously.

I put together a list of reasons why the console could benefit you and meótogether and apart, but mostly together:

Games! Maybe you donít LOVE games like I do, but thereís really something for everyone. While Iím playing Madden NFL 25 , you might like exercise games. And since you were just begging me to dance, Iím willing to play Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag just with you. Itís a win-win!
Entertainment for both of us. You love football and I love football. Well, with the Xbox One, we can love both. We can catch your favorite band AND check out my favorite band. Just think of all this togetherness we're going to experience. Itís gonna be awesome!
It will help us get fit. The console offers Xbox Fitness free with Xbox Live Gold through December 2014* so we can get bikini body I've always dreamed of, while working out to Tracy Anderson.
Play with others. Youíve been encouraging me to spend less time in the bathroom and it just so happens that Xbox One has the best multiplayer service that filters out jerks. So donít you worry. If we get an Xbox One, Iíll be expanding my horizons in no time.
We can talk on Skype with your sweet grandma whom, of course, I love dearly. Heck, we can even talk to them while we watch your favorite TV show.
So what do you say? Letís be like an awesome movie montageójust me, you, and my our Xbox Oneótogether at last.

Xoxo,
Me

p.s. Did I mention how beautiful you are? And how I really appreciate that you sing me to sleep?
p.p.s If (or should I say when) we get Xbox One, you have dibs on the first Skype call that we experience together.
p.p.p.s Long story short: I really, really, really want one for the holidaysóyíknow... for us.
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2013, 01:40:42 AM »

The link didn't work for me so I had to use my google magic to find out what the link originally was (not sure if its where I am that doesn't let me see or they just removed it). It's a silly joke, I thought it was funny, and the only people that make mountains out of molehills over things like this tend to be the bottom feeder tabloids and social justice warriors with no sense of humor and way too much time on their hands.
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