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Remember how Nintendo was showcasing some of their E3 games at participating Best Buy stores around the country? Well, apparently Microsoft employees have been hired to go to these events and preach about the Xbox One and make comments like "why would you buy a outdated Wii U when the Xbox One is right around the corner?"

However, the employees aren't getting what they hoped for. Most customers just start bashing the Xbox One in response. Seriously, Microsoft, the people attending these Best Buy Wii U events are people who are intimately familiar with the crap you pulled at E3. They ain't takin' your shit.

At first I thought this might just be a case of one really loyal Microsoft employee taking matters into his own hands (especially since the original source was /v/), but reports have come in from numerous Best Buy's around the country that indicate many Microsoft employees have ambushed the demo lines trying to persuade people to switch to the Xbox One.

Since so many reports have come in from all over the country, it's very likely that Microsoft organized these impromptu gatherings with the obvious purpose of trying to mitigate the negativity surrounding the Xbox One and generate positive buzz instead... which obviously isn't working since all the reports are about how Microsoft is trying to sabotage Nintendo.

Maybe should've thought out that plan a little longer, Microsoft...

Read the articles here: playeressence.com/microsoft-em… www.cubed3.com/news/19017/1/.h… www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/micr… www.neogaf.com/forum/showthrea…

Since these events are still going on, I'm curious to see if it's happened to any of you who attended.
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:iconkitanasu:
Good god, Microsoft. You sure are smart, aren't you?
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DTJB Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh, who's the brainiac running the Microsoft PR department?
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twilightlinkjh Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The nerve of some people ¬_¬
Why can't competition be friendly and fair :heart:
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jeanmouloude Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
why speaking about soething you dont know ?
and i think you speak about Usa ? well idk if you knew that but the only thing microsoft/sony/nintendonk want is MONNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYZZZZZZZZZZZZARZTRIGFTIEIUUUUUUU
that all they want so saying things like that is WRONG
:)
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LimeGreenTunics Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, At least Nintendo and Sony CARE about their fans, And care enough to try hard. Go back to your Call of Booty, Dork. :3
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jeanmouloude Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I
F******ING
HATE
CALL OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and call if is on PS3 :P
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Fireninjastar Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They pulled a "SEGA does what Nintendon't". GREAT marketing.
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UnstableReactor Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really speaks to the quality of the XBOX One when they need to attack other consoles to get customers. Seriously... just wow. How much of their own credibility was obliterated by releasing Windows 8? Not to mention completely screwing over Windows 7 owners by releasing glitchy updates.
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TheInsaneMother3Fan Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This makes me laugh. Why would you, Microsoft, go to an event about one of Nintendo's products and start to talk smack about it? It just gives people the feeling that you're being immature about advertising and so people won't buy!
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scholarwarrior-lad Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They see me Wii-in'. They hatin'. :trollface:
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