March 13th 2013 4:05 pm PT

Feel free to pass this along to your friends

Be careful our there.

Industry By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Joe Wienclaw

    Can’t believe people would even think for a second it’s real.

    • Boss Saucier

      I know, right? It is unbelievable how stupid people can be.

      • Charles Johnson

        Then again, a lot of people believe an invisible man watches our every move and thoughts all while controling our lives.

        • ElektroDragon

          You are describing a real life version of The Sims. If humans can do this exact thing virtually using The Sims, what is to stop a deity or group of deities from playing The Sims with us? I’m not even religious, but don’t be so closed minded.

        • Ernest Hawthorne

          People also think man landed on the moon..wait that one is real.

          • Mike E. Delta

            Is it?? @_@

          • shinji

            Yea… Mythbusters proved it wasn’t faked. or were they paid to make it look like that… o.O

        • Chris Sherman

          Dude, wtf? Why are you bringing religion into this?

        • BostonSup

          Santa isn’t real?

        • Riddick Snipes

          Atheist alert!!!!

        • fsdfg dsfds

          then again alot of stupid idiots put there ugly faces and personal details on faggbook

        • Rick Lords

          He’s obviously talking about the Great and Powerful Oz. Oh and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

  • kingcrusher

    I’ve seen these around. Unless I see it here (promotional things such as these) I ignore them. Kind of a good rule of thumb.

  • Dimitri Rosner

    I think you mean’t “Feel Free to pass this along to your friends” And i’ve been seeing this shared between a few of my dumber friends on facebook :P

  • mcmax3000

    I’ve seen those around for both the Next Xbox, and the PS4. As someone that isn’t going to fall for them, it’s just annoying.

  • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    I think by now most people should be aware of scams on the internet now but I know there is a some group people who still do it

    • Sanglant

      people are beyond gullible nowadays. I can’t count how many times people re-post those stupid chain letter scams or fake news stories on Facebook. fooled once, shame on them; fooled twice, shame on you; fooled 3x or more and you’re an idiot.

  • Curtis Isabell

    you mean microsoft won’t send me a free nextbox that looks like my wireless router like 2 months before it’s announced?

  • Rick Kingslan

    Hmmm. Interesting. Care to post a link to that Connect project? I don’t see it…. Rick [MSFT]

    • Adinnieken

      I’m guessing if you can’t see it, you weren’t invited.

      • BostonSup

        There is no open enrollment for free xbox 720. I am not sure what you are going on about with this secret invitation only project. If it is on the OFFICIAL connect site, then it is real, but it isn’t and wasn’t on there.

  • Silent Killer01

    But what about my lottery winnings.

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      You have to give your card number first

  • Steve Q

    IT’S A TRAP!

  • Barry Csonka

    Anyone dumb enough to fall for it deserves what happens to them anyways.

  • Ernest Hawthorne

    When will people learn.

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      When we invent microchips that will be able to be inserted into our brains to increase intelligence

  • Kevin Leers

    Jesus I can’t believe people would think someone is going to give them a next gen xbox for free. ROTFLMAO. Idiots.

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      Stick the word FREE in a sentence an half the people will only see that part

      FREE game with every console( it not free if you have to pay)

      FREE baby if you have unprotected sex(you will pay for the rest of your life)

      FREE cavity search if got smuggling drugs

  • GmailIsDown

    is it just me or most ads on Facebook are scam sort now?

    • Mike E. Delta

      Almost EVERYTHING is a scam…like this memes that get assed along? Especially the political ones, all you gotta do is take any photos, write whatever nonsense fits your agenda and watch the lemmings follow you off the cliff! =(

  • Boe2

    I’ve been following some next-gen hashtags on twitter. The amazing part is not how much nonsense gets posted about the next-gen consoles, but how easily it’s believed and retweeted. Appearantly we got the new xbox all figured out in such a way we can even write up detailed comparisons between the new xbox and the ps4. The mere existense of a samsung “illumiroom” concept demo appearantly means that every xbox will be equipped with a 360 degrees HD projector if you have to believe some people. “Professional” market analysts wanting a place in the spotlight really don’t help either.

    No different for this xbox beta thing. I saw it being retweeted: a fanmade concept art of the new xbox that I remember having seen many months ago with some text slapped on, inviting you to sign up for a closed beta….followed by people saying they are hyped for the beta. I honestly hope those people are just really young, because you really have no excuse for being that gullible as an adult.

    Now if you’ll excuse me. Appearantly I just won an ipad 5. All I have to do is enter my creditcard info.

  • The Dukenator

    Even Sony said this about the PS4 as I recall.

  • t0o cRaZe3

    People who fall for these scams deserve it. How dumb can you be

  • Jeff K

    I’ve been seeing the same scam pop up offering to let people “test” the Playstation 4. It was really disheartening to see some people post it on Facebook who I really thought were smarter than that.

  • Don Alba

    How can anybody believe it’s true if they fall for it then they are not true Xbox Fans.

  • Bennijin

    You heard it here first. Speaking of hearing things here first, any news on a Spring dashboard update preview, Major?

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      I think most effort will be focus on the next console and we won’t get any major updates just tweaks from now

    • The Dukenator

      In due time. I doubt the xbox needs another dashboard update at this time.

    • Boe2

      The dashboard gets harder to navigate after every update, so let’s not push them too much ;)

  • Russell Gorall

    A scam?

    You mean like Gold subs and unreliable consoles at launch?

    • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

      No a scam like PSN being down a month an all people got back was “free” psn+

      • Russell Gorall

        And two full games?

        When either of my first two 360’s RROD’ed, I don’t remember Microsoft giving me anything.

        • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          Well when my first console RROD I remember getting 3 month xbox live……..perhaps things are different on your side of the world

          • Sanglant

            I got $10 worth of MS points when my Where’s Waldo code didn’t work for a week after i bought it on Games for Windows for practically nothing. lol

          • Russell Gorall

            I had two consoles die PAST warranty, your side of the world contains a neverending warranty from Microsoft?

          • Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

            Well here you get your standard 1 year warranty but you also get a 3 year rrod warranty if Burnt out past rrod warranty that’s 6 years that pretty good

          • Russell Gorall

            When I got RROD the first time, as most did, MS didn’t even acknowledge a problem with it. That all happened a couple years after launch. MS’s way of encouraging nobody to buy the next Box?

            Please make statements that make sense, I hate checking these dumb replies.

        • Sanglant

          maybe you have a bad memory, I got the 3 month code and a fixed Xbox 360.

          • Russell Gorall

            Oh, that makes me feel so much better about two dead consoles on my end.

        • fsdfg dsfds

          only two… try three all fixed multiple times, what did the tard xbox phone support recommend “buy a slim”

  • Anthony Smith

    I’m baffled as to who would think it was real. Then again, I work in retail which is where you meet exactly the people who will believe these scams.

    • Sanglant

      you mean the general populace lol

  • GMAN73

    Oh no sh*t Sherlock.

  • Sanglant

    if people are stupid or greedy enough to fall for it, they deserve to. Period.

  • Russell Gorall

    If the console doesn’t die immediately it obviously isn’t an MS product.

  • David Sutton

    Yeah but you could be telling fibs and want it for your self lol as less testers gives u a higher chance