Sick of half-baked Xbox 720 articles? Everyone at VGI is. So to combat this, we thought we'd show the rest of journalism just how silly it is.
Wonder if people will actually read past the headline to see that this is funny.
I did come to the article thing "O here we go again" but I was pleasantly surprised
Not me... if it's an obvious hit grabbing title, I check out the comments section here on n4g before giving a hit to a site. Funny or not, it's the same technique for both.
"With the success of HD DVD" "No Overheating. Should you become overheated, there's even a fan to cool you down" "Yellow Ring - tested on 500 people, 97% says it is more soothing than the red ring" Hilarious
LOL this was golden, just pure gold. Lord knows most 360 gamers get sweaty sitting there eating cheetos and drinking mountain dew, breathing heavily while they sit there for hours on end lmao Hit the gym fat a$$.
''No less than twenty-six USB ports...'' ''Over seventy Ethernet ports to help boost user internet speed'' This is absolutely Hilarious!!! I cant stop hahaha!!!!
Gaming101 reminiscing on his playthrough of Halo earlier
It seems I dont have to "read full story" :)
I did consider having a more fitting title (and probably should have) but ended up going with the current one seeing as it kind helps prove the stupidity of attention grabbing headlines. Or at least that's what I hope it does ...
I'm glad that you took the time to ensure that the description gave it away as fake, but I could have really went on without it. While the article was slightly funny, it's just not worth it since you were trying to prove a point using certain tactics, and FURTHER PROVING THAT THEY WORK(even after practically stating everything is fake in the description). If you really wanted to be honorable and show you really are tired of the hit grabbing, you should have posted a blog here on ng4. But sir, you have become a hypocrite with this very piece, not because of intent, but execution. GOOD DAY! *slams door*
Forgot my coat (double post). Good day! *slams door again*
Nice work, way to channel your inner Douglas Adams.
Nah it was funny man. Its no worse then the articles that people actually consider news on here sometimes. I laughted and its fun to laugh a little every now and then.
I think that is really stupid reasoning as it just seems like you're looking for hits. But even so, it was funny, so you deserve the hits.
This sure did catch a lot of hits!!
What do you mean??? This must be real man!!! I mean, you can plug it into your body !!!! :D
But is your body ready?
"I mean, you can plug it into your body" I don't like where this is going :S
@Emilio_Estevez, Yes. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I enjoyed the poke "following the success of hd-dvd" :)
Of all the leakages this is the worst.
And it isn't even April 1st!
I don't care how satirical the article is. The whole premise is based off of false advertising. This hypocritical website points out flaws in journalism, yet transparently employs the same techniques.
nothing, about this article was funny to me. Just sounded like someone was sour and did the exact thing he complained other websites of doing: wasted my time. Everyone who says it's funny, doesn't really say how and just sounds like they are friends or work with the website and posted a comment they dont believe.
lol very funny article
Really, I didn't think it was funny at all. Funny idea, maybe, but poorly executed.
it was too obvious
Not obvious enough it seems...have you seen some of the comments on the story when you click on it?
@dennett3316: Better to assume some really witty people are being ultra-sarcastic and maintain faith in the human race.
LOL! Good laugh from that. And yes I'm sure its 1000% real ;)
"With the success of HD-DVD" LMAOOOO
U R an Ass
i wonder who on earth would believe a stupidity like this.
Gotta love N4G...it's becoming more like 4Chan now.
agreed. this article should be reported as spam.
LOL that's funny :-)
Still not enough USB ports :(
LOL... well played. I was reading along and actually thinking ok here we go... go to the picture and was like...OK wait... but the 50 gazillion usb hubs didn't deter me to read further thinking well maybe that faceplate will change. Then....I got to you are the power supply. Laughed out loud and thought... thanks for the chuckle. This day needs some laughs.
Wow, we are the power supply? The memo didnt say if we would be prone to overheating lol. Funny read lol had me going there lol.
That was so retarded. My I.Q. Just dropped a little. Thanks more making me dumb with your article VGI.
Sorry this is NOT 720. Know why?!?!?! ... Thumbsticks are too big. Thats why :)
Why do people call it the 720 when it is the third xbox?
For the same reason they called it the Xbox 360 when it was the second xbox. I would guess.
Maybe the first Xbox is actually the Xbox 180. :)
Something tells me the photo is doctored, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
Y'know? I thought the same thing when I was making it. I wonder if it is fake ...
i left after seeing the pic
Oh wow, you can plug the cords directly into your body to power the 720! MS always puts the Earth first, thank you MS!
Not really. You know how much we're gonna have to start eating to power this thing? Gaia will be rolling over in her.....uh....
oh i understand now, to be on the first page of n4g, you have to post the stupidier news.
Considering it's wasn't the best selling console from 2005-2012. It's the most broken, machine ever made. between 2005-2012.
Inaccuracy is kind of the point of the joke dude. Besides...the Wii doesn't count. *Activates flame shield and plays his 3DS*
Ban the people who approved this stry and ban the person who submitted it. Now.
I'd rather they banned humourless little internet tough guys myself, but then I have some perspective.
[email protected] 26 USB ports.
Wow. Some people on this site need to gain a sense of humor...or stop acting like internet tough guys. I immediately got the gist of the article after reading the description. I was curious as to where the actual article would go with it, then I got to the picture. I lol'd...hard!
I think i have one of these in my trunk.
sorry, i don't need an article to tell me how silly a half-baked future gen article is :/
anyone excited about a new xbox needs a firm slap. Microsoft = you getting the cash SQUEEEEZZZED out of you for inferior products and services which should be free like internet gaming and chatting. Xbox fanboys have severe stockholm syndrome.
Thank you for sharing that small bit of useless info. Now isn't there a bridge you should be guarding?
Also how can anyone expect a new console within even the next 2 years? top of the range PCs cannot even do next-gen stuff
What on Earth are you talking about? Top of the range PC's are so far beyond what the next consoles will be doing in terms of spec it's not even funny.
@dennet Don't feed the trolls.
The irony of this article.
The fact that this story hasn't been failed should tell you something.
Final comment here. Sadly, I only get three bubbles. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. If I brightened up your day, then I consider this is a victory. Likewise, if this has shown you how reporting every little detail is somewhat silly and uneeded, then that too is a victory. If you don't find it funny. That's fine by me. Funny is a purely subjective term, so not everyone will laugh or 'get it'. To the trolls: The issue isn't whether it's funny or not. The issue is that, in a way, the trolls got trolled due to their inability to read properly. They saw a headline. Then found out it wasn't what they thought it was and reacted as trolls do, by trolling. For the record, I've been called a cancer, a hack, been threated on six different occasions, so if you are going to try and knock me, chances are I'll have heard it before. Keep it imaginative kids. Lastly, I do read all the comments and do process each of them. So one more time, thank you all very much. ^_^ Cheers, Wesley Copeland VGI
I liked the article. Gave me a nice little chuckle, and don't you just love the trolls? They're so cute!
It was really just another crap article amongst a bunch of crap articles. Good job adding to the crap fest that is N4g amateur bloggers paradise.
did not click your article, will not click your any other story, will never visit your website or whatever it is. POS article, your submission rights should be taken out.
I hate when they get you all excited for official news like this..but ya got me this time