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Submitted by newsposter 805d ago | article

Durango 'Xbox 720' Dev Kit crops up on eBay once again.

Quite a few months back, we made an article which gave details on a supposed sale of a Durango alpha tower. The seller, known as DaE, put the alpha tower up on eBay.

But after some time, DaE has put another tower back up on eBay yet again. Listing some of the details of the specs - with the message on his twitter "Last chance to own a piece of next-gen gaming history!" (Dev, Xbox One)

sithsylar  +   805d ago
for anyone wanting the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/...
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SilentNegotiator  +   805d ago
No one with a dev kit at this time is going to sell it on eBay. The big developers have them.
newsposter  +   805d ago
Well clearly you are wrong because this guy is now selling a 2nd unit and has posted photo of the unit do a quick google search.
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hotrider12  +   805d ago
Apparently this guy must work/or have contacts with Microsoft Console engineers to have this ALPHA tower durango version in the first place.
some sucker on ebay bought it for 20,100.00
i can use 20,000.00 about now.
Starbucks_Fan  +   805d ago
The seller and bidders are probably working together for attention.
B-radical  +   805d ago
Yeah it could be a fake i for one think that xbox banning used games was kinda debunked by official xbox magazine so if edge magazine did get that wrong then they might as well have got the specs wrong so as far as im concerned the xbox specs are still uknown
PS4isKing_82  +   805d ago
Who the hell would pay $20,000 for a freaking dev kit??
I smell a s.c.a.m.
What does that spell kids? Scam!!
WeskerChildReborned  +   805d ago
Lol somebody bid $20k -.-
BanBrother  +   805d ago
What do these people do with the dev kits? Is it just me or are Sony much better at keeping things under wrap, at least in the case of the PS4? How do these employees get away with it? Provided this is real of course.

The guy who sold it will ironically use that money for a 4K TV and a PS4 lol.
rainslacker  +   804d ago
If by chance this were an actual dev kit, which it isn't, then there is nothing that can be done with it without the license that goes along with it. Dev kits are highly restricted, and require internet connections to even turn on. They certainly wouldn't be able to make a game work on it since they wouldn't have a developer's key license that is created when a game is built on the IDE.

If this were a dev kit it would actually belong to MS, so selling it would be theft and be prosecutable. Basically with dev kits you are only leasing them, however the software and hardware belong to the respective console holders.

If this were an actual dev kit, which it isn't, the only reason I can see someone wanting it is to get information on what will be in the next Xbox, or possibly some weird collector thing maybe. The latter would be more likely, particularly since information like that could drive a lot of hits to a site, although I doubt it would be worth that much to the bigger sites, and the smaller sites aren't likely to be able to afford it. Or people may actually think they can use it to make games, or possibly some hacker...but good hackers tend to be smarter than buying a fake dev kit.:)
xAlmostPro  +   805d ago
It's clearly fake too. It has the rumored specs.. The devkits never have the exact same specs as the released product.

This guys is going to take that 20k and pull the money from his paypal straight to his bank account and close his ebay/paypal acc's for some easy money.
Cam977  +   805d ago
You can't do that. PayPal has a 30 day threshold for the seller to transfer their money - enough time for the buyer to realise that it's fake so they can file a claim and get their money back.
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i3eyond the Circle  +   805d ago
Besides crying at how extremely horrible colonial marines is.. ill say this...Durango...has been replaced..this news will come to light eventually.
DigitalSmoke  +   805d ago
They are selling them wile it still seem to matter.
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VonBraunschweigg  +   805d ago
I just bought it. Production of my first AAA title is in full swing and it's a genuine CoD killer I'm proud to say.
cleverusername  +   805d ago
Durango Unchained!
chukamachine  +   805d ago
I have a PS4 dev kit, not for sale.

Oops no it's just my PC.
hazardman  +   805d ago
Its fake man, anyone with some time, money and pc building knowledge can build a devkit with rumoured specs and tell you its the real thing. I'm pretty sure devkits are somehow tagged so how is it that this guy still has another devkit for sale. If you noticed 1st devkit was from old specs this one got the new specs. I'm not falling for it. Watch the new xbox not have one of the mentioned specs. And whoever paid 20k for the 1st one was better off building a new super PC that would have been more powerful than all next gen combined!
kingPoS  +   805d ago
How can these prototype devkits even be sold without a lawsuit being thrown at the seller?

Edit: Ok I get it. It's the programing tools that would cause trouble if sold. I doubt he would stupid enough to do that.
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