Microsoft Makes things right

You might remember a story from a couple weeks ago about Nathaniel, he sent in his autographed X-box 360 in to get it repaired and they sent back the 360 with all the autographs and pictures wiped clean.... Nathaniel had traveled around with his 360 getting autographs from Dozens of people from the 360 team as well as from Bungie, now all his hard work was erased. You might also remember a week or 2 after that Bungie sended Nathaniel a Halo 3 themed goody bag along with autographs from the Bungie team.

Included in that Goody-Bag(incase you didn't see the original story) was
* Legendary Edition Helmet signed by most–if not all–of the studio staff
* Halo 3 Soundtrack (two disc) signed by Marty O'Donnel (with "DO NOT ERASE!" written under his name)
* Bungie Jacket
* Bungie T-Shirt
* Halo 3 Messenger Bag
* Two Halo 3 Limited Edition Wireless Controllers (one covenant, one human)
* Halo 3 Faceplate and Skins for Xbox 360
* Four McFarlane Action Figures (MC, EVA Spartan, Brute Chieftan, Jackal Sniper)
* Halo Actionclix Preview pack (Target exclusive sticker on the front)
* Halo Actionclix Game Pack 4
* Halo 3 Wall Graffix
* Halo 3: Ghosts of Onyx Novel
* Halo Graphic Novel
* Halo 3 Wristband
* Halo 3 Hackeysack

Well now a few weeks later Nathaniel received a second package from Microsoft themselves including a new xbox 360 signed by members of the 360 team and a Faceplate signed by Bill Gates himself.

The full list of items is this

* 1 Xbox 360 console (signed by original RT signers, new artwork by Luke McKay, signatures from Xbox 360 team, additional signatures from Bungie Staff)
* 1 Xbox 360 faceplate (signed by Bill Gates, among others)
* Devil May Cry 4
* Lost Odyssey
* Rainbow Six Vegas 2
* Gears of War
* Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
* 2 'What's Your Gamerscore?' Bumperstickers
* Xbox 360 CD Wallet
* Signed picture of Bill Gates

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decapitator3528d ago

Well dang, Kudos to Microsoft. Am thinking about getting a new 360 and pulling a stunt like this just to get this royal treatment...

LJWooly3528d ago

MS did nothing. It was Bungie's idea.

ambientFLIER3528d ago

Bungie forged Gates' signature?

LJWooly3528d ago

Sorry, I misread the article, and it was too late for me to edit it out...

Now I look all silly :'(

texism3528d ago (Edited 3528d ago )

Ouch LJwooly. You got owned by your own bias. You didn't even bother to read before commenting.

kalle3528d ago

LJWooly - Now we all know that PS3-fanboys just come in here whitout reading and starting to do all the r3tard bias posts.

kosha3528d ago

ye alright stop going all fanboy on ljwooly he did apologise and sed he mis read it

DARKKNIGHT3528d ago (Edited 3528d ago )

im happy for this guy and i hope he does not have to send his unit in for repairs.

Anything THAT custom, has to be worth 1500 at least.This is a great collectors item.

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Majere3528d ago

M$ and Bungie went way out of their way for this, kudos to both!

GutZ313528d ago

I still think its less then stellar, the console before had class, and actually wasnt cluttered with poorly written text, and a quick drawing that makes the lost work look 100x better.

Although it is a great gesture, the fact is that it still happened, and that we are still awaiting to see that it never does happen again, that is the whole point of this.

pp3528d ago

couldn't have exspected less from the big M

Danja3528d ago

Pity that the Big M is still ripping you off with having to pay for Online Play....ohh there still shipping Ticking Time Bombs to retailers also....

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Danja3528d ago (Edited 3528d ago )

umm Welfare...???.LOL...dude im not you...besides what the FU*K is $50 dude ?? Try again>>> ur so called insult was so f--ing lame...If I was on Welfare I would probably have a 360...but I dont I own the 'ELITE' console.."PS3"..suck s 4 you.

ur paying for was a great interface..on XBL..?...or is it Retro games ??....maybe it just crappy P2P servers >>> laggy online play .?

ambientFLIER3528d ago (Edited 3528d ago )

Way to spam up a great article, DanjaDouche.

Phil Harrison Mk43528d ago

Well they can't sell all that stuff!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-D

Little King3528d ago

just another 33.333% of there total consumers to please

Fat Bastard3528d ago

Microsoft sent him another console. Now why would that be? Maybe cause they knew the one Bungie sent him would surely RROD in a few months and they didn't want him pissed, and it's not like the extra they sent him cost any money. They just have to go to the electronics dump and throw whatever they find into a nice white box. Haha

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Marceles3528d ago

Damn...I think Nathaniel has forgiven MS haha

Hatchetforce3524d ago

Really? How about they step up for my 3 RRODs and broken out of the box Play and Charge kit in my HALO edition that cost me 10 bucks in batteries before the replacement arrived. How about they step up and reimburse me for all of the LIVE downtime I lost due to broken consoles. I was comped for 4 out of 14 weeks. People are being just a little to quick to thank MS for a few items and some ink.