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Footage Of Microsoft Employee Trying To Sway People At Wii U Best Buy Event

We heard rumours earlier this week that suggested that Microsoft had begun sending representatives to the Wii U Best Buy events in an effort to sway gamers to get an Xbox One. Now footage has surfaced of the company doing this exact thing at an undisclosed Best Buy store in North America. Seems as though he wasn’t expecting the response he got.

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Rrobba1137d ago

Not sure if this is actually Microsoft arranged (seems too stupid that they would make him wear a shirt that actually says Microsoft on it), but if true this is real low.

iGAM3R-VIII1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Agreed, I don't think it is true though since the MS employee is wearing a bag or knapsack on him, but if it is true, MS have gone to the extreme and a bit to far to persuade people, it really would be on a whole new low.

BUT he did give the people PERFECT reasons TO actually BUY a WiiU lol

papashango1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

I don't see him doing anything wrong here...

just another rep at a big box store. How is this bad?

loulou1137d ago

lol i doubt that was real

probably few fanboys from n4g doing this is more likely

iGAM3R-VIII1137d ago

@loulou are you hating, how and why would someone of N4G, make up this story, then go to BestBuy with a MS shirt and do this. That is a total waste of time.

Mounce1137d ago

@Papashango - You have to begin seeing it for what it is.

Misinformation being spread as Damage Control by Reps.

And Sabotage of Nintendos' attempt to try to reach out to their fans. It's despicable, desperate and pathetic.

3-4-51136d ago

it's been reported at multiple locations...not just this guy..

Dagobert1136d ago

You know these reps of either Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo usually do go to stores with a backpack since they carry their laptops etc. in them. Not sure how that seems unbelievable for a rep to wear a backpack.

UnHoly_One1136d ago

"despicable, desperate and pathetic"

Seriously?

It's freaking ADVERTISING.

I swear, if Microsoft developed a game that could cure cancer there would be an article on here about it, and people in the comments bitching because it wasn't multiplatform and MS was this terrible company. (And they would have 9 to 1 ratio of agrees to disagrees)

It's ridiculous. I get that you guys would walk a mile through broken glass to kiss Sony's feet but come the fuck on, seriously?

If they want to pay some people to advertise their console what is the big goddamn deal? If this was a Sony rep at an Xbox event, you guys would be whooping and hollering and cheering them on, filling the comments with LMAO's and every other damn thing. But MS does it and it's this huge terrible thing. Gimme a break.

I'm no huge supporter of the XB1, but the fanboy hypocrites on this site are out of control. Seriously guys. Stop and think about things from the other side before you jump on the hate bandwagon next time.

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WolfOfDarkness1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Angry Joe interview with Microsoft , almost a fight was going to start ! LOL

http://youtu.be/6RtSGFryKwo

Bzone241137d ago

Umm, people were talking to him. He doesn't really seem like he's trying to sell anything. He just commented on what they said.

It's so funny that a vast majority of the negative news on the Xbox One on this site isn't really anything but an attempt to trash Microsoft. And most people on here just lap it up.

KillrateOmega1137d ago

If you have a problem with all the negative Xbox One news, then go out and try to find some positive news for it and then submit said news.

cr33ping_death1137d ago

Microsoft is doing a good job at trashing itself.

Realplaya1137d ago

BUT you don't see when he walked up and the convo started. So how can you assume anything. My guess is he tried to sale on the benefit of the xbone they do it all the time at best buy.

Bzone241137d ago

@Killrateomega
Thing is that any news regardless if it's negative or positive or even not news like this video is made into negative by people that don't want to be left out of the trashing of Microsoft. Gotta follow the flock I guess.

@Realplaya
Lol. You say how can I assume anything and then your very next sentence is an assumption.

Realplaya1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

@ Bzone24 I said my guess also when connect came out had two different reps trying to get me to stand on the carper and jump up and down for that game where you are in a f=raft going down a water course. So you are wrong a representative tried to sale me and others on the kinect.

Bzone241137d ago

And I said it seems.

Did I ever say a rep didn't try to sell you a Kinect when it came out?

n4f1137d ago

its use to be wiiu not the wind is turn toward xbone

S2Killinit1136d ago

if you dont get what it is that upsets gamers, then you will not get it. Stay with an xbox one, I hope you have friends with PS4s so that you can gauge the difference down the line.

Death1136d ago

There is no positive news or negative news. The stories here at n4g are mostly bs and misinformation intertwined with opinion pieces based on rumors or sheer hatred for anything not Sony.

The PS4 with its PC architecture and subscription based online service is an Xbox. The only thing Sony in the PS4 is the blu-ray drive and now that it is the standard format it's in the Xbox too. Playstation fans are embracing everything they stood against for the last three generations. I would imagine next gen when Sony catches up to the XboxOne Sony fans will love it too. I remember Sony fans swearing up and down it was horrible to have broadband only, a standard HDD and paid online. now that Sony dropped custom chips like the Emotion Engine and Cell, the only difference setting them apart is the ram. Microsoft chose CPU ram and Sony went with GPU ram. Different speeds with different latency, neither best for doing everything.

ironfist921136d ago

He's a MS rep, he gets paid to do his job which is to market Microsoft products. Hate the Xbox One as much as you want, why would you dislike the man for doing his job?

RedHawkX1136d ago

dude the xbox one sucks. what do you not understand about that? the ps4 is just better and thats the fact of the matter. so why you trying to fight a battle already lost? join the ps4 side and all your stress will go away

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DragonKnight1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

This doesn't seem to be legit. He seems very unprofessional in the sense that he looks like he's chilling out and is more of an MS fanboy than a rep from the company. Then again, maybe that's what MS wanted, but the guy seems disinterested in actually "selling" the Xbox One. There are better salesmen on this site alone.

TOSgamer1137d ago

Since he's not actually selling anything and hence there is no measurable way to judge his performance he doesn't have to work hard.

DragonKnight1137d ago

He may not have actual items to sell, but that doesn't mean he can't sell the X1 to people. What I'm saying is that he doesn't seem to be trying to be convincing the way a paid professional would be.

TOSgamer1137d ago

He's probably a temp event staffer that's doing a one day job. I doubt he gives a damn whether MS sells consoles or not.

Death1136d ago

Hmm...someone at a BestBuy with a shirt that says Microsoft on it. It has to be a spy trying to sell a console not available yet crashing a competitors event. It's not like Bestbuy sells PC's running Microsoft Windows, or tablets from Microsoft. Can't be there to help with Microsoft Office or any of the other programs currently available. A Microsoft MVP maybe or just someone who is fan? Nah, has to be something else...

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TXIDarkAvenger1137d ago

Must be stupid to think this is real.

Spookshow1137d ago

Why is that Microsoft employee wearing a bra?

Spenok1137d ago

As someone who has worked in a big box retail store (Frys Electronics) and managed a dedicated gaming retail store (GameCrazy), which both had representatives of the big 3. They always wore shirts to represent who they work for, (Why wouldn't they?) I even worked at T-Mobile for a year. And cell phone company reps came in almost monthly. From Blackberry to Samsung, to HTC (They came in the most often) to even Nokia. All wore company shirts.

Not only does this tell people who they work for, but it also makes it easier to spot someone who "knows" what they are talking about when it comes to the product they are promoting. [Just to be fair I say "knows" because they often hire people who are just looking for a job, and give them a crash course on the products and information. I.E. NOT ACTUAL GAMERS. Though they do hire gamers here and there. (I have obviously looked into this job, even considered it when GameCrazy went under)].

This is more than likely real.

I obviously cannot prove it, as I didn't make the video. However there is NO reason to think otherwise.

I can understand why you might think that if you have never seen a company rep. But how about this, think of when you go into, lets say best buy, like the video. And go to the computer section. Have you never seen a rep for one of the computer manufacturers? Or even say Norton or AVG. Or maybe in the cell phone department, you see reps there all the time. Company reps almost ALWAYS wear shirts from the company they work for.

Godmars2901136d ago

Actually, kind of odd that this is the exact same guy who shown whenever this story comes up.

Might be the only instance of it, the only time someone had or thought to use their camera, but still.

-Superman-1136d ago

You blind? Look at t-shirt, it says: Microsoft

fuego6241136d ago

crazy part is this happened at the best buy in manchester ct. i work there and can confirm this is the microsoft rep i even talked to him and he was sent to promote xbox1.

whoyouwit041136d ago

This isn't true, I am 100% positive because I have 3 family members that work at best buy and game stop and they are always getting those shirts from microsoft. I can't remember the reason they get them, but I think it had something to do with how many 360's the store ordered; like I said I'm not sure why they get them but I can guarantee this was just in Xbox fan boy, and that's is fact.

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AKR1137d ago

I was wondering if anyone had any footage.

Lol @ the guy saying: "I don't want the SpyBox in my house."

Honestly Microsoft, the even if "most of the information of the spying features is kept on the actual XBOX" - as your representative said in the video, the DRM and no-used games, as well as the 24 hour check-in and mandatory Kinect still squashes the value of buying a $500 machine.

Overall - this was a really sad attempt to draw attention to your console. It would have been better to have your own event instead of trying to rain on someone else's parade. But then again, it's not like what you're offering is quality so . . .

MNGamer-N1137d ago

This guy just seems more interested in the Nintendo Games than pushing his Xbox agenda.

Moonman1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

"as neat as it looks, I don't want the spybox in my house"!!!! hahahaha

Microsoft sinks to new lows. Remember this song xbone owners:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Theyellowflash301137d ago

This is low of Microsoft, and honestly I think it's going to get more people to buy Wii U's and PS4's if they're resorting to these type of tactics.