Kotaku: Recently in Brooklyn, a group of people blew up 10 Xbox 360s and eight controllers. They did this in the name of journalism. We're showing you one of the detonations in the name of wow-this-looks-cool-in-slow-mo .
Fortune Xbox Explosion slow motion from Dan Saelinger on Vimeo.
Reminder kids: Take a 15 minute break every hour or else this happens to your Xbox 360 if you dont. (this public announcement was free)
Why did they have to blow up TEN? They could have simply done it with one to make the point and give the others away. Pointless waste of a 360....and an even BIGGER waste of money. Those 360s could have made a couple of sick and/or underprivileged kids very happy this holiday. I hope that the 360s in the vid were already broken.
EXACTLY what I came to post, such a waste, and in the name of journalism? What the f*** does that mean?
ermm i dont get this either? what crap is this? they could of gave them to people who don't have them. One would be enough to get what ever crap point they trying to make, the rest could of gone top charity. Lame article is lame.
Because they wanted the right photo of the explosion. They actually stopped at 10 because they felt they had the right photo(s). This is standard for photos in journalism. How do you think they get the graphics anyway? And, looking at this in poor light isn't really going to help. What you should understand is that not only are they writing an article about the death of gaming that will bring even more attention to video games, but they also just paid for 10 360s and 8 360 controllers, which funds the video game industry.
They blew up ten because the 360 is only good for 2 things. Shooters and badass slow-mo explosions.
Well, it's kinda like letting a dying patient suffer (360) or putting it out of its misery. These guys apparently went with the latter. haha
please the sick or deprave kids deserve something way better and beside they may not even have a tv
youd think they would have used the ps3 instead so they could add "slo mo explosions" to their list of "it only does..." lol...its a joke, hope atleast some ppl get it
Somebody should suggest to these idiots blowing up something more expensive since they seem to get off on it. What a waste...
They actually do this sort of thing all the time. It's like the 'Will it Blend' videos. How do most people think magazines get the photos they use in many of their articles and on their covers? It's not the first time they've destroyed items for use in a magazine.
The main thing that grinds my gear about the video is the fact that i recently just bought a 360 bundled with kinect yesterday. Normally, i dont care... but damn, i just spent a lot of money yesterday and just realized i may have given away my old 360 games.
OH WOW! I mean I see this all the time since my roomate has an Xbox, He actually keeps two on hand at all times so when one blows up he can just switch to the spare and buy another one later. Anyways, in slow motion! SO MUCH COOLER!
already knew that since xbox 360 launched. this is true to this destroyed house: http://www.reghardware.com/...
especially during the festive period where there are sick kids in hospital,these 360s could have been donated to children hospitals
If the Xbox is not already RROD
I don't get it rrw. anyways, on topic. Good point Lord-phoenix, if they did this in the name of journalism, they need to take a few more night course, they clearly have not idea what journalism is.
I think what rrw is suggesting that perhaps the Xbox 360s in the video were already broken in some way. If they were already broken then they would not be of any use to the aforementioned sick kids.
Dont be so self-righteous How about you go buy a 360 for those kids mr. saint?
man, hyperbole much? Sometimes I swear the users on this site are just getting worst by the year.
I would not give a sick kid a 360,but I would them a PS3, more reliable.
as reliable as a 2 bubble user from the incredible N4G community? I am willing to bet a launch 360 is more reliable then that, and we all know how reliable the first 360s were, rofl.
A launch 360 more reliable than a PS3 Montrealien? You're calling others a troll, when you are trying your hardest to defend the system that is clearly not as good as the PS3.
How Does This Shit Get Approved
Because its N4G. Im not gonna lie it looked pretty cool tho. Thank god it wasent my xbox lol
thanks for reminding me, I just realized my filter is off, was wondering...
Because its a xbox
Grow Up Will You
My xbox did that with Alan Wake! then it Red Ringed! LOL that was cool!! I want to see a PS3 blow up!
Wow, what a waste of money.
although i totally agree there was no need for this.. people tend to point fingers way to fast we waste food everyday... we waste water by taking a 30 minutes shower we waste energy by leaving our consoles and everything else plug in even when we dont use them. people is dying of hunger, cold, thirst .. and we just keep ignoring the fact that we can do a lot about it.. im my country u can turn bottle cups to hospital and coke company among others will trade them for equipment... i dont know if this happens anywhere else.. but i can see people throwing this things away when we all know this.. and its not even money they ask... i just wanted take this chance to raise a bit of selfawareness in u people.. instead of complaining u can really help by actually doing something.. and it might not even cost u money i can only ask for forgiveness since English is my second language hope the message got trough =)
Good message...and clearly received. Plus if it was in the interest of getting a proper photo for an article of some sorts, this type of thing happens all of the time. It's just now we get to see how long it took them to get the perfect shot.
WTB slower motion.
"They did this in the name of journalism." NO!THEY DID THAT BECAUSE THE ARE A STUPID BUNCH OF PEOPLE WITHOUT NOTHING BETTER TO DO!
double negatives make a positive
Poetry in motion.
The RROD has evolved
wow what a waste of explosives
lol this is what happns when you make microsoft angry, they detonate your xbox
this is a joyous day for PS3 fanboys (im not one)
kinda a buzzkill with no sound :(
This got me hard as hell.....seeing a Xbox 360 blowing up always turns me on :D
Looks like the DVD drive made it out safe.
This is what would happen if 360 tried to run uncharted 3
I watched it what's the point.
Now make it in 3d
This should be a PS3 advert 0.0
Ah, the 90% of N4G that is PS3 fanboys is gonna enjoy this one. "I liek splosion's courtesy of teh consul i d0n't liek"
if I don't get any decent exclusives next year.
What are you talking about? There will be plenty of Kinect games
Bet the fanboys are loving this.
they did dis in the name of journalism. Ok, so they proved what? Journalism is getting worse and worse..
Must have been trying to run God Of War III...
Almost beats this. http://www.youtube.com/watc... I still lol'd at both.
ooo youre going to get alot of fanboys on you now lol.
Physic is almost as good as GT5.. BOOYYYYAAA....:)
And thats what happens when you leave your xbox on for longer than 10 minutes kids!
RROD on steroids lol
This is why the rest of the world hates us. We are the most ungrateful country in the world. Especially in this economy, their are many kids whom would have loved to have had those consoles. Complete assholes!!!
Those consoles was probably broken anyway. If they was gonna give kids a 360, it would be the slim version since they are more reliable than the old ones.
This isn't an explosion, this is RRoD... Old news.
Well they have to do something with all those red ring 360s
it may be the video quality, but it seemed fake, like computer generated or something.
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