Don Mattrick's Twitter Confirmed Fake

French site writes (Google translation):

"The Twitter Don Mattrick = fake Confirmed!

Some have questioned this account on Twitter DonMattrick since there was quite a big news in it (such as Final Fantasy XIV, an MMO etc).

It was virtually certain, but now we can confirm 100%: this account is not that Don Mattrick is Major Nelson himself has said. Now, you can stop monitoring this account unless you want to laugh a little?"


This is what Major Nelson had to say on his official twitter:

" see if the account belongs to a real person. If we had someone high up at Xbox twittering, you better believe they would have [the Verified Account badge] ;)"


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G3TDOWN4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

like we didn't know. what's next ? Bill Galtes becomes Rockstar employee to make a 360 exclusive

shingo4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

lol @ "unless you want to laugh a little?" part XD

G3TDOWN4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

you motivate them ! twitter should ban that little kid

morganfell4543d ago

Ha ha. Hatchetforce is the one that reported it to Major Nelson.

La Chance4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

Thats just too bad, there was some really exciting stuff on his twitter :(

Bnet3434543d ago

Twitter has to do something about this because I'm pretty sure it's a bannable offense to pass yourself off as another person. I know it is on alot of forums like IGN and Gamespot, I'm surprised N4G never enforced this rule, which is why you see alot of retarded accounts, and most of the time, well actually all of the time, those are someones else's alt account.

MisterNiwa4543d ago

Twitter is made of phonies. :(

This website is ruining everything.

Jerkapotamus4543d ago

I thought for sure all higher-ups made twitters and made a bunch of wild announcements. It seems like smart company policy.

Livenow4543d ago

that sent me a pm asking for my credit card number to confirm my identity? Dang. Then wait, who was that? /s

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KionicWarlord2224543d ago

Morganfell...was right about it being fake.

For someone who didnt spell

"Offical Don Mattrick's tweet"

should have known.

Snake Raiser4543d ago

Are you talking about that other story that has like literally almost 100 reports in pending right now? That was funny as Sh!t.

Why dis4543d ago

The actual major nelson repsonse would be more credible news to post not some french xbox site some ps3 fanboy finally dug up after working hard to find ways to prove the news false that claims MN said something.

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Snake Raiser4543d ago

Ya sure. A site called "xboxygen" is really going to run anti-xbox articles.

shingo4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

lol, seriously snake raiser. some people are so sensitive.

Why dis4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

"ps3 fanboy? oh yes i'm. there's nothing wrong with being supportive of a certain console as long as you don't bash the other ones and respect people's opinions.

you sir/madam = mad. so STFU."

" ol, seriously snake raider. some people are so sensitive."

^^ The Irony


" Ya sure. A site called "xboxygen" is really going to run anti-xbox articles."

^^How does pointing out that an overseas company is not always in the know, translates to me saying the site is anti Xbox? lol

Snake Raiser4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

What I was pointing out was that you seem to be saying that this article is not a good source and should not be trusted. Yet earlier on you seem to be saying that a twitter post in fine. If you look at his twitter it is obvious that something is up. Although I agree that it would be better to have a quote or some proof that Major Nelson actually said this, I was trying to say that I don't think an xbox site would make this up. I think if you look at his twitter you will see what I mean.

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Project-X4543d ago

"Major Nelson himself has said."
Where ?

Why dis4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

I agree can somebody post a link of anybody from MSFT saying it was fake. I'm not saying the news was real.

That update is still not concrete.

verified account

"With this feature, you can easily see which accounts we know are 'real' and authentic. That means we've been in contact with the person or entity the account is representing and verified that it is approved. (This does not mean we have verified who, exactly, is writing the tweets.)

This also does not mean that accounts without the 'Verified Account' badge are fake. The vast majority of accounts on the system are not impersonators, and we don't have the ability to check 100% of them. For now, we've only verified a handful of accounts to help with cases of mistaken identity or impersonation."

You really think a higher up Like D.M. is scared of getting in trouble maybe he did it knowing you can't prove it one way or the other.

Major Nelson

" see if the account belongs to a real person. If we had someone high up at Xbox twittering, you better believe they would have that ;)"

He wanted people to read about

shingo4543d ago (Edited 4543d ago )

i've just updated the topic, project-x.


Project-X4543d ago

"To followers : This account is not fake, just because the verified account badge is not there yet doesnt mean it's fake
@majornelson thanks for the heads up, currently working on getting a badge"

Ok, this is getting weird!

Elven64543d ago

Guys, the account is obviously fake. It has spelling issues all over the place, a pretty low quality avatar, and some of the worst tweets ever. Do you really think a company like Microsoft would jeopardize so much for a Twitter account? If a company was working on what ever he is mentioning why would they say it out loud on Twitter? It's not a very good business move and it can cost you millions.

Project-X4543d ago

"Don't forget to check out the world premier of Xbox 360's new exclusive IP "RICK" coming fall 2010"

"@majornelson YOU'RE FIRED"
Ok, he is totally fake now

davidkenobi4542d ago

Actually, he had reply me by email ;) Don't think Xboxygen always tells bullshits. We didn't talk about his twitter comment, if we wrote "Major himself" that means what it supposes to mean...

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Obama4543d ago

Bots always like to make up fake news. Remember mgs4 anyone?

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