The launch of the next-gen Xbox Collection X and Collection S this week has introduced a healthy dose of weirdness to social media.
A little bit greater than 24 hours after the consoles have been formally launched, a lot has occurred exterior of precise video video games being performed. That is to be anticipated throughout the kind of technological unveiling that has grow to be a real cultural occasion, nevertheless it has nonetheless been wild to comply with.
Let’s break down what’s occurred thus far:
Individuals tricked by smoking Xbox Collection X
Movies of Xbox methods supposedly overheating and releasing clouds of smoke circulated by means of social media Wednesday even after they have been proven to be pretend.
As a result of there may be a precedent for costly gadgets catching hearth, maybe folks have been extra simply swayed into trusting the deceptive clips, which have been achieved utilizing a hidden vape pen. Or the web has simply eroded all of our brains into gullible mush.
The reason for the smoke trick is kind of easy.
For the English folks: I wish to present you, how, with a Vapor and turning off the console, you may make a state of affairs that appears just like the console is “On Hearth”
— Xbox Studio (@XboxStudio) November 11, 2020
A random drone present in Germany
Microsoft actually put collectively an eight-minute drone present to rejoice its Xbox launch. Non-gamer residents of Cologne, Germany, should have been fairly confused in regards to the floating rectangle within the night time sky.
Unwelcome Xbox ornament
Reddit consumer Instahoj shared an image Wednesday of a model new Xbox Collection X desecrated with crayon scribbles from one in every of their kids.
Crayon can (hopefully) be cleaned off with store-bought provides, however that should have been a horrifying sight.
Ping pong balls
One other pretend video!
Individuals have been tricked into believing the Xbox Collection X fan may make a ping pong ball seem to levitate over the console due to a number of viral social media posts. Once more: eroded, gullible mush brains.