The launch of the next-gen Xbox Sequence X and Sequence S this week has introduced a healthy dose of weirdness to social media.
Somewhat greater than 24 hours after the consoles have been formally launched, a lot has occurred outdoors of precise video video games being performed. That is to be anticipated throughout the kind of technological unveiling that has turn out to be a real cultural occasion, but it surely has nonetheless been wild to observe.
Let’s break down what’s occurred to date:
Individuals tricked by smoking Xbox Sequence X
Movies of Xbox methods supposedly overheating and releasing clouds of smoke circulated by social media Wednesday even after they have been proven to be faux.
As a result of there’s a precedent for expensive devices catching fire, maybe individuals 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 sort of easy.
For the English individuals: 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 Fireplace”
— Xbox Studio (@XboxStudio) November 11, 2020
A random drone present in Germany
Microsoft actually put collectively an eight-minute drone present to have a good time its Xbox launch. Non-gamer residents of Cologne, Germany, will need to have been fairly confused concerning the floating rectangle within the evening sky.
Unwelcome Xbox ornament
Reddit person Instahoj shared a picture Wednesday of a model new Xbox Sequence X desecrated with crayon scribbles from one in every of their kids.
Crayon can (hopefully) be cleaned off with store-bought provides, however that will need to have been a horrifying sight.
Ping pong balls
One other faux video!
Individuals have been tricked into believing the Xbox Sequence 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.