Internet trolls seem to be faking Xbox Series X problems for memes

Microsoft’s latest next-gen console, the Xbox Series X (along with its smaller cousin, the Xbox Series S), has arrived. And with it comes a whole bunch of internet con artists trying to meme people into believing the new console is plagued by terrible issues.





You might, for example, have seen clips passed around the internet that showcased the Xbox Series X literally smoking. The posts would have you believe the blazing graphics of the Series X are so demanding they can cause an Xbox to catch fire, but the reality is much simpler than Xbox consoles spontaneously bursting into flame. What actually appears to be happening is that people are piping vape smoke into their new $500 consoles to give off the appearance of a fire to troll fans on social media.

(Please note that it probably isn’t a great idea to intentionally fill your brand-new console with water vapor,

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Xbox On The Offensive, Reportedly Doing This Aggressive Act In Sony’s Turf

KEY POINTS

  • Xbox is set to release on Nov. 10 worldwide
  • Microsoft is aggressively looking for first-party studios
  • Xbox reportedly eyeing more Japanese studio acquisitions

Xbox continues its search for studio acquisitions in Japan, as a new report reveals that it spoke to various Japanese game developers.

Several Japan-based game developers have been approached by Microsoft about acquiring their business, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The studios asked to remain anonymous and would not divulge any more details about how the discussions ended. 

Xbox’s business lead for Asia, Jeremy Hinton, shared that acquisitions are always a possibility and that the company is “always open to discussions with creators that are a good fit.”

One of these rumored studios is Koei Tecmo, whose president, Hisashi Koinuma, shared with Bloomberg that he is willing to consider releasing more titles on Xbox if the Redmond-based company shows continued interest in the

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Clash of consoles: New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena – fight!

TOKYO/CHICAGO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman v Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined next week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of their blockbuster video-game consoles.

Xbox Series XIS – Microsoft’s next generation gaming consoles are seen in this handout image dated September 2020. Microsoft/Handout via REUTERS

Sony, whose PlayStation 5 (PS5) takes on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S, is widely viewed as being in pole position to capitalise on a pandemic-driven boom in consumer spending that has buoyed the $150 billion video game industry.

The Japanese company’s deep bench of games and broader fan base – it has sold over 100 million PS4s, winning the battle of the previous generation – should see it retain its edge over it American archrival, according to industry experts.

“People who own Xbox tend to buy the new Xbox,

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Warframe’s PS5 And Xbox Series X Upgrades Detailed

Digital Extremes’ popular free-to-play shooter Warframe is headed to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The game will be playable on the new consoles, and Digital Extremes has now outlined some of the benefits that players will receive when playing on the new machines.

The game will run at up to 4K/60FPS on both consoles. Additionally, there will be “drastically” improved load times, while the game will look better too with dynamic lighting. “The light from the sun now casts long shadows through the trees, foliage creates dynamic shadows as you stalk through it, and the reflections of the dense Cetus market can be seen across your Warframe as you stroll through,” the developer said in a statement.

The studio also built a “game-wide texture remaster” that helps Warframe look more detailed and rich, while this has also created a reduction in download size.

Digital Extremes also confirmed that Warframe

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Control Ultimate Edition Delayed Into 2021 On PS5 And Xbox Series X

Control is getting upgraded for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, but players looking to revisit the title with an improved frame rate and ray tracing on consoles will need to wait longer. Developer Remedy Entertainment has announced that the game, expected during the next-gen launch period, will arrive in “early 2021”.

No exact date has been announced beyond this, with Remedy tweeting that more time is needed to ensure that the final release is as “awesome” as they want it to be. The Ultimate Edition contains the original game and both of its expansions, The Foundation and AWE.

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Clash of Consoles: New PlayStation and Xbox Enter $150 Billion Games Arena – Fight! | Top News

By Sam Nussey, Richa Naidu and Supantha Mukherjee

TOKYO/CHICAGO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman v Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined next week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of their blockbuster video-game consoles.

Sony, whose PlayStation 5 (PS5) takes on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S, is widely viewed as being in pole position to capitalise on a pandemic-driven boom in consumer spending that has buoyed the $150 billion video game industry.

The Japanese company’s deep bench of games and broader fan base – it has sold over 100 million PS4s, winning the battle of the previous generation – should see it retain its edge over it American archrival, according to industry experts.

“People who own Xbox tend to buy the new Xbox, while people who own PlayStation tend to buy the new PlayStation,” said Wedbush

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How Microsoft’s Planned $7.5 Billion Acquisition of ZeniMax Will Strengthen Its Xbox Business

Xbox is set to kick off the next generation of gaming when it releases its new console, the Xbox Series X, next week. With the launch fast approaching, Xbox parent company Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is making moves to ensure it has the content to compete against the console’s archnemesis, Sony‘s PlayStation.

The launch

First launched almost 20 years ago, Xbox has grown into a major player in the gaming industry, competing alongside devices from gaming giants Sony and Nintendo. Xbox has created a profitable services ecosystem with Xbox Live and now Xbox Game Pass, a subscription granting users on-demand access to a catalog of games.

Xbox Game Pass was introduced in 2017 and as of July had more than 10 million members in 41 countries. Game Pass currently provides unlimited access to a library of 100 games published by Microsoft as well as third parties. This is kind of

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Xbox Series X release is Nov. 10: Check availability at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more

Microsoft teased the new Xbox an entire year ago — and 2020 has been oh, so long — but the big day is finally upon us. The Xbox Series X (along with the Xbox Series S, its less powerful little brother) will be available on Tuesday, Nov. 10. That’s the day the world will be able to buy the new console that Microsoft says will have “four times the processing power of the Xbox One” while offering backward compatibility with older Xbox games. 

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It’s a fair guess that you didn’t manage to preorder an Xbox back in September — the preorder window was a bust for most people. But will you be able to snag a console on Nov. 10? That’s a great question. Unlike Sony, which has announced its PS5 launch will be online only, Microsoft has said no such thing. We expect that retailers will have

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Microsoft Is Happy If You Got Your Xbox Series X Early

The Xbox Series X and Series S aren’t due to officially release for a few more days, but some lucky players have had their consoles delivered early. As it turns out, that’s totally fine with Microsoft, and the company gave these lucky few the green light to start playing the console early.

We saw an Xbox Series X that appeared to be delivered too early to a player in Portugal last week, but it’s unclear if this person is who the Xbox team is acknowledging. However, while Microsoft did welcome players to start playing

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Xbox Series X/S Order Guide: Where To Buy The Series X On November 10

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch in just a few days on November 10, and unless you were quick enough to snag a preorder when they first went live on September 22, you may be looking to finally secure your Xbox Series X/S order on launch day. Microsoft has said that more Xbox units will be available for purchase at launch, though the company has given no official updates this week.

Though Sony has officially confirmed that PS5 orders will be online-only on release day due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Microsoft has not yet confirmed the same for the Xbox Series X/S. That said, we do expect all major retailers will stick to online-only for both consoles, so don’t plan to camp outside your local GameStop.

One retailer, Walmart, has confirmed exactly when you’ll be able to order the Xbox Series X and S online on

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