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Kejoriv
11-22-2005, 01:32 PM
Why?

http://www.smashmyxbox.com/

johno590
11-22-2005, 01:40 PM
I don't know why.

But can you imagine people waiting behind them, and everyone's mouths drop to the ground when they start smashing it in front of everyone? Haha. That would be funny.

hegyak
11-22-2005, 01:42 PM
To be a real jerk to all those drooling fanboys who are waiting outside for one. I would not do that because I would be mobed my the fans after the destruction of their idol, would do it if I could live after though. :evil:

njiska
11-22-2005, 01:49 PM
Are they mad?!?

Lady Jaye
11-22-2005, 01:51 PM
The same people (or a similar group) had a smash-my-ipod thing going. When Leander Kahney of Cult of Mac/Wired News questioned the motives of the guy (ie. raise money to buy a new iPod and smash an older one -- in other words scamming people), the guy retorted that it was for real, etc.

diskoboy
11-22-2005, 01:51 PM
To be a real jerk to all those drooling fanboys who are waiting outside for one. I would not do that because I would be mobed my the fans after the destruction of their idol, would do it if I could live after though. :evil:

Most of us Sega Fanboy's moved over to the Xbox after the Sega up and died in the hardware biz. So whats your point exactly?

PS - The links not working on my end.

Captain Wrong
11-22-2005, 02:56 PM
This is the new trend, I guess. Every time there's a new console, someone has to be the first to destroy it on-line. I seem to recall one of the magazines starting the trend with a Japanese PS2 before it came out here.

stressboy
11-22-2005, 03:14 PM
Reminds me of the time a local radio station drove over a Tickle Me Elmo doll with their Hummer. It was defective, and they were still getting calls from people pleading with them not to do it, and to sell it to them instead.

Captain Wrong
11-22-2005, 03:35 PM
Reminds me of the time a local radio station drove over a Tickle Me Elmo doll with their Hummer. It was defective, and they were still getting calls from people pleading with them not to do it, and to sell it to them instead.

IIRC the PS2 in the magazine I was refering to was burnt out as well. I think it was the main unit everyone on staff had been using 24/7 since launch. People were still up in arms about it.

joshnickerson
11-22-2005, 04:16 PM
404'ed!!!

heyricochet
11-22-2005, 05:46 PM
There also was a group who did it with the PSP in Japan before it was released in the US, during the shortage in Japan.

Slate
11-22-2005, 06:30 PM
What gets me mad is that those people messed up someone's chance to ENJOY that xbox 360 WITHOUT it being destroyed.

Griking
11-22-2005, 07:53 PM
What gets me mad is that those people messed up someone's chance to ENJOY that xbox 360 WITHOUT it being destroyed.

That was their purpose, to shock people and piss them off.

I can't wait to see the video too see people's reactions.

Sniderman
11-22-2005, 08:18 PM
What gets me mad is that those people messed up someone's chance to ENJOY that xbox 360 WITHOUT it being destroyed.

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of gaming nerds suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

I'm as big a videogame fan as they come, but at the end of the day, it's a plastic box filled with whirling gears and 'lectronic parts. He bought it, he can give it to charity or take a dump in it. His call. Righteous indignation over a TOY is stupid.

portnoyd
11-22-2005, 08:30 PM
Q: Why?
A: Attention.

Joker T
11-22-2005, 11:00 PM
Stupid,Stupid and Stupid but I would rather they smash an Xbox 360 than Paris Hilton getting one at a launch party and never using it @_@

stressboy
11-22-2005, 11:32 PM
What gets me mad is that those people messed up someone's chance to ENJOY that xbox 360 WITHOUT it being destroyed.

But someone did enjoy it.. just not in the way you would.

Icarus Moonsight
11-23-2005, 01:58 AM
There is gonna be a million of these things made and 2-5 years lifespan to enjoy it while it's still current but, you only get one chance to do this much psychological damage to this number of people in a public place without breaking the law and subsequently being incarcerated for it. :evil:

Gotta say that I can't wait to see the vid. Xbox fanboy ownage... sweet! lol

Yamazaki
11-23-2005, 06:29 AM
Imagine the guy has a pop-banner contract with that page.

He smashes an Xbox360 and boom he gets enough money to buy 5 new ones.

I would do it, if it workes out.

CYRiX
11-23-2005, 09:32 AM
This guy could run a damn good scam with that website...

Vroomfunkel
11-23-2005, 12:11 PM
Bottom line:

If someone has forked out $400 for a completely unecessary piece of entertaiment equipment, what difference to the world does it make whether they go and sit zombie like in front of it for 12 hours solid, or if they smash it to pieces?

None. Either way it could be considered a waste of $400, depending on your perspective. Sure, he could have sold it and donated the money to charity.

But then, so could all the rest of the people who bought an X-Box yesterday - surely that's part of the point of the whole stunt?

Vroomfunkel

googlefest1
11-23-2005, 12:42 PM
What gets me mad is that those people messed up someone's chance to ENJOY that xbox 360 WITHOUT it being destroyed.

"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of gaming nerds suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

I'm as big a videogame fan as they come, but at the end of the day, it's a plastic box filled with whirling gears and 'lectronic parts. He bought it, he can give it to charity or take a dump in it. His call. Righteous indignation over a TOY is stupid.

as i read the first post i was trying to remeber that quote from starwars and apply it to this thanks man i could just picture a short skit playing out like that --

you see every where - out side , in malls , and mery go rounds a bunch of nerds falling catatonic the moment the 360 gets smashed

Kejoriv
11-23-2005, 12:46 PM
The question is, how much do you think he would get if he put that smashed up Xbox on Ebay? Keep it mind, its a core. LOL

Austin
11-23-2005, 01:26 PM
Pretty nuts, but yeah. I'm sure there's a way he's getting recompensated for all of this.

Kamino
11-23-2005, 03:38 PM
Pretty nuts, but yeah. I'm sure there's a way he's getting recompensated for all of this.
He took donations, if you actually read the site. ;p None of this money came from his pocket.

And yeah, this is pretty cool. I want that video.

rbudrick
11-23-2005, 04:43 PM
The donors paid for a service. So, once the video is released, they got the full enjoyment expected out of their money. In that regard, there was no waste, and all sides of the agreement are happy. They got what they paid for, and there's nothing wrong about that. Odd, yes, but not wrong.

Shit, some people buy used panties out of vending machines. This 360 thing is angelic in comparison.

-Rob

Icarus Moonsight
11-23-2005, 11:39 PM
The question is, how much do you think he would get if he put that smashed up Xbox on Ebay? Keep it mind, its a core. LOL

They could etch an image of Elvis into the shattered case and a Casino would up tens of thousands for it. Unmoddified though I'm sure it could go for at least $50... tinker tinker tinker!

Arkaign
11-23-2005, 11:52 PM
Reading all this makes me think of George Carlin : 'Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'.

Oh well, as Rob noted, this served this purpose for the participants, and there are far worse things going on in the world :)