Man Wins Autographed Fable II Xbox, Still Loses

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Around the middle of May this year, Fable II developers Lionhead ran a competition to coincide with the release of their “See the Future” DLC. The prize was to be a unique Fable II branded Xbox 360 console, signed by the Peter Molyneux himself. A fellow going by the internet monicker of NeoxDonut won the highly sought-after prize – only later to be smacked in the face by the fist of disappointment.

It’s not what’ you’re thinking – It didn’t red ring on him. No, the *ahem* fabled machine – it turns out – is a chimera of sorts, the bastard result of a monumental cock-up. The hanckocked shell, you see, is that of a first generation Xbox 360 – y’know..the old ones without HDMI. The guts? Yup…newer and with HDMI. The end result is that the hapless winner is left with a barely useable console.

Hit the jump for pictures

The Front of the console – Which looks pretty sweet!

Back of a first-gen 360 sans HDMI

Back of an Elite, with HDMI

The unfortunate result of their conjugation

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: July 2, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Fox1

    LOL… Just like a fable 🙄

  • darthdad


  • And they didn’t see this HOW? 😆

  • eXp




    Surely someone turned it on once before giving it away, just to make sure it worked and all…


  • MaxiViper

    Why don’t he just take the cover off?

  • Flamebaitboy

    “The rpize was to be a unique Fable II…” Geoffafah, I am truly dissapointed by your spelling. Tsk Tsk

  • Yes, but I’m sure you’re astounded by my dyslexia. 😉

  • Wat?

  • Dee *Why* Ess….ahhh forget it…

    My Danny is awesome.

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