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The Xbox One is for girls

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I like the good people at our local Microsoft office. They host a bunch of launches for games, as well as events for local indie developers in Joburg, and are generally quite liberal with their coffee machine. Now it seems that they’re ramping up their Xbox One marketing in preparation for the launch sometime in September.

I’ve wanted to attend these “Girl Geeks Dinner” for a while – it just seems that every time I remember, it’s already sold out. Now I’m kicking myself for missing this one. Last night, at the Girl Geeks Dinner in Joburg, there were as many Xbox Ones to touch and feel as there were at rAge. Yup, the group of approximately 70 women got to play with two Xbox One consoles (rAge had a third that was for exhibition only).

Oh, and there were prizes. It seems that it was an Xbox 360 as the prize, although the comments were all about the Xbox One.

So, good people of Microsoft, when are you hosting a COD LAN tournament on all those fancy Xbox One consoles you have floating around? At least we should be assured – if they can spend this much on Girl Geek Dinners, just imagine how over the top the Xbox One launch will be in September?

What do you guys think? Is this just a nice way to reach out to a different market, or would you like to see something else? Are you getting excited yet – the Xbox One is only five months away from local launch. Are you still holding out for Microsoft’s console, or did PS4 win you over?

Last Updated: April 11, 2014

48 Comments

  1. Umar's Sin

    April 11, 2014 at 15:01

    I’m more excited when I can feel a sh*t coming along…..

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 11, 2014 at 15:10

      Yeah, one of those nice big ones where you feel infinitely lighter afterwards.

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      • Umar's Sin

        April 11, 2014 at 15:14

        LOOOOOOLZ!!

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  2. Hammersteyn

    April 11, 2014 at 15:10

    The Xbox One is only five months. That’s funny because that’s how long Iv been playing PS4

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  3. JHN

    April 11, 2014 at 15:10

    Do we know how much its going to cost yet?

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      April 11, 2014 at 15:14

      nope, still no update on recommended retail price or local servers.

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 11, 2014 at 15:23

        And that’s my biggest problem with MS. Not MS SA mind. But MS in general. It’s like they think they are so big that they can keep emerging markets in the dark.

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        • Pieter Kruger

          April 11, 2014 at 16:57

          “they think they are so big that they can keep emerging markets in the dark”. You’re thinking about Eskom! ????

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      • Jedi JJ

        April 11, 2014 at 15:44

        Being a pc gamer, I actually had quite high hopes for the Xbone when it was first announced, but they’ve made too many bad decisions along the way.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    April 11, 2014 at 15:11

    I’m saving like mad for the Xbox One release. Want to upgrade my PC.

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    • lacerz

      April 11, 2014 at 18:41

      Um… you can buy a better PC for less than the X1… and it’ll play games in 1080p (including Titanfall).

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        April 11, 2014 at 18:50

        I knew I should have used my sarcasm font πŸ˜‰

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        • CAE9872

          April 14, 2014 at 10:26

          If it helps I got it! Yay for me!

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  5. HvR

    April 11, 2014 at 15:17

    I wonder if Foxhound was at the dinner

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 11, 2014 at 15:17

      It was for girls only………. oh wait.

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      • HvR

        April 11, 2014 at 15:18

        R50 bet he will dress in drag to touch One

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 11, 2014 at 15:18

          hahaha

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  6. Kensei Seraph

    April 11, 2014 at 15:21

    I wonder what would they have done if a man had showed up for this dinner?

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  7. Kromas

    April 11, 2014 at 15:26

    Every weekend I hold a Bro Braai Weekend where my Bro Friends can view my PC and maybe even touch it!

    Ah my last Master Race comment for the weekend!

    VIVA LA FRIDAY!

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    • Kensei Seraph

      April 11, 2014 at 15:27

      That’s a cruel and unusual form of torture you’re inflicting on the peasants.

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      • Kromas

        April 11, 2014 at 15:32

        I think it would be crueler to release this pic.

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 11, 2014 at 15:33

          Hahahahaha

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        • Jedi JJ

          April 11, 2014 at 15:43

          LOL

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        • Kensei Seraph

          April 11, 2014 at 15:46

          You’ll need a mod that gives you shiner armour if you really want to release that pic.

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 11, 2014 at 15:32

      I do the same, but with women and booze. Their not interested in my PC though

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      • Kromas

        April 11, 2014 at 15:33

        The women folk in our little group hold their own parties cause the guys just get drunk and start doing stupid stuff.

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      • Jedi JJ

        April 11, 2014 at 15:46

        We should make our own Bro Braai with hookers and blackjack.

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 11, 2014 at 15:54

          We could eat of women like they do with sushi. Only we use ribs and wings

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          • Jedi JJ

            April 11, 2014 at 15:59

            As long as I’m the only one eating off my girlfriend. I’m not good with sharing food πŸ˜‰

          • Hammersteyn

            April 11, 2014 at 16:13

            You should see me when it comes to food.

      • Kensei Seraph

        April 11, 2014 at 15:47

        They’re*

        HERR FUHRER.

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 11, 2014 at 15:54

          Leave me alone, I’m a peasant

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          • Kensei Seraph

            April 11, 2014 at 15:56

            Ich werde allein bauern nicht verlassen

          • Hammersteyn

            April 11, 2014 at 16:15

            It’s fair I guess seeing as I won’t leave trolling COD alone.

          • Kensei Seraph

            April 11, 2014 at 16:29

            There’s almost as many peasants fish who play CoD as there are master fish.

      • OminousRain

        April 11, 2014 at 15:48

        So every weekend you hold a Bro Braai Weekend where your Bro Friends can view your women and booze and maybe even touch them πŸ™‚

        I joke I joke πŸ™‚

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 11, 2014 at 15:53

          Hahaha

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  8. Michelle

    April 11, 2014 at 16:16

    The Xbone better be at a lower price and MS better not change their minds with regards to the changes they made for game trade and purchases,cause apparently you can’t purchase digital games from another country.

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  9. Pieter Kruger

    April 11, 2014 at 16:57

    What is a PeeS 4??

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  10. Fatties

    April 12, 2014 at 13:50

    They’re fat

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  11. Fanboy/Fangirl

    April 13, 2014 at 18:39

    Xbox is for girl’s, Fangirl’s.

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  12. VampyreSquirrel

    April 14, 2014 at 09:45

    Xbone selfies!!!! YAY! ffs… hopefully no one uses that on the Kinect too much.

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    • CAE9872

      April 14, 2014 at 10:27

      Now I know I am old but WHAT THE HELL IS A SELFIE??? Is it just taking a picture of oneself? Is that all to it? Really?

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      • Her Highness the Hipster

        April 14, 2014 at 10:28

        yup! basically all it is. the goal is to either look as duck-faced as possible, or to have cool people/things/places in the picture with you. must be taken from arm’s length to qualify πŸ˜›

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        • CAE9872

          April 14, 2014 at 10:33

          Like I said = old…because I don’t get it. Maybe you get points on Facebook/Twitter/Other that I don’t know about…XP!!!

          Reply

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