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Topic: Microsoft shills at WiiU Best Buy events?

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MAB

41. Posted:

Source? ;)

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MadAussieBloke wrote:

Although this guy will probably divorce his 360 to marry the ONE ;)

LOL! What a character. He was looking for the perfect partner all of his life, and now, he has finally met the ONE!

The guy will be widowed (can you use widowed for men, idk) as soon as support is pulled for the ONE. :(

Yeah he's gonna be mad when the ONE leaves and takes everything he worked hard for away. The poor guy will be left with nothing... Not even a prenup will help save this mofo ;)

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AlexSays wrote:

I hope some of you are intelligent enough to realize this was likely done on a local level and has little to do with the company as a whole. You think Don Mattrick himself called this one man out of all the Best Buys in the country and said..

SAVE US FROM THAT WII U BRO

Of course not. If this was a regular thing, we'd hear more about it. For all we know, it was a Microsoft employee that works at Best Buy and decided on his own to go ask these people about the Xbox.

I'm enjoying the Microsoft hate train more than anyone, but its ridiculous to attribute this to the entire company and say they're soo desperate. If they're sending out this many people to Best Buy for the Wii U, they'll need a few thousand more employees for when their real competition launches this fall.

While I agree it is ridiculous to harp on this, the original source cites multiple sightings of MS employees, at which I presume are different Best Buys, considering they were responses to the original post were using words like "at my Best Buy".

So I dunno. Maybe they were just sent an email and told to heckle people at the event. Of course, if the other sources are just phrased weird and they are all from the same place, I would have no trouble believing it was out of the free will of the one employee.

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@MadAussieBloke I would cite common sense, but I've found a lot of people don't have access to that source.

Another approach is, what makes this Best Buy so special that Microsoft, as a company, decided to target it? Since we're all making this assumption, what logical reasoning do we have to think Microsoft would go out of its way to send someone to THIS Best Buy. Are there just millions of people deciding between a Wii U and an Xbox One in this city?

@TysonofTime The problem is that the original source is a neogaf thread. Unless I'm missing something here, this is one place that a few people on the Internet have said 'yeah this has happened' yet we only have proof of one. Far from the outcry people are expressing towards Microsoft for supposedly sending lots of employees to these things..

And yes I agree, this has been harped on and beaten into the ground way too much. There are plenty of other reasons to hate MS at the moment anyway..

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44. Posted:

There was more shills but common sense put them in the line because they really just wanted to play Mario Kart ;)

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AlexSays

45. Posted:

lol that might be the most plausible alternative I've heard thus far, I'll give you that.

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http://mynintendonews.com/2013/06/16/footage-of-microsoft-emp... Video proof. Listen to the end very carefully, MS rep says you can always put a blanket over it (kinect camera) i response to not liking the idea of being watched.

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Microsoft Employee: Hey, why don't you just pre order a 499.99 Xbox One.. instead of having this..

The Employee looks and see's Mario Kart 8...

this wonderful device that looks like so much fun for 349.99... it's so sexy... and that price.. is just right... mmmmyyyyyy prrreeecccioouuuss...

The Employee takes a Wii U and runs out of the store...

End of story...

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Relias wrote:

Microsoft Employee: Hey, why don't you just pre order a 499.99 Xbox One.. instead of having this..

The Employee looks and see's Mario Kart 8...

this wonderful device that looks like so much fun for 349.99... it's so sexy... and that price.. is just right... mmmmyyyyyy prrreeecccioouuuss...

The Employee takes a Wii U and runs out of the store...

End of story...

sorry to sort of spam this image(not really spam but repeating once) but I found it hilarious and fitting!
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Is Microsoft still hiring for the the Shill position?

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Ryno wrote:

Is Microsoft still hiring for the the Shill position?

Why would they want to hire another?? Wii stole the last one.. :P

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Is Microsoft still hiring for the the Shill position?

no :| !actually it is but I'll take the position before you! :D

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I've become quite the shill at my local BestBuy. People keep coming in to get their tasty paws on the latest & not so greatest I-Pad, while i gently butt right in and show them the way with my smooth collection of Vanilla ice Tape Cassettes. ;)

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Ryno wrote:

Is Microsoft still hiring for the the Shill position?

no :| !actually it is but I'll take the position before you! :D

Bummer, I probably wouldn't fit the Xbox foul mouthed teen gamer profile anyway.

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Ryno wrote:

GuSilverFlame wrote:

Ryno wrote:

Is Microsoft still hiring for the the Shill position?

no :| !actually it is but I'll take the position before you! :D

Bummer, I probably wouldn't fit the Xbox foul mouthed teen gamer profile anyway.

noooo! that's really a requirement?Guess I'll give up...
I just wanted to run away with a WiiU after my first payment anyway. :p
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I've become quite the shill at my local BestBuy. People keep coming in to get their tasty paws on the latest & not so greatest I-Pad, while i gently butt right in and show them the way my collection of Vanilla ice Tape Cassettes. ;)

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I'll take two of these!!!! XD

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I tell you truth, that ad has more creativity and style than the entire Xbox One and PS4 launch lineups put together. :p

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I tell you truth, that ad has more style then the entire Xbox One and PS4 launch lineup. :p

lol. gaming got 'Ice tea' serious during the late 90's just before the PS2 hit the scene. i miss the flashy colorful in your face surfed out NES & SNES retro adds and commercials that graced the air waves . We've hit boring times. ;) Although, the latest Pikmin 3 commercial at least seemed to of retain a teeny bit of that ho-hum flavor from the N64 commercial era. Still, it ain't Game Genie-good, nor' groovy!. ;)

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