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Old January 11 2014, 09:52 PM   #266
Owain Taggart
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Re: Will you be getting a PS4 or an Xbox One ?

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That IS absolutely hilarious.

And admittedly, it's quite clever. He doesn't really have to do much other than sign in, just stand there and watch the chaos unfold.
I don't understand what's so clever here. Even the article states:
"Granted, most likely won't fall for this trick, and if they do, there's no guarantee they'll actually sign out. Maybe the Xbox won't catch it, or they won't click through and finish the sign-out."

The Xbox doesn't just turn off, it also gives an "are you sure?" prompt that you can simply say "no" if one was dumb enough to fall for this. So really, it's literally impossible to "accidentally" turn off your machine even in a fit of rage directed at someone else.

What Rincewiend said. I know it won't just turn off. That's not the point. The point is that this guy managed to catch people in the heat of the moment just by signing in and being there, and watching the chaos unfold. And that is why it's so clever. It's sort of like an experiment in human behavior, wanting to see if people will react and sign out of the game. At the very least, it's getting them to interrupt their game before realizing what's happening.
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