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Microsoft Lifts Bans On Those Who Got Early Xbox Ones

| 21 Nov 2013 06:13

Andre Weingarten, who received his Xbox One way, way early, was also given a V.I.P pass to Microsoft's official launch event.

You may recall the curious tale of Andre "Moonlight Swami," Weingarten, who, due to a warehouse mix-up received his Xbox One almost a month earlier than its release date. As most people tend to do these days, he immediately took to social media to brag about it, at which point Microsoft pushed the "off" switch on his console, banning it from connecting to the internet. Boo Microsoft.

However, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb stressed that the ban was only temporary, and now, true to his word Moonlight Swami is back online, and he's still a little earlier than the general population. Yay Microsoft! Hyb said that the ban on Weingarten, as well as the 150 or so other lucky gamers that managed to snag an early console, was simply meant to keep them from posting video of a service still under construction at the time.

Weingarten says he'll be streaming Call of Duty: Ghosts, Madden NFL 25 and NBA 2K14 from his Twitch TV channel as soon as he's able, so stay tuned for the first Xbox One footage from your average Joe. Weingarten was also offered a seat at tomorrow's worldwide Xbox One launch event in New York, where he'll be a V.I.P guest of Microsoft.

"I knew I'd be able to get online again; Major Nelson (Hryb's Gamertag) thought it would be Thursday at the latest," said Weingarten. Check out his first video of Xbox One footage, a comparison of Call of Duty: Ghosts footage from the Xbone and 360 versions of the game, above.

Nice to see Microsoft pull a 100% "good guy Microsoft" move among the sea of negative press that seems to be washing over them these days.

Source: Kotaku

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