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Xbox One owner banned from LIVE is invited to launch event

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Nov 2013 19:26 User comments (2)

Xbox One owner banned from LIVE is invited to launch event The man who spilled loads of details and images to Twitter after receiving an Xbox One from Target by mistake has been invited to the Xbox One launch.
Andr Weingarten - aka @Moonlightswami - got a pleasant surprise when his standard edition Xbox One console arrived on Friday ahead of the its November 22 launch. He immediately went to GameStop and got Call of Duty: Ghosts which is already on sale.

When he returned home, he had to download a 500MB day one update and setup Kinect. He took to Twitter to spill details about the Xbox One and also posted an unboxing video to YouTube. Within hours however, the video was removed from YouTube on copyright grounds and Weingarten's console was banned from Xbox Live.

Seeing what had happened, Xbox's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb reached out to Weingarten.

Weingarten was assured that the ban is not permanent, but Microsoft will restrict all consoles that shipped early from connecting to the Xbox Live service until closer to November 22.

As for Weingarten, he's set to go to the Xbox One launch event as a guest.

"Microsoft recognized that it was Target's error and not mine," Weingarten told Kotaku. "They said a few days before launch I'll be unbanned. I can't go into too much detail but, basically [Major Nelson] says everything will be resolved. They're inviting me to the Xbox One launch event."

His unboxing video was also restored on YouTube.


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2 user comments

110.11.2013 20:55

Oh man......when I first started reading I boiled up and said "WHAT F'ING B.S.!" but then read that ban wasn't perm so I can kinda understand why MS would set a temp ban. Props to MS for not doing a permanent solution as this guy has EVERY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to brag this thing off any way he chooses, seeing that it's not his fault nor his problem regarding early possession.

210.11.2013 21:34

Wonder what the sales figures would be for those that pre order if they went into a world wide draw of x amount of people who would get the console early,certainly make a good marketing ploy even better if they got to go on live with perhaps a couple of games as well

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