Microsoft, you’ve done gone goofed once again and came off entirely misogynistic in the process.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Microsoft released this “press release” about their latest console, the Xbox One. Intended to be funny, the backlash the company received over it, from both men and women, was overwhelming.
Xbox One. (Supplied)
While there’s no giant Xbox One in Toronto, the city is host to the new Xbox One headquarters where people can come and try out Microsoft’s next-generation console, which goes on sale Nov. 22.
The venue at 11 Bloor St. W. will be open to the public from Nov. 7 to Dec. 29. But on Tuesday, members of the media got to try it out the selection of games first. And it was an impressive display.
Forza Motorsport 5. (Supplied)
The game isn’t even out yet and I only played the demo for a couple of minutes, but I think I can say without a hint of exaggeration that I am one of the worst Forza Motorsport 5 players of all time.
Xbox One is shown on display during a press event unveiling Microsoft’s new Xbox in Redmond, Washington May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Nick Adams
UPDATE: As Dan, the commenter below points out: Canadian pricing has been released for the Xbox One accessories and they are identical to the U.S. prices. You can find the products here.
Microsoft has announced the pricing for extra Xbox One controllers and other accessories on its U.S. store website.
The people have spoken. No, they’ve screamed, shouted, harangued and threatened.
And, it seems, Microsoft has listened. Colour me 360 shades of shocked.