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Boy assaulted, robbed of new Xbox

MINOT, N.D. (AP) A 17-year-old boy who was one of the first in this city to buy one of the much-anticipated new Xbox 360 video games was assaulted and robbed as he left the store, police say.

He had trouble saying it for himself because his jaw was wired shut. Fortunately, this means that he won’t have to mumble sarcastic remarks or make excuses when his mom tells him to stop playing video games and make some friends.

The boy was attacked by two males around 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, when stores nationwide began selling the new Xbox system. The attackers took the game valued at about $450 and fled on foot.

[Right now, Joe’s probably saying, “It’s a game system, you idiots."]

The boy suffered minor injuries to his face, police said.

He’s hoping that the scar tissue will cover the acne.

People lined up at stores around the country to get one of the games. The new consoles also can play music, display photos and show DVDs.

Which is pretty much exactly what the old one did, too.

Most retailers have refused to say how many of the consoles they have in stock, but Microsoft has said that an ambitious plan to launch the console worldwide within a few weeks will mean fewer of the games initially in North America.

In unrelated news, the inbox of a copywriter in west Texas was filled with angry emails from gamers all over the nation. A sample message:
”d00d u r a t0t4l noob. not kewl. u just wish u could b lee7 like us. w3 w1ll pwn u 2n1te 1n the p4rk1ng l0t n00b. ph33r th3 l337 h4xorz! U sux0rz!”
Unconcerned, the copywriter refused police protection and went home without incident.

2 Responses to “for your safety”

  1. # Blogger Joe Fuel

    I think I'll point out that the not-so-1337 victim might want to spend a bit more time at the gym now...  

  2. # Anonymous xboxthiefanonymous

    maybe we should introduce the victim to Michael?

    "Which is pretty much exactly what the old one did, too." Haha! I love it.  

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