hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Microsoft clarifies Xbox One's Killer Instinct situation

2:43 PM on 06.10.2013 // Jim Sterling
  @JimSterling

Not scripted, says Microsoft

[Update: Microsoft has issued a response to the kerfuffle surrounding the incident this morning, which reads as such:

"The comments in question during the Killer Instinct demo were not scripted. The demo was meant to include friendly gameplay banter and there was no ill intent."]

Microsoft caused a bit of a storm during its Xbox One press conference during a particularly awkward moment in the stage demo. 

The problem arose when one party, a man, told the woman he was virtually beating to, "Relax, just let it happen, it'll be over soon." This blew up on Twitter and other social networks, as people questioned whether or not they'd just heard an inappropriate joke. 

The "joke" has already been isolated and uploaded to YouTube, while NeoGAF has a big thread about it

For what it's worth, I doubt this was an attempt at a joke, just a very poor choice of words that will no doubt surprise that guy as soon as he logs onto Twitter next. Also, they did have the woman in question flip it around and beat him -- albeit in a moment just as scripted as everything else, and pretty patronizing to boot.

Uncomfortable, yes, and very unfortunate. Not intentional, however. Just stupid.

None of this takes away from the fact that these kind of canned attempts to look fun and cute onstage are embarrassing, and need to go away. Forever. 


 Reblog (or) Blog Reply



Jim Sterling, Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
What is the meaning of life, and do you have any more pizza rolls?
You may remix all content on this site under Creative Commons with Attribution
- Living the dream, Since 2006 -