Microsoft helps out gamer that lost his one of a kind 360 to their repair center

As you all may remember, a gamer by the name of Nathaniel had suffered the Red Rings of Death on his one of a kind Xbox 360. He sent his 360 in to get repaired trying to make sure that Microsoft would take extra care with his system that was adorned with signatures and drawings from industry people. The Repair Center fixed the 360 but cleaned off all of the writing on the system.

Shortly after Hawty McBloggy told the story, Bungie stepped in and showered Nathaniel with a ton of Halo swag. Most people figured this would be the end of the story but it looks like Microsoft actually stepped in and made it up to Nathaniel. Microsoft sent Nathaniel a box full of awesome things. He got an Xbox 360 signed by the original RT signers, new artwork by Luke McKay, signatures from the Xbox 360 team and signatures from Bungie. The faceplate was also signed by a few others including Bill Gates himself. The package also contained:

  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Gears of War
  • Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
  • 2 ‘What’s Your Gamerscore?’ Bumperstickers
  • Xbox 360 CD Wallet
  • Signed picture of Bill Gates

A sign picture of Bill Gates?! Lucky! Anyway, this story is now over for Nathaniel. He has a final message thanking everyone and hoping this leads to some changes. You can read about it over at Hawty’s blog.

This and that story of the Xbox 360 thief that was on Digg this past week just goes to show the power of the Internet. Also, you just got to love the “Microsoft: PLEASE DO NOT WASH” message on the Xbox 360.

Hamza Aziz