Last week I wrote about a silly Twitter exchange between Xbox support and a prankster that pretended to have an issue with an Xbox when in fact he had a PS2. Someone suggested that I look at Xbox support's favstar, which is a service that tracks a Twitter user's 'favorites' with that account. Turns out, trolling Xbox support is very much a 'thing,' and not just on Twitter.
The video above by YouTube user EzzentialTechh (known more popularly as Ownage Pranks), for example, is a long
convomasation conversation where a caller keeps trying to get an Xbox support to say that Kinects don't work as well with darker skin colors. It seems that supports aren't allowed to hang up, so this conversation gets drawn out for 20 minutes—and the troll goes from trying to 'troubleshoot' his Kinect from a car, to trying to seduce the support, to then pulling out a bunch of different racist caricatures. Kind of wondering if it's fake, actually! If it is fake, it's still ridiculous.
On Twitter, meanwhile, here are a few more amusing exchanges between Xbox support and silly folk.
@aguywithnolife Contact your local emergency services. ^PS— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) July 9, 2012
@weedcoffin Oh princess, I thought you'd never ask ^PC— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) October 28, 2012
@cottondrifting Ah, well. Umm. Kinect only works with real life girlfriends. Real people. ^LB— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) June 15, 2012
@vomitweek Let it be itself. Don't harsh it's mellow when you have a difference of opinion. Reinforce it's self-esteem. ^PS— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) November 8, 2011
@lowenaffchen Let us know if you have any actual Xbox Support questions. No diaper is needed to move your console.^JD— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) November 5, 2011
@digitalbees What has led you to believe that wasps are living in your Xbox 360 console? ^PS— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) October 29, 2011
@ababyduck There's your problem, if you put a hamburger in your Xbox 360 Console, its not gonna do much of anything. Tweet us anytime ^CB— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) January 26, 2012
@wowfrickoff We are not permitted to watch tv. Twitter. Xbox. Eat. Sleep. This is what we are allowed. I've said too much already. ^AR— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) January 3, 2013
And if you're wondering...
@hqlle We have a pretty rad job for sure. As long as we're not too busy the wackier (read: not malicious) questions can be fun. :) ^AD— Xbox Support (1-5) (@XboxSupport) January 4, 2013