Microsoft released plans for their new X-Box amidst great controversy recently as scores of fanatic Jesus freaks and religious right descended upon the Seattle headquarters. The protestors shared concerns that Bill Gates is Satan, and the X-Box is a conspiracy to have children view interactive pornographic virtual worlds and gaming.
"Anything that begins with 'X' can't possibly be good for our children", Pat Robertson stated while holding a sign that crossed out an X. "First you have something like XXX, next thing you know you have X-Files, or even X-mas, putting the X where Christ should be!"
Microsoft was fairly tight-lipped Friday, with the exception of Robbie Bach,
spokesperson for Microsoft's X-Box, who responded to the protests by saying,
"Damn, I haven't seen anything like this since the Last Temptation of
Christ. They haven't even seen the X-Box." He added, "The target
market is already called generation X, for god's sake!"
Still Christian organizations everywhere are circulating petitions and won't stop until plans for the X-Box are completely disclosed. There has been much speculation around plans for the X-Box, and Microsoft has been very secretive about exactly how "the Box" will compete with PlayStation and DreamWorks gaming consoles in the market. Japanese protestors from Sony and Sega are said to be joining the protests this week demanding that all information previously withheld about the X-Box be released as public information immediately.
Lego, the original build-it-yourself toys that recently added mechanical and robotic enhancements to its line, today went one better by announcing the Lego PC and PDA (personal digital assistant) combination. By adding or removing blocks to the devices, they become compatible with an entire line of household devices planned by the company.
"We were already using Lego Servers and PC's to run the rides at Legoland when the commercial value of selling our technology occurred to us", said Hans Brauchman, Chief Technology Officer of Lego, Inc. Hans stopped our interview to answer his Lego cell phone. "See, I can even attach my cell phone to my Lego Palm and attach the whole thing to my desktop PC to exchange messages," he exclaimed.
Lego believes that by expanding the line they can personalize PC's to adapt
to preferences worldwide with Medieval, Space, and Undersea adaptor kits.
This could make them popular with adults and children alike. As with all Lego's,
the limits are only your imagination.
"Really, an actual nuclear bomb?"
"Uh, no.. It wouldn't be functional, but it would look cool ...and I'm
sure it's mere presence would act as a deterrent against, uh, something. I
mean, no doubt!"
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