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XBox rerubished by the US Marines

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    olut

    I bet Microsoft PR sends them some free equipment to patch things.

    Sony should send them a PS3 instead. XBox 360 is so useless. Mine has like an inch of dust on it. I'd send it to them if I knew where they were.

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    GoddersUK

    TBH their conduct makes me think they should probably have their access to weapons removed...

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    W3bbo

    , GoddersUK wrote

    TBH their conduct makes me think they should probably have their access to weapons removed...

    Something like this would probably require authorisation from their CO, who'd then pass it up the chain and then PR would give it the go-ahead; the video becomes an advertisement for a job in the military "you get to shoot consoles!"

    ...or a bunch of soldiers just got away with something unprofessional.

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    dentaku

    Do they not realize how stuff like this doesn't make them look any smarter or make the rest of the world be any more sympathetic to them?

    Totally unprofessional

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    harlock123

    Unprofessional?

    Their profession is to Kill people and break things... Simple as that. Now as for their anger being directed at the console, well having had a new device like that die and make several trips back and forth for repair, only to die again just a day or two outside of said warranty, I can understand where they are coming from.....

    Truth be told I have taken a shot or two at a device that was dead to me, where I was not willing to spend any more of my hard earned cash to try to fix... I just did not have the firepower that they had at their disposal...

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    Bass

    They look like they are having a lot more fun than actually playing Xbox 360. Smiley

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    W3bbo

    , harlock123 wrote

    Unprofessional?

    Their profession is to Kill people and break things... Simple as that. Now as for their anger being directed at the console, well having had a new device like that die and make several trips back and forth for repair, only to die again just a day or two outside of said warranty, I can understand where they are coming from.....

    Truth be told I have taken a shot or two at a device that was dead to me, where I was not willing to spend any more of my hard earned cash to try to fix... I just did not have the firepower that they had at their disposal...

    Right, and in principle I've got nothing against the video (assuming they had permission to do this), but the video just lacked class, it could have been made considerably better if they said something witty or funny rather than just trash-talking it.

    Either that, or they could have gone totally OTT on it (like firing a tank shell and a few mortars at it) but with just small-arms fire it's no different to other people on youtube doing the same thing at the civilian firing range.

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    spivonious

    Wow that was dumb. I'm glad to see my tax money supporting a bunch of frat boys shooting up an Xbox.

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    vesuvius

    Guys, these are marines, and are hardcore, and don't necesarily exist in situations where politeness is an asset.

    There are marines that like Linux and there are marines that like Windows. These are marines that dislike the XBOX, thats all. They are great men!

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    Minh

    Watch it or we'll go over the pond and liberate the UK

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    W3bbo

    , Minh wrote

    Watch it or we'll go over the pond and liberate the UK

    Be my guest.

    Don't forget to ally-up with the Northern Alliance (aka The Scots) and we can reclaim the nation for the LibDems.

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    Minh

    No, we'll land in Ireland then march towards Northern Ireland, then help the oppressed Irish in reconquering the small island. Then make a hop over to the big island.

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    blowdart

    Before this gets stupider I suggest the willy size comparisons stop and instead, if you know someone serving in the US military abroad, spread the word about http://www.astorybeforebed.com/military

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    magicalclick

    I guess they get owned when playing Halo, which is a typical game they play on free time.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    harlock123

    @spivonious:

    If we could see all the excess wasted tax dollars being used to light the collective cigars of those who perpetrate the waste, a few frat boys with significant small arms firepower would be the least of our concerns.....

    Some would argue that their very presence is a waste, I am not one of those people however. Sure it was a tad crass, but I do understand where they were coming from....

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    Dr Herbie

    Bad judgement -- it certainly doesn't help dispel the international reputation of the USA Armed Forces as somewhat trigger-happy.

    PR is important for any Armed Force these days (hence UKs 'Hearts and Minds' campaigns).

    Herbie

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    CaRDiaK

    @olut: No lag there! 

    We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
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    dahat

    @magicalclick:Depends on the group. I’ve heard a few of reports (from those sleeping in the same tent) about special forces guys rather liking the Call of Duty games.

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