If you’re a manager and notice a few people randomly out from work today, well, blame Microsoft.
Today the $499 Xbox One hit shelves after days, months and years of anticipation for the Redmond company’s third gaming console. Microsoft celebrated the big day with launch parties around the world, from Sydney to London to New York.
Celebrities like Seattle’s own Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (who played in New York and not Seattle, unfortunately), New Zealand music sensation Lorde and Irish soccer star Robbie Keane helped drum up excitement last night for Microsoft.
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