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Xbox One X: Scorpio Edition Unveiled, Will Include Live Scorpions

Microsoft's pre-Gamescom conference was packed with surprises, antivenom not included.

Lord Waffle King, published August 20th 2017

The future of gaming is upon us. True 4K gaming is here at last.

Microsoft's feared new console, the most powerful of all time, Xbox One X, was shown off today at a pre-Gamecom press briefing.

They needed to pull something big and prove to the world that Microsoft was not a company to be trifled with. And they sent a stark warning, to Sony, and to the game industry. In a terrifying display of power, Microsoft had their demo units level the US territory of Guam, which is now a smoldering husk.

And you can get your hands on one, this November.

Early adopters of the new console have the chance to get their hands on the "Project Scorpio Edition", the special launch edition of the Xbox One X that comes bundled with real, live scorpions from Northeastern Africa.

"We wanted the console to really pack a punch, enough to give our dedicated gamers the thrill they seek out of a true next-gen platform. And we figured the best way to do that was with a homage to the name, Project Scorpio." Xbox head Phil Spencer told us in an exclusive interview.

The live scorpions will be lining the packaging of the new console. Should the player be stung while trying to retrieve it, they will need to earn enough achievements in-game to redeem for the antivenom on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Exclusive Project Scorpions

The scorpions, which will have the Project Scorpio logo laser-engraved in bright green, will be exclusive to the Project Scorpio edition of the Xbox One X.

If the Xbox One X is too hardcore for a casual gamer like you, Phil Spencer also presented a couple new Xbox One S models for, and I quote, "pussy-ass casuals that can't handle a couple live scorpions".

Pussy Box Ones for the pussies

The Minecraft one actually looks pretty nice, but there's no scorpions in it, so that's kind of a deal-breaker for me. Now that I've felt the rush of true 4K gaming, I don't think I could ever go back.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition will be launching November 7th, for $499.99.

Additional scorpions will be available at a later date from participating retailers.