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Video: 8 years later, kid gets revenge on dad with fake Xbox One prank

December 29th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Xbox One Prank

This holiday season, we’ve seen a number of prank Christmas gifts. We’ve seen great surprises (a Fallout 4 box disguised as a forgettable gaming title) and cruel ones (headphones hidden inside an iPhone box), but the one you’re about to see below is probably the best of all.

The backstory here stretches back all the way to 2007 when a YouTube user known as FPS gamer was “pranked” on his 16th birthday.

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“On my 16th birthday my parents surprised me with what I thought was a brand new Xbox 360,” the video’s description reads. “Upon opening the box I discovered that it did not hold an Xbox, but the keys to my first car, a Honda Civic. I was elated and very grateful for the car, but until I saw it I was still a little disappointed that the box did not hold an Xbox.”

“When presented with the car,” the post continues, “I went to the trunk to see if the Xbox had been placed in there. I assumed they had still purchased an Xbox since they had all of the packaging. I only later realized that my parents had merely bought the packaging on E-bay without the console inside. I purchased my own Xbox a few months later and the car served me well for several years.”

Okay, so this is hardly something we’d call an epic prank. The kid, after all, did receive a car for his 16th birthday. Still, that memory apparently loomed large as FPS Gamer and his brothers decided to pull off a similar prank on their dad this past Christmas.

“For Christmas my brothers and I pooled together to get him his own console so that he can join us online in the wonderful world of Forza,” the post reads. “In the process we decided that as a form of revenge, we should reenact the events of my 16th birthday, but with him as the unsuspecting victim.”

A kindly revenge plot eight years in the making, what’s not to love?

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.




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