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[FEG]Bill Gates Gives an Xbox to Korean President

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When Bill Gates met President Lee Myung-bak at Cheong Wa Dae on May 6, the Microsoft chairman came bearing a very special gift: a Microsoft Xbox video game console inlaid with traditional Korean mother-of-pearl. In fact 100 similar Xboxes are being prepared by a Korean artisan, intended as special VIP gifts from the Microsoft chief. The decoration is the handiwork of Kim Young-jun, the head of a manufacturing company called Gookbo. Microsoft was looking for a unique decoration representing traditional Korean beauty. Kim decorated the console with mother-of-pearl ume flowers and butterflies symbolizing patience and perseverance and treated the surface with a special substance. He entitled the final product "Peace".

I'm expressing my hopes for world peace through the ume flowers and butterflies existing together in harmony Kim said. He made three such Xboxes -- one for President Lee, one for Gates and another as a "just-in-case" spare, which he is holding onto himself.
Now that is what I call a work of art.

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post #2 of 21
thats pretty cool... i miss my 360
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You have to see the humor in this, a "just-in-case" 360.
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post #4 of 21
i just hope his doesn't get the rrod
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You have to see the humor in this, a "just-in-case" 360.
lol, its also because he wants to be able to sell it for millions of dollars, saying you can have the same 360 as bill gates and the korean president!

did anybody else notice "symbolizing patience and perseverance"? Its what you need when you get RRODs,

just kidding, I like 360s more than I like PS3s, but I own neither
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So when it RRODs, Microsoft will send back a different one. Ha!
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post #7 of 21
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So when it RRODs, Microsoft will send back a different one. Ha!
Damn you, I was just about to make a RRoD joke.
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So when it RRODs, Microsoft will send back a different one. Ha!
No, they'll send back the SAME xbox, but they will scrub off all the decorations.

http://www.overclock.net/video-game-news/300952-tc-microsoft-scrubs-all-valuable-signatures.html
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post #9 of 21
wow that is a nice looking 360
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post #10 of 21
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No, they'll send back the SAME xbox, but they will scrub off all the decorations.

http://www.overclock.net/video-game-news/300952-tc-microsoft-scrubs-all-valuable-signatures.html
They will have to scrub like mad if its mother of pearl lol
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