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Durango Leaker Apparently Raided

Also includes a mystery kit on eBay Australia.

The man who leaked information about what he claimed was Durango, Microsoft’s rumoured next gen console, has now claimed that he was raided by the police and FBI at his home early this morning. The claim came via his “SuperDAE” Twitter feed.

According to Dan’s Twitter, the warrants for the raid on his home reference Microsoft, eBay and Paypal. This would appear to be related to the Durango developer kit put up for auction on eBay in August, which sold for $20000. Of course that depends on whether or not these claims are true.

Some sites are also reporting on another Durango kit which went up for sale on the Australian branch of eBay. The seller of that item was named as SuperDAE but has no previous items sold or any feedback whatsoever. This more recent auction started 10 days ago and ended today for AU$50,100. That seems a bit odd considering the other kit was sold in the US.

This situation is pretty unclear. Apart from the Twitter feed, which is obviously US-based (it’s listed as North Carolina and references US law enforcement), we don’t have any actual evidence of the raid just yet, and the latest eBay listing being Australian would imply a dubious link, at best.

  1. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    Not once did he say (on Twitter) something like “what the hell did I do?” or “I didn’t do anything” or “I haven’t broken the law”. They will have told him what it was about so he could’ve easily told them “um… eh? What are you talking about, armed chappies?” then tweeted about that instead.

    Interesting. *reaches for deerstalker*

    Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 13:00.
  2. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008


    Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 13:05.
  3. yiddo
    Since: Jun 2010

    Hopefully he himself got physically raided as well……

    Would teach him a lesson.

    Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 13:12.
    • OnlineAssassin77
      Since: Jun 2012

      Was Agent Fleming there dishing out full body cavity searches…

      Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 13:41.
      • yiddo
        Since: Jun 2010

        I’m talking Roto-Rooter.

        Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 13:56.
      • OnlineAssassin77
        Since: Jun 2012


        Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 14:00.
  4. cam the man
    Since: May 2009

    That’ll teach him.

    Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 14:44.
  5. Starman
    Since: Jul 2011

    Seems a bit overkill to me.

    Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 15:22.
  6. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    I wonder if I could make tens of thousands of pounds by bolting a hefty PC inside a posh air conditioning case? I’m not sure I believe that this guy actually had an XBox Terry for sale, and if that is the case I hope the rich wally who won the auction is suitably poor and embarrassed now.

    Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 15:37.
  7. fattyuk
    Since: Apr 2010

    new Xbox comspiracys day before ps4 announcement.

    not surprised.

    Comment posted on 19/02/2013 at 17:54.
  8. Stef Nighthawk
    Since: Jun 2010

    Microsoft following SuperDAE’s twitter feed :
    Guys, it seems we finally found the correct guy that breached our Durango contracts!

    Comment posted on 20/02/2013 at 16:03.

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