Microsoft warn people not to blow vape smoke in to their Xbox Series X

Microsoft were rather surprised to find that they have to warn people not to blow vape smoke in to their new Xbox Series X consoles. Yes, that’s a thing stupid people are doing and posting on Twitter.


The warning follows a number of tweets claiming their Xbox Series X consoles were smoking, they were not, people were inhaling from their vape and then blowing it in to the console to make it look like it was on fire.

Vape smoke is not actually smoke, it’s a mix of propylene glycol, glycerine, nicotine, flavourings, and a hint of metal nanoparticles, all of which should be kept away from the insides of a new console.

Another bunch of tweets suggested that the fan on the Xbox Series X was so powerful you could float a ping-pong ball over the console, but that has also been debunked. Sorry everyone, all the Xbox Series X is going to do is sit in your lounge and look ominous like the monolith from 2001.

Here’s what we said in our review of the console, you can read the full review here.

The Xbox Series X is the continuity candidate. It’s built on the foundations of familiar system software and comprehensive backward compatibility that actively enhances everything you want to play on it (within limits) and it’s effectively silent no matter how hard we’ve pushed it. At this time we’re still on the outer threshold of what it can offer for the next gen gaming, but we’ll explore that over the coming days, weeks and months. What’s certain is that you’ll want a high-end TV or monitor to get the very best out of it, and that if you’re coming from a base PS4 or Xbox One in particular, this will be a huge step forward.

Source: Twitter

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  1. Pity about the ping pong ball thing… Was really hoping that was possible.

    Did require not thinking about how much noise those fans would have been making, but it was a fun thought. I demand this feature on the next revision!

    Fanboys remain really weird… Imagine buying an expensive console on launch day, only to try to make it look like it’s broken or on fire, rather than actually use it. What’s the actual point?

  2. What a bunch of (insert politically incorrect term here)! I guess the scalpers are trying to get some funds via YouTube views having realised no one is paying three times the cost of the console just to get one at launch.

  3. So someone posts a video of “smoke” pouring out of an XBox. And then someone shows how you can easily create the same effect. So therefore the original video is fake? Why are MS taking it seriously and investigating then? What are you trying to cover up here?

    No, it’s definitely faked. Bonus points for doing it that way and not just editing the video. And bonus points to MS for the clearly quite effective fans. I want to see what happens if you do the same thing with a PS5 now.

    • “metal nanoparticles” + Liquid Metal = God help anyone with the surname “Connor”

  4. This is purely an XBox problem. A PlayStation user would be wise enough not to do anything as stupid..! 😂

  5. You have a talent for writing headlines, TC!

    • Unfortunately I can’t write “Stupid twats are trying to fuck up their Xbox consoles”

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