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Microsoft Viral Marketing: Gaming Hardware?

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Another day, another sad attempt by Microsoft for a viral marketing campaigh. Yeah, that I Love Bees campaign worked really well for them, but since then they have a new gig every damn week. This one can be found at www.notfornoobs.com. Which is an interesting domain, to say the least.

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My prediction is that this has something to do with a line of gaming hardware. At one point the television screen flashes an odd three-headed snake, which this savvy blogger knows is the logo for Razer—the company that makes high-end gamer hardware. Also, having a domain name with the word "noobs" in it suggests something relating to gaming. We'll keep you posted as Microsoft unveils this project and stops beating around the bush with lame viral marketing attempts. Thanks, Stephen

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Edit: Forgot to mention that the countdown seems to end next Thursday night at midnight, eastern. Thanks, Michael

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DO NOT USE RAZER PRODUCTS. Not even as a lifesaving device! It will inevitably fail you!

My fiance bought one of those fancy-pantsy green Razer mice, calibrated it, etc - and it worked for the entirety of a month before it failed. It began conflicting with the computer's internal hardware, double-clicking during single clicking, and just in general began to be a nuisance. Formatted the drive, and the mouse was good for a month until it began doing the same thing.

We looked for a way to contact Razer that would be successful, but with only email addresses listed, we did what any good geek world do. We googled Robert Krakoff. He answered his direct phone line, and we basically told him his product was crap and that we wanted a refund.

It took us four more months of fighting to even get Razer to RMA the product.

Be smart: DO NOT BUY RAZER.