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First of all video games are meant to unite us all! The future generation sold out consoles are here and the incomprehensible has already sprouted. How did we get to this point in the console misinformation age? Several videos circulated online showing next-gen Xbox consoles letting out steady steam of white smoke out of their top exhaust fans, while most of these videos only appeared to showcase in seconds longspun with no context, the smoke from a result of fire usually is in the dark colors so it was clear these videos were faked. Polygon reports that they appear to be the result of owners blowing vapor from electronic cigarettes into the consoles.

What’s the role of technology in online misinformation? “We can’t believe we have to say this, but please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series X,” the company wrote in a Wednesday tweet, leading users to a customer support page. This also comes in after Amazon’s smart home: Ring issued a recall for approximately 350,000 of its 2nd gen video doorbells sold in the united states over fire and burn concerns. 

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