This Xbox One advert is turning on people’s consoles by accident

Friday, 13th June 2014 11:32 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One owners are having their consoles turned on by a new advert starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.

Speaking of Microsoft; did you know that the company showed off Crackdown Xbox One gameplay earlier this year but kept that fact hidden from us? It’s true. Hit up the link to see a player destroying a skyscraper with their rocket launcher.

The advert above feature’s Paul in his home, shouting “Xbox on” to – unsurprisingly – turn his Xbox One one using Kinect’s voice commands. It boots up, Titanfall is conveniently featured on the UI, and the advert rolls along.

Except gamers have started claiming that Paul’s opening line is actually turning their Xbox One consoles on.

And so on. When the BBC asked Microsoft to comment on the advert’s effect, they weren’t available for comment.

It’s like when this guy changed his Gamertag to ‘Xbox Sign Out’ and trolled gamers to the point that they screamed his username, begging him to stop.

Incredibly, this caused them to sign themselves out. Troll immortality achieved.



  1. CyberMarco

    Xbox yo!

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @CyberMarco Xbox… Bitch!

    #2 7 months ago
  3. pukem0n

    how can it turn your xbox on when you are not at home?

    do you leave your tv on, random twitter person?

    #3 7 months ago
  4. schnide


    Dude, someone else in the household is probably watching his TV.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Llewelyn_MT

    It’s no accident. It’s a feature.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Mike W


    LMAO….good one bro.

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Malmer

    I guess if they viewed their TV via the Xbox this wouldn’t be a problem.

    #7 7 months ago
  8. BigEdMan

    Times like this I miss the public address system I had mounted on my 4×4 when I was a kid. It could be fun to just randomly shot at Xbox commands in residential neighborhoods.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. WonderMel

    Aaron Paul, turning things on with his sexy voice. OH YEAAH.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. NocturnalB

    Hey, at least now you can brag that Aaron Paul turned your Xbox on.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. tmac2011

    im sure aaron paul has time to play xbox one lol

    #11 7 months ago
  12. stretch215

    That xbox sign out video is awesome

    #12 7 months ago
  13. Doppleganger

    Solving the issue would be to use the xbox one to watch tv which is the best feature ever! Install smartglass on your phone or tablet with your favorite channels and you can do everything you want instantly. Who ever doesn’t use those features might as well just use a ps4.

    #13 7 months ago

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