Tech Talk: Houston gamer wins a free Xbox One, games

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by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 3:23 PM

HOUSTON -– There were plenty of extremely tired gamers around the nation early Friday following the midnight release of the new Microsoft Xbox One.

From Houston to New York, thousands stood in line to get their hands on the gaming and entertainment console.

One Houston gamer, however, was probably more excited than the rest after winning a tournament at the Microsoft store in the Galleria. He walked away with some valuable freebies.

“I won an Xbox One. I won all the launch titles, one year of Xbox live and a trip to Jacksonville, Florida to meet Macklemore and Ryan Lewis,” said winner Zain Abdulwahab.

So perhaps gaming really can pay off?

As for everyone else, the console’s pricing starts at $500 plus tax. Most stores are already out of stock – likely for a couple of weeks. If you’re really desperate you could turn to eBay, where the units are going for $700 to $800.

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