Microsoft Store in Seattle to offer live Xbox One game demos Thursday



May 4, 2013
While Microsoft is now showing what the Xbox One console, controller and Kinect sensor look like at its many Microsoft Store locations, the products are being put under glass. That will change for one Microsoft Store location for one night only next week.

The Major Nelson site has posted word that Xbox One game demos will be available for the general public to check out Thursday at the Microsoft Store located in the University Village section of Seattle, starting at 7:30 pm local time. The company's head of Xbox Live programming, Larry Hryb, will be attending, as well as other unnamed members of the Xbox team. He is also promising to give out some free stuff during the event.

People who want to attend the meetup are advised to arrive at the store well before the official start time as Microsoft expects a large crowd. Those that do attend will be given a coupon good for $25 off any $75 purchase from the Microsoft Store. The coupon cannot be used to buy Xbox One consoles or accessories nor can it be used to buy Surface tablets or their accessories.

The event takes place the day before PAX Prime, the fan-themed game convention that's being held in downtown Seattle from August 30th to September 2rd. While Microsoft will also be demoing Xbox One games at PAX Prime, it's been sold out for months so if you live in the Seattle area and don't have a PAX Prime pass, your best best to check out Xbox One game demos is at the Microsoft Store Xbox meetup.

Source: Major Nelson