Microsoft Acquires XBill
Fake News written by on Wednesday, October 25, 2000
I've just received a major bulletin from the Humorix Vast Spy Network(tm). Unfortunately, due to the ongoing strike, I can't tell whether this piece of intelligence is real fake news or fake fake news planted by a disgruntled employee. Either way, it's a big story, and I can't help but pass it on.
It's not like we here at Humorix (well, those of us not outside picketing and holding "Humorix == Scamorix" signs) are all that concerned about journalistic integrity anyways.
Microsoft has just aquired the popular XBill game for an undisclosed amount of beer money. Initial fears from the community that the game would be discontinued have proven unfounded, however.
Indeed, Microsoft is planning to port XBill to Windows and include it in their next release, Microsoft® Windows® 2000TM NTTM METM SecondTM EditionTM Service PackTM 2TM OSR® 2TM.
A Microsoft official commented on this rather unexpected move: "Despite the fact that we find the game's objective disgusting, we really like its message: No matter how many times some moron slaps Bill in the face, and no matter how many times some moron restores a non-Microsoft operating system we had previously assimilates, in the end everything is still running Windows. No that's a powerful message."
The original programmers of XBill, currently undergoing re-education training in Building 256 of the Microsoft Campus, were not available for comment at press time.