Amiibo Manufacturing Error Gives Samus Two Arm Cannons

It seems like an Amiibo manufacturing error has accidentally doubled Samus Aaran's firepower.

Adam Truesdale picked up the Amiibo you can see here yesterday, and posted it to Reddit under the username Adamantium126. He preordered it from his local Best Buy along with the Mario, Link, and Donkey Kong Amiibo. There was only one other Samus Amiibo in the store (a normal one) in addition to the defective one he preordered. Additional photos and a receipt provided to GameSpot make the defective Amiibo seem authentic.

You can see the differences between the normal and defective Amiibo below.

"I didn’t realize that she had two blasters until my friend pointed it out to me," Truesdale told GameSpot. "I would have more than likely opened it up and started using it without a second thought." He said that the Amiibo remains sealed an unharmed for now.

The first wave of Amiibo toys have been available since yesterday in the United States, alongside fighting game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which is available now and is the first game to support the toys.

Have you seen another weird Amiibo in the wild? Let us know in the comments below.

Image credit: @hampsanonymous

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Microsoft Thanks Xbox One Early Adopters With a Free Copy of Limbo– Report

Several Xbox One users who bought the console near launch are reporting that they've received thank you notes from Microsoft saying that they'll get a free copy of the indie platformer Limbo when it's released.

Developer Playdead's game, which was first released on the Xbox 360, has yet to be officially announced for the Xbox One, but it was listed for the console on a Korea-based ratings board last month.

Today is the official one year anniversary of Xbox One, and a post to Major Nelson's blog explains that Microsoft is celebrating the occasion by giving away a range of digital content "to show our appreciation for your loyal and continued support." Strangely, Limbo isn't one of the games Microsoft said you might get for free.

Only Xbox One owners who bought their console before November 11, 2014 in the console's 13 launch markets who are 17 years or old and have played 10+ hours on Xbox One are eligible. You can find the full list of possible free gifts here.

Want to know how Microsoft's is doing after its first year? Read our Xbox One: the year in review feature.

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