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There's a little Master Chief hidden inside the new Xbox One S

Why Halo there!

We're used to cool Easter eggs in video game software, but rarely do we see them in video game hardware.

Yesterday, Microsoft's Mike Ybarra teased the Easter Egg in a tweet, without giving away the details:

It turns out Microsoft tucked away Master Chief, the star of the Halo series, inside the recently-released Xbox One S. Most of us will never see it in the flesh.

Ifixit spotted the Easter egg as part of its Xbox One S teardown, a little Master Chief etched onto the console's optical disc drive bracket. Here's the pic:

Image courtesy of ifixit.

Pretty cool! Or is it a cunning Microsoft trap to get Xbox One owners to void their warranty?

Let's go with pretty cool!

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