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The first fans in the US get their hands on the Xbox One at Times Square. Charles Sykes/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images
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Microsoft pens doctor's note to give players more time to play Xbox

Now you can get off work by telling your boss you have Zombie Flu. Possibly.

WITH THE NEW Xbox One coming out today, chances are that those of you who bought or pre-ordered it are counting down the hours until you can go home and play it. Only problem is that you will only have two days to properly play it before you’re back in work again.

Microsoft thought of this and have written a doctor’s note to help you free up more time. Allowing you to list potential symptoms like Zombie Flu, Irritable Battle Syndrome or Dancer’s itch, you can personalise your letter to make it more believable.

The note reads:

To whom it may concern,

Due to the Zombie Flu your employee will not be able to fulfill the scheduled commitment he/she has with you. Because of the severity of this condition I’m prescribing a heavy dose of Xbox One. He/She needs to destroy zombies.

After a thorough examination, I’ve concluded that the all-in-one entertainment system is the only cure for the aforementioned condition.

This treatment may take anywhere from 1-3 days to work and will require years of accumulating achievements thereafter. If the patient is disrupted with work, I will have to double the prescribed amount of Xbox One.

If used effectively, Xbox One can help relieve the patient’s entertainment deprivation and will have an increased state of happiness at all times.

*Please be advised that there may be some side effects. These include elevated Gamerscore and swollen ego. They are to be expected and will contribute to the life-long healing process.

We don’t know if it will work or not, but it won’t hurt to find out.*

*Warning: We are not responsible for you getting fired if you actually try to get away with this.

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