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(Daily Dot)   "Stop calling it Xbone" says company that just registered Xbone.com   (dailydot.com) divider line 118
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2013-09-13 02:02:42 PM
ha! looks like someone in ms's marketing dept. played a joke on the company
 
2013-09-13 02:03:21 PM
This is news? They registered the domain to keep detractors from squatting on the domain. (Yawn)
 
2013-09-13 02:03:50 PM
I don't really hear anyone talking about it at all. This version of the console wars seems very minor compared to previous iterations, and I think Sony has already won.
 
2013-09-13 02:06:03 PM
Yes, try silencing the internet.  Let's see how that works.
 
2013-09-13 02:06:57 PM
If they didn't want people to joke about their console, they shouldn't have released a joke of a console.
 
2013-09-13 02:07:08 PM
Did they also buy up Pen Island?
 
2013-09-13 02:07:14 PM
 
2013-09-13 02:07:22 PM
Wow. Must be a Slow Green light day.
 
2013-09-13 02:08:18 PM
Yeah, the best way to drop an unwanted nickname is to tell everyone to stop calling you that. Tell that to the other guys in my cub scout group.

- Circus Seal
 
2013-09-13 02:08:40 PM
I don't like it," he stated. It "disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product.

No, ass-munch.  Microsoft's god-awful DRM and assault on used games is what disrespects the teams.  Oh that's right, the person responsible for that mess was firedasked to resign.  Of course, you're too embarrassed to talk about that.
 
2013-09-13 02:08:43 PM
Well, don't make a shiatty console, and we'll call it the SeXBox.
 
2013-09-13 02:08:46 PM
That is not fair.  XBone makes no sense.

I like the XBoxTelescreen.
 
2013-09-13 02:09:06 PM
Main page eh?
 
2013-09-13 02:09:18 PM
Where does xboner.com go?
 
2013-09-13 02:09:54 PM
I suppose we'll have to go to the second alternate name, "SchmuckBox".
 
2013-09-13 02:10:16 PM
XBots
Son***ers
Nintenyearolds


FIGHT
 
2013-09-13 02:11:29 PM

Yes please: I don't really hear anyone talking about it at all. This version of the console wars seems very minor compared to previous iterations, and I think Sony has already won.


It's because the casual gamers have moved on, they carry their systems in their pockets now mostly.  The hardcore console gamers benefited hugely from the influx of casuals starting with the PS2, they subsidized a ton of lesser games through mass purchases of things like Halo, but now the volume of potential console sales has dropped a ton because other options exist.  Fewer console sales means fewer developers creating console games.  Phones and especially tablets are the future of gaming.  PC game devs used to get depressed seeing their sales dwarfed by console sales.  Now game app sales are crushing sales of console games.
 
2013-09-13 02:12:01 PM

Elegy: This is news? They registered the domain to keep detractors from squatting on the domain. (Yawn)


TFA I read said that someone was already squatting and that they purchased it from the squatter.  Apparently Xbone.com was registered in 2000.  But it's the same thing, they want to protect it even if they don't like it.  I'm gonna call mine Neo (the One).
 
2013-09-13 02:12:26 PM
No Daddy.
 
2013-09-13 02:12:46 PM
Xbutt?
 
2013-09-13 02:12:50 PM
Next, Sony squats on Piss4.com.
 
2013-09-13 02:13:03 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: If they didn't want people to joke about their console, they shouldn't have released a joke of a console.


But that's the joke.
 
2013-09-13 02:13:07 PM
And then they point it at Bing?

i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-13 02:14:38 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: It's because the casual gamers have moved on, they carry their systems in their pockets now mostly. The hardcore console gamers benefited hugely from the influx of casuals starting with the PS2, they subsidized a ton of lesser games through mass purchases of things like Halo, but now the volume of potential console sales has dropped a ton because other options exist. Fewer console sales means fewer developers creating console games. Phones and especially tablets are the future of gaming. PC game devs used to get depressed seeing their sales dwarfed by console sales. Now game app sales are crushing sales of console games.


I would say the transformation is going to come pretty soon here that it's not phones and tablets...just content delivery devices of various sorts that all run a similar OS so that your game is transportable and free. The developer makes money off the upsells they can try and get in game where you will also have your occasional subscription based games.

The guys that make World of Tanks see the writing on the wall and are already developing cross platform.
 
2013-09-13 02:15:13 PM
IdBeCrazyIf
I'm just glad they finally came to the god damn collective senses and dropped the phone home and limited licensing.


They are still keeping that requirement that the kinect be on.

With patents like below it is still creepy.

Link

\And to those who say I don't understand how the technology works, how do they actually know how the technology works? Because Microsoft said so?
 
2013-09-13 02:15:45 PM
[it] disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product.

Unlike that time your company came on stage to announce it by throwing one hot turd after another in the customer base's collective face.
 
2013-09-13 02:16:33 PM

space1999: I don't like it," he stated. It "disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product.

No, ass-munch.  Microsoft's god-awful DRM and assault on used games is what disrespects the teams.  Oh that's right, the person responsible for that mess was firedasked to resign.  Of course, you're too embarrassed to talk about that.


Not to mention, gamers are supposed to care about the sensitive feefees of Microsoft code monkeys? On what planet?
 
2013-09-13 02:16:47 PM
Sorry guys, your inability to realize that the internet would call it the Xbone within 10 seconds is your own fault. It's the Xbone, it will always be the Xbone, and the only way we'll stop calling it Xbone is if we come up with an even worse name you hate more.
 
2013-09-13 02:17:41 PM
Is XBone really that bad of a name? It's totally manly for their 13 year old and 40 year old male audiences. And didn't the marketing people who got paid a shiatload to come up with the inspired "XBox One" see this coming?
 
2013-09-13 02:18:41 PM
The Bone approves:
www.wired.com
 
2013-09-13 02:18:47 PM
I can't believe that wasn't already taken right after reveal of the name
 
2013-09-13 02:19:27 PM

Mugato: Is XBone really that bad of a name? It's totally manly for their 13 year old and 40 year old male audiences. And didn't the marketing people who got paid a shiatload to come up with the inspired "XBox One" see this coming?


YUUUUP!
 
2013-09-13 02:19:50 PM
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo
It's because the casual gamers have moved on, they carry their systems in their pockets now mostly. The hardcore console gamers benefited hugely from the influx of casuals starting with the PS2, they subsidized a ton of lesser games through mass purchases of things like Halo, but now the volume of potential console sales has dropped a ton because other options exist. Fewer console sales means fewer developers creating console games. Phones and especially tablets are the future of gaming. PC game devs used to get depressed seeing their sales dwarfed by console sales. Now game app sales are crushing sales of console games.


I know there are other console games out there. So much of the online console gaming are soldiers running around with rifles. That helps create the situation above.
 
2013-09-13 02:20:57 PM
X Bone goes into X Box.
If you divorce your wife, she would be the X Box,
PlayStation, (think outside the box).
Come on Farkers, I know someone can do better.
 
2013-09-13 02:21:16 PM
What bone is the X Bone connected to?

Or am I miss pronouncing it?  Do they have a hidden Star Wars meaning?  Help us, XB 1 Kinobi - your our only hope?

/XBlown out of proportion is more like it
//back to Angry Birds Do Dallas
 
2013-09-13 02:21:27 PM
Let's just call it Coco the Monkey.
 
2013-09-13 02:23:01 PM

Enemabag Jones: They are still keeping that requirement that the kinect be on.


Nope, they dumped that bullshiat as well

http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/163796-xbox-one-no-longer-requires -k inect-but-itll-still-come-in-the-box-and-youll-still-pay-500
 
2013-09-13 02:23:17 PM
Just join the master race you guys.

i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-13 02:26:37 PM
That pic always reminds me of DMT
 
2013-09-13 02:28:13 PM

Carn: Just join the master race you guys.

[i39.tinypic.com image 850x478]


Shhhhhhhh.  Our vent channels have enough immaturity already without adding the xboners  to the mix.
 
2013-09-13 02:28:44 PM

mbillips: space1999: I don't like it," he stated. It "disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product.

No, ass-munch.  Microsoft's god-awful DRM and assault on used games is what disrespects the teams.  Oh that's right, the person responsible for that mess was firedasked to resign.  Of course, you're too embarrassed to talk about that.

Not to mention, gamers are supposed to care about the sensitive feefees of Microsoft code monkeys? On what planet?


Yeah, that Microsoft is asking people to stop hurting their feelings is HILARIOUS.
 
2013-09-13 02:31:01 PM
FTFA: "Xbone" in particular seems rather on the nose: What video game console isn't an unfortunate substitute for sex?

Wow, that's just.. offensive, for lack of a better word.  Needlessly mean-spirited, even.  An "unfortunate substitute for sex"??  Mr Klee can go play a nice game of "Hide and go F yourself"

/ OG Gamer, starting with a 2600
// Engaged to be married next fall
/// Does not use video games or their consoles as a substitute for anything sexual, unfortunate or otherwise
 
2013-09-13 02:31:16 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Yeah, that Microsoft is asking people to stop hurting their feelings is HILARIOUS.


But it  disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product!
 
2013-09-13 02:33:18 PM

Mugato: But it disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product!


I could see the small team that was responsible for coding the licensing and integration into LIVE feeling disrespected

"So how did I do boss?"
"Umm yeah, about that... we need you to go back through and rip it all out?"
 
2013-09-13 02:33:24 PM

Mugato: Yeah, the best way to drop an unwanted nickname is to tell everyone to stop calling you that. Tell that to the other guys in my cub scout group.

- Circus Seal


You were good at balancing balls on your nose?
 
2013-09-13 02:35:35 PM

orclover: xboners


Stealing that.
 
2013-09-13 02:36:09 PM

Carn: Just join the master race you guys.

[i39.tinypic.com image 850x478]


Not to be a Debbie Downer, but as the time passes on, the difference between consoles and PCs will began to blur, and in the end both will be the same thing.
 
2013-09-13 02:41:15 PM
cache.ohinternet.com

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  At least that's what capitalism says.
 
2013-09-13 02:41:29 PM
The XBone is connected to the CASH BONE!!!
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 02:42:20 PM

RedPhoenix122: Yes, try silencing the internet. Let's see how that works.


Let's hope they also registered XboneSUCKS.com  .org and .net.
 
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