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#16 Detection

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 23:28

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 23:33

Xbox 8? But I already have Xbox 360. You all are behind.

#18 SuperJediMedia

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 00:32

Why so hung up on a 'Rumored' name? Discuss when it's official.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:57

Hopefully it,ll be octagon shaped :p

#20 ChazEG

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:12

Wonder if they are going for Xbox Inifity, the symbol for infinity is similiar to an 8 on it side!

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MAybe I s hould have read Page 1 first. d'oh

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#21 Buio

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:59

That sorta works until you factor in that the Xbox will be around way longer than WP8 and Win8 unless MS decides to start doing x.1 updates to them which I doubt.

It might depend on the success of Windows 8. If it's not popular like Vista for example, they probably will change the name standard quickly again. Windows 7 was successful, and it's easy to understand that Windows 8 is the logical upgrade name. If Windows 8 is successful, they can release new versions with subnames, like Mac OS X does. For example; Windows 8 Farfalle, Windows 8 Penne, Windows 8 Fusilli (install Windows 8 Penne in 11-12 minutes!).

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 15:07

GP has a point, there's no way the 720 will be Xbox 8. that name may refer to some sort of Xbox-related aspect of Window Phone 8, or maybe Win 8 itself. not the next Xbox.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 15:12

What happens in 3 years when Microsoft release Windows 9?

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 15:13

Why so hung up on a 'Rumored' name? Discuss when it's official.


Because you've never orgasmed over movie rumours!

#25 George P

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 14:35

What happens in 3 years when Microsoft release Windows 9?


Which is why the whole "Xbox 8" name makes no sense. Now I agree that the 8 could be infinity which would make more sense because i'm sure MS is looking to make the next xbox be somehow upgradeable, be it though more software updates or maybe even a combination of future cloud gaming services. Xbox Live Gold starts to look better if you also get access to something like OnLive out of it.

#26 Colin McGregor

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 14:49

Maybe MS is following Google and Mozilla and want to have an unnecessarily large number on the end of their products.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:07

Regardless of what it's officially called, everyone will just call it "Xbox" anyway

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:12

They can't call it Infinity, then what happens next? "Infinity +1?" Like the stupid one-upping game you always played as a kid?
Besides... meh. My Xbox is metrofied enough as it is. I know they're going to do it anyway, but, damn. It was so sleek and nice-looking and then with the latest UI update it's all so flat and boring.

#29 threetonesun

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:14

Maybe MS is following Google and Mozilla and want to have an unnecessarily large number on the end of their products.


Well... they're already well ahead with the 360 then. 8 seems to be regressing. :laugh:

#30 vetCalum

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 15:14

Which is why the whole "Xbox 8" name makes no sense. Now I agree that the 8 could be infinity which would make more sense because i'm sure MS is looking to make the next xbox be somehow upgradeable, be it though more software updates or maybe even a combination of future cloud gaming services. Xbox Live Gold starts to look better if you also get access to something like OnLive out of it.

If they're looking to make it upgradable, perhaps Xbox 8 will be the new name for the software, which could be upgradeable when Windows 9/Xbox 9 is released (if the Xbox isn't running a version of Windows by that time). If that is the case, they may call the hardware something else or even label it "the new Xbox" or "Xbox," similarly to what Apple are doing with the iPad.



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