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#16 MDboyz

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:20

Yes, and this is why they don't let you to name it. If you do 720º turn, how can you walk away?

No kidding! If they name it that, I'm just gonna do a 720º turn and walk away!!! :angry:

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Maybe they just need to call it 'The New Xbox'. :p


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:30

It won't be a number, the 360 will probably be the last numbered name we see for the console. Seeing how MS has mad "Xbox" the entertainment brand, or rather the entertainment umbrella brand with lots of other things under it, i.e. Xbox Music, Xbox Video, Xbox Live, Xbox for Windows now as well. The new system will have it's own name, not a number I bet. It's be Xbox "something" and they'll just call it it by it's second name most of the time.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:52

No kidding! If they name it that, I'm just gonna do a 720º turn and walk away!!! :angry:

/s

I laughed. :laugh: Thanks for the flashback. Almost made me miss the 2005 era of the Gamers Hangout. Almost.

Yes, and this is why they don't let you to name it. If you do 720º turn, how can you walk away?

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(Just change the 360 to 720 :p)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:06

I would argue that it is the wrong time entirely for Microsoft or Sony to release a new console. 1080p's reign is about to end, 4k's is about to start. It’s better for all of us who will be spending a lot of money on next gen consoles for both of them to wait until 4k is here, and video tech is slightly more advanced and able to support it for cheaper.

Only Nintendo could get away with releasing a new console at this point in time, because no one expects them to ‘look great’ on current tech anyway, let alone next gen.

4k stuff is still ages away, most games don't even render at 720/1080 on current consoles.

How do you not get it? 360 degrees is a complete circle (or revolution). Another revolution would be another 360 degrees otherwise known as 720 degrees.

Now that kind of makes sense for the 360 name (Although I thought it was more about how it encompassed the store/friends/MP/etc.), but it seems strange to use that scheme again for the next console (Most people wouldn't get that it's a 720 degree rotation, or "two revolutions" from the first console). Most people would probably think it has something to do with that "720p" thing written on their TVs.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:15

They should call it the X3.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:32

Did anyone believe that Microsoft would launch a next-gen console by the end of this year? Let's look at the evidence here: A) There has been no marketing whatsoever for a next-gen Xbox. B) The timing isn't good because it would "interfere" with the sales of Halo 4 and other games like Borderlands 2, Assassin's Creed 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

A product launch as significant as a game console requires more than just a surprise release. It requires marketing to build interest and hype for it, deals with developers and publishers to deliver launch titles, and good release timing.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:48

They won't drop the XBOX brand.
XBOX is being pushed as the new brand for all things entertainment. For a new console i fully expect them to tac on some sort of extra bit after the word 'xBOX'.
I don't think it will be a number.

#23 dipsylalapo

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:12

Even if they don't launch this year doesn't mean that the console itself can't exist right? Not an expert or anything but I'm sure consoles have massive development cycles.


They should call it the X3.


I was going to say this too, I quite like this name. X3 :D

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:17

If they actually name it Xbox 720 I'm done with Microsoft.

Still wouldn't be as bad as Nintendo Revolution becoming the Wii.. o_0

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:10

Did anyone believe that Microsoft would launch a next-gen console by the end of this year? Let's look at the evidence here: A) There has been no marketing whatsoever for a next-gen Xbox. B) The timing isn't good because it would "interfere" with the sales of Halo 4 and other games like Borderlands 2, Assassin's Creed 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

A product launch as significant as a game console requires more than just a surprise release. It requires marketing to build interest and hype for it, deals with developers and publishers to deliver launch titles, and good release timing.

Yep. The Sega Saturn is a prime example of why you don't do a surprise launch. Lots of companies were ****ed and some stayed ****ed after the Dreamcast was launched years later.

They won't drop the XBOX brand.
XBOX is being pushed as the new brand for all things entertainment. For a new console i fully expect them to tac on some sort of extra bit after the word 'xBOX'.
I don't think it will be a number.

I agree. While I thought MS should have lost the "Windows" in WP7/8, getting rid of Xbox would only confuse consumers, IMO.

They should call it the X3.

That's not too bad, but X3 sounds like an abbreviation of XBox 360. I don't think they'd go with that.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:53

That's not too bad, but X3 sounds like an abbreviation of XBox 360. I don't think they'd go with that.

Plus the whole reason they went with xbox 360 instead of the xbox 2 is that they didnt want perception to be that it was inferior to the ps3 (2<3), so x3 will face the same problem with regards to the ps4.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:59

No kidding! If they name it that, I'm just gonna do a 720º turn and walk away!!! :angry:

/s


In theory doing this you would be facing it again and would walk right into it lol

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:20

In theory doing this you would be facing it again and would walk right into it lol


(Moon) walk right away

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:25

Yes, and this is why they don't let you to name it. If you do 720º turn, how can you walk away?



Maybe they just need to call it 'The New Xbox'. :p

In theory doing this you would be facing it again and would walk right into it lol


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I laughed. :laugh: Thanks for the flashback. Almost made me miss the 2005 era of the Gamers Hangout. Almost.


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(Just change the 360 to 720 :p)


That image is awesome! :laugh: (Y)

#30 The Laughing Man

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 16:08

I hope this time they learn from the first Xbox360 launch, too many consoles had the RROD issue. That was a huge fiasco .