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Postby DarthTwitch » 20 Dec 2012, 19:30

I don't care what's involved, just PLEASE don't name it the "720". That would be so damned unoriginal.
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Postby fracturedrich » 20 Dec 2012, 20:17

how much are we talking,will they keep the achievement system.
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Postby GallifreyDog » 20 Dec 2012, 20:20

Hope it has a good name - I agree with DarthTwitch, Xbox 720 would be a rubbish name. There's a rumour that it's just called the Xbox - that'd be even worse than the 720.
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Postby lazercut123 » 20 Dec 2012, 20:38

DarthTwitch wrote:I don't care what's involved, just PLEASE don't name it the "720". That would be so damned unoriginal.


i don't think it should be called the 720, but technically it would be original as nowone has ever made a console of that name. people have just made educated guesses to that name thus far
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Postby Windowlicker79 » 20 Dec 2012, 21:11

GallifreyDog wrote:Hope it has a good name - I agree with DarthTwitch, Xbox 720 would be a rubbish name. There's a rumour that it's just called the Xbox - that'd be even worse than the 720.

How would that be worse? I think just calling it Xbox would be perfectly acceptable.
It won't be called Xbox 3 for the same reason Xbox 360 wasn't called Xbox 2. Because it would make it seem to be "one behind" the Playstation 4 (if thats what they decide to call it, and I can't see Sony breaking that tradition).
I really don't think it'll be called Xbox 720 because that just sounds a bit rubbish. There's a chance it might be called Xbox 1080 if they wanted to use the name to promote the fact that all game will run (I'm assuming) at full 1080p. That would at least have some marketing value. Another possible option is to give it a 2nd name instead of a number, such as Xbox Evolution or something similar. I still think just "Xbox" would probably be the best option though.
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Postby ecc » 20 Dec 2012, 21:31

Hey Edwin,

Can you link the news instead of image? Thanks.

http://www.gamechup.com/xbox-720-in-bet ... -consoles/


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Postby lazercut123 » 20 Dec 2012, 22:18

@windowlicker

the first xbox was called the xbox, so calling the new one the xbox would be unoriginal and possibly create confusion. :|
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Postby GHOSTY05 » 20 Dec 2012, 22:22

Possible names could be:-

1. XBOX HD
2. XBOX 360 HD
3. XBOX UHD (Ultra HD)
4. XBOX 1080 HD
5. XBOX ULTRA
6. XBOX FISION
7. XBOX FUSION
8. XBOX CROSSFIRE
9. XBOX
10. XBOX VECTOR
11. VECTORBOX
12. XBOX 720 LIGHT
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Postby OXM ETboy » 21 Dec 2012, 00:43

@ecc

Sure - done.
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Postby DarthTwitch » 21 Dec 2012, 09:24

lazercut123 wrote:
DarthTwitch wrote:I don't care what's involved, just PLEASE don't name it the "720". That would be so damned unoriginal.


i don't think it should be called the 720, but technically it would be original as nowone has ever made a console of that name. people have just made educated guesses to that name thus far


Nothing really educated about it. "Hmm, the PlayStations are all named numerically...Xbox....Xbox 360...Hmmmm......360 + 360....OH MY GOD the next Xbox MUST be called the 720!"

NO. Not on my watch. Please, Microsoft, I know creativity is in short supply over at MS HQ, but PLEASE give it a better name than 720.

They should just be honest with themselves and with the consumer and call it the Cash Machine.

Oh, wait, that might cause confusion amongst people who draw their money out of those money machines on bank walls. Hmmm...

Well, it sure is a dilemma. But no 720.

Oh, and why would they call the next Xbox "Xbox"? They've already got a console called "Xbox". No other company, that I can think of, has ever released two different consoles with the same name.

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Actually, it's all kind of academic for me, really, since A) I'm not done with the 360, B) I won't be done with the 360 for a while, and C) Considering how much second-hand Xbox 360s cost to buy even now, 7 years after release, I seriously doubt I'd be able to afford the next Xbox even when I am finished with the 360. Which won't be for a while, I''m trying to get a seven-figure gamerscore.

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Postby vadersmyfather » 21 Dec 2012, 10:24

GHOSTY05 wrote:Possible names could be:-

1. XBOX HD
2. XBOX 360 HD
3. XBOX UHD (Ultra HD)
4. XBOX 1080 HD


I don't know about you, but my Xbox 360 is already HD.
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Postby vadersmyfather » 21 Dec 2012, 10:28

DarthTwitch wrote:I seriously doubt I'd be able to afford the next Xbox even when I am finished with the 360. [/b]


Put just £1 in your piggy bank every day from now until release and you'll have more than enough.

In fact, 50p may do it.

Wow, so this is what Martin Lewis feels like.
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Postby Dawarka mystery » 23 Dec 2012, 20:34

GHOSTY05 wrote:Possible names could be:-

1. XBOX HD
2. XBOX 360 HD
3. XBOX UHD (Ultra HD)
4. XBOX 1080 HD
5. XBOX ULTRA
6. XBOX FISION
7. XBOX FUSION
8. XBOX CROSSFIRE
9. XBOX
10. XBOX VECTOR
11. VECTORBOX
12. XBOX 720 LIGHT

Wow, where'd you pick those names out of, the toilet. I've heard Infinity and Immersion and they sound better than the crap names listed here.
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Postby DGR1980 » 23 Dec 2012, 20:39

Odds on microsoft copying Apple and just calling it "The New XBOX"?
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Postby Sparker9898 » 05 Jan 2013, 16:06

Great! Can't wait till it comes out and I'm definitely getting it! I quite like the name 'Xbox 720', though I understand why you don't like it.
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