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Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP, FAC

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"X-Box, xBox, XboX, Xbox, X-box..."

What's in a name? That which we call an Xbox by any other name would have run as smoothly. Still, somehow I can't quite imagine a world where I'm playing on my FACE or MIC or 11-X instead of my good old Xbox. And yet, those names (and some even worse ones) were passed around the Microsoft boardroom during the conception of the original Xbox console.... read more

Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP, FAC

Postby AllusiveTurtle » 05 Jul 2013, 15:12

No mention of Gertrude, I see! :lol:
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Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP, FAC

Postby Currambo » 05 Jul 2013, 15:15

O2 (Optimal Ozone) or OM (Odyssey of the Mind) are by far the best!
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Re: Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP,

Postby Metalrodent » 05 Jul 2013, 15:20

'right guys, I'm off to play my Face'
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Postby vadersmyfather » 05 Jul 2013, 15:32

I'm curious did they choose the acronym before the name, because some of them can't be serious.
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Postby msbhvn » 05 Jul 2013, 15:34

I would have gone with EMWOD (Enormous Murder Weapon Of Death) for the console and OUCH (Only Useful for Colossal Hands) for the controller.
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Postby AllusiveTurtle » 05 Jul 2013, 15:44

msbhvn wrote:I would have gone with EMWOD (Enormous Murder Weapon Of Death) for the console and OUCH (Only Useful for Colossal Hands) for the controller.


Should have gone for KAT-MWOG (Kinect Advertising Television Machine-With Occasional Gaming!) :lol:
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Re: Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP,

Postby richwk » 05 Jul 2013, 16:15

Why wasn't 'Xbox' legally sound?
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Postby Skippy_Live » 05 Jul 2013, 16:30

richwk wrote:Why wasn't 'Xbox' legally sound?

People may have thought they were being racist, since the X at the beginning could be referring to the X-men.
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Postby wotsahotspotnot » 05 Jul 2013, 17:07

The Microsoft f**k (Fees for Used, Cloud and Kinect)
The Microsoft SHIT (Second Hand Is Toast)
The Microsoft OOPS (Oh Oh, Playstation Sales...)
The Microsoft COCK NOW! (Come On Cancel Kinect No One Wants!)

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Re: Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP,

Postby wotsahotspotnot » 05 Jul 2013, 17:08

Skippy_Live wrote:
richwk wrote:Why wasn't 'Xbox' legally sound?

People may have thought they were being racist, since the X at the beginning could be referring to the X-men.


Huh? There are people who think the XMen is racist? Plus if that was the reason, that would have made it POLITICALLY unsound maybe, but not legally. It may have stamped on the toes of copyright of XMen, maybe, or X Files or X Games or any number of things. This makes more sense to me.
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Re: Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP,

Postby delpoi » 05 Jul 2013, 17:11

The one that sounded funny to me was the "MITH" if you said "Let's go play the MITH" then its like your going to play nothing as a myth (which it is basically just spelt differently) is a story about something that might not be true...that's ironic seen as the policies changed and now its something its not in the first place quite the paradox lol
I know everyone calls it the Xbone but I like just calling it the X1 it just sounds better :mrgreen:
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Re: Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP,

Postby DHUK » 05 Jul 2013, 17:50

XON (Experience Optimised Network)

Surely 'EON', German power supplier aside, sounds cooler than 'XON'. Ecks-on or 'zon'?


EON sounds all future-y too
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Re: Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP,

Postby Plamsa wing » 05 Jul 2013, 18:09

I can just imagine the adverts for the FACE.

"The FACE, Microsoft's first ever console, a console you can take a face value."

"It's time to put away your Gamechap and give your gaming the lift it needs, the FACE, coming soon to a shop near you."
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Re: Rejected names for the original Xbox revealed: MAX, WEP,

Postby Disilluzioned » 05 Jul 2013, 18:34

The troubling thing here is that they still seem to be referring to that list when it comes to naming subsequent versions: TSO (Three, Six, Zero, or 360), AIO (All in One). Which does not bode well for the fourth Xbox :?
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Postby Bezza89 » 05 Jul 2013, 21:29

It's all about FACE or R&R... maybe both?

Hey John, I'm just going to play with my face, or I'm getting some R&R this weekend. Upgrade your face!
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