06-02-2013 03:19 AM
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  1. onysi's Avatar
    I was at work today, and at the start of a conversation, I asked if my co-worker has seen the "new xbox" and said; "yeah, the One?"
    At first I said, "what? " then I said "yea" and Iaughed because that was probably the 5th time I heard someone call it "the One"

    Many times while talking to other friends about spec wars with PS4, it's always PS4 vs "One" or "the One"

    Is this genius or what?!

    Give it couple years and One will be synonymous with Xbox One.

    I believe xbox 360 went through the same phase over the years. Now people just say 360.
    05-25-2013 07:06 PM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I'm starting to think this is resulting in free publicity for the HTC One.

    Genius move on the part of HTC. Most likely an accident, though.
    05-25-2013 08:00 PM
  3. smoledman's Avatar
    Yeah pretty soon it will be "Hey did you get the One", or "Let's go play on your One".
    05-25-2013 09:12 PM
  4. Mystictrust's Avatar
    And online it's abbreviated as X1... which I hate... and XO.... which I also hate *sigh* Short abbreviations like that really throw me off.

    I'm 70/30 on liking the name. I've got to let it grow on me. "Hey, have you seen that one console.. uh.. the one..the Xbox One". One is just such a common word. Although, the name does get me thinking of the Matrix a lot ;)
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    05-25-2013 10:18 PM
  5. jaethos's Avatar
    The forum I frequent has taken to calling it the XBOne, or Xbone. I like it.
    xandros9 and Courtney S like this.
    05-25-2013 11:24 PM
  6. smoledman's Avatar
    The forum I frequent has taken to calling it the XBOne, or Xbone. I like it.
    Which forum? I personally find that nickname insulting.
    05-25-2013 11:32 PM
  7. Mystictrust's Avatar
    The forum I frequent has taken to calling it the XBOne, or Xbone. I like it.
    I thought people were mocking the name calling it that. I pronounce that spelling as "X bone". XB One would be better, with the space
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    05-26-2013 12:03 AM
  8. Coreldan's Avatar
    Oh lol, I was wondering why are people calling it "X Bone" as well, and thought it was some insultive remark about the design or something. I find myself referring to both X1 and XOne or just Xbox One
    05-26-2013 06:05 AM
  9. Steven Garrigus's Avatar
    They are calling it the Xbone to be insulting for sure. Because releasing a GAME console where GAMES take a backseat to every other function is Xbone-headed.
    05-26-2013 04:16 PM
  10. Coreldan's Avatar
    I still don't get how additional features take away from gaming. It's not even the hardware manufacturers that develop the games that ultimately make the device into a gaming console. They could've shown games at the conference, sure, but it's not like it's actually their feat..
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    05-26-2013 04:57 PM
  11. spaulagain's Avatar
    They are calling it the Xbone to be insulting for sure. Because releasing a GAME console where GAMES take a backseat to every other function is Xbone-headed.
    Since when did games take a back seat? Its all at E3 which it always has been. I don't get why people have their head so buried in the dirt over this. Its ridiculous.

    The only thing bone-headed is the people who can't get that through their heads and keep whining about GAMES!
    05-26-2013 05:02 PM
  12. _Emi_'s Avatar
    They are calling it the Xbone to be insulting for sure. Because releasing a GAME console where GAMES take a backseat to every other function is Xbone-headed.
    and can you explain what features are they taken away? they didn't even explain so much about the gaming side of xbox, only the new stuff. because you know, putting a F disc in a F console (just like a cartridge some years ago) and press on, hasn't changed in years (or has it changed? answer: no)....
    that's what some people don't seem to understand, are they haters and/or just stupid? I don't know... but Microsoft said the reveal would be just a little part of what it can be done in the end, ... they didn't even talked about the cloud computing in detail or showed it, or do you think they are powering 300,000 servers just to watch tv?

    some people need to learn how to read and use their brain to understand these kind of stuff... especially knowing there is in some days E3, the reveal would be more about different new stuff without getting in detail about others. because again, people don't seem to use their brain to understand and they act like if xbox one would be going to be released tomorrow and multitasking can only be used for watching tv, cloud computing just to render tv, 8 core processor to change a channel for tv (because that's what its required to do that no?), a powerful graphic card just to... I don't know, tv? oh and Kinect games because that's all xbox one is going to have since Kinect is included in every xbox one console. oh yeah and they act like if there isn't E3 to show more stuff about xbox one just like THEY SAID IN REVEAL like 800 times.

    anyway... I like the name, I would probably always call it Xbox One or just Xbox. But if people end up calling it "the one" I guess its not bad at all
    05-26-2013 05:26 PM
  13. smoledman's Avatar
    It's quite brilliant actually. Soon enough "One" will become a verb related to XBox gaming. Like Google is the verb for online searching. Have you One-d today?
    05-26-2013 08:13 PM
  14. xandros9's Avatar
    poor neo, he is no longer the only One.
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    05-26-2013 08:27 PM
  15. Mystictrust's Avatar
    I would probably always call it Xbox One or just Xbox.
    I'm really glad they didn't just name it "Xbox" because THAT wouldn't have been confusing.... :/ I already think it's stupid enough that HTC made the One S and One X then named the followup device simply "One". But I digress...

    We at least have the freedom to casually refer to it in conversation as whatever we choose. If clarification is needed (particularly since the 360 won't die off quickly like the original xbox did) then you just say the full name of the console.
    05-26-2013 09:06 PM
  16. Steven Garrigus's Avatar
    I still don't get how additional features take away from gaming. It's not even the hardware manufacturers that develop the games that ultimately make the device into a gaming console. They could've shown games at the conference, sure, but it's not like it's actually their feat..
    You believe that? Because it's pretty much the general conclusion that if it were not for Halo Combat Evolved launching with the original Xbox, it would have been a failure. And Halo is made by Microsoft Game Studios...the hardware manufacturer. You better believe that exclusive titles-1st party in particular-have a strong bearing on the success or failure of a console.

    Microsoft is going to have to bring their A-game. Regardless of features, bells & whistles, apps and what-have-you, the ability to play great games is first & foremost in people's minds. I have many, many hardcore, die-hard Xbox 360 gamers who are close friends & associates. They have all voiced their displeasure with what Microsoft is doing and how they just won't give a firm answer.
    05-26-2013 09:51 PM
  17. spaulagain's Avatar
    You believe that? Because it's pretty much the general conclusion that if it were not for Halo Combat Evolved launching with the original Xbox, it would have been a failure. And Halo is made by Microsoft Game Studios...the hardware manufacturer. You better believe that exclusive titles-1st party in particular-have a strong bearing on the success or failure of a console.

    Microsoft is going to have to bring their A-game. Regardless of features, bells & whistles, apps and what-have-you, the ability to play great games is first & foremost in people's minds. I have many, many hardcore, die-hard Xbox 360 gamers who are close friends & associates. They have all voiced their displeasure with what Microsoft is doing and how they just won't give a firm answer.
    I bet they just can't move on with their lives until they have that answer too. All these questions will be answered in the coming months, and just days with E3. Yet people are practically losing sleep over this. Just let it be, if it wrecks your gaming life, buy a PS4.

    I personally will be in line to buy at least one, if not two of the new Xboxes. I may wait for the...dare I say..."rumored" Xbox mini as my second. :)
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    05-26-2013 10:36 PM
  18. Steven Garrigus's Avatar
    I bet they just can't move on with their lives until they have that answer too. All these questions will be answered in the coming months, and just days with E3. Yet people are practically losing sleep over this. Just let it be, if it wrecks your gaming life, buy a PS4.

    I personally will be in line to buy at least one, if not two of the new Xboxes. I may wait for the...dare I say..."rumored" Xbox mini as my second. :)
    Since you seem to be just fine & dandy with whatever Microsoft decides to do, I guess you are just peachy with all the DLC abuse that is going on?
    05-26-2013 11:30 PM
  19. spaulagain's Avatar
    Since you seem to be just fine & dandy with whatever Microsoft decides to do, I guess you are just peachy with all the DLC abuse that is going on?
    Um, that's the publishers, not Microsoft.
    05-26-2013 11:41 PM
  20. Paul May's Avatar
    DLC abuse? Dude if you don't like it don't buy it. They will quit making it if it didn't make any money, some people must actually like DLC since they are making money. Also just because they could only cover so much stuff in a 1hr broadcast they opted for some of the newer features since E3 is coming, people need to grow up and realize there are not only hardcore gamers out in the world, there are casual gamers who enjoy these extra features and these extra features take nothing away from what the core of the system does, which is to play games. MS has been doing an great job lately innovating with WP8, the Surface and W8 and the Xbox One as well as their marketing. Do I think they make mistakes? Sure but they have been doing a lot better these days bringing us some great products so people need to quit whining and let them do their thing or get a ps4 or stick with the 360.
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    05-26-2013 11:46 PM
  21. Reflexx's Avatar
    You believe that? Because it's pretty much the general conclusion that if it were not for Halo Combat Evolved launching with the original Xbox, it would have been a failure. And Halo is made by Microsoft Game Studios...the hardware manufacturer. You better believe that exclusive titles-1st party in particular-have a strong bearing on the success or failure of a console.

    Microsoft is going to have to bring their A-game. Regardless of features, bells & whistles, apps and what-have-you, the ability to play great games is first & foremost in people's minds. I have many, many hardcore, die-hard Xbox 360 gamers who are close friends & associates. They have all voiced their displeasure with what Microsoft is doing and how they just won't give a firm answer.
    Your many friends are being impatient and feel the need to be coddled.

    It's not in MS's best interest to completely destroy their announcement roadmap just because some people who seem incapable of waiting 2 weeks are demanding answers immediately.
    05-27-2013 01:00 AM
  22. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    As much as I try. When I say "One" I think of the HTC flagship. They can first, and I find it to be a more memorable product. I've relegated the Xbox One to just X1.
    05-27-2013 02:34 AM
  23. spaulagain's Avatar
    As much as I try. When I say "One" I think of the HTC flagship. They can first, and I find it to be a more memorable product. I've relegated the Xbox One to just X1.
    I think X1 makes the most sense. I'm curious if they will continue the number sequence with the next Xbox. They seem to be switching most of their products to numbered items now.
    05-27-2013 02:59 AM
  24. montsa007's Avatar
    I came to this thread thinking its about HTC, The One.
    Sadly I don't do consoles.
    05-27-2013 03:07 AM
  25. Steven Garrigus's Avatar
    DLC abuse? Dude if you don't like it don't buy it. They will quit making it if it didn't make any money, some people must actually like DLC since they are making money.
    The problem with that is developers are cutting parts out of games to sell them as DLC. You are no longer buying a complete game. Recent examples is all the Assassin's Creed games having an exclusive level at Walmart, Gamestop and Best Buy respectively. Three chapters cut from the main game, available on day one from individual retailers. You then-of course-can buy the other two online. But it's cut content. The Prothean character & mission cut from Mass Effect 3 and being offered as day-1 DLC. The REAL ending of Azura's Wrath from Capcom being a paid DLC download. Characters complete & ready to go, locked on the Street Fighter X Tekken disc to be charged extra for later.

    As long as the sheep are fine with companies ripping them off, companies will continue to do so. Remember that next time you purchase overpriced Season Passes and games with these rediculous retailer exclusives.
    05-27-2013 12:21 PM
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