#1 Posted by SongWriter1987 (122 posts) -
#2 Posted by amazinmace (38 posts) -

Ehrm, they probably bought it because they don't want such a high profile name potentially being used to trash the Xbone.

#3 Posted by Krullban (1021 posts) -

That doesn't mean they're okay with it. They bought it so somebody else doesn't buy it and use it for EVIL.

#4 Posted by Vextroid (1354 posts) -

Can't wait for a revision console in the future, Xbox One Revision,so we can call it XBoneR .

#5 Posted by RenegadeDoppelganger (406 posts) -

Man people will go to any lengths for a forced meme.

#6 Posted by Corvak (831 posts) -

Microsoft is likely buying it as a domain squatter - holding it so nobody else can have it. I have a feeling MS won't say much about it, this is just one of the few ways they can do to dissuade people from using the term. They know you can't tell the internet what to call something.

#7 Posted by AlexGlass (688 posts) -

@corvak said:

Microsoft is likely buying it as a domain squatter - holding it so nobody else can have it. I have a feeling MS won't say much about it, this is just one of the few ways they can do to dissuade people from using the term. They know you can't tell the internet what to call something.

Wonder how much they had to pony up for it. No way that was still available. If so, the .com domain tradesmen failed big time.

#8 Posted by Nubikal (98 posts) -

Man people will go to any lengths for a forced meme.

There should be some kind of law against forcing the 'Xbone' on people.

#9 Posted by Rafaelfc (1311 posts) -

They should be ok with it, it's a catchy nickname.

#10 Posted by SongWriter1987 (122 posts) -

@rafaelfc: I totally agree. Fanboys are touchy about it for some dumb reason. I guess that makes Major Nelson a fanboy....

#11 Edited by Aviar (403 posts) -

A lot of companies do this type of thing. I'm sure they also grabbed:

Xbonesucks.com (which I just checked and it is taken)

and

SuckanXbone.com (not taken yet at time of my post!)

so other people don't.

#12 Posted by bigjeffrey (4699 posts) -

Still like Jeff's, THE XONE

#13 Edited by MonetaryDread (1986 posts) -

Man people will go to any lengths for a forced meme.

I agree, that joke lost any humour by the time E3 started... if it was ever funny to begin with.

#14 Posted by jakob187 (21640 posts) -

Looking at the posts in this thread...and multiple instances of the name "Xbone" coming up since E3, I can only come to one conclusion:

A lot of people need to pull sticks out of their butts.

I can only hope that Microsoft uses this to launch its long-awaited softcore porn channel.

#15 Posted by sarahsdad (1074 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

Still like Jeff's, THE XONE

And then, y'know, they keep the partnership with Pizza Hut, and the 'hut makes a comeback with the P'XONE.

Genius !

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#16 Posted by AlexGlass (688 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

Looking at the posts in this thread...and multiple instances of the name "Xbone" coming up since E3, I can only come to one conclusion:

A lot of people need to pull sticks out of their butts.

I can only hope that Microsoft uses this to launch its long-awaited softcore porn channel.

Partner it up with Occulus Rift!

#17 Posted by Example1013 (4833 posts) -

Man people will go to any lengths for a forced meme.

Seeing as its purpose was to piss people off, I'd say it's spot-on.

#18 Posted by EXTomar (4443 posts) -

Part of the reason it is meme is because it invokes an emotional response. Duh!

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#19 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Best console name ever.

I find it funny people get so annoyed about it, you are only feeding the thing you hate. The Xbone is here to stay because of you people.

What's even so bad about it? I think it's pretty funny and surprisingly catchy.

#20 Posted by spraynardtatum (2519 posts) -

Xbone was a deserved name.

#21 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Brb. Registering xboned.com

Oh wait. It's already taken.

#22 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2519 posts) -

Ehrm, they probably bought it because they don't want such a high profile name potentially being used to trash the Xbone.

Yup, they knew some horrible shit would end up there (Xbox parody site, porn, dick pics), and probably someone who type www.xbone.com to find Xbox One information would see some just ugly stuff. This is just damage control, this is not them accepting it. All this will do is redirect to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/meet-xbox-one

#23 Edited by LordAndrew (14417 posts) -

Buying a domain name doesn't mean they like it. It means they want control over it so someone else can't. If The Company buys thecompanysucks.com, that doesn't mean The Company agrees with the statement.

Nintendo once bought the rights to a pornographic Mario parody for the sole purpose of preventing its distribution.

#24 Edited by Corvak (831 posts) -

@bigjeffrey said:

Still like Jeff's, THE XONE

And then, y'know, they keep the partnership with Pizza Hut, and the 'hut makes a comeback with the P'XONE.

Genius !

A free P'ZONE for everyone who orders from the P'XONE

#25 Posted by RenegadeDoppelganger (406 posts) -

@corvak said:

@sarahsdad said:

@bigjeffrey said:

Still like Jeff's, THE XONE

And then, y'know, they keep the partnership with Pizza Hut, and the 'hut makes a comeback with the P'XONE.

Genius !

A free P'ZONE for everyone who orders from the P'XONE

Almost there. P90X bundles a Kinect workout game with the XBO to help work off all that Pizza Hut and couch-sitting.

The P90XONE is born.

#26 Posted by Fattony12000 (6947 posts) -

X-Buns.

#27 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

E'ryone getting XBURNED by the XBONE.

#28 Posted by Verendus (348 posts) -

Well, now the nickname is official.

#29 Posted by mrfluke (5044 posts) -

if you read the story they weren't okay with the name, Nelson thought it was disrespectful

anyway

lol

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#30 Edited by CatsAkimbo (600 posts) -

I don't see why everyone goes sexual with it. I think it's just a fun-to-say name. Like "T-Bone" but with an "X". Though I guess everyone pushing the nickname "X-Bone" is having as much trouble as George Costanza had trying to get his nickname to be "T-Bone." Boom, 15 year old sitcom reference.

#31 Posted by Hailinel (23659 posts) -

I don't see why everyone goes sexual with it.

For the comedy, of course.